Culture Committee

The Culture Committee was established to implement initiatives that promote the best of the unique cultural elements within each territory it serves. Through this, we strive to ensure that the beauty of our rich, diverse cultural tapestry is celebrated as it is these expressions that make us unique and pay tribute to our identity as a people. Our work in this area is reflected in investments made toward the First Citizens Dragon Boys Tassa Group, First Citizens Supernovas Steel Orchestra and The Lydian Singers. We also support Carols by Candlelight (Barbados), Divali Nagar and the Ms Tobago Heritage Personality.

John Arnold (Chair)
Bernard Shepherd SC
Rosalind Gabriel
Sonja Dumas

Avril Edwards
Lorraine Hodges-Ramjit
Nadine Harding-Mohan

Learn more about our latest Cultural Initiatives below

First Citizens Original Jab Jab Workshop

First Citizens Original Jab Jab 3rd Annual Cultural Workshop

We are excited to announce the 3rd Annual First Citizens Original Jab Jab Band Workshop, and we invite you to register and be a part of this incredible event!

Date: Saturday, June 22nd 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Whipmaster Avenue, Couva

2024 Junior Calypso Monarch Nataki Thompson captured as she receives her winnings from First Citizens Group Deputy CEO - Operations and Administration, Ms. Neela Moonilal-Kissoon Pic 2 – First Citizens Group Deputy CEO – Operations and Administration, Ms. Neela

TUCO and First Citizens award Junior Calypso Monarch Winners

First Citizens and the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organization (TUCO) officially recognised and awarded the participants of the TUCO/ First Citizens Junior Calypso Monarch from the 2024 Carnival season which culminated…

Culture / Press Release
Tobago Pan-Thers performing at the Opening of the Tobago Heritage Festival

First Citizens Supports Pan in Tobago

In support of our national instrument, First Citizens is the proud Title Sponsor of Tobago Pan-Thers, a small Tobagonian Steel Orchestra that hails from Golden Lane, Tobago. The Tobago Pan-Thers…

Culture / Press Release

Putting Pan First

On the 24th July, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) declared August 11th as World Steelpan Day. This historic adoption by the General Assembly highlights the impact of Trinidad and…

Culture / Press Release

We began this journey Together!

We began this journey Together! On September 13, 1993, newspaper headlines hailed us as the “3-IN-1” bank, the coming together of three Indigenous Banks. We’ve grown and succeeded Together! Today we’ve…

Culture / Press Release

A Taste of Steel’ Returns!

For the 2023 Mother of All Carnivals, First Citizens joined the festivities with the return of its annual Carnival “Backyard” event: A Taste of Steel – The Rhythm Returns. This…

Culture / Press Release

Divali Nagar 2022

As an avid supporter of local culture, The First Citizens Group was once again a proud sponsor of the NCIC’s Divali Nagar. The Group was pleased to be a part…

Culture / Press Release
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