Festival of Goat comes to T&T

Above: UK chef, author and Goatober pioneer James Whetlor. PHOTO: With Love Project When people think of eating goat in Trinidad and Tobago, the first and probably the only thing that comes to mind is curry goat. This humble animal is far more versatile than we give it credit for. And someone who is promoting […]

Prendergast, pastelles and parang

ABOVE: David Prendergast, right, chats with Franka at the Jamaican High Commission in St Clair, Port of Spain. David Prendergast is a Jamaican who loves parang and pastelles. He developed a penchant for these uniquely Trinidadian things during his four-year tenure as High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago. This edition of Talk ‘Bout Us, features […]

Fete promoters urge greater support

ABOVE: Paige de Leon of the Fete Promoters Association; Jules Sobion, commander-in-chief of Caesar’s Army and Brevard Nelson, President of St Mary’s College Past Students Union discuss the success and challenges of 2019 Carnival at Uncorked Wines and Spirits. PHOTO: LoopTT Carnival fetes are driving the success of the season and promoters want the authorities […]

Breakfast with: Nina, Debbie and Kashia

Above: Kashia Cave, Debra Sardinha in conversation with Franka. PHOTO: Ardene Sirjoo   Welcome to our first episode of Breakfast with! This episode featured some brilliant Caribbean women who have established a reputation for excellence in the culinary world. Debra Sardinha is from a family synonymous with “sweet hand”. Chef Debbie is the daughter of […]


Is sport’s future really female?

Above: Trinidadian Olympic shot putter Cleopatra Borel Four-time Olympian Cleopatra Borel is the star on this edition of Talk ‘Bout Us. She joins Franka to speak about women in sport – the athletes and the journalists. “Cleo” speaks frankly about her challenges as she attempts to compete in her fifth Olympic Games in Japan in […]

Spyro Gyra kicks off Jazz Season 2019

Above, the American smooth jazz band Spyro Gyra. PHOTO: Spyra Gyra A visit by American jazz giants Spyro Grya kicks off what has now come to be known as “Jazz Season” in Trinidad and Tobago. In this bonus episode of Talk ‘Bout Us, Franka speaks with Carl “Beaver” Henderson, promoter of the concert titled Sunset […]

David Rudder – Griot for our time

Above, David Rudder. PHOTO: Chad Santana  In this edition of Talk ‘Bout Us, we conclude our Carnival 2019 series The Re-Release with a heavy hitter – David Michael Rudder. Rudder is without a doubt, one of the Caribbean’s most influential musical storytellers. His thought-provoking and incisive lyrics have enlightened the Caribbean consciousness with songs […]

Patrice Roberts – Shy No More

ABOVE: Patrice Roberts. PHOTO: PATRICE ROBERTS In the latest edition of Talk ‘Bout Us, Franka presents the fourth installment of our Carnival 2019 series, The Re-release. Our featured performer started in the calypso arena, winning the national Junior Calypso and Junior Soca Monarch titles in 2001. By 2006, she was part of the band Xtatik […]