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T&T’s highest award to be bestowed on Sparrow today

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar with veteran masman Peter Minshall, left, and Slinger (Mighty Sparrow) Francisco

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar with veteran masman Peter Minshall, left, and Slinger (Mighty Sparrow) Francisco

The country highest award is expected to be given to Calypso icon, Slinger “Mighty Sparrow” Francisco at a ceremony later today.

In February Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that Sparrow would be given award the Order of the Repubublic of T&T.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar made the announcement at the annual Siparia Women’s Association’s Kiddies Carnival celebrations at Bhupsingh Park, Penal in February.

The ceremony will take place at the National Academy for the Performing Arts from 5.30 pm.

Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) President Lutalo “Brother Resistance” Masimba has described the bestowal as a monumental occasion in Trinidad and Tobago’s history.

Brother Resistance said this honor has been a long time coming.

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