Brian London

Prize time: Brian London, centre, receives his $10,000 People’s Choice cheque from Ivan Thomas, left, from FCL Financial, and Brother Resistance from TUCO at the NLCB booth, Queen’s Park Oval. —Photo: CURTIS CHASE

Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) has welcomed the temporary change in venue for Calypso Fiesta, one of this country’s largest cultural events on the Carnival calendar. Come 2020 Calypso Fiesta, the semi-finals of the National Calypso Monarch will move to a new venue to facilitate upgrade work to the Skinner Park facility in San Fernando.

TUCO president Lutalo Masimba (Brother Resistance), who spoke yesterday at the 2019 People’s Choice prize-giving, at the NLCB Suite, Queen’s Park Oval, where Brian London received a $10,000 prize for garnering the most votes for the People’s Choice, said a successful site visit was recently conducted at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.

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June 16 marks a special day in the life of the Alzheimer’s Association of Trinidad and Tobago (AzATT). This year, AzATT marks 19 years of existence, becoming a non-profit organisation in 2000, and a provisional member of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in 2003 and a full member from 2004. 

JUST by looking at a photograph of Mickey and Maria Mohammed with their children, one might assume that they are just your average family. While some families are built from the ground up - brick by brick so to speak- other families come ready-made as is the case with the Mohammeds.

Supa Soca Bass is soca music’s biggest ambassador in Denmark. More than a DJ, Supa Soca breathes authentic performance life into his high energy stage shows whenever he delivers the genre to Scandinavian crowds. He is a major reason there is a growing, thriving soca scene in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

Richard “Charsu” Ahong is one of the most prolific music producers / songwriters out of the Caribbean. Over the years he has produced some 200 plus songs that have become hits, albeit classics for a number of artistes.

I was given a gift when entering this world, a mother and father carved from the most precious stone and filled with the breath of creativity. Together they moulded me into what I am today.

On Sunday June 2 Carl Jacobs, veteran singer/composer and club owner opened the doors of Kaiso Blues Café, Port of Spain, to 14 budding guitarists, all students of Gregory Pantin, owner and sole teacher of a guitar school. In his welcome address at the Guitar Recital, Pantin said: “This recital is an opportunity to challenge my students and to give them a platform to showcase their well-earned ability.