Anime & comic book characters to parade through POS tomorrow

On Friday from 12 noon onward, Anime, Comic book and movie characters will take over the streets of Port of Spain.

As a part of its annual comic convention event, ALIAS Entertainment Expo will host its three-day convention (27th to 29th July) at the Centre of Excellence starting with the largest cosplay parade through the streets of Port of Spain, ending at Woodford Square.

The event is FREE to the public.

Nailah misses out on BET award despite best effort of fans

Despite the best efforts by fans, Nailah Blackman did not cop the "Best New International Act" category of this year's BET Awards.

Blackman faced a field of 10 other nominees from Brazil, Nigeria, the UK, France, South Korea, South Africa and Ghana.

The award went to Sjava of South Africa.

The award is a people's choice award as fans were asked to register their votes on Instagram and the BET website.

The annoucement was made on the BET website prior to tonight's BET Awards in Los Angeles.  

Two weeks left for submission of films for 2018 Film Festival

Persons seeking to submit films for screening for the 13th edition of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival has two weeks to do so.

The festival will be held from the 18th-30th September, 2018 and those wishing to submit a film must do so by the 14th May.

The organisers say a rough cut will be considered.

The festival is accepting submissions from Caribbean filmmakers, Caribbean filmmakers in the diaspora, and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora.

Tobago Jazz in photos: Jazz in the East

The Tobago Jazz Experience brought the Speyside Recreation Ground to life on Saturday night with “Jazz in the East”, where local and regional acts thrilled a large and expectant crowd.

Headlining the night were reggae crooner Tarrus Riley and his fellow Jamaican, dancehall star Tanya Stephens.

Here are some photos released by the THA Department of Information.

(i) A young Katzenjammers pannist gets his time in the spotlight during their early performance.

Ministry: Lucas was not fired as NCC chairman

The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts is seeking to dispel all rumors that Colin Lucas was fired as chairman of the National Carnival Commission. 

A statement by the ministry says that Lucas, having been appointed to the position of chairman on November 16th, 2017, acted as Executive Chairman of the NCC for the period December 8th, 2017 to April 20th, 2018 in the absence of a Chief Executive Officer.

It states that Lucas is an experienced CEO, whose competencies match very closely those critically needed at the NCC at this time. 

'Gypsy' is new chairman of NCC

Former Minister of The Arts and Culture, Winston "Gypsy" Peters has been appointed chairman of the National Carnival Commission (NCC).

The appointment was made by Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts.

Peters represented the Opposition United National Congress in the House of Representatives in the last term as a Cabinet Minister and as Member of Parliament for Mayaro.

He has had a long history in culture, having been a multiple extempo winner and calypsonian.