Using music to transform lives - that's just what the Trinidad and Tobago Steel and Brass Symphonic Orchestra aims to do as they conduct their annual musical workshop to assist young people.
Cnews Reporter Marie Hull and Cameraman Rodney David visited the Bon Air High School to listen in on a session ahead of their two planned concerts on Sunday and on Monday.
"Community events are a sure way to bring families together, in hopes of creating a crime free environment and village camaraderie."
This was the view expressed by MP for Caroni Central Dr. Bhoe Tewarie and President of the Palmiste Village Council, as the village hosted their sport and family day.
Activities continue to build up at the Emancipation Village ahead of Emancipation Day on Monday.
On Saturday night, visitors enjoyed entertainment honouring local contributors to the culture, as well as foreign acts which had the crowd on their feet.
The Head of the Emancipation Support Committee, Khafra Kambon calls for an awareness of and appreciation for African history.
It was made at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, where worshippers paid homage to our forefathers, with the Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost Emancipation Celebration.
He commended those in attendance for showing appreciation for African culture, evident by the African inspired outfits they wore.
Dionne Baptiste tells us Mr. Kambon also spoke of the role of the church in the enslavement of Africans.
Several persons have been detained and are being questioned by homicide investigators in connection with the spate of murders over that past two days.
Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams says the recent homicides were actively being investigated.
Between Friday and Saturday, five persons were shot and killed and another seriously injured.
Citizens are being urged to assist with the investigation by calling in anonymously 800-TIPS.
The Commissioner has also announced a heightened police presence across Trinidad and Tobago and with support from the Defence Force.
Commissioner Williams is assuring that the Police and Defence Force would continue to be highly active and visible in all communities.
An 18-year-old man drowned at the Moruga Beach on Sunday. He has been identified as Stephan Ramkhelawan of Bois-Jean-Jean Road, Old Moruga Road.
C News understands Ramkhelawan was operating a small fishing vessel when the boat tilted and he fell overboard around 5pm.
Police said persons in the area tried to save him, but their efforts were in vain. They were scouring the waters for his body.
Ramkhelawan had gone to the beach with two other men, but he was the only person on the boat when tragedy struck.