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Read more: Rio anxiety is taking over

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee’s (TTOC) effort to transform how it markets and brands itself has seen the National Olympic Committee embrace a different approach in areas such as the alignment with Trinidad and Tobago music and culture.

Read more: TTOC cutting loose from its comfort zone

The Olympic Games in Rio is the first to be held in South America. Brazil and Rio de Janiero are home to a diverse population. It is claimed that Rio 2016 will be a catalyst for change in Rio leaving a positive legacy not only in sport, but also for society, the economy, urban infrastructure and the environment.

Read more: No hiding place for Rio Olympics - Things That Matter

Last Friday, mayor Keron Valentine kicked off the city of Port of Spain’s 102nd anniversary celebrations. Thousands turned out for the Fashion and Mas Rock the City event, the brainchild of designer Anya Ayoung Chee.

Read more: T&T potential and talent—unlimited, Things That Matter

According to a recent report in one of the daily newspapers obesity is crushing this country’s health sector, social services sector, people’s wallet and in general it is a problem that ought to be viewed as a national issue.

Read more: Please attend to obesity now before its to late - Things That Matter

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