February 7, 2024

Passion, perseverance led to Junior Panorama win for HFCP

By Klysha Best Neil Simon, the music teacher at the Holy Faith Convent, Penal, (HFCP) can attest to being the kind of teacher that motivates and […]
February 7, 2024

Moko Somokow brings Heaven to Earth

By Klysha Best There is something completely special, even ethereal when one sees a moko jumbie in movement. The ease and lightness with which they walk […]
February 7, 2024

Down memory lane with an All Stars stalwart

Photo and story by Lara Pickford-Gordon St Clair Plowden is 94 years old. He joined the Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra at the age of 19 […]
February 7, 2024

Carnival – drink enough water, watch your eats on the streets

By Cherice Bronte-Tinkew Carnival is in the air. What does nutrition have to do with Carnival vibes and the yummy street foods? Well, I would like […]
February 1, 2024

Junior mas designer puts spotlight on glaucoma

By Klysha Best There is a common phrase that says, “art imitates life”. But, for most artists, their life is their art and through their art, […]
February 1, 2024

A fancy sailor’s tales

Story and photos by Lara Pickford-Gordon “I love Carnival; I could eat Carnival and pan. I started to play pan in 1969 as a 19-year-old. […]
January 24, 2024

See me, extemporaneously

The Catholic News’ Senior Writer Lara Pickford-Gordon interviewed Joseph Vautor-La Placeliere aka ‘The Mighty Lingo’ in October about his entry into the Calypso arena. He also […]
February 22, 2020

Carnival – let’s look again

Carnival is here again, its ubiquitous rhythms infecting every corner of the land at this time. At Carnival the nation become schizophrenic – bad vs good, […]