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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Do not underestimate me

The NBA Players Association’s leadership, quite frankly, has been downright miserable for the past decade and a half. Under the stewardship of former NBPA executive director Billy Hunter, the union has given in to maximum salaries depending on age, a luxury tax, an age requirement, restricted free agency, and a massive shift over in the percentage of basketball related income that heads the players’ way. Read more »

  • Time to honour ‘The Hammer’

    Late pan icon Rudolph Charles should be honoured with Trinidad and Tobago’s highest national award. Read More »

  • Choosing your new best friend

    Is it their adorable eyes; cuddly fur coat or the way they wag their tails that convinces you to say to yourself, "Yes I will take you home." Read More »

  • Island women stun

    Island People Mas gave a gala preview of what is to come for Carnival 2015 showcasing costumes from 11 sections of its presentation titled Celebrate. Read More »

  • Banking on homework help

    “Every child, regardless of their socio-economic environment should have a fair chance and opportunity to a substantial education,” said, Sandra Ramnath Singh, Tunapuna Branch Manager at Scotiabank during the recent formal opening of the Scotiabank Bright Future Homework Centre at St Joseph Community Centre. Read More »

  • Brothers and prostate cancer

    A friend came to see me about two years ago. I had the opportunity to discuss prostate cancer risk assessment with him briefly some time before this encounter, but was not certain he fully understood what I was talking about. We decided that the proof of the pudding would be in the eating. His Total PSA blood test result (one item in the risk assessment formula) was found to be1.9ng/ml (generally considered a “normal” PSA level). Read More »

  • The power of the facial mask

    From time immemorial masks have symbolised transformation. They have been used to induce fear or awe, as facial protection during sporting activities and for invoking spiritual power for good or for evil. We know of their use in the theatre and in the restoration of health or beauty. Trinbagonians are familiar with masks made from mud, paint, papier-mâché, metal or plastic, all as a part of our world-renowned Carnival. Read More »

  • Culinary creativity

    Boys and girls from all over Trinidad and Tobago went head to head in a culinary challenge to see who has what it takes to be the next Junior Chef Champion. Read More »

  • The honour to represent T&T

    The Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe Pageant final took place at the Hilton Trinidad, St Ann’s over the last weekend. Taking the title and the honour of representing this country at the international pageant later this year is Jevon King. The 24-year-old beauty from Diego Martin beat 11 opponents to claim the crown. Read More »

  • A celebration somewhere out there

    he mas-band-launch season continues this weekend with two other major bands, Island People Mas and Dream Team Carnival, revealing their respective presentations for C2K14. Both bands are promising exciting and trendsetting presentations of their launches, but they would not elaborate on what is in store for the patrons because they do not want to, “Give away too much and diminish the element of surprise.” Read More »

  • New chamber discovered

    Returning to the area of La Duez in the hills of Cumaca was a trip our Outfit would remember for a long time. We started out along the original Platanal road that had been abandoned years ago in favour of the lower route where vehicles could reach a reasonable distance inside the valley. Read More »

  • Art for the Ark

    Simone de la Bastide has been a keen photographer for years but never considered putting her images on display until the suggestion arose during discussions for raising funds for the Children’s Ark, her charitable NGO dedicated to children. Read More »

  • YUMA begins its ‘Reign’

    The next generation of masqueraders assembled at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain in their numbers on Saturday night to experience the launch of the YUMA mas band’s 2015 Carnival presentation, Reign: Rule The Road. Read More »

  • Auto Museum unveiled

    NATALYA MAHARAJ and her sister Kebrina Maharaj-D'andrade spent a good part of their childhoods watching their father work in his garage. They didn't mind inhaling the scents of oil and grease, since they knew of the importance of their father's work. Read More »

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