Primary Schools Principals Association congratulates Guaico on Junior Panorama win

The Na­tion­al Pri­ma­ry Schools Prin­ci­pals As­so­ci­a­tion (NAPSPA) is to­day ex­tend­ing con­grat­u­la­tions to Guaico Pres­by­ter­ian Pri­ma­ry School on re­tain­ing the Na­tion­al Ju­nior Panora­ma (Pri­ma­ry) cham­pi­onship.

In a me­dia re­lease, NAPSPA Pres­i­dent Lance Mot­t­ley ac­knowl­edges all the Pri­ma­ry Schools that par­tic­i­pat­ed in the re­cent­ly con­clud­ed Na­tion­al Ju­nior Panora­ma Com­pe­ti­tion.

'Soca Monarch still has potential'

New­ly mint­ed Cre­ative Di­rec­tor of the So­ca Monarch Si­mon Bap­tiste be­lieves the brand still has great po­ten­tial de­spite the event's de­cline in pop­u­lar­i­ty in re­cent years.

The event has seen dwin­dling at­ten­dance since Machel Mon­tano ex­it­ed the event in 2015, with sev­er­al promi­nent so­ca stars al­so de­clin­ing to par­tic­i­pate.

St James Children’s Carnival faces uncertain future

Con­tro­ver­sy is brew­ing in St James af­ter an ad­ver­tise­ment ap­peared in the news­pa­per yes­ter­day an­nounc­ing the can­cel­la­tion of one of the town’s Car­ni­val sta­ples; the Chil­dren’s Car­ni­val.

The ad­ver­tise­ment read, “The St James Chil­dren’s Car­ni­val Com­mit­tee wish­es to ad­vise all chil­dren’s band lead­ers, DJ, judges, PoS North Leos and spon­sors that the chil­dren’s car­ni­val 2020 has been can­celled.”

Fay Ann quits Soca Monarch

Fay Ann Lyons-Al­varez has stepped down as Chair­man of the In­ter­na­tion­al So­ca Monarch.

News that Lyons, who helmed the com­pe­ti­tion last year and was on­ly re­con­firmed in the po­si­tion last week, had va­cat­ed the post at first came on Tues­day evening but was con­firmed by Lyons her­self yes­ter­day in a so­cial me­dia post.

British-Trinidadian dub poet wins TS Eliot prize

Roger Robin­son, the British-Trinida­di­an dub po­et, has won the pres­ti­gious TS Eliot prize on his first nom­i­na­tion for his col­lec­tion A Portable Par­adise.

The on­ly po­et­ry award judged sole­ly by es­tab­lished po­ets, the £25,000 TS Eliot prize has been de­scribed by the for­mer po­et lau­re­ate, Sir An­drew Mo­tion, as “the prize most po­ets want to win”.