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Saturday, November 29, 2014

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Cupcakes for Christmas

Sitting casually in the Express House lobby, clad in blue jeans and a simple black T-shirt, Adriel Nagil looks like he walked off a photo-shoot for Old Navy, one of the top clothing brands in the United States. His chiseled good looks and ripped physique look like he spends countless hours at the gym but this Belmont hunk actually works up a sweat in the kitchen. Read more »

  • Bringing island flavours to the Bay

    Farah Gopaul is using the flavours from home to influence a new culinary path. She was born on the island of Trinidad in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, part of the Antillles in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela. Read More »

  • Larger than life

    The annual International Soca Monarch (ISM) competition 2015 was launched on the Brian Lara Promenade last Friday with pomp and ceremony despite grim weather conditions. Read More »

  • An evening of ‘Crocodile Tears’

    This year, Heather Henderson-Gordon’s children’s dance school, La Danse Caraibe (LDC), will challenge its audiences with the presentation of the critical production, Crocodile Tears. Directed by Henderson-Gordon, the show runs on November 29 and 30 at 6 p.m. at Queen’s Hall. The production takes a look at various plights across the globe that are unheeded such as the cries of the Earth with its rapidly depleting environment, issues faced by youth surrounding gang violence and societal concerns of domestic violence. Read More »

  • Exploring Angel Falls, Canaima Park & Angostura

    Day 3. Independence Day, Sunday 31st August 2014. We departed Ciudad Bolivar via Cessna Plane for a one-hour flight to Unesco World Heritage Site at Canaima National Park. Canaima is the gateway to Angel Falls and sits on the sandy bank of Rio Carrao. The river water in this lagoon is an impressive, red colour due to iron inclusion in the Jasper Rocks and from tannins. Read More »

  • Cheshire Home gets $10,000 boost from Cara Suites

    THE Cara Suites Hotel & Conference Centre has made a $10,000 donation to the Cheshire Disability Home towards upgrades and refurbishment in 2015. Read More »

  • Partnering to end violence against women

    On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25), we are reminded of the horrific acts of violence against women that take place every day — in Australia and across the Pacific, in the countries of the Indian Ocean Rim and beyond. Read More »

  • Ruth Osman’s River Come Down

    There are artistes who are just in the business for the fast cash and the fame; and then there is Ruth Osman — flautist, singer and songwriter. Last week, as she prepared for her one night stand concert River Come Down, set for Saturday at the All Saints’ Church on Marli Street, Osman’s was calm, centred and the focus squarely on her mind on those who will come out for the concert on Saturday. Read More »

  • 100 years of creating role models

    The staff and pupils of Torrib Trace Presbyterian School, a humble primary school in the close-nit community of Torrib Tabaquite Road in Brothers Road, New Grant, came together on Thursday November 13 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the school. With the guidance of the school’s acting principal Arundell Roopa, they held a simple function chaired by Sally Dindial, a teacher at the school for the past nine years, in the Presbyterian church located in the school’s compound. Read More »

  • Stuff those eggs!

    Stuffed Eggs! Deviled Eggs! These traditional appetizers can elevate any occasion. Read More »

  • What is Raynaud’s phenomenon?

    Raynaud’s phenomenon is a disorder in which the small blood vessels in the extremities are over-sensitive to changes in temperature. Usually the fingers and toes, change colour and may become painful. It is due to a narrowing (constriction) of the small blood vessels on exposure to the cold, a change in temperature, or emotional stress. In most cases, the cause is not known. Read More »

  • A review of erectile dysfunction

    By popular demand, I have decided to do a follow up on erectile dysfunction. Read More »

  • Signature Meiling

    The world of fashion is constantly changing and as our local fashion industry changes with the times and various trends, it seems we are headed on a good path, says local fashion designer, Meiling. Though the fashion guru did not go into more detail surrounding the local fashion industry, she did acknowledge that the foundation is there and as more talented designers enter the market even greater progress would be made. Read More »

  • Fine Arabian cuisine

    Owner Joseph Habr chose to celebrate his roots this month and offered up a buffet-style dinner special of authentic Arabian dishes. For the fixed price of $375, foodies were treated to countless dishes, along with meats being cooked on the spot by Joseph himself on an outside grill. Read More »

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