trinidad-and-tobago-flagThe annual Independence Day National Awards Ceremony will be held in south this year.

The awards are expected to be held at the South based National Academy of Performing Arts.


President Anthony Carmona

President Anthony Carmona on Monday paid a 2 hour visit to the venue located on Independence Ave. San Fernando to finalize preparations for hosting the awards.

Speaking with News Power Now, San Fernando mayor Navi Muradali expressed his pleasure in having the awards held in San Fernando.

This would be the first time the event is being staged outside of Port of Spain, since its inception in 1969.

Mayor Mudarali cites the southern roots of both the President and Prime Minister as probable cause for the change of venue.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Aug 31