Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts

CULTURE DIVISION

Dr. Suzanne Burke

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Dr. Suzanne Burke is a Lecturer in Cultural Studies attached to the Department of Literary, Communication and Cultural Studies, UWI, St. Augustine. She was formally trained in the areas of Psychology (B.A. – York University, Canada), Development Studies (M.A. Cum Laude – ISS, Netherlands), and Sociology (PhD – Essex University, UK). Her research focuses on Read More

Meiling

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Very few people in the Caribbean are automatically known by their first name and Meiling (Esau) is the tour de force behind the premier fashion house, not only in Trinidad but throughout the Caribbean and South America. Since 1983, Meiling has worked closely with Emmy Award-winning costume designer, Peter Minshall on his Carnival productions and Read More

Eintou Pearl Springer

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Eintou Pearl Springer is an internationally recognised poet, playwright, award winning actress and traditional storyteller. As a librarian, she conceptualised and developed the National Heritage Library of Trinidad and Tobago (NALIS) and retired as its first director. She is an Associate of the Library Association of Great Britain (1970) and holds an M. Phil from Read More

Felix Edinborough

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Felix has committed himself to delivering the best pierrot grenade there could ever be in the Caribbean region for the past 31 years. He has travelled to several countries in Europe and North America, representing Trinidad & Tobago at cultural festivals and educating people on the history of this Carnival character. It was while performing Read More

Wendell Manwarren

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Wendell Roger Manwarren is a singer, writer, producer, teacher, sound designer and director. Having been involved in the theatre and the performing arts for the past 30 years, Mr. Manwarren has had the opportunity to work with and learn from the very best Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean has to offer. Having cut his Read More

Simeon Sandiford

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Simeon Louis Sandiford, Managing Director of Sanch Electronix Limited, is a voting member of The Recording Academy USA, a publisher member of the Copyright Music Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago, a life member of the UWI Alumni Association and a 50th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Awardee of The UWI, St. Augustine Campus. Sandiford developed National Standards Read More

Sharon Pitt

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Sharon Pitt is a well-known presenter and master of ceremonies for many major social and cultural events, most notably the annual National Panorama Steelband Festival. She has an award winning career that spans over 30 years. She began her career at the National Broadcasting Service Radio 610 as a news reporter, worked her way up Read More

Lionel Jagessar Snr.

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Lionel Jagessar Snr. is a recipient of a Humming Bird silver medal award in 1999 and one of the premier mas designers in the Carnival arena. He does Native American mas (commonly referred to as “Indian Mas”) and is an icon in south Trinidad. The band leader, designer and chairman of Lionel Jagessar and Associates Read More

Rosalind Gabriel

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Rosalind Gabriel is a well-known expert in the creation of Children’s Carnival costumes and bands as she has over 40 years of experience and innovative skills, which allowed her to showcase her artistic talents. She has won many competitions and she is the only Bandleader in Children’s Carnival ever to produce a Trilogy, honouring the Read More

Janice Patricia McLeod

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  Janice Patricia Price McLeod is the Chief Priestess and founder of Ile Eko Sango/Osun Mil’osa and Irentegbe situated at Santa Cruz, Trinidad. Commonly known as Sangowunmi, Mrs. McLeod is a certified practitioner in the fields of physiotherapy, osteopathy and naturopathy. Additionally, she worked at the Princess Elizabeth Centre, Government and Private hospitals, The Elixir Read More

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