“TRINIDAD and Tobago’s flag will continue to fly high,” McCartha “Calypso Rose” Lewis said yesterday after she was honoured with a diplomatic passport.
In a WhatsApp video chat, Lewis said she would cherish the passport for a lifetime.
“For me to receive a diplomatic passport from the government of TT, I want to say thanks again, and indeed I will cherish it until the Lord say come. I know I am not going nowhere at all. I got my diplomatic, I want to thank you all.”
She was not in Trinidad to accept it in person, she explained, because of her busy overseas schedule, but would be home soon.
“The flag is still flying all over. I have a show in France, one hour from Paris. The amount of people got on the stage to dance with this young, young lady, it is fantastic. I will be coming home on April 5, for my birthday on April 27. I will be in TT to go get my crab and dumplings.
“Then I will be in France in May. I am booked all the way up to November.
“Thank you very much,” she kept repeating. “I am going to cherish the passport. I want the people of TT to know that my video has been released, Calypso Blues. I thank you.”
Presenting Calypso Rose’s local manager Lorraine O’Connor with her diplomatic passport, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, said she was very happy to have been able to honour Rose. The presentation was held yesterday at the ministry at Nicholas Towers, Port of Spain.
Gadsby-Dolly said Calypso Rose is a very special person at the ministry and to the entire country.
-With reporting by Marlene Augustine