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Minister promises cheque for Military Museum

Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ty De­vel­op­ment Cul­ture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gads­by-Dol­ly has said that no sub­ven­tion cheque has been made out to the Ch­aguara­mas Mil­i­tary Mu­se­um but promis­es de­liv­ery as soon as re­quest­ed funds are re­leased.

On Mon­day, at the un­veil­ing of a Bust of the mu­se­um’s founder and his­to­ri­an, the Late Lieu­tenant Com­man­der Gay­lord Kelshall, his wife Lin­da Kelshall and the vice pres­i­dent Bri­an Mitchell said that no sub­ven­tion cheque was re­leased to the mu­se­um and as a re­sult had to cut its al­ready small staff.

$20 million for Tobago Heritage Festival

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert ad­mit­ted of be­ing over­joyed by giv­ing To­ba­go $20 mil­lion for its To­ba­go Her­itage Fes­ti­val, stat­ing that if he could have al­lo­cat­ed more mon­ey to the an­nu­al event, he would have.

The $20 mil­lion was a frac­tion of the monies to be dis­trib­uted to To­ba­go’s tourism sec­tor, as an ad­di­tion­al $40 mil­lion will be giv­en in the next fis­cal year for a “rolling three-year tourism plan.”

Brother: Build pan school in honour of Philmore

The broth­er of the late Ken "Pro­fes­sor" Philmore is call­ing for the es­tab­lish­ment of a steel­pan acad­e­my to be built in his broth­er's name.

Bri­an Philmore was speak­ing dur­ing a trib­ute at the Fon­claire Steel Or­ches­tra pa­n­yard in San Fer­nan­do on Tues­day which was at­tend­ed by hun­dreds of peo­ple from all walks of life, in­clud­ing for­mer pres­i­dent An­tho­ny Car­mona.

He said it was his broth­er's dream to con­struct a steel­pan school for youths.

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