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.”
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.”
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 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.
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 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.