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THA Calypso and Queen Competition

The impressive cultural talent of employees of TSTT Tobago Operations was on show last week at the Tobago House of Assembly’s Inter-Departmental Calypso and Queen Competition, held at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet.

Kevern Phillips, of Network Operations, clinched third place in the calypso competition with his own composition, “Things Going to Get Better.” Wearing pyjamas on stage, Phillips awoke from a nightmare to sing about the crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago but his calypso was hopeful in its outlook.

In the highly competitive Queen competition, Amoniese Charles of TSTT’s Asset Management (Stores Unit), placed fifth with her lively calypso dance and “Gal Farm” portrayal. Amoniese wore an alluring ‘cowgirl’ outfit for her presentation. Both Kevern and Amoniese had energetic support from scores of colleagues in the TSTT Posse who themselves were awarded third place in both the Most Outstanding Division and the Best Flag Waving competitions.

“We gave a good showing but the overall winners must be congratulated for outstanding performances,” said Camille Salandy TSTT’s Head – Public Relations and External Affairs. Salandy noted that this was TSTT’s tenth year of proud support for the THA Inter-Departmental Calypso and Queen Competition. “It’s an important event for bringing together state and utility stakeholders in Tobago and the THA deserves a lot of credit for successfully staging this event year after year. TSTT was honoured to have the opportunity to partner with them in hosting colleagues from the THA and fellow utility companies.”

In a brief address before the start of the January 24th competition, Head of Tobago Operations, Ronald Celestine, noted that TSTT’s long-standing commitment to the Tobago Heritage Festival and its support for the Plymouth Jazz Festival came out of recognising the important role culture played in the society. “From job creation to gaining greater international exposure for the country, investing in culture is not a charitable undertaking for TSTT, but a necessity. It is as important as the technology we provide to support all of your personal and national aspirations.”

Celestine also shared some of TSTT’s major plans for Tobago and announced that the revolutionary Blink Broadband service should be available on the island in a few weeks. He also disclosed that TSTT was deploying an additional complementary mobile network that would make use of new spectrum allocated to the company. This, he said, would improve mobile coverage and the quality of service across the island. “These initiatives underscore TSTT’s commitment to continuously improve and continuously deliver better services to customers”.