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.
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.”
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.