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New 'Jazz on the Beach' venue
Patrons accustomed to the 2-day
Mt Irvine Jazz, which forms part of
the 'Tobago Jazz Experience', will
have to trek to the Rex Turtle Beach
to enjoy this year's event which has
been renamed 'Tobago Beach Jazz'.
The new venue- Turtle Beach,
Courland Bay -is located two minutes
away from the previous one and boasts
of similar ambience.
The event's sponsor, Bmobile, con-
tinues to be part of the posh beach
party which is the brainchild of Carl
At a press conference to announce
the venue change, Turtle Beach
Hotel's, General Manager, Leslie
Amedee, said the hotel chain was
happy to be part of the fringe jazz
event. "The Turtle Beach Rex Resort
provides a venue that suits and accom-
modates everything for this event."
In addressing the media, Beaver
Henderson indicated that for 2017 the
event will be changed based on feed-
back from clients.
He said it will remain as a 2-day
event and clients can expect a lot of
live entertainment and jazz music
featuring renowned saxophonist Artu-
ro Tappin, gifted trumpeter Elan Trot-
man, Queen of local jazz Vaughnette
Bigford, Kay Alleyne, local Frank Sina-
tra Kelvin Hutting, Tobago INXS and
young musicians from the University
of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT).
Beaver Henderson, who has been a
musician for the past 46 years, said
that patrons can expect a variety of
music over the 2 days, from as far
back as the 70s with hits from groups
such as Earth Wind and Fire, Chica-
go and Cool and the Gang.
He thanked bmobile for their con-
tinued support and partnership.
Bmobile's, Enterprise Marketing and
Communications Manager, TSTT,
Tobago Operations- Onica Blackman
-- said the company agreed with Mr
Henderson that the 'Tobago Beach
Jazz' is a unique Caribbean experience.
She also said the company appre-
ciated " the diversity of talent that
(the) event showcases" as it allowed
them " to contribute to the Tobago
Blackman also noted that the expe-
rience the Tobago Beach Jazz provides
for its clients, mirrors and embodies
the bmobile concept of, "Life Is On".
There is an added dimension to this
year's Tobago Beach Jazz as bmobile
will work with the Tobago based art
students, to create a mural aimed to
represent how Tobago has success-
fully balanced its development with
Designer, Marlon Darbeau will cre-
ate the nature and spirit of this year's
The Bethel Village Council and
the Citizen Security Programme
have embarked on a project to
engender community pride.
The program will result in the
names of community heroes, who
have made extraordinary contribu-
tions, being placed on a plaque in
The Digicel Foundation project
through their EPIC (Extraordinary
Projects Impacting Communities)
grant scheme will facilitate the pro-
The Village Council believes that
the monument will regenerate a
sense of togetherness in the com-
Digicel Foundation Senior Project
Officer Cindyann Currency met with
Mr Cloyd Williams, President of the
Bethel Village Council earlier this
month, to present a cheque of
$119,000 to begin the partnership.
The funding will not only be used
for the completion of the monument
but will also outfit the Communi-
ty Centre's Administrative office.
Expressing gratitude for the com-
pany's efforts, Mr. Williams said
the council was happy "to build to
private sector relationships" and "is
looking forward to working with the
Digicel Foundation to further devel-
The Digicel Foundation's EPIC
programme in partnership with
Strictly FX, Rene Sound & Vision
and Vantage View was launched last
year. The Programme encourages
representatives of non--governmen-
tal, community and faith-based
organisations to put forward pro-
posals for the refurbishment of
indoor and outdoor community
spaces, with the aim of enriching
the lives of those communities.
Seated at the Head Table, from Left to Right: Designer Marlon Darbeau, Musician Carl Beaver Henderson,
General Manager of Turtle Beach Rex Resort Leslie Amedee, TSTT Tobago Operations Marketing Coordinator
Jamilla Warrick and Beach House Entertainment's Curtis Popplewell.
Tobago's maxi taxi drivers, employed by the THA to transport children to school, staged a quiet protest along
the Claude Noel Highway last week to highlight the non-payment of their monthly fees since January 2017.
They have since been paid all outstanding fees and are back to work.
Maxi Taxi drivers
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