Calypso Rose wins World Music Award in France

Veteran Calypsonian Calypso Rose has won the World Album of the Year award at the Victoire de la Musique award ceremony in France.

The award is considered the French equivalent of a Grammy award.


Rose's album, Far from Home, competed against rock group Acid Arab  with their album "Music of France" and Rokia Traore with her album "Born So."

Far From home, the platinum-selling album was released on the Because Music label on June 3, 2016.

Air Guard wins international helicopter award for humanitarian services

The Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard has won an international award from Helicopter Association International for humanitarian service.

An article appearing on the website today, says the Air Guard won the award for providing invaluable services far beyond the shores of Trinidad and Tobago.

The following is the article announcing the award.

Photo album: Dookeran gets India's highest overseas award

Former Government Minister Winston Dookeran has been awarded India's highest award conferred on persons of East Indian descent who live outside of India.

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2017 ceremony was held in Bengaluru, India on Monday.


The following are photos of Dookeran at the awards ceremony.