Calypso Rose performs classics at awards ceremony


Gary Cardinez (for the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday) reports that Calypso Rose—whose real name is Linda McCartha Monica Sandy-Lewis—received the nation’s highest award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on December 18, 2017, at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, Trinidad.

A former calypsonian himself, President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona took pleasure in placing the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT) around her neck while thanking her for all she has done for this country.

Calypso Rose headed a list of awardees who were not in the country for the Republic Day National Awards presentation on the 41st Anniversary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Others who received their awards included Athlete Jareem Richards (Chaconia Gold), Roslyn Lauren Khan-Cummings (Public Service Medal of Merit Gold), artists and twin brothers Prabu and Parmanand Singh (Humming Bird Medal Silver).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s