Shervonne Rodney Takes the TUCO/First Citizens Junior Calypso Monarch
Shervonne Rodney of Arima Central Government Secondary School emerged the winner of the TUCO/ First Citizens Junior Calypso Monarch 2017. Her song “Misconception” impressed the judges enough to award her the first prize of $25,000. and a trip to Barbados, as a special guest for the Junior Soca Monarch there. In second place with her song “ Progress again” was defending Junior Calypso Monarch, Sharissa Camejo, who walked away with a trophy and $20,000. in cash. Deslie Julien of St Mary's College was the winner of the third place prize of $15,000 with his song “The Writers of Tomorrow”, while fourth place and $5,000 went to Caryn Mc Carthy from Arima Central Secondary with her song “Just a Name”.
A total of sixteen students participated in this years competition which took place on Monday 20th February, 2017. The event was hosted by Annette Hunte Lessey, and attended by His Excellency The President Of the Republic ofTrinidad and Tobago Anthony Carmona. The program included a welcome address by President of TUCO Lutalo Masimba; greetings by First Citizens Bank representative, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Business Generation
Mr. Jason Julien and a feature address by Minister of Education the Honorable Anthony Garcia.
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RBL - Water Polo Tournament 2016
First Citizens Hosts "Scrabble in Wonderland"
First Citizens hosted its 20th Annual National School’s Scrabble Tournament on
Saturday 16th May 2015 at the Andre Kamperveen Hall, Dr. Joao Havelange,
Centre of Excellence, Macoya. The event themed ‘Scrabble in Wonderland” attracted students from various Primary and Secondary Schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
The day began with an Opening Address by Ms. Rosemary Alves – Corporate Manager, First Citizens Group Operations and Process Improvement who emphasised First Citizens commitment to youth development in the areas of education and sport.
Ms. Gaynelle Holdip – Director of Curriculum Planning and Development Division, who represented the Ministry of Education, applauded the efforts of the
First Citizens Group for staging a tournament which ‘created avenues
to help children improve and be all-round citizens.’
Caribbean Court Of Justice - Law Moot 2016
First Citizens - Junior Calypso Monarch Compitition 2015
Republic Bank Limited -Decibel 2014
Republic Bank Ltd in collaboration with Question Mark Entertainment will host its first DeciBel and Career Fair,
Conference and Entertainment Expo in May 2014.
The event aims to provide a forum for young people in the 16-25 age group who are involved in entertainment,
to discover and develop their skills, talents and abilities.
Co-founder of Question Mark Entertainment and the man behind DeciBel, Simon Baptiste, said the idea of hosting such
an event came from the realisation that not much was being done to push the envelope in the local entertainment industry.
The event was re-launched last month at Republic Bank’s Hospitality Suite at the Queen’s Park Oval.
The event was first held in 2001 and was produced by Question Mark Entertainment
with the mission of fostering growth in the music and film sector.
Republic Bank’s Michelle Palmer-Keizer, general manager of group marketing and communications,
speaking at the launch said an initiative such as DeciBel was ingenious as it was giving local talent real
exposure to the world of entertainment and production.
“Our investment means more to us than just a platinum sponsorship title. Our partnership with
Question Mark Entertainment is, in fact another means of propelling our local talent,” she said.
Palmer-Keizer added, such an event also allows for the shaping of the art and film industries in
T&T and to provide a viable avenue for many of the nation's young people.
DeciBel is also supported by bmobile, the Chaguaramas Development Authority and CreativeTT,
whose mandate is to commercialise T&T's creative talent internationally.
About the event
The three-day event will kick off on May 1 at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre.
May 1: Career fair, conference and expo
May 2: Workshops sessions
May 3: DeciBel Entertainment Festival featuring Kerwin Du Bois in concert, as well as nearly a dozen
established and ground-breaking artistes.
Dream Big: Another important component of the event is the Dream Big initiative which will give a budding
filmmaker the opportunity to fly to Hollywood to live his or her dream and meet celebrities and top executives,
visit television and film sets, and pitch their scripts to those with the power to make movies.
That person will also receive a grant of TT$30,000 to create a short film—ten minutes or less—
which will be shopped to various festivals overseas.
The University of the West Indies (UWI) and Republic Bank World of Work
(20th January- 21st March, 2014)
The University of the West Indies (UWI) and Republic Bank World of Work (WOW) programme is an initiative geared primarily toward equipping final year UWI students with the necessary tools for succeeding in today’s work environment. Since its inception, WOW has attracted an ever increasing number of participants over its twelve years of existence. More than 1,300 final year students participated in WOW 2013, with several students obtaining interviews and job offers. Lopes & Lopes was contracted to photograph the events.
TATT Maritime Inspection March 12th, 2014
The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) is charged with the responsibility of inspecting the
communications equipment on vessels operating within our waters, Lopes & Lopes was contracted to photograph the inspection of one such vessel that supplies emergency services to various oil rigs.
Republic Bank Limited Cancer Awareness Month
The fight against cancer continues and to commemorate the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer
Society’s 45th anniversary, Republic Bank has pledged $1 Million, toward the purchase of a digital mammography
machine for the Society. October has been designated Cancer Awareness Month and in building its on-going commitment to fighting the disease, Republic Bank has for the seventh consecutive year, joined hands with the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society, towards hosting a number of events to raise public awareness.
Some of these activities include the “Give Cancer the Boot” football competition at CIC Grounds, St. Clair on Sunday October 5, the Edufest programme geared toward educating both Primary and Secondary Schools
students on the various kinds of cancers.
Republic Bank is proud to collaborate with the Society in the hosting of these events, in their quest to effectively combat cancer, the second leading cause of death in the world. The public is invited to join with us on Saturday October 25 for the “Remembrance Walk” at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, from 3pm, as we Walk for Life and Stand for Hope.
Republic Bank Sponsors 2nd Annual Water Polo Tournament
Republic Bank through their Power To Make A Difference Program sponsors The Annual National Championship Water Polo Tournament on Sunday 20th December, 2015 at the Flying Fish Swim Club in St Clair. The event was attended by teams from several countries including many Trinidad and Tobago nationals who are on water polo scholarships.
Michelle Palmer-Keizer, General Manager Group Marketing and Communications at Republic Bank, stated that The Bank considers sport a 'very important pillar supporting the development and empowerment of youth and that water polo is one of the upcoming sports that helps in that regard by keeping them motivated and disciplined.' The bank is proud to sponsor the championship for the second time.
The emerging champions of the Tournament was The Tiger Sharks Water Polo Team who was captained by John Litterpage of Trinidad and Tobago.