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The School Among the Magnificent Seven

Apr 10, 2021

by Josh Lu (March 11, 2016) (Original article source)   INTRODUCTION Before what we know today as Queen’s Royal College at its present location on Queen’s Park West, the school had its beginnings as the Queen’s Collegiate School, when, in 1858, the government planned to spend £5,000 a year for a mixed non-denominational college. In 1859 […]

Conversations with Citizens on Facebook

Sep 01, 2020

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Mille Fleurs – The New Home of the National Trust

Aug 15, 2020

MILLE  FLEURS National Heritage Site Monument of the Greater Caribbean The New Home of the National Trust. Mille Fleurs has been restored, and will house the offices of The National Trust on its Premises. Recalling that CfC was set up with the sole purpose of lobbying for a National Trust, this is indeed a milestone […]

Today is World Heritage Day!

Apr 18, 2020

Today is World Heritage Day!  International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day was originally proposed to UNESCO by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on April 18, 1982. Each year it is celebrated with a theme. ‘Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility’ is the theme of 2020. The aim is […]

House and Senate Chambers and the Rotunda Gallery – Tours

Mar 04, 2020

Safeguarding a Country’s Built Patrimony

Mar 04, 2020

Mille Fleurs uncovered

Mar 04, 2020

  Original article:   DOMINIC KALIPERSAD RESTORATION of Mille Fleurs, one of the Magnificent Seven mansions at Queen’s Park West, Port of Spain, is nearing completion, but it’s taking longer than anticipated. Last May, the Prime Minister said, “We are ex­pect­ing to com­plete that work by the end of the year,” and in August […]

Minshall by Norton

Jan 15, 2020

Minshall by Norton is a limited edition individually numbered art book and reference on Peter Minshall’s Mas as seen through the eyes of Noel Norton, photographer. It covers the period 1967 to 2016 and brings back the memories and drama through color photographs and the written perspective of Nicholas Laughlin. It’s a collectors’ item that […]

Chairman’s Speech for Listing Ceremony

Nov 12, 2019

The following is a speech made by the Chairman of the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago, Margaret McDowall, which she made at a ceremony on October 30th at Briarend on Sweet Briar Road. The event was held to signal the recommendation by the National Trust to list 30 properties and so offer them protection […]

Red House, Arima Dial in final stages of becoming heritage sites

Oct 30, 2019

Well-known landmarks such as the Red House, Arima Dial, Knolly’s Tunnel, and others have been recommended to be added to the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago’s list of protected heritage sites and are in the final stages. Margaret McDowall, Chairman of the National Trust, said at a media briefing on Wednesday that this historic […]

National Trust to list 30 buildings

Oct 04, 2019

Some 30 buildings of heritage value, including the Red House, will be soon formally listed under the National Trust Act. “We have gone through the entire process for each,” National Trust chairman Margaret McDowell told Newsday on Thursday. “We’ve been working flat out.” The country has as many as 400 heritage sites that could probably […]