UWI to celebrate Shadow Saturday

The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) has an­nounced that it will still go ahead and con­fer an hon­orary doc­tor­ate to Win­ston Mc Gar­land Bai­ley, al­so known as The Mighty Shad­ow, posthu­mous­ly lat­er this week.

In a re­lease mo­ments ago as it joined the rest of the com­mu­ni­ty in mourn­ing his death ear­li­er to­day, UWI de­scribed Bai­ley as one of Trinidad and To­ba­go’s most pro­lif­ic singers/ song­writ­ers.

PM: We are grateful for the music he gave us

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has paid tribute to calypsonian The Mighty Shadow who died this morning.

A statement by the Office of the Prime Minister issued a statement on Tuesday.

"Winston Bailey, the Mighty Shadow, revolutionized the calypso world with his haunting sound and unique delivery which he crafted and perfected in an impressive catalogue of work spanning several decades.

He was an original in all his various musical creations.

His music told us stories about ourselves through poignant social commentary which was often fused with wry humour.

Chief Secretary extends condolences on Shadow's death

Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles is extending condolences to the family and loved ones of the late Winston Bailey better known as ‘Mighty Shadow’, who passed away in Trinidad today.

Bailey who grew up in Les Coteaux, Tobago with his grandparents, began singing from a very young age.

His talents and competence in the calypso and soca arena afforded him the privilege of capturing titles such as Road March winner, Calypso Monarch winner and International Soca Monarch winner with hits such as “Bassman”, “I come out to play”, “Scratch Meh Back” and “Stranger”.

The Mighty Shadow dies

The ca­lyp­so fra­ter­ni­ty has been thrown in­to mourn­ing fol­low­ing the death ear­ly this morn­ing of vet­er­an Win­ston “Mighty Shad­ow” Bai­ley.

Bai­ley, who cel­e­brat­ed his 77th birth­day on Oc­to­ber 2, died at hos­pi­tal this morn­ing af­ter ail­ing for some time and suf­fer­ing a stroke on Sun­day.

Minister promises cheque for Military Museum

Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ty De­vel­op­ment Cul­ture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gads­by-Dol­ly has said that no sub­ven­tion cheque has been made out to the Ch­aguara­mas Mil­i­tary Mu­se­um but promis­es de­liv­ery as soon as re­quest­ed funds are re­leased.

On Mon­day, at the un­veil­ing of a Bust of the mu­se­um’s founder and his­to­ri­an, the Late Lieu­tenant Com­man­der Gay­lord Kelshall, his wife Lin­da Kelshall and the vice pres­i­dent Bri­an Mitchell said that no sub­ven­tion cheque was re­leased to the mu­se­um and as a re­sult had to cut its al­ready small staff.

$20 million for Tobago Heritage Festival

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert ad­mit­ted of be­ing over­joyed by giv­ing To­ba­go $20 mil­lion for its To­ba­go Her­itage Fes­ti­val, stat­ing that if he could have al­lo­cat­ed more mon­ey to the an­nu­al event, he would have.

The $20 mil­lion was a frac­tion of the monies to be dis­trib­uted to To­ba­go’s tourism sec­tor, as an ad­di­tion­al $40 mil­lion will be giv­en in the next fis­cal year for a “rolling three-year tourism plan.”