Bocas Lit Fest
Back in early April, it was announced that books by three writers from T&T made the shortlist for the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, sponsored by One Caribbean Media.
This is the first time in the history of the prize, first awarded in 2011, that writers from a single Caribbean country have won all three categories (poetry, non-fiction, fiction), forming the shortlist for the overall award. The three books have since gone through the final round of judging, vying for the overall award of US$10,000. The winner will be announced and the prize presented tomorrow during the NGC Bocas Lit Fest.
Yesterday, we featured the winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize, non-fiction category - Kevin Adonis Browne for his book High Mas. Continuing with our effort to highlight the 2019 OCM Bocas winners, as part of our OCM-Bocas partnership, we'll be featuring readings during this segment from the remaining two prize-winning books. One set with us are participants in the CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature. We have Diana McCaulay-2019 CODE Burt Award finalist; 2015 CODE Burt Award winner, Tamika Gibson; 2019 CODE Burt Award finalist; 2016 CODE Burt Award winner and Jeanelle Frontin-2019 CODE Burt Award winner.
War Of Wheels
The 'War of Wheels Motorsport Festival' is happening on Sunday at La Vega Estate, Gran Couva from 11:00 am to 9:00pm.What kind of aerial tricks can we look forward to from the Freestyle Motocross teams? We are joined by Geoff Gaskin - Stunt Riders and Quincy Martin – Promoter.
CARICOM Heads Security Meeting
The 19th Special Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM on Security, takes place today at Hilton Trinidad. There's no doubt that issues relating to Venezuela will also be in the mix. We are joined on set by Allen Chastanet, the Prime Minister of St. Lucia.