Dr. Dilip Dan, Sat Maharaj

TO some, the letting go of academic staff at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) may seem like “ethnic cleansing”, a University of the West Indies (UWI) department head said on Saturday evening at the Radisson hotel in Port of Spain, 11 days before the country celebrates Indian Arrival Day.

Prof Dilip Dan, head of the Clinical Surgical Sciences Department at The University of the West Indies (UWI), was listing the topics he was staying away from, but in so doing, qualified them with brief descriptions.


We need to get our act together.

That was the rallying call to calypso practitioners and administrators from newly-­crowned National Calypso Monarch Terri Lyons.

Terri Lyons is the 2020 National Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago.

Lyons, 37, was a clear winner with two unbeatable performances of her songs, “Obeah” and “Meghan My Dear”, at the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (Tuco)-organised competition on Thursday evening at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

IT seemed like the Karukera One Love Music Festival could not escape controversy as the Carnival event, which was scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at Maracas Bay, got off to a late start yesterday.

ELEVEN-TIME Panorama champion Desperadoes Steel Orchestra is getting a new home.

The band moved from the hills of Laventille to downtown Port of Spain in 2015 because of space and crime concerns.

POLICE officers intervened yesterday when a party vessel left the Port of Spain harbour for a fete at sea with more passengers than it was certified to carry.