We begin though, by reminding you to consider the less fortunate at this special time of year. RGM has built a relationship with some outstanding children’s charities over the past few years that have become close to our heart – and we’re privileged to be able to tell you a bit about the incredible work they do, in the hope that you too, will give of your time or resources to help make a difference – either to them or to other deserving causes.

We take a look at – or rather, a listen to – the music that makes Christmas in Trinidad and Tobago unique. You may think you know all there is to know about Parang until you read this article! And while you’re enjoying the rhythmic sounds of the cuatro and chac-chac, you might just be tempted to take a bite out of a few delicious Christmas dishes that are synonymous with the season.

The gift-giving tradition associated with Christmas has, to some extent, commercialized the holiday: the Christmas period has become a key sales period for retailers, thanks to the widespread tradition of gift-giving, which is why we’ve compiled a list of handy tips to keep you safe while shopping for the special people on your list.

We hope that this edition of The RGM Cornerstone is one that you will enjoy…here’s wishing you and yours all the very best for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!