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Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Trinidad and Tobago: The Trinidad and Tobago 4x400 relay team, which captured gold on the final night of the IAAF World Championships in London in August was given an award for “Best Male Athlete for the Americas” by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) at a ceremony in the Czech Republic recently. Comment

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will be releasing a new EC$50 banknote honoring the late governor Sir Dwight Venner. The $50 bill, which was approved at the ECCB Monetary Council’s recent meeting as a permanent tribute to Sir Dwight’s legacy, will feature his likeness and will replace the bill that bears the Brimstone Fort in St. Kitts and the Piton Fort in St. Lucia. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Daniela Fifi

Caribbean Impact Awards: A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Daniela Fifi’s interest in art, art history and in museums was sparked by her aunt, the late Dr. Claire Broadbridge. A former director of the National Art Gallery and Museum of Trinidad and Tobago, Daniela said it was Dr. Broadbridge who first inculcated in her young and impressionable niece an appreciation for the importance of cultural preservation as a means of understanding human development. Comment

Ashley Murray

Caribbean Impact Awards: Being born into a family teeming with singers and musicians, Tobago-born Ashley Murray has been around music her entire life. Suitably, she was introduced to music at a very young age, and exposed to a sundry of instruments, such as the recorder, harmonica, piano and guitar. Having developed her skill on these specific instruments to an intermediate level, none quite captured her attention like the steel pan. Comment

Angela P. Sealy

Caribbean Impact Awards: Born in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Angela P. Sealy, the current chairperson and former treasurer of the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), has been involved in carnival activities since the 1970s. Prior to migrating to the United States, Angela lived on Basilion Street, the same in Trinidad where the late Carlos Lezama, former president and co-founder of WIADCA, had resided. Comment

Amarimba L. Charles

Caribbean Impact Awards: Trinidadian Amarimba L. Charles is the founder and executive director of T.A.L.L.O.M. (This Awesome Little Light Of Mine) Foundation Incorporated, a non-profit organization that focuses on inspiring, educating and empowering youth. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has expressed confidence that the Caribbean Travel Marketplace will take place in Puerto Rico in January next year despite the recent hurricane. Comment

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