CALYPSO ROSE – GETS NATION’S HIGHEST HONOR

Trinidad & Tobago has awarded Sandy McCartha Lewis, Calypso Rose, the nation’s highest national honor, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago¬† (ORTT). It was announced by the president of Trinidad & Tobago on Republic Day. Rose was the first woman to win the two highest prizes in calypso. She won the Road March in 1977 and the National Calypso Monarch in 1978. In 1978, EVERYBODY’S, the Caribbean-American magazine, honored Rose for her 1977 achievement. The magazine honored Rose on two more occasions.

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