TT energy sector hailed
By LEISELLE MARAJ Wednesday, August 29 2012
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THAT'S MY PAINTING!: Camilla Noel of Siparia East Secondary School is proud of her artwork on display on the wall of PowerGen, Wrightson Road, Port-of...
ENERGY Minister Kevin Ramnarine has called the development of the local energy sector one of the main accomplishments of Trinidad and Tobago. He was speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of finalists of energy company, PowerGen’s 2012 Schools Art Competition yesterday at their headquarters on Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain.
Twenty young artistes from primary, secondary and special schools across the country have the honour of seeing their artwork displayed along Wrightson Road for the next year.
This is the second year of the competition. This year, students were asked to produce artwork using the theme, “Sweet, Sweet TT, Celebrating our 50th Golden Jubilee”.
Ramnarine commended the young artists on their work which he saw on the ministry’s page on Facebook.
“In 50 years, we have produced some of the most creative and ingenious people in the world,” he said, pointing to the finalists in the competition as evidence of this. He said the energy sector can also boast of creative people who have assisted in the development of this sector, making it the global powerhouse that it is today.
“The energy sector is the backbone of Trinidad and Tobago for the past 50 years and today, I want to pay tribute to the men and women who made it possible for Trinidad and Tobago to be the prosperous nation it is today,” he said.
Ramnarine noted that PowerGen was one of the many State companies decorating their premises ahead of the celebration of the 50th Independence Anniversary.
Although he did not give the cost of this undertaking, he said it was being done so citizens could reflect on the grandeur of the occasion. The competition, which in its first year targeted students in schools from Port-of-Spain and environs, was expanded to target schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
The 20 pieces would remain along the outer wall of the PowerGen compound on Wrightson Road until finalists of next year’s competition are revealed.