Olivia dreams of using her voice to escape the poverty in which she was born. Her mother is conservative and believes her daughter should only lift her voice in religious praise. The contrasting life views put a serious strain on their relationship.

That in a nutshell is the storyline of Kevin Adams’ feature film Queen of Soca. Adams’ film took the Lord Kitchener Auditorium audience through a emotional roller coaster, on Wednesday, at its world premiere at the Carifesta edition of the trinidad + tobago film festival, at the National Academy of the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain.

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Love the idea of growing tomatoes, but not sure where to start? Grab a pot and some cherry tomato seedlings. They’re amazingly easy to grow, and even one plant will bear a steady crop of bite-size fruits all season.

Rock music (or more accurately: roots-rock) hit Carifesta perhaps for the first time since the inception of the regional festival during one of the “Elemental Series” nights held recently at the Big Black Box on Murray Street in Woodbrook.

IT’S common knowledge that not all children learn at the same pace. As a result, some fall behind and are forced to catch up while others slip through the cracks of the education system.