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Friday, August 1, 2014

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For the love of Father

The legendary musical genius of cultural stalwart, master drummer and percussionist JahJah Oga Onilu lives on through his sons Baba Ayinde Onilu and Madupe Folasade Onilu who are focused on upholding all that JahJah stood for. Read more »

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A history of Eid-ul-Fitr

The Muslim community of Trinidad and Tobago will on Tuesday along with their brothers and sisters in faith the world over celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. This comes after the month-long period of fasting known as the month of Ramadan during which muslims fasted from sunrise to after sunset daily and abstained from a number of activities. Read More »

Embracing the human form

While Richard Rampersad only recently emerged on the local art scene, he has all the passion and commitment necessary to be a successful artist. His first solo exhibition which was recently held at the Art Society in Federation Park in Port of Spain, showcased his ability to articulate the human figure some of which are mural-sized and clay work. Read More »

Traffikliters AGM today

The seventh Annual General Meeting of the Traffikliters Association will be held at the Parish Hall of St John The Baptist RC Church, St John Road, St Augustine today beginning at 10 a.m. Read More »

‘Freedom Morning Come’

Eintou Pearl Springer’s short play Freedom Morning Come will be performed on Friday August 1 at 6 am. in front of the Treasury Building as part of the Emancipation Support Committee’s 2014 Emancipation celebrations. Read More »

Cruise to Grenada carnival

The land of the Jab Jab is calling as it’s that time of the year when Trinis pack their bags and head off to the Spice Isle of Grenada. Once again IMG Entertainment Company, Flavour de Mas and SummerCrew25 are offering the Fast Ferry Initiative for mas lovers. Read More »

Choreographers’ time to show their talent

The Contemporary Choreographers’ Collective (COCO) Dance Festival, continues its call for submissions of contemporary, post-modern and experimental choreography for its 2014 instalment. Read More »

Dancehall collaboration

Convicted dancehall artiste Vbyz Kartel is still recording and releasing music right there from his prison cell. And he is even doing collaborations with Jamaican artistes who dare and even with artistes across the waters. Read More »

Celebrating Emancipation on the north coast

Afrocaribe international magazine is seeking to recruit young men and women from communities in Maracas and environs for the Mr and Miss North Coast Emancipation Extravaganza, the magazine’s Emancipation Pageant schedule for August 2 (Day after Emancipation Day) at 2 p.m. Read More »

Panology

Honouring some of the greatest men in pan history, Leon Simeon has found a unique way to recognise pan icons Dr Elliot “Ellie” Mannette, the late Bertie Marshall, the late Winston “Spree” Simon and Anthony Williams with his display of digital, photographic pan art. Read More »

No stopping for Karma

After a successful Carnival 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago; Ravi B & Karma continued to represent Trinbago culture throughout the globe. They have graced many different cities breaking the barriers and spreading chutney soca music. Immediately after Carnival, Karma performed in Orlando, New York City, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Texas and Guyana. Read More »

Unipet logo (with It’s all about “U”)

Who are we? Unipet is a locally-owned and operated company engaging in the sale and transporting of liquid petroleum fuels. Unipet has a total of 24 service stations located throughout the country. Read More »

UNIPET CONVENIENCE STORES

Unipet has three convenience stores located at the St. Augustine, Curepe and Brentwood service stations. All the Unipet 360 convenience stores are open 24/7. At these stores, consumers will find everything they need, including grocery items, freshly baked goods, hot coffee and ice cold beer. Read More »

Unipet supports road safety

When Unipet was approached by Tammy Otway of the organisation JCors for sponsorship, it was an easy decision to make. J-Cors is a non-profit organisation which was formed following the death of 20 year-old Jonathan Camacho in a cross-median vehicular accident in February 2010. Read More »

Unipet Builds Largest Service Station in Trinidad

Unipet in March 2013 opened the largest service station in the country at Brentwood Chaguanas. This station is equipped with 24 fuelling positions—four of which service CNG customers—as well as a large modern 360 convenience store. Brentwood has become the first station of choice for many commuters who live in the southern part of the country. Read More »

Prize for best new Caribbean poet

The region’s only prize that offers to open doors for budding writers opens for submissions until September 30, 2014. The 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize will be awarded to an emerging writer of poetry. Submissions close on 30th September at 6 p.m. Read More »

Don’t miss ‘A Night of Roots and Righteousness’

Some weeks ago, Brother Valentino mounted a stage in Zimbabwe before an overflowing crowd and for the first time sang his classic “Stay Up Zimbabwe” before the people whose cause the song addressed. The response of the Africans was overwhelming. Read More »

A mansion of maidens

Your favourite television station, CCN TV6 will next Saturday July 19 premiere a brand new local reality series titled, Chick Mansion that will have you glued to your seat for two hours on the night of its debut then keep you coming back for more each week for the ten hour-long episodes that will follow. Read More »

Who will be the next video production ‘Intern’?

Six enthusiastic youths will vie for the coveted spot in the local video production industry through a project of Slagaitt Productions and Adverb Media Limited. Read More »

Angostura’s aromatic world of art

A collection of over 100 paintings by over 50 local artists are on show at the National Museum and Art gallery, Frederick Street in Port of Spain. The exhibition marks the 190th anniversary of Angostura Limited and its flagship product, Angostura Aromatic Bitters which was created by its founder, in 1824. Read More »

Jazz legend dies

Charlie Haden, the pioneering jazz bassist who played with the likes of Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett before enjoying a decades-long solo career, died Friday at age 76 of a prolonged illness, according to his label, ECM. Read More »

QRC to host Chefs Royal

The Queen’s Royal College (QRC) Old Boys’ Association (OBA) will host the 16th edition of Chefs Royal, on July 26 at the College grounds, St Clair, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Chefs Royal is one of the QRC OBA’s fundraising initiatives, which allows the wider QRC community, including current pupils, alumni and all dedicated to the development of the college, to show off their culinary skills while socialising and showing their support for the college. Read More »

Canadian band makes reggae magic

You know that song with the catchy lyrics “Why you gotta be so rude? Don’t you know I’m human too? Why you gotta be so rude? I’m gonna marry you anyway”. Yes, the one with the fun, fresh reggae beat that you just can’t get out your head after hearing it once? Well if your initial thought was that these guys are from the Caribbean and are now breaking out of their shells-you’re entirely wrong. Read More »

First Soccerex forum in October

The first ever Soccerex Americas Forum will be held in the Caribbean during the month of October. The forum, which will carry the same format as other forums held across Europe and Asia, will take place in Barbados on October 21 and 22 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. It will bring together leading football administrators and business figures within the Americas, as well as their global counterparts. Read More »

The Birdie and friends celebrate with song and dance

Over the last week three top calypsonians celebrated their birthdays in a manner befitting their stature. Slinger Francisco ORTT, the Mighty Sparrow calypso King of the World celebrated his birthday on Wednesday with a fantastic performance at D Nu Pub to a sold-out audience which included Minister of The Arts and Multiculturalism Dr Lincoln Douglas and Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley. Read More »

Dave Cooper’s functional art

Ten to one, you’ve already experienced Dave Cooper’s art. By art I don’t mean a framed painting. And by experience I don’t mean pointing to a gingerbread house or contemplating a seascape. Cooper calls what he does functional art. And it manifests in multiple, moving ways. Read More »

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