Nigel Campbell, from left

TALKING MUSIC IN T&T: Jazz concert promoter and music critic, Nigel Campbell, from left, leads yesterday’s discussion that featured Mark Lyndersay, Gary Hector, Ruth Osman-Rose and Sharda Patasar. –Photo: MICHAEL MONDEZIE

Honesty in artistic expression and authenticity of self are the most important markings of a genuine artiste.

That was the consensus coming out of a spirited exchange yesterday between musical artistes from different genres, in the AV room of the National Library and Information System Authority (Nalis), corner Hart and Abercromby Streets, Port of Spain.


The Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Carissa F Etienne, said the response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas must include chronic disease care, as one in four people are at increased risk of poor outcomes from Covid-19 due to underlying noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)

The show must go on. Even in a pandemic.

Veteran actresses/producers Penelope Spencer and Cecilia Salazar are determined to make that old show business adage true as they prepare to debut their latest theatrical production online.

THE medieval emperor Charlemagne once said, “To know a second language is to possess a second soul.”

Family practitioner Dr Visham Bhimull has personally experienced the truth of those words. He speaks several languages but two languages in particular—Caribbean Hindustani and Hindi speak to his soul because they are the languages of his ancestors. Having a command of those languages has helped the physician to fully embrace his Indo-Trinidadian identity and honour the legacy of those who came before him.