Tya Jane Ramey

Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Tya Jane Ramey and Venezuelan children try their hands at playing the pan.

2019 will undoubtedly be known as the year when the ongoing political and economic crisis in Venezuela spilled onto our shores here in T&T. The UN estimates that the crisis has forced about four million Venezuelans to flee their homeland. In a matter of two weeks (May 31-June 14) more than 14,000 Venezuelans registered to live and work in Trinidad and Tobago for one year.

Local groups and individuals have banded together to provide humanitarian assistance to the migrants and their families, among these is the La Romaine Migrant Support (LARMS) group. LARMS is a relatively new organisation which was established less than six months ago with the aim of giving migrants and their young children some semblance of a normal life. The LARMS team consists of teachers and a psychologist and several volunteers including Miss World Trinidad & Tobago Tya Jane Ramey.


As children around the country celebrate the reopening of beaches, pools, restaurants and other public recreation spaces their parents should remain vigilant about reducing their risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus.

Trinidad-born artist Miles Regis is proving the paintbrush is mightier than the gun.

Regis, who had one of this painting commissioned by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in 2015, is once again letting his brushes do the talking as he captures the revolutionary imagery of the ongoing protest across the United States.

Videographer Leroy “Gotti” Thomas will forever be remembered as a man who relentlessly perused perfecting his craft.

The well-known television and music video producer passed away on June 20. Gotti, 50, was reportedly diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer. He was laid to rest at the San Juan Public cemetery on Thursday, following a service at St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Real Street, San Juan.