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Animae Caribe takes Caribbean animation to the world
IN the media, image is everything, but the image often show in cartoons rarely include black and brown bodies. The University of TT (UTT) through Animae Caribe is pushing to have more representation of the Caribbean and the diaspora in animation worldwide.
Last Wednesday Animae Caribe held the opening screening at the Government Campus Plaza, Richmond Street, Port of Spain. The audience was treated to short animated films from local, regional, African and black American filmmakers.
Camille Selvon Abrahams, programme coordinator for animation studies at the UTT said content creation is key to helping develop identity in the Caribbean.
“When a child sees beauty as something other than themselves, then of course that is a pain they would have to live with.
[caption id="attachment_781980" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The Animae Caribe team at the Opening Screening at the Government Plaza, Richmond Street, Port of Spain.[/caption]
“They would think and feel that what they see in the mirror, that is not what is beautiful. Therefore it is important that we show our beauty, because it is what the younger generation, that is where the media is their life. Social media is their life.
“We have to push our images out there that is reflective of who we are. It is really important,” she told Newsday in an interview.
That night was the Caribbean premier of Hair Love by US director Matthew Cherry, a Sony backed film about a little girl who gets her father to comb her hair.
The show promotes self-love and challenges gender norms. Substance by Jamaal Bradley and Michael Yates showed two brothers fighting over one brother’s substance abuse problem.
[caption id="attachment_781985" align="alignnone" width="929"] The Mighty Grand Piton by Wesley Louis.[/caption]
Mighty Grand Piton by Wesley Louis was also shown. It is a proof of concept piece about a Transformer-like robot set in St Lucia.
Malika Warrior Queen by Nigerian director Niyi Akinmolayan is a stunningly beautiful show of a powerful African queen in the 1400s. Kenny and Brown Bear by Kendell Boodoo was the opening act of the the festival.
Boodoo is autistic, and his film tell the story of his trip to New York when he was six-years-old.
While the sun, sea and sand aesthetic of the Caribbean is often perpetuated, island life and the stories of the Caribbean person is not often told. Abrahams said a show like The Mighty Grand Piton had to be celebrated by Animae Caribe. She said it meant a lot to Louis, who is based in London, for his show to be screened in front of a Caribbean audience.
“It is about content. It is about our intellectual property.... We think the world is ready for our voices, you saw it there, you saw the reaction, the laughter, the crying, and it was all our stories every single one, the diaspora is us.”
This year, Abrahams said Animae Caribe is all about content creation and selling their work. The are working with the Caribbean Export Development Agency to take proof of concept films to Germany. The agency is taking products such as music, fashion, chocolate, rum and animation to international buyers. They are working on taking ten animators to Germany where buyers such as Sesame Street and Netflix can get exposed to Caribbean animation.
“The intention is to expose our ideas. We are very young in the game, but we believe that we are able to sell products. If you get companies like Netflix very interested in a project, our next step is to create the project. If Netflix wants it, we create it. That’s how the industry works. So you don’t create 52 series and just try to sell it. What you do is create an idea, a very succinct idea, and you sell that idea, like Piton. I am trying to get Piton to go with us to Germany. When I saw it first, I thought this better make it to TV.”
[caption id="attachment_781982" align="alignnone" width="937"] The Mighty Grand Pitton.[/caption]
At the launch she also said the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is partnering with UTT to fund an outsourcing studio at the Tamana campus so there would be opportunities for people who have ideas to work at the physical space. UTT animation students would also have the opportunity to be hired to do the jobs.
On Friday, eight groups from around the Caribbean pitched their ideas after five days of training in writing for animated series and game design prototyping by Sony Pictures Animation’s Tyree Dillihay and game design expert Eric Elder. The winning pitch will receive US$10,000.
A rich swathe of talent is rocking the Carifesta XIV literary programme. The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, on behalf of Carifesta XIV, excitedly welcomed award-winning Kenya author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, who spoke at the of launch of the Lines of Life project and memorial lecture at the University of the West Indies on Saturday. Ngugi will close the New Daughters of Africa event tomorrow from 6-7.30 pm.
The literary programme, featuring daily back-to-back readings at the Grand Market in the Savannah, got off to a heady start with TT writer Earl Lovelace on Saturday evening, joined over the weekend by a host of favourite local and prize-winning regional writers. And to bring down the curtain on an ambitious and unprecedented literature programme on August 24 at 4 pm, will be Paul Keens-Douglas, presenting his inimitable talk tent style event Let’s Tell Stories.
[caption id="attachment_781971" align="alignnone" width="576"] Brian London[/caption]
In between, oral tradition adherents are getting their fix with midnight robber renditions and pieces inspired by the classic bookman folk character and tonight at 6 pm with an amusing but trenchant Extempo Debate between Myron B, 2018 Extempo Monarch, and current Monarch Brian London – the debate is a very popular fixture in TT’s annual literary festival the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, and for Carifesta XIV will focus on What Caribbean Means and the elusive unity that we seek.
Among the stars still to come in the festival lineup are 2017 winner of the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature: Jamaican Kei Miller and 2019 winner Kevin Adonis Browne, for High Mas. Browne will be reading as part of the cultural showcase, Umoja: Thicker Than Water, tonight at Queen’s Hall at 7 pm.
The Friday evening lime at 6 pm in the Book Fair tent will feature the some of best spoken word performers in the region.
Showcasing their clever art will be a host of winners of the annual First Citizens National Poetry Slam and visiting performers of this hugely popular genre of speaking out.
With over 100 confirmed readers of fiction, non-fiction, spoken word performance, and poetry, including prize-winning writers, taking part in the Open Mic and curated sessions daily from 12 pm, there are dozens of readers daily and something in every genre for each appreciative ear.
There’s also the chance to meet the authors and buy their books at the Grand Market Book Fair in the Queen’s Park Savannah.
Patrons can access and download the full festival programme via the official app, available for both Android (Google Play) and Apple (iOS) and get the detailed literary programme at www.bocaslitfest.com/carifesta.
It’s all free and no tickets are required for literary events.
KIDNEY stones are very common in TT and by extension, so is stone pain (called renal colic). Among persons who have experienced both, the comment is often made that renal colic is worse than labour pains.
How does renal colic present?
The pain is usually excruciating and usually feels like it is in the back going towards the groin. As the stone moves through the tract, the location of the pain may change. Renal colic comes on in waves and the patient often feels unable to lie still. This pain may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting and there is often blood in the urine. As the stone is about to enter the bladder, patients often complain of having a sensation to urinate very often but nothing comes – this is due to irritation. In infected cases, patients may have fever and chills and this is very serious.
Not all back pain is due to kidney stones
Most people automatically ascribe back pain to kidney stones but a number of conditions may cause pain in the back. Mechanical back pain is common and patients note pain with activity and may even have radiation down the legs. Appendicitis and gallstones may also mimic kidney stones. In women, tubal pregnancies may cause similar symptoms and in men, testicular problems may also cause acute back pain. Inflammation and other conditions of the colon may present in similar fashion as can swellings (aneurysms) of the aorta. This is why it is important for your doctor to take a good history and examine you properly.
How is suspected colic treated?
You will need medication for the pain and the most useful class of drugs is the NSAID group which includes drugs such as ibuprofen and diclofenac. Sometimes the pain may be so severe that opiates like morphine may be necessary. You may also require medication to help with vomiting. If you have fever and sepsis, you will need urgent antibiotics and special culture tests of the blood and urine looking for bacteria. You will also require basic blood tests to look for inflammation and to test your kidney function and blood sugar. You will need imaging to confirm that you have stones or whether your pain may be due to something else. The best investigation to look for stones is a CT scan as this is more accurate than an ultrasound and gives us much more information. You may also require an X-ray.
If your pain settles and your stone is in the urine pipe on the way down to the bladder, you may be allowed to pass it naturally with a repeat scan or X-ray in a few weeks. Not all stones can be allowed to pass in this way – they should be under one centimetre with no pain or signs of infection before this is allowed. You may be prescribed certain medication to aid passage. If your pain does not settle or if you show signs of infection or kidney damage, you will require admission. If your kidney is swollen and infected due to the stone, this is an emergency. In these cases you will require placement of a stent (a thin plastic tube) into the ureter (kidney pipes) or a thin tube called a nephrostomy is placed through the skin directly into the kidney. The stent is placed through the urine passage with the aid of cameras – no cut is made. The purpose of these two procedures is to drain the infected kidney. Definitive treatment will take place once you have recovered from the infection. Stents on their own are not definitive treatment for stones and need to be changed every few months until your stone is treated. We discussed treatment options in a previous article. If you have a stent in and it has been more than six months since it was last changed (unless it is an annual stent) please check with your urologist.
Satyendra Persaud MBBS DM(Urol) FCCS FRCS (Eng) lcturer in urology/DM urology coordinator University of the West Indies St Augustine, TT
Millennium Basketball hosts ex-NBA G League player
Former NBA G League and 2019 Summer League centre Johnny Hamilton was the toast of his local teammates as the Millennium Basketball Academy held a reunion, at Kaiso Blues Cafe, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, last Tuesday.
Hamilton, who played in the NBA G League with Grand Rapids Drive and Milwaukee Bucks in the Summer League in Las Vegas, joined his former coaches and players for an evening of fun and celebration.
The seven foot player who hails from Rio Claro was celebrating his one year contract to play in the Turkish Basketball Super League with Darussafaka Takfen in Instanbul.
The humble 25-year-old player said he has not given up on his dream to play in the NBA but will use this as a part of his development before going back to the United States of America.
Several coaches at the reunion heaped praised on Hamilton for his conviction and steadfastness in going after his goal. They all sang praises to both Hamilton and his family for keeping the TT flag flying on the international basketball scene.
Hamilton thanked his fellow teammates and coaches for all they have done for him to date. He leaves for Turkey this week on another phase of his journey.
THE TOP seeds, in both boys and girls singles categories, advanced to the respective second rounds at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour J5 Tacarigua, which continued yesterday at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua. Paul Colin (France), Christian Kuehne (Switzerland), Maxime Mareschal-Hay (Canada) and Donte Armbrister (Bahamas) all had comfortable straight-set victories in … Continue reading Top seeds advance in J5 Tacarigua
My name is Simone Pierre and I am a waitress at a restaurant in a luxury Tobago hotel.
I come from Cunupia, real countryside. Girl days was in Penal, the home of doubles, alloo pie, everything.
I moved from there to Cunupia. I actually went to Siparia Seventh Day Adventists Primary and then Palo Seco Secondary.
I’m a believer but I believe in God, not religion. I think religion is just to separate people.
I also would agree that religions were invented to keep women down.
For me, a woman is an extraordinary individual with the ability to multiply anything. You give her a sperm, she gives you a baby. You give her a house, she gives you a home.
Look, we had a female prime minister and now we have a female president and that makes me feel so awesome.
I respect the power of the female but I wouldn’t call myself a feminist. I believe in equality. Men have rights and women have rights and we should both respect each other.
I don’t have a family yet but it is something I want.
I don’t come from a big family myself. I have three sisters and a brother, the baby. I’m the youngest girl.
My parents are both still around and I thank God every day for them.
I like my belly. I remember, as a little girl, being excited to go to my grandmother’s house because, when I was there, whatever I say I feel to eat is what she was going to be cooking. For that alone, Granny’s house was my happy time.
I like roti generally and I LOVE a duck roti.
I have my six CXC passes but, honestly, I didn’t like school. I just went because my parents sent me.
We all focus on education all the time but we never focus on people who don’t have (academic) ability. We call them “slow” and all different names. Yes, education is very important, for sure – but I always like to focus on how important trade is. If people do their trade seriously, many times they make more money than those of us who spend ten, 15 years in school.
People shouldn’t consider people without university degrees as being dumb. Plenty plumbers make more money than plenty lawyers.
I did a short course at hotel school. Three people stood out for me: Mr John Luke-Atwell, Miss Ann Williams and Mr Jupiter – but Miss Williams stand out most for me. She explained life to me and taught me stuff that would help me a long way in life.
Even though I trust God, bad things will happen to me. But I always say even that bad thing will give me an experience and teach me how to move forward in life.
The thing about religion that makes me angry is that we always go with whatever the man says. And we don’t take the time to read and educate ourselves! If the pastor says, “God say you should take a bald head tomorrow,” we go and shave our head. And is not true.
One time, my boyfriend wasn’t feeling well and he went to a particular place and they told him his heart and various parts weren’t functioning properly. He began to believe he wasn't well.
[caption id="attachment_781830" align="alignnone" width="768"] Simone Pierre says her job is to make you feel like you’re on holiday, every day, all the time.[/caption]
Then he went to another doctor and did over the same tests and everything was okay.
All this time he was believing something was wrong with him and his belief made him start to actually show the symptoms of something being wrong with him – and, all the while, nothing was wrong!
Your mind is very powerful.
I left Trinidad unexpectedly almost a year ago. I applied to the hotel, for my present job, but I didn’t expect to get through, so I went back to Trinidad. A while later, I went back to Tobago for a weekend on holiday and, the day I came back, I got a telephone call telling me I had an interview the next day!
So it was a good thing I came back – and so you see how things always work out!
I serve people food and drink but my job is also to be friendly and to make people feel relaxed and at home.
When you go on a vacation, you want to feel like you’re on vacation.
So my job isn’t just about taking orders and delivering meals. My job is to make you feel like you’re on holiday, every day, all the time.
The best part of the job is meeting new people. That’s always exciting. Honestly, I don’t think there is any bad side of the job. I’d really have to think hard about it for a while to come up with something.
I worry about Trinidad. It used to be a friendly, happy place where everybody helped everybody. Now, it’s a place where everybody is selfish, unforgiving and aggressive.
And I really think we should start thinking about each other. When you kill somebody’s family member, that’s a child without a father. What would happen to that fatherless child? Is like a cycle continuing.
I wish people could wake up and smell the coffee.
I love where I live in Tobago. It’s not on the beach.
But Tobago is so small that, basically, anywhere you are, you could walk and end up on the beach.
Tobago and Trinidad are basically the same but the two main differences between Tobago and Trinidad are, one, there is less crime. You could park your car anywhere and leave the keys inside and nobody would touch it. And, two, the prices. Tobagonians pay tourist prices! Tobagonians actually leave and go Trinidad to make groceries and come back and still save money.
A Trinbagonian is a lover of life. We are an amazing people.
TT means happiness, laughter and peace to me.
Read the full version of this feature on Wednesday at www.BCPires.com
“When I saw the flyer on Facebook I was so happy. For the entire month of July, Kabir kept asking to go to the mall. We went a couple of times but he was so bored. He doesn’t like the cinemas and the arcade is too noisy so all we really did was walk around and we didn’t stay long. Today he is just happy! We have been here for an entire hour and he’s busy doing all the craft activities with the teenagers. It’s quiet so he’s not uncomfortable. And we can just sit here and relax a bit and watch him. This is the best trip to the mall we have ever had! These were the words of Khadijah, mother of seven-year-old Kabir at KidZJam 2019 at C3 Centre on August 7.
During the vacation, public places such as cinema halls and shopping malls tend to be very busy and crowded. Some shopping malls organise activities for children regularly. However, many parents of children with special needs tend to stay away from the malls (and other public spaces) because of the crowds and noise and because their children might not participate in the activities due to sensory issues.
KidZJam 2019 was organised especially with this in mind – it was a fun day especially for those with special needs, organised by Support Autism T&T in collaboration with C3 Centre. The idea was to create an opportunity for children with special needs in a public space where they can do activities suitable to their development age and interact with other neurotypical children in a safe, comfortable and sensory-friendly environment. Hence, there were the regular activities for kids – bouncy castle, face painting, balloon craft and various games but in addition to these there were craft stations with sensory-friendly activities suitable for any development age.
KidZJam represents the type of events that should be available to individuals with special needs on a regular basis. So often we see events and activities being organised for children in general. During the vacation period there is a proliferation of summer camps, fun days, magic shows, and sporting events and so on, and these are excellent ways to keep children engaged.
Sadly, many children with special needs, because of their specific needs and sensory issues, might not be able to participate in these.
[caption id="attachment_781826" align="alignnone" width="576"] Support Aautism TT’s executive member Denelle Singh encourages Rahul Nanan to do a craft activity.[/caption]
However, if we are truly interested in making TT a special needs inclusive society then we need to take into consideration all children, regardless of abilities. In the case of vacation activities organised by various entities, a good idea will be to include a special needs component into any event. For example, sports day can have a few races/activities for children with special needs; fun days can have a quieter zone with craft activities that they can enjoy, like what was done at C3 Centre. Here are some more ideas:
Art galleries and artists can consider doing some art sessions at public spaces such as shopping malls for those with special needs and their siblings.
Sports club can host football and cricket sessions for individuals with special needs and allow their regular players to interact with the special needs children. In this way, those with special needs will get a chance to learn a new sport while the footballers and cricketers will get the opportunity to “coach”.
Churches, temples, mosques and other religious institutions can organise special services (quieter sessions for example) for those with special needs or use their regular services to educate members about inclusion and accepting differences.
Generally, there is this attitude that organising activities for individuals with special needs is a task and they will take too much effort, time and money/resources. Maybe we should start thinking that it’s not a task, it’s just a matter of tweaking regular activities to make them special. With a little bit of creativity this is not impossible to do.
At the end of the day, the best way to teach inclusion is to practice inclusion. When shopping malls like C3 Centre and other organisations/institutions host activities and events with a focus on those with special needs they are not just demonstrating good corporate social responsibility, they are sending a clear message that they are supportive of inclusion and are willing to take an active role in creating a society that is accepting of everyone, regardless of abilities.
Kudos to C3 Centre for making Kabir and Khadijah happier this vacation!
EXTENDED Vacation is the name given to the art exhibition opened last Thursday at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre.
The exhibition is being done in collaboration with Horizons Art Gallery.
Lisa Leid, manager of the gallery told Newsday, throughout 2018 they held monthly exhibitions at Hilton, called Art at the Hilton - A celebration of local culture and art.
She said: “We decided to do it again this year but brought it down to quarterly instalments because the gallery was a little stretched to the max, fulfilling monthly obligations here at the Hilton as well as our regular exhibition schedule. But we really enjoy coming and having the large forum of the Hilton lobby to have exhibited, all this local artwork.
“It is always100 per cent local artists and we have a wealth of talent here in Trinidad.”
The present exhibition features paintings done in oils, acrylics and watercolours by ten artists, representing a mixture of youth and experience.
“Ten different artists with sceneries of Trinidad and people enjoying themselves in different settings around the country,” Leid said.
The exhibition also showcases photographs by Patrice Sadaphal from Pink Moon Productions and Christine Norton, daughter of photographer Noel Norton.
[caption id="attachment_781817" align="alignnone" width="992"] Photographers Christine Norton and Patrice Sadaphal chat with each other.[/caption]
Mt Irvine Bay (Shinhuey Ho), Maracas Beach (Samantha Rochard), Going Fishing (Safiya Hosein), Caroni (Joanna Aldred), Toucan (Anthony Lakhan), Evening Gosspi (Ann Stapleton), Tobago Jig (Gail Pantin), Flying at Sunset (Karen Hale Jackson), Orchid (Zaidee Walker), Coconut Tree (Sadaphal) and Football at My Feet (Norton), are among the exhibited paintings.
Apart from the lobby area, the exhibition extends to the dining area where most of the paintings there are the works of Paul Banning.
Jaap van Dam, director of operations, Hilton, said: “It is a wonderful event that promotes the local art and talent TT has to offer. The high quality of art is really stunning. I am amazed at the quality of work and how diverse the pieces are.”
Exhibitor Jackson said: “I am here with some really good artists, it’s good for me and I enjoy it, and I enjoy seeing people look at my work.”
Jackson, who started her art career in 2000 and went full-time into it in 2008, has nine acrylic pieces out of the close to 1,000 paintings she’s done to date.
[caption id="attachment_781811" align="alignnone" width="992"] Sunrise in Oilfeld by Safiya Hosein.[/caption]
She said: “You have no idea how rewarding this is. It’s therapy. It’s great for anything and right now I feel to explore new things. I’m trying new techniques and I cannot tell you how much I love it.”
For Walker who has made painting her career since 2011, said, “I feel so excited and on top of the world.”
She has 13 pieces on exhibit.
She said: “I had personal exhibitions in small but artistic cafés before, but I’m now working with photographer Patrice Sadaphal under the umbrella of Pink Boat Studios.”
This is the biggest exhibition in which her work has been shown.
Walker started with miniature paintings and they became an eye-catcher and soon she was commissioned to do larger ones. “It has really blossomed since then so I am doing a lot of commissions now and doing this exhibition is a step on another level and I really appreciate that I can be a part of Horizons exhibition. It’s been an amazing experience.”
With a laugh Rochard said she felt very strange about exhibiting her paintings at Art at the Hilton.
[caption id="attachment_781812" align="alignnone" width="744"] The Squatters by Ann Stapleton.[/caption]
She said: “I usually sell a lot of my work online and I don’t usually go out to exhibit. I am not a very public person with my art. I don’t know why but I have always been shy about it. I can’t explain.”
She said though she’s showing ten landscapes at the exhibition but they are not the only things she paints. There are other paintings with other themes that have been shown at other places, sometimes mystical themes.
“My themes are usually centred around what is going on in my life at that time. And the three most memorable themes to date are nudes, that saw buyers from Egypt, Sweden and Spain, lotus flowers to represent coming out of the mud and the dragon flies series she is currently working on.
After five blowout losses, TT finally registered their first win in the UANA Youth Water Polo Championships on day three, at the National Aquatic Centre in Balmain, Couva, yesterday.
The national girls fell to their third straight loss against tough Canadian opposition, going under 28-3, but the local boys, after being down all game, willed themselves to their first win in three attempts – a gutsy 14-13 result over Peru.
Defence was critical for the TT boys to stay within striking distance of their South American rivals. TTO were never down by more than four goals and kept their self belief. They made a lot of stops on defence and goalkeepers Zephanaiah Taylor and Dylan Lee had their best games of the tournament, although there was still some indecisiveness on their outlet passes, sometimes taking up most of the shot clock.
The Peruvians scored 12 goals through three quarters but only scored one in the fourth as TTO’s defence tightened up. They started defending further up the pool and with each possession they chipped away at the Peruvian lead with turnovers and fast breaks. Yannick Robertson’s six goals were instrumental in TTO’s comeback efforts, including the equalising goal late in the fourth period. But it was Emerson Latchman’s game-winning goal – and fourth on the day – with less than a minute left in the game that sealed the deal and sparked celebration in the stands. Nathan Hinds, Ricardo Ramdan, and Jonathan Constantine all scored one goal for TTO as well.
The girls continue to struggle defensively against their competition and have conceded more than 25 goals each game so far. They have also failed to click on the offensive end with little to no spacing, stagnant play and indecisiveness. There were times when Canada were daring TTO to shoot but the hosts either missed, got their attempts saved or, for the most part, passed it and ended up turning it over. Tiffany Green and Abeo Valentine scored the only goals for TTO, with Green scoring two and Valentine scoring one.
Defensively, TT have allowed 88 goals, the most in the tournament and 34 more than Peru, who have conceded the second most.
TT will play Peru in the girls’ fourth preliminary game today at 11:40 am. The men will look to make it two wins in a row when they face Colombia at 2 pm.
CARIBBEAN AIRLINES (CAL) is the official airline for the World Interhash 2020, which will take place in TT from April 23-26. The airline will welcome over 4,000 visitors to TT from over 250 Interhash chapters across 75 countries who will participate in the World Interhash 2020.
Commenting on the partnership, Caribbean Airlines Executive Manager, Marketing and Loyalty, Alicia Cabrera said, “Our Caribbean identity is unique and infectious and we are pleased to be named the official airline for the World Interhash 2020; and we look forward to offering a true Caribbean welcome to our international and regional visitors joining us on board.”
Registered participants can get a discount of 15 per cent. For further information www.interhashtrinidad2020.com.
The World Interhash is a weekend of events which comprises over 28 exciting trail runs across TT. This unique sports eco-tourism event challenges the participants with trails that run through the flora and fauna, scenic hills and valleys.
Dubbed the ‘Carnival of Hashes’ visitors will then be taken to the capital city Port of Spain, on a ‘Red Dress Charity’ run on the evening of Thursday April 23, where participants in red dresses will run throughout the city ending at HADCO Phase II pan yard, where they experience their first Carnival experience.
The following morning, they will experience their first ever J’ouvert run. The World Interhash 2020 promoter Niki Borde stated, “Plan It Productions and the TT Interhash Committee are excited to have Caribbean Airlines come on board the World Interhash journey. With over 75 countries represented this is a global event and an opportunity to showcase all that Trinidad and Tobago has to offer. A partnership with
Caribbean Airlines on a project like this expands its possibilities, making it more than just a Trinidad and Tobago event but a regional one, as the thousands of participants coming
to Trinidad and Tobago can explore the Caribbean before and after the event.
“Plan It Productions shares the same vision as Caribbean Airlines in the continued promotion of Caribbean beauty and warmth and are committed through event planning, to continue to connect the global fraternity.”