Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tribute to literary mentor

Tomorrow as he is formerly recognised in the UNESCO Memory of the World regional inscriptions, as Chair of the National Commission for UNESCO, I pay tribute to a poet and literary giant who has been one of my mentors in many ways including literary activism. Can I pay any more fitting a tribute than to present his life's work for all of us who have been aspiring to become writers? #AnsonGonzalez  what should I say?....more... @krisramp @lolleaves #Demokrissy
See: Inscription-of-collecitons-of-poet

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

When the strongest among us are felled For MarciaHenville

The world, the world of women whose causes you championed and the media world are so much poorer from losing you. When the strongest among us are felled; and at a time when the media world is struggling for a moral centre; when the bedroom becomes a battlefield and a fiery furnace; the champions against violence become its victims, we need to step back and ponder. I have been too numbed by shock at news of the murder of #MarciaHenville all weekend ... a newswoman making the news now in the news and in the most tragic of ways. And at a time when the the media needs that kind of boldness bravery and strength. Marcia's warmth shone through her tireless championing of and for the best in us. What a loss and what a way to go. RIP my friend. @krisramp @lolleaves

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Raoul Pantin journalist social chronicler RIP

Journalist author and playwright Raoul Pantin passed away last night. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. He was a social chronicler and an institution of memory of Independence, the Black Power Revolution and the 1990 attempted coup. Apart from his journalism I admired his tenacity over the last year against drinking. Share your thoughts here. May he RIP @lolleaves @krisramp #Demokrissy #MediaEducation #CaribbeanHeritage

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

First Chair National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago

The National Museum and Art Gallery was originally established as the Royal Victoria Institute in 1892.  For the first time in the history of its existence, a Board of Management will be established to oversee the operations of the institution. The first Chair of the Board is Dr Kris Rampersad. The Board of the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago will be responsible for the preservation, research, presentation and interpretation of significant and representative collections housed at the museum.This inaugural board of the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago will work in accordance with the National Museum and Art Gallery Act of 2000, to facilitate the growth and sustainable development of the National Museum through policy development in areas of: Human Resources, Collection Management and Museum Education and Programming. As the inaugural Board after a hiatus of over a decade, there is no doubt that any member of this Board, must be willing to give of their time and intellectual resources in order to safely enhance the work of the Museum as a tool for social change and custodian of our tangible and intangible heritage.

Receiving instruments of appointment as Chair of the Board of National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Kris Rampersad from Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration, the Honourable Rodger Samuels