Akeem Williams who goes by the sobriquet Lil Saint is a local hip hop artist who is striving to take his local brand to an international audience. Williams says although the local hip hop scene is flourishing he has dreams to also have an international fan base like many mainstream hip hop artistes.
"It saddens me" those were the words of former West Indies cricketer Philo Wallace on the sacking of Phil Simmons as the West Indies coach. Wallace says the manner in which Simmons was dismissed was disrespectful and that anyone that takes up the job afterwards will have on "two-thinking caps" when viewing how their predecessors were treated.
It’s a dream come true. That’s how actor/Soca superstar Machel Montano describes seeing “Bazodee” come to fruition. Bazodee is a tale of star-crossed lovers attempting to maintain a forbidden love affair during the carnival season. He says it’s a great feeling to have seen the film air internationally. Bazodee opens in local cinemas on Saturday September 14th.
A team of medical officials from the Touching Hands Project is in Trinidad providing free surgeries to citizens. Dr. Scott Hozin, President of the Touching Hands Project, and his team were invited by Dr. Godfrey Araujo, Chair of the Caribbean Health Foundation, to perform the surgeries because of a need for specialty hand surgeries for children at the Princess Elizabeth Centre. However Dr. Araujo is inviting any afflicted citizen to come in for consultation and possibly surgery.
Although the Conference of Defence Ministers of the Americas is scheduled to take place for three days General Secretary Carl Francis defended its cost by saying that its preparation started about two years ago. He also shared that the entire nine million dollars have not been spent. The conference themed “Strengthening Defence & Security Cooperation in an Increasingly Volatile Global Environment” is set to take place on October 10th-12th.
Commenting on the detaining of the father of five-year-old Josiah Henry, who was washed away in a drain near his Belmont home on Friday morning, President of the Single Fathers Association Rhondall Feeles says a more humane approach could have been used.
Ato Boldon, Olympic silver medallist and coach, believes that T&T's athletes should have earned more medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Commenting on the way the Soca Warriors played against the United States, in last Friday’s world cup qualifying match, head coach at the Football Factory says their approach was wrong. Keon Trim says the Warriors’ played well but not to their full potential. And that T&T’s defence was lacking.