| ||In a clean, professionally-staged and presented event, Prof. Dr. Brinsley Samaroo launched his latest book "Adrian Cola Rienzi, The Life and Times of an Indo-Trinidadian Progressive" at the Naparima College Auditorium, on Saturday, May 14, at 5:00 pm. The event included an address by the mayor of San Fernando, and was ably hosted by the Naparima Association of Past Students, and their masters of ceremony. Standing on the ground of his own alma mater, Dr Samaroo himself delivered quietly passionate remarks about colonialism, unionism, and Rienzi's role in this context. (Click photo at left for more info on the author).
|OBITUARY: Sad news of the passing of Krishna Brijmohansingh (Butty), May 9. 2022, at a sister's residence in Marabella, after ailing for some time. He was from Cedros originally but stayed with an uncle, the Principal of the Rio Claro Hindu School. Brij entered Naps around 1958 and stayed in Dorm. Graduating with a Cambridge Grade 1, he joined the national Meteorological Services in the mid-1960s, first at a POS office and then at Piarco, eventually retiring at age 60. Never married, Brij was a well-loved colleague and friend of many of his schoolmates. |
The photo at left is of his classmate Lalsingh Ramsingh of Cooliewood (NC 1958-63), who also passed away a few days later.
|CAPE 2021: Of 22 schools:|
- Lakshmi Hindu won the most scholarships, 10.
- Naparima Girls and St Augustine Girls won 9 each.
- Naparima Boys and St Joseph’s Convent (St J.) won 8 each.
- Hillsview won 7.
- Fatima, Presentation (San Fdo), and St Joseph’s Convent (POS) won 6 each.
Special congratulations to Niall Hosein, who won the President’s Gold Medal at Naparima, as well as Nikeesha Nancoo who did the same at Lakshmi. (Click HERE for Guardian Media photos of prize-winners.)
|Inventor and industrial designer Ancel Bhagwandeen (class of 1984) received the Prime Minister's Award for Scientific Ingenuity in 2015, for the design and fabrication of a self-illuminating steel-pan stick. Since 2020, he has been working with MIC-IT in Penal toward general production of this unique instrument.
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