Monday, February 27, 2017

Chalkdust is 2017 Calypso Monarch

Feb. 27, 2017, 7:27 AM AST Comments

Dr Hollis "Chalkdust" Liverpool entered his name in the record books when he captured his ninth Calypso Monarch title with his performance of “Learn From Arithmetic” at the 2017 Dimanche Gras competition at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain,on Sunday.


Feb. 26, 2017, 9:22 PM AST Comments

The Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra in yesterday's pre-dawn performance jammed in fine style all the way to their tenth National Panorama championship and at the time this article was filed was jamming still at their Hell Yard panyard on Duke Street, Port of Spain, in celebration.

Carnival ‘to the Extreme’

Feb. 26, 2017, 9:16 PM AST Comments

Bigger, better and brighter! That’s the promise from all quarters as Trinidad and Tobago spends the next two days showing the world that even as challenges rise up to be overcome, it’s possible to be jammin’ still.

Rush for costumes in Sando

Feb. 26, 2017, 9:16 PM AST Comments

THE BAND that produced the San Fernando King and Queen for 2017 has sold out as bands prepare to take to the streets of San Fernando for the next two days. Rosemary Jagessar of Lionel Jagessar and Associates, who won the Queen competition on Friday, said all costumes for their presentation San Ferna

Man shot twice in two weeks*

Feb. 26, 2017, 9:13 PM AST Comments

A MAN who was shot in his left leg a mere two weeks ago was shot in his right foot on Saturday. Akeel Crawford was sitting outside his Lawrence Street, San Fernando, home at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday when several shots were fired, police said.

Coast Guard out in numbers

Feb. 26, 2017, 9:12 PM AST Comments

THERE will be increased patrols of the seas by Coast Guard personnel during this Carnival season to ensure the safety of individuals who have the intention of embarking upon fishing or recreational expeditions.

Grandmom knew attacker

Feb. 26, 2017, 9:6 PM AST Comments

WHEN 65-year-old widow Dorothy Hosein failed to return to her Piparo home from work on Friday, relatives immediately knew all was not right. Hours later Hosein’s body was found hog tied and submerged in a pond. Her body bore marks of violence. Relatives believe she knew her attacker. Her son

Bolt grabs UK headlines as he fetes in T&T*

Feb. 26, 2017, 9:3 PM AST Comments

Jamaica sprint legend Usain Bolt makes international headlines wherever he goes. When he touched down in Trinidad and Tobago last week it was no different. Bolt and a group of friends, including former Premier League footballer Ricardo Gardner and singer Christopher Martin, arrived here on a private

Pensioner dies in fire

Feb. 26, 2017, 9:2 PM AST Comments

PETROTRIN retiree Shantram Baboolal perished in a fire at his Monkey Town, Barrackpore home yesterday morning. Baboolal, 64, who was also known as Whitey lived alone in the house. He was last seen alive around 2 a.m. Residents in the vicinity of his home awoke to loud noises around 4 a.m. and saw

Gunshots alert Belmont cops*

Feb. 26, 2017, 9:0 PM AST Comments

POLICE were up to yesterday seeking the public's assistance in the identification of a man who had been shot dead in Belmont on Saturday night. As a result, the country's murder toll stood at 85 up to last night. Investigators said that around 7.45 p.m. on Saturday Belmont police officers were on du

Second car crashes into house*

Feb. 26, 2017, 8:55 PM AST Comments

A FACTORY ROAD, Diego Martin, house was slammed into by a runaway Nissan B-14 yesterday morning, almost claiming the life of a man who was asleep in a bedroom. According to Arlene Joseph, the homeowner, “This is the second time in four years this has occurred.”

Cops: Tight security for Carnival in Tobago

Feb. 26, 2017, 8:53 PM AST Comments

A 300-strong contingent of officers will be on the streets of Tobago from this morning for the 2017 edition of Carnival. This from senior officers on the island, who met with members of the media at the police headquarters, Scarborough, on Friday.