The quality and history of 45 National Panorama titles will be on display when the Big 5 steelbands hit the stage at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain on October 26. The third edition of the International Steelband Foundation (ISF) annual concert series reunites east Port of Spain powerhouse bands including reigning Panorama champs BP Renegades, Desperadoes and Massy Trinidad All Stars, as well as Woodbrook-based HADCO Phase II and St Augustine-based Republic Bank Exodus. The event will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

ISF chairman Michael Marcano and his team first started the event in 2017 independently from PanTrinbago and with little to no investment from government. In three short years the Big 5 concert has grown in stature and size with increasing buy-in from both corporate T&T and the public.


Nappy’s son, Levi Mayers (stage name Levi Myaz) has assembled an all-star cast of artistes for the “Ole Time Days” concert tribute to his deceased father to be held at Kaiso Blues Café, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, tomorrow. Nappy passed away from heart complications in December 1993. He was 41.

Two of my patients, one with diabetes and kidney failure, and the other with kidney failure passed away this year. It is really sad to hear of the transitioning of patients, and both were on dialysis. Kidney disease is not an easy battle; add diabetes, and it makes matters worse.

The diminutive bartender earned that title and the $10,000 first prize at the local leg of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge, held on Monday at the Angostura Hospitality Box, Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain.