Hurricane Maria and Irma cause massive amounts of damage to the infrastructure of several Caribbean islands. There's group in Tobago - looking to do its part in raising aid for hurricane hit countries in the region. Lend a Hand Tobago will host a telethon this weekend to help with this initiative we spoke to Cheva Alexander about the event.
The "Red Runway" Fashion Project began in 2008 with its key objective being the exposure of new models and designers to the fashion industry. Red Runway allows new and upcoming artists as well as experienced and renowned icons in the fashion industry the opportunity to showcase their designs on a grand scale. We spoke to some of the participants in this year’s event.
The launch of the annual Ramleela celebration took place at the Palmiste National Park recently. This is the 17th year the dramatization of the story of Shree Ram taken from the Hindu scripture, the Ramayan, has been staged. We spoke to Pandavas Ramleela Committee’s Meldan Seepersad and Chimandath Maharaj.
Designer extraordinaire - Ecliffe Elie is set to launch his latest line - Prima Volta - his 2018 luxury menswear collection. The inspiration comes from Italy we spoke to Ecliffe Elie about his new offering.
The TT Film Festival continues with various films being screened. Children of the Mountain - directed by Priscilla Anany, who was born in Ghana, but later migrated to the USA and Laurence Magloire spoke to us about the film that tells the story of three hundred years of tree cutting in Haiti.
The Trinidad and Tobago Youth Convention took place on Friday at the UWI Sports & Physical Education Centre at UWI St Augustine. The forum was focused on giving youth a forum to share their views and make suggestions on solutions to the challenges faced here in our twin island republic. Nikoli Edwards is the Vice Chairperson Policy, Advocacy and Projects for the Commonwealth Youth Council spoke to us about the event.
The San Fernando Fashion Week is upon us again. It's more than just fashion - it's business - understanding the market, building clients, educating persons on latest trends and how fashion works. Deron Attzs is the driving force behind the San Fernando Fashion Week - his brand D-A-D-L is known around the world. He's complimented by Designer from Maryland - Marie Francis...and their event is set for Sunday.
As our Caribbean brothers and sisters continue to be battered by Hurricanes...groups have been making appeals for relief items. A Hurricane Relief Drive is on this week. It's being spearheaded by Leon Roach who is no stranger to us - from the Malick Folk Performers Group and he has with him from the SOCA Group - Sean Bromeo.
Royal Bank of Canada has a long legacy of supporting children's causes worldwide. Their Race for the Kids is a series of charitable runs supporting children's causes in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom and the United States.
It has a Caribbean Children's Cancer Fund that assists young persons who have been diagnosed with Cancer by providing them with the necessary care and treatment they need to fight this dreaded disease. To tell us more - the Managing Director of RBC Mr. Darryl White and Paediatric Oncology Consultant Dr. Curt Bodkyn.