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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Climate change vs food security

‘BIG freeze shatters North America temperature records’. ‘UK storms: Man dies amid almost unparalleled natural crisis’. ‘Australian heatwaves more frequent, hotter and longer’. ‘Drought hits St Lucia’. It is only the fourth month of the year but already extreme weather events have grabbed news headlines around the world. Read more »

  • Chart your destiny

    Carolyn Correia wears many hats and on March 29 she launched the pilot for her motivational workshops entitled “Charting Your Destiny” which took place at Daniell’s Institute of Learning. Read More »


    THE Gift For Life Foundation admits that St Anthony’s College is a college where young men are groomed into respectable gentlemen. This commentary was made after the college’s Young Leaders hosted the Miss Gift For Life Pageant 2014’. Read More »

  • An eye for music

    The 22-year-old visually impaired man, who plays violin and guitar on the pavement in San Fernando, wants to be treated with respect. And he wants to be able to earn a living despite his disability. Read More »

  • WHO: Need for greater awareness of hepatitis C risk

    On April 9, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C. These guidelines were released on the eve of the opening of the 2014 International Liver Congress that will be attended by nearly 10 000 delegates in London, England. Hepatitis is a significant global concern due to the vast burden of illness, death and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. Approximately 150 million people around the world have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), causing 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year. Read More »

  • Sweaty sock syndrome?

    Juvenile plantar dermatosis or sweaty sock syndrome as it is also referred to, is the name given to a skin problem on the feet of children, although in some instances it is seen in adults. It is a condition where the skin becomes scaly and red on the soles of the feet. Occasionally the hands may develop similar signs. It is usually most severe during the summer months, therefore in tropical countries it can basically flare all the time. Read More »

  • Sao Paulo Fashion Week ends on a high

    The final day of Brazilian fashion extravaganza Sao Paulo Fashion Week showcased eclectic lines of Summer-2015 creations from the Latin American country’s most eminent designers. Read More »

  • Last day for ‘Catch of the Week’

    The Seafood Industry Development Company Ltd (SIDC), in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI), launched its “Catch of the Week” programme on April 7, at the Hilltop Restaurant, Chaguaramas. Read More »

  • Hunte for pageant crown

    Tiffany Hunte is Trinidad and Tobago’s representative for Miss Asia Pacific World Super Talent Pageant of Korea. Read More »

  • Tobago Jazz Experience 2014

    This year’s Tobago Jazz Experience is bigger than all the others gone before, says John Arnold, event coordinator at the Division of Tourism and Transportation, Tobago House of Assembly. Read More »

  • London museum chooses Trini piece

    A HAND-carved bracelet made of ebony and inlaid with iridescent beetle wings, silver and tourmalines created by a Trinidad-based artist has been chosen by the famous Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, for its permanent collection of contemporary jewels. “The Warrior” was made by Trinidad-born Barbara Jardine, who attended the then London Central Art School—now Central St Martin’s—specialising in jewelry. Read More »

  • Hair Explosion coming

    This month promises to usher in a tremendous opportunity for many aspiring beauticians in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Whether male or female, 18 or 45, the possibility of becoming a hair and beauty connoisseur is real, and a special group of people is making this possibility quite feasible for all who so desire the opportunity. Read More »

  • Inspiring change

    “For us to inspire change we have to start with ourselves,” said, evangelist and motivational speaker Jenelle Brathwaite-Israel during the National Schools Dietary Services Ltd (NSDSL) of Trinidad and Tobago International Women’s Day luncheon at Kampo Vibes Restaurant, Ramsaran Street, Chaguanas, on March 14. Read More »

  • A place for Lovelace

    A documentary about the life and works of award-winning novelist Earl Lovelace was screened recently at Daaga Auditorium, UWI, St Augustine. Read More »

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