well-rounded: The performers explored ska, rocksteady and reggae to dancehall, pop and hip-hop.

The singers, dancers and musicians representing Jamaica at Carifesta XIV on Monday presented an exciting show during their “Country Night” offering at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

Taking the stage last in the night’s four-island series of presen­tations, that also featured Montserrat, Anguilla and the Cayman Islands, the Jamaicans sent the audience wild with their presentation that incorporated various facets of Jamaican culture, namely the various forms of folk and popular music, as well as dance.

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Little Abary is the epitome of a small, rural farming village. Forty-three miles out from Georgetown, it is near to the popular river, bridge and creek trail that share its name. The Guyana Chronicle calls it an “enchantingly quaint and impressive village”. The villagers, the Chronicle says, depend almost entirely on their rice farming and vegetable cultivation for existence”.

THE Grassroots Organisations Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS) has been able to successfully get HIV testing, counselling and medication to the most vulnerable in society over the past year.

The quality and history of 45 National Panorama titles will be on display when the Big 5 steelbands hit the stage at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain on October 26.

PIANIST Adan Hagley is still savouring a milestone moment in his music career—the launch of his debut album Insomnia which took place last weekend at the Little Carib Theatre in Woodbrook. Joining him on stage for a night of live jazz music was a cast of multi-talented musicians from across T&T.