Celebrated on 1 August to commemorate the end of slavery in the British colonies (1838), Emancipation Day — a public holiday —
By many accounts, Laventille got its name by the corruption of the French word “La Ventaille”. It has been said that the northeast trade winds blow towards this part of the island of Trinidad before reaching any other part of Port-of-Spain–hence the metaphorical name La Ventaille (“The Vent”). The residents of “The Hill” are fortunate to have a very rich history.
Trinidad and Tobago is the best Caribbean Carnival in the world. Many carnivals across the world have based their celebrations on Trinidad’s Carnival.
Sports Minister chastises ‘grown folks’ in sport.
MINISTER of Sport and Youth Affairs Shamfa Cudjoe made a plea to “grown folks” to allow children in sport to be the centre of attention, by getting rid of all the egos and the drama behind the scenes.