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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.

Sunday, 31 July 2016 19:04

Palmiste Community Hosts Family Day

"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 Prime Minister calls for the nation to find a new narrative in his Emancipation message.

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.

Sunday, 31 July 2016 18:57

Man Drowns At Moruga Beach

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.

Saturday, 30 July 2016 21:14

United National Congress Finds New Home

The United National Congress has found a new home. This according to Pointe-a-Pierre Member of Parliament, David Lee. Responding to questions following a peace march in his constituency on Saturday morning, he said the party's new headquarters will be officially opened on Wednesday.
 
Saturday, 30 July 2016 21:10

Cultural Displays At Emancipation Village

It's Emancipation weekend, and one event that brings excitement about the celebration is none other than the Emancipation Village.
 
The cultural display takes place at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, and features vendors offering little snippets of the African culture, from clothing, to arts and crafts, handbags, food. You name it.
Saturday, 30 July 2016 21:06

Brian Lara Promenade Gets Facelift

The Brian Lara Promenade gets a facelift ahead of the Emancipation Day Parade. It is part of the city corporation's 'Clean City Campaign', as Mayor Keron Valentine looks to make Port-of-Spain cleaner and user-friendly.
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