Students entertain hundreds on pan at ‘Logos Hope’


The sweet sound of pan filled the air on board the MV Logos Hope on Thursday January 9, 2020, as pupils from St Ursula’s Girls’ Anglican and Moruga Government Primary schools entertained hundreds of persons visiting the non-profit mobile bookstore.

The Multicultural Music Programme Unit (MMPU) of the Ministry of Education organised the initiative. It provided an opportunity for our pupils to display their musical talents using the national instrument.

Thousands of our pupils from schools across the country will have the opportunity to visit the MV Logos Hope while it is docked in Port of Spain from January 2 to 26, 2020. The School Supervision Division of the Ministry of Education is liaising with the principals for pupils to visit the ship.

Members of the Strategic Executive Team of the Ministry of Education met with representatives of the ship on Friday December 6, 2019, at the Education Towers Port of Spain, to coordinate the involvement of the nation’s schools and pupils and how the Ministry can support the Logos Hope team during their stay in Trinidad.


Sam Boodram will always be remembered as the grandfather of chutney music. He was an icon. His songs will live forever.

That’s how an emotional Nisha Bissambhar (Nisha B) summed up the memory of her Uncle Sam following the death of the chuntey music legend. The local music icon passed away on Tuesday two weeks shy of his 87th birthday.

A monthly roundup of news about Caribbean books and writers, presented by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest

Welcome to the latest installment of the Bocas Book Bulletin, a monthly roundup of Caribbean literary news, curated by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, and published in the Sunday Express.

FIVE years ago, Reshmi Rampersad took her love for food and turned it into the highly popular YouTube channel Taste of Trini.

From her tiny apartment in New York City and with some gentle prodding from her husband Kevin, Reshmi began documenting her culinary adventures as she navigated the fascinating, multicultural and flavourful world of West Indian cuisine.

She is a modern day Michelangelo, popularly known as Lethe (also named Jeanine Lethe Crouch). Her subject matter epitomises the moments and experiences that define her inner thoughts which captivate the onlooker.

That exclamation from soca pioneer Errol Asche always brings a smile to the face of Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Orginsation (TUCO) President Brother Resistance (Lutalo Masimba).

It’s a greeting that dates back to their years growing up in Laventille to which the rapso man would respond: “First time”.