Miguel Maestre

Miguel Maestre

Miguel Maestre may not have been born in Trinidad and Tobago but he is Trini to de bone. The Toronto, Canada-born performer, the son of Trinidadian musician Antonio “Spanish” Maestre, who is himself a lifelong parandero, is in love with the music of these twin islands. For the past decade, he has carried on his father’s parang legacy in the land of his birth and now has ambitions of touring the world with his soca band.

“Sometimes when I talk, they say I fresh-water, but I feel like a Trini to the bone,” Maestre told Kitcharee in a perfect Trinidadian accent, during a recent parang music showcase at the Fiesta Plaza in MovieTowne.


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.

THERE are many reasons why the Caribbean is among the preferred destinations for tourists and travellers alike, but its appeal is not only limited to the sea, sun and sand. In this small space that is T&T one can experience greater cultural, societal, historical, religious and environmental diversity than anywhere else in the region.