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The Bridge of Hope Children’s Home at Sangre Chiquito has been attracting attention from people both nationally and internationally.
Etienne Charles, trumpet great and music professor at Michigan State, has a sabbatical this year and this has him going non-stop literally all over the globe. The praise he gets as he travels the world keeps coming. In March, the New York Times called him a jazz “composer to be reckoned with” and more recently the jazz magazine Downbeat said he “delivers his ebullient improvisations with the elegance of a world class ballet dancer.”
Serving in the vineyard of fashion and having produced countless top models and beauty queens, Jacqueline Koon How, fondly called Aunty Jacqui, transferred the baton of stewardship to her granddaughter, Faith Armour, recently at the San Fernando City Hall Auditorium.
Chief Officer Bernadette Paponette cuts a striking figure in her hijab and crisp, black and white uniform. Then there is her effusive smile. She is second in command only to the captain of the vessel and is the only female Chief Officer serving onboard Nidco's water taxis.
Social worker and school guidance counsellor Alsoona Boswell-Jackson says the alleged diatribe of the primary school teacher towards some pupils of her Standard Five class at Tranquillity Government Primary School early last week is not just “inappropriate behaviour”, but downright bullying.
It was standing room only as those in the packed cultural space at Atherly’s, opposite Skinner Park, San Fernando, last Sunday, were treated to performances by some of T&T’s world-class artistes.
Fans of Downton Abbey are being given the chance to stay at the stately home where the TV series is set.
The Women in Art Organisation of T&T will be hosting their annual Members’ Exhibition in September 2019. This will be opened on Monday, September 23, by the organisation’s patron, Zalayhar Hassanali, at 6.30 pm. The location will be the Art Society Gallery, corner Jamaica Boulevard and St Vincent Street, Federation Park. It will be closed on Republic Day, and will continue from Wednesday Spetmeber 24 until Saturday, September 28. The gallery is open from 12 – 6 pm daily.
Calypsonian Relator (Willard Courtney Harris) returns on Saturday, October 12, from 7 pm, to the Trinidad Theatre Workshop (TTW), at 6 Newbold Street, St Clair, for another intimate performance in the vein of his previous performance at the that venue earlier this year. Theatre patrons and visitors, music lovers and friends of the TTW can “sip and chat” with this world class performer and master of extempo. Anything can happen that night.
As far as the calendar of events is concerned, the Carnival 2020 season is already in full swing. With at least a dozen mas bands already launched and Randy Glasgow Productions and the T&T Carnival Bands Association (TTCBA) launching another 25 in November, Kalicharan Carnival kept the momentum going last Sunday with a prelude to its C2K20 presentation—Street Jam—aboard the Liquid Lounge vessel.
Beauty queen and first runner-up to the Miss India TT crown Dishaana Sewdass plays the lead role of Kiara in the theatre production of Niyantran: Secret Controller. Together with a cast of talented actors, Sewdass is now heading for the stage at Chinmaya Mission, Calcutta#1, Freeport on September 28, at 6.30 pm.
Residents of La Brea, Egypt Village, Vessigny, Point Fortin and environs are all invited to the Egypt Indoor Facility tomorrow, September 20, as the Community Outreach and Impact Caravan, which is being hosted by the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services, moves into the Point Fortin community from 10 am.
Over the next few weeks The Adult Literacy Tutors Association will be featuring our students who submitted their written pieces to We Learn, an international online digital community that provides quality affordable education in developing countries.
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