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T+T Actors Winning and Waiting

Even as Trinidad and Tobago’s Mishael  Morgan was triumphantly brandishing her Emmy Award in LA on  the  night of Saturday June 25, another young talented Trini named Akil Gerard Williams was quietly working a New York stage at  this year’s edition of BAMcinemaFest, a vital annual showcase of independent filmmakers. “The Young and the Restless” …

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Meet an Artist in the Spirit

As the Normandie Hotel prepares to open its sprawling arms to warmly embrace the expected  flow of Art  aficionados to its next exhibition at the St Ann’s grounds on June 9, a quietly tireless, resilient artist named Christopher Ross-Dick is waiting to emerge as part of his own exciting, personal  evolution process. Here’s how Ross-Dick …

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Checking out the Many Hidden Benefits Of the Sleeping Giant Called Carnival

Observing the deluge of exciting  artistic moveable feasts  which have spontaneously erupted on the TT landscape with the opening up of the country after two years of COVID – 19 repression, one is forced to surmise whether the authorities are really abreast with the real benefits gained  from what seems to be a super wealth- …

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Carlos Rivero and his World

In such a demanding and subjective world as the art world, the renowned painter Carlos Rivero has come to occupy a privileged place of being the finest example of Naif Art’s place in Venezuela.  With a 50-year career and a vast body of work that has taken him to exhibitions in multiple cities around the world, this …

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SXSW’s Lineup For Return To In-Person Festival Includes Movies With Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage, Pete Davidson, Rose Byrne & More

By Anthony D’Alessandro Anthony D’Alessandro Editorial Director/Box Office Editor SXSW After being online the past two years because of Covid, SXSW’s film festival returns with a vibrant in-person edition for its 29th edition, which will run March 11-20, 2022. The lineup revealed Wednesday includes the types of rollercoaster, Hollywood event films for which the Austin-based fest is …

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The Sweet-and-Sour After-Taste of T+T Carnival 2020

Unlike the usual Carnival Tuesday mornings  we have come to  know, Trinidad and Tobago is not currently a scene of constant reverberations of positive celebrations  under a warm Caribbean sky. There are no hordes of Mas players and musicians pumping on trucks in quiet sensual frenzy, waiting impatiently  to break out into  prancing and dancing …

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STATE OF THE NATION

Time for Labour’s War Drums To Beat Out Songs of Glory

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As the war drums of Labour Day  vibrates violently in home-town  Fyzabad, south Trinidad yesterday, this senior found himself asking himself: How come the labour movement has been able to remain historically embedded in a mind-set that speaks to subservience, poverty and lament in the face of the great abundance of resources available over  decades …

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Oh My Pappa

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Many Caribbean men who usually access Trinidad and Tobago trumpeter Errol Ince to re-create  the Father they had lost in their personal experience, may be mildly surprised at the precious gift which has suddenly become available  with revelations of the difficult events overcome by  the same man whose soaring notes had given comfort to so …

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Young T+T Stars in a Winning Streak that Can Ensure our Future is in Safe Hands

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The hearts of every Trini soared to wuthering heights in the national stadium on Sunday night (June 13)  when John-Paul Rochford made it 4-1 in injury time to beat  St Vincent and the Grenadines  and seal the deal for Second Place in Group C  in the Concacaf Nations League. Trinidad and Tobago are next in …

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