Frank Mannette

PROCESS BEGINS: Solid Waste Management Company Ltd employees Frank Mannette, left, and Oba Joseph look at bottles entering the compressor at the beverage recycling unit at Namdevco, Sea Lots, Port of Spain, in 2018.


The following article concludes the three-part series submitted by the Environmental Management Authority ahead of World Environment Day 2019, which was celebrated yesterday. These articles focus on the National Environmental Policy, waste recycling and biodiversity.

The Recyclable Solid Waste Collection Project, iCARE, is the first national recycling initiative in Trinidad and Tobago. Operational since 2015 and managed by the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), this Green Fund-sponsored project has been steadily progressing key objectives to expand recycling infrastructure into schools and communities, increase public awareness and participation in recycling and prepare the country for the passage of the EMA’s Waste Rules.

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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.