“WHAT are its functions? What can it do?” a young boy asked, as he peered intently at the robot in front of him. No more than ten years old, his class teacher tried in vain to get his attention. He was mesmerised by the technological marvel before him, rattling off question after question to Wepala, an innovation-focused firm that introduces pupils to STEM concepts using robotics.

This youngster’s reaction was exactly what the TEDxPortofSpain organisers had in mind when they decided to shine the spotlight on Technology (the ‘T’ in TED) by including a Tech Hub component at their most recent event. Under the overall event theme, Opportunity, the Tech Hub enabled participants to explore innovative technologies in action in Trinidad and Tobago and consider opportunities to leverage them for business, education, and social good.

As an advocate for leveraging technology in national development, TSTT, through its commercial brand, bmobile, was proud to partner with TEDxPortofSpain to host the mindset-shifting event.


Pioneering music produ­cer and living legend Kenny Phillips has stepped out from behind his famed mixing board into the bright lights of centre stage with his provocative 2020 calypso debut, “Wack Dem Kenny”.

MANY sports fans consider themselves experts on the technical prowess of local sports heroes…

With the advent of the Internet and smartphones, pornographic websites and material are more accessible now than back in the days when they were limited to ‘dirty’ magazines. 

Ganja anthems have been a staple in popular music genres for decades. Now that Trinidad and Tobago has decriminalised marijuana, making it only legal for adults to have up to 30 grammes, the “herb” has been a hot topic, and now a boon for calypsonians like Crazy (Edwin Ayoung), to pen their lyrics on the issue.

Praise and worship music has always been ”cool” says gospel singer Farenite (Samuel Selkridge).

Farenite stands at the core of a new age of local gospel singers that continue to take Christian musical themes into mainstream spaces. While the talented vocalist refuses to comment on homegrown gospel within the current Carnival context he remains adamant that the music has always been relevant.

IF STORYTELLING makes us human, then films and documentaries are the tools through which we evoke emotions, start difficult conversations and possibly even bring about change.