Judge orders sale of mas camp property at $2.5 million

An over decade-long legal dispute between mas band leaders and former business partners Mike “Big Mike” Antoine and Ian McKenzie over ownership of their former mas camp has been resolved.

Delivering an oral judgment in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday, Justice Frank Seepersad set the conditions under which the property, located at the corner of Roberts and Warren Streets in Woodbrook, should be sold and the proceeds divided.

Reggae artiste hits gay lifestyles

Reggae artiste Gardah Knight denounced homosexuality, quoting scriptures from the Bible to make his point, during his performance at the Tobago Jazz Experience in Speyside on Saturday night.

Knight, 40, whose real name is Christopher Joseph, was performing before a large crowd in his hometown when he paused, pulled out a Bible and read a verse from Leviticus which he said condemned same sex relationships. In a backstage interview after the performance, he said he opposed moves to legalise homosexuality.

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.

T&T's LeShae Riley is winner of Caribbean's Next Top Model competition

A 21-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national has won the  Caribbean’s Next Top Model title.

LeShae Riley was adjudged the winner as season 4 came to a end on Flow 1.

LeShae, who stands at five feet, 11 inches, topped the field of 15 other contestants.

She walks away with US$25 000 in cash, a latest generation smart phone courtesy of Flow, a cover photo spread in SHE Caribbean magazine and a contract with Mint Model Management, NYC.

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.