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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

Moving to the Next Level

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Despite the wide range of celebrations, Robinson-Regis described the jubilee as being “muted” given the ongoing pandemic and new threat of monkey-pox. “There were some other possibilities that I had placed before the cabinet, like a children’s rally and things like that and we opted not to go towards those expressions because of those very …

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T+T Afro-Trinis Triumphant in Emancipation

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In what must be one of the giddiest periods in the history of Sweet T+T, this extraordinary little twin-island Caribbean democratic republic (Population: 1.6 million approximately) is about to celebrate 30 straight days of Independence obtained 60 years ago. Most intriguing is the phenomenon that the period of celebration is bordered by Emancipation Day on August …

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How Titans Can Become Targets for Paper Tigers in Politics and in Sport

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It was not surprising  that while Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was eagerly congratulating Commonwealth Games Gold winner Nicholas Paul on his “ tremendous achievement” on July 30, the esteemed Professor Selwyn Cudjoe was criticising the PM for  his love of Golf. “It might have been that Rowley was working very hard …

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