Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts


“Treasures from the Hideaway” — Something for your Carnival 2016 calendar

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Dr. Slinger Francisco is known most widely and affectionately as “The Mighty Sparrow.” A cultural icon of Trinidad & Tobago and one of our greatest performers, his personal collection of memorabilia is a living legacy of the numerous accomplishments and distinctions his musical greatness has earned. This impressive collection has been acquired by the Research Read More

Bois continues this Friday in Arima

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  The National Stickfight Competition got off to a great start on Friday night in St. Mary’s Moruga.  Four gayelles have made it to the semi-finals : Longdenville, Valiant Brothers, Grand Couva and St Mary’s.  The semi-final round of this year’s competition will take place at Arima Basketball Court on Friday January 22  with an admission Read More

Obatala Festival comes to Woodbrook

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This weekend the Orisa community will celebrate the Obatala Festival at Ita Oosa Shrine, 51 Alberto Street, Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain. Obatala, the Orisa of creation and father of all Orisas is also connected to our traditional Carnival celebrations. Trinidad and Tobago Carnival far from being just a fete, has always had spiritual elements drawing from our rich and Read More

i-Create Culture – Conversation with Freddie Kissoon

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  In April 2015 the National Theatre Arts Company of Trinidad and Tobago had the pleasure of staging a production of Calabash Alley, originally written as a radio serial by Trinidad born playwright and actor Freddie Kissoon. Freddie Kissoon has given us a legacy of local theatrical work that tells our stories while staying true to who Read More

Mentoring by the Masters – Minister’s Message

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Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts   The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts is honoured to present the third award ceremony for the Mentoring by the Masters Programme. The significance of knowledge transfer continues to resonate throughout this programme, as it allows for meaningful interactions Read More

Taking A Closer Look at the Birth of the Mentoring by the Masters Trophy

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The entire Mentoring by the Masters series is built upon honouring legacy and ensuring continuity of certain skills within the local landscape. Since inception of the programme, each selected mentor is presented with a hand-crafted, sculpted trophy at a special award ceremony at the close of each mentoring cycle. We thought it would be wonderful Read More

Virtual Exhibition entitled “The 1990 Coup: A Retrospective” launched by the Remember When Institute

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The Remember When Institute of the Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism, in keeping with its mandate to preserve and promote our nation’s unique tangible and intangible heritage, proudly offers a new virtual exhibition: The 1990 Coup: A Retrospective. This ground-breaking presentation takes the form of an interactive multimedia webpage which recounts the various happenings, during Read More

Professional Arts Profile – Ralph Campbell

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The spotlight is on the current Director of the National Theatre Arts Company as the team prepares for a public performance of “Berlin on a Donkey.” Ralph Campbell is a practicing artist in the fields of acting, drama and community theatre Development. He appeared as Inspector Barrow in the command performance production of “Dance Meh Read More