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Photo Gallery: Here are the 10 finalists for Miss World T&T

The 10 finalists for the Miss T&T World Pageant have been selected.

The candidates were chosen at a national screening held on May 5th, and will now go forward to compete in the final on June 8th.

The organisers say the candidates will now embark on an intense training and development programme starting from today.

They will make their first public appearances in a ceremony where they will be sashed according to the communities they represent, at O2 N' Style Me Caribbean next Saturday at O2 Park.

Saint Lucia Jazz ends on high note of praise

Sounds of praise went up on Sun­day from the fi­nal venue which host­ed the grand fi­nale of the 2019 Saint Lu­cia Jazz Fes­ti­val.

Shangri-La Es­tate in Rod­ney Bay, Saint Lu­cia, was the home to Chris­tians and non-Chris­tians alike who came out to sup­port and en­joy the fi­nal show of the six-day fes­ti­val which be­gan last Tues­day.

From far, some of the el­der­ly came with their walk­ers, while fam­i­lies brought pic­nic blan­kets and chairs to make their time spent "in the house of God" a com­fort­able one.

Reeves in emotional Jazz tribute to mom

In her clear, crisp voice, five-time Gram­my-award win­ner Di­anne Reeves man­aged to get all the way to the end of her trib­ute song to her moth­er, ti­tled “I Re­mem­ber,” be­fore she briefly broke down at Jazz at the Lin­coln Cen­ter, The Ramp, Rod­ney Bay, at the Saint Lu­cia Jazz Fes­ti­val. Be­fore pre­sent­ing the of­fer­ing on Fri­day night, she told the au­di­ence the day marked the an­niver­sary of her moth­er’s tran­si­tion–a woman who in many ways, she said, was the pil­lar that held her up.

Mya cops Point Fortin Borough Queen title

Eigh­teen-year-old Mya Bartholomew of Aripero Vil­lage, Rousil­lac was crowned Miss Point Fortin Bor­ough Queen 2019.

The Up­per Six pupil of Holy Faith Con­vent, Pe­nal drew a step clos­er to take the ti­tle at the Point Fortin East Sec­ondary School as she ap­peared in each seg­ment of the show last Sat­ur­day.

Each del­e­gate on the night of the show rep­re­sent­ed a Caribbean coun­try. Bartholomew rep­re­sent­ed Do­mini­ca.

It's now an easy road - Buju gets official clearance into T&T

National Security Minister Stuart Young, has approved the entry into Trinidad and Tobago of entertainers, Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder and Luciano ahead of Sunday's "I Am Legend" concert.

The approval is for the period April 19 to 22, 2019.

The statement from the Ministry of National Security said that it is to facilitate the trio’s performance in the concert at the Queen’s Park Savannah on April 21.

More seats for Easter, Tobago Jazz

Caribbean Airlines says it will add new seats to the domestic air bridge for the Easter and Jazz weekends.

The airline says it has entered into a wet lease agreement with Danish Air Transport.

This wet lease will be solely dedicated to the operation of the domestic air bridge between Trinidad and Tobago, and will run from April 17 – September 08, 2019, to cover major peak travel periods.

Buju can't legally enter T&T but Young prepared to grant exemption

Buju Banton's criminal record does not give him legal access to Trinidad and Tobago because of this country's immigration laws.

But, if you're one of the thousands lining up to see him perform on Easter Sunday, don't let your heart fail as yet.

Minister of National Security, Stuart Young says he is prepared to give Buju an exemption to enter the country so that the concert can go on.

The minister was asked about the issue at today's post-Cabinet news conference.

"Buju Banton falls foul of our immigration laws in T&T," Minister Young said.

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