Frank Mannette

PROCESS BEGINS: Solid Waste Management Company Ltd employees Frank Mannette, left, and Oba Joseph look at bottles entering the compressor at the beverage recycling unit at Namdevco, Sea Lots, Port of Spain, in 2018.


The following article concludes the three-part series submitted by the Environmental Management Authority ahead of World Environment Day 2019, which was celebrated yesterday. These articles focus on the National Environmental Policy, waste recycling and biodiversity.

The Recyclable Solid Waste Collection Project, iCARE, is the first national recycling initiative in Trinidad and Tobago. Operational since 2015 and managed by the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), this Green Fund-sponsored project has been steadily progressing key objectives to expand recycling infrastructure into schools and communities, increase public awareness and participation in recycling and prepare the country for the passage of the EMA’s Waste Rules.

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SEEING a family member or a close friend suffering from a life-threatening disease provokes in us feelings of helplessness and even hopelessness. But at the National Organ Transplant Unit (NOTU) persons could help save a life and offer a loved one or a stranger a glimmer of hope. In fact, the success of the NOTU is dependent upon people registering to become living or deceased organ donors to help those in need.

THIS year’s Carifesta Youth Village will see the revival of Boy Boy and the Magic Drum, a children’s book set in T&T that tells the story of a young boy who dreams of making music with his magic drum.

Myron Bruce has an immediate social media hit on his hands with his immensely popular Extempo News. The 2018 National Extempo Monarch, best known as Myron B, has added satire to the biggest news stories on the island with the segment that first appeared on Cup of Joe on TV6 three weeks ago.

Over the next seven days, the sights, sounds, colours, tastes and cultural aspects of all the Caricom nations of the Caribbean will be represented here in Trinidad and Tobago at the 14th Caribbean Festival of The Arts—more commonly known as Carifesta XIV. The Queen’s Park Savannah has come alive.

They all call him Sugars. A teacher courtesy his life testimonies and a historian courtesy his street smarts, he is the livewire of the Bethesda village which sits between Plymouth and Arnos Vale in Tobago. That day I saw him trimming the croton tree by the villa (Tamarind House) which he maintained in the village. He smiled widely when he introduced himself using his real name- Sydney Jefferson Grant.