Mentoring the Masters 2016

The Minister of Culture, Community and the Arts wasn’t scheduled to be on tonight’s programme. But in light of the passing of Mentor Stephen Derek last Friday, she wanted to pay tribute to him at tonight’s award function.

Director of Culture Ingrid Ryan Ruben described Stephen Derek as a “gift to Trinidad & Tobago.” She encourages the people he mentored by showing what he taught them to the public.

The ceremony included the Jahaajee Ram – the Exiling from Ram Leela the oldest open air theatre in the Caribbean