On September 6, an open letter which was signed by 60 civil socie­ty organisations was hand-delivered to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), urging the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to sign and ratify the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (also known as the Escazú Agreement).

The Escazú Agreement is a landmark treaty, developed by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, that seeks to secure the rights of access to environmental information, public participation in the environmental decision-making process and access to justice in environmental matters, particularly for those persons and communities whose voices are often silenced.

This advocacy around the Escazú Agreement is made even more important as the Government gets ready to make its first voluntary national review on its implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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With the awareness of parents being heightened, they are now quicker to respond to issues, than before. A number of children are into varied activities, and parents want their children to be comfortable, along with good returns (medals/ trophies and recognition), on their investment.

WHOEVER thinks calypso is a dying art form need only look in the direction of emerging stars like Sharissa Camejo. The 18-year-old took home her second National Junior Calypso Monarch title on Monday following a convincing performance of her nation-building song “Everything We Can”. She won her first Junior Calypso Monarch title at the age of 14.

Terri Lyons roared twice on Thursday.

The combative entertainer first bared tooth and nail to dominate the competition with her potent offerings “Obeah” and “Meghan My Dear” at the National Calypso Monarch final, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.