Holy Name hosts building fund art auction

Holy Name Con­vent has em­barked on a school ex­pan­sion dri­ve to build more teach­ing spaces to en­sure the rich lega­cy of the Do­mini­can Sis­ters con­tin­ues in its dri­ve to ed­u­cate the young women of Trinidad and To­ba­go.

Com­ment­ing on the school's rich tra­di­tion in ed­u­ca­tion via a me­dia re­lease, chair­man of the Build­ing Ver­i­tas Fund, Ian Ben­jamin, ex­plained, “We are proud of the tremen­dous her­itage that Holy Name Con­vent has. Its phys­i­cal space has proven to be a sa­cred space that al­lows our young women to blos­som and grow in ser­vice.”

$20 million for Tobago Heritage Festival

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert ad­mit­ted of be­ing over­joyed by giv­ing To­ba­go $20 mil­lion for its To­ba­go Her­itage Fes­ti­val, stat­ing that if he could have al­lo­cat­ed more mon­ey to the an­nu­al event, he would have.

The $20 mil­lion was a frac­tion of the monies to be dis­trib­uted to To­ba­go’s tourism sec­tor, as an ad­di­tion­al $40 mil­lion will be giv­en in the next fis­cal year for a “rolling three-year tourism plan.”

Brother: Build pan school in honour of Philmore

The broth­er of the late Ken "Pro­fes­sor" Philmore is call­ing for the es­tab­lish­ment of a steel­pan acad­e­my to be built in his broth­er's name.

Bri­an Philmore was speak­ing dur­ing a trib­ute at the Fon­claire Steel Or­ches­tra pa­n­yard in San Fer­nan­do on Tues­day which was at­tend­ed by hun­dreds of peo­ple from all walks of life, in­clud­ing for­mer pres­i­dent An­tho­ny Car­mona.

He said it was his broth­er's dream to con­struct a steel­pan school for youths.

Opposition Leader saddened by passing of "musical giant"

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she was saddened to learn of the passing of pan legen Ken 'Professor' Philmore.

Philmore died at the San Fernando General Hospital this morning following injuries sustained in a vehicular accident on Monday.

Persad-Bissessar issued the following tribute on Sunday.

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ken “Professor” Philmore, and I join in paying tribute to a musical giant and distinguished son of Trinidad and Tobago, one who has made immense contributions to steelpan music and culture.

PM offers condolences on passing of 'Professor' Philmore

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has offered condolences on the passing of pan extraordinaire Ken 'Professor' Philmore.

The Office of the Prime Minister issued the following statement Sunday afternoon.

"Today I join with the national community and the worldwide steelpan fraternity in mourning the untimely passing of legendary pannist and arranger, Ken “Professor” Philmore.

Mr. Philmore, a beloved son of South Trinidad, began honing his skills on the national instrument at a very early age and went on to establish himself as one of the premiere names in pan.

Communications Minister issues condolences on Philmore's passing

Communications Minister Stuart Young has issued condolences on the passing of pannit Ken 'Professor' Philmore.

Philmore died at the San Fernando General Hospital.

The following is the minister's statement.

"It is with deep sadness the Minister of Communications, the Honourable Stuart Young extends condolences to the family of ace pannist, Ken “Professor” Philmore who died at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital earlier today.