The 2016 Emancipation Day celebrations began with an early morning drum call and procession through downtown Port of Spain.
Over 14,000 persons were in attendance on Sunday evening as the 'Remain Loyal To Jehovah' Regional Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses' took place at the Queen’s Park Oval over the weekend.
Painting is one of the programmes employed by the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service to rehabilitate, reform and re-arm inmates for re-entry into the society.
Flowers and candles were left outside the Domino's Pizza Outlet on Ariapita Avenue on Sunday evening by family and friends of Isaiah Hospedales.
Turkish authorities will be deporting nine T&T nationals who were held on Monday as they attempted to cross into Syria to join ISIS.
As we celebrate Trinidad and Tobago’s 178th Anniversary of Emancipation, I urge all citizens to reflect on the freedoms that we currently enjoy, owing to the strength and perseverance of our African forefathers.
Emancipation Day 2016 comes at a time when our individual and collective freedoms must be redefined, given the direction to which our nation has turned.
The pageantry with which we celebrate Emancipation day today underscores the jubilation, triumph and euphoria of a people freed…freed from the worst manifestation of state enforced inhumanity - chattel slavery – a system which legally allowed persons to be bought, sold, bartered and even murdered with impunity.
Emancipation in Trinidad and Tobago has been hard-fought; it has been won in stages. That has been our history.
Trinidadian DJ, Music Video Director and New York It-Girl, Vashti Kola is one of the new faces of Swarovski Crystal's new digital campaign for their Fall/ Winter 2016 Crystaldust collection.