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White reigns at La Reine Rive

White was the most popular colour of choice worn by contestants for the Miss La Reine Rive competition at Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, last week Saturday. Five out of 20 delegates chose the pristine colour but it was the lady dressed in gold that stole the show. Tadia Bruce is the new Miss La Reine Rive 2014. Read more »

  • A wonderful mix of Mexican cuisine

    It was four festive days of fabulous Mexican flavours when the Hilton Trinidad in St Ann’s hosted its first Mexican Food Festival. Bringing some extra spice to the menu the hotel launched the festival at its Pool Terrace Garden Restaurant on September 16. Read More »

  • Meghan Trainor says her #1 Billboard hit is soca

    Interestingly the songs at number one and three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart this week are both about the posterior and, more importantly, both connected to Trinidad and Tobago. Trini-born Nikki Minaj is at number three with her cheeky single “Anaconda” as she continues to fly the red, white and black globally in her unique zany way. Read More »

  • Celebrating the journey of steelpan

    The Globe Cinema came alive and was packed to capacity last Tuesday evening, as specially-invited guests from all walks of life assembled to witness the grand premiere of the movie, Pan! Our Music Odyssey. Read More »

  • Pres gets big $$ support from TECU Credit Union

    TECU Credit Union in its continued commitment to youth development through sport has partnered with Presentation College,San Fernando. Read More »

  • ‘Gouti in de pumpkin patch’

    Had it been open season, it would have been ‘gouti and pumpkin on the plate for some. As it happened, there was only what was left of the pumpkin. The ‘gouti had already eaten its share and disappeared. This column was called out to cover four such cases over the past week. One in Tabaquite, others in Paria and Lalaja, and this one in Lopinot. Read More »

  • Amanda Chedu wins Face of T&T 2014

    Amanda Chedu emerged the winner of this year’s Face of T&T competition at the Grand Finale Showcase, held at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on Saturday. The first runner-up was Avionne Gloudon, and Gabrielle Solomon of St Augustine earned the second runner-up position. Read More »

  • The best in folk performances

    There was no mistaking the plethora of talent that exists in Trinidad and Tobago. youngsters of all ages came out to showcase their creativity and passion in the areas of music, dance and theatre arts during the finals of the Miss La Reine Rive competition on Saturday. Read More »


    On Sunday 21st September 2014 the Orisha community will celebrate their Festival for the Ocean- the Olokun Festival or Ase Odun Olokun- at Englishman’s Bay in Tobago between Castara and Palatuvier from 10am- 3pm. The Festival will also pay tribute to His Excellency the late President Arthur NR Robinson TC, OCC, SC who was Chief Olokun Igbaro- the first daspora-African to carry that title. Apart from being the deity of the deep ocean, marshes and wetlands, Olokun is also protector of the African diaspora. Read More »

  • Jenkins wins crime writing prize

    “The Long Arm of the Lawless”, a short story by Barbara Jenkins, has won much praise and a trip to Scotland for its author. Read More »

  • Using data to tackle non-communicable diseases

    This is the second in a four-week series highlighting the research projects that will be recognised with prestigious Campus Awards at the upcoming UWI-NGC Research Awards Ceremony on October 1. Read More »

  • Kidney stones: What you need to know

    Kidney stones are hard deposits that form inside your kidneys. About 80 per cent of kidney stones are made up of calcium with the other 20 per cent made up of substances like uric acid (something made from the breakdown of “purines” found in some foods and drinks), struvite (a phosphate mineral) or cystine (an amino acid). Read More »

  • My feet are different sizes

    Is it normal for my feet to be a different size? One of my feet is bigger than the next... Wait, yours too? Yes this is actually not considered abnormal. For about 80 per cent of persons with one foot larger, their bigger foot is their left foot. Read More »

  • Trini installed as pastor in US church

    For nearly four years, Jericho City of Praise, one of the largest churches in the Washington area, has been the object of a power struggle between the son of the sanctuary’s late founders and elders who took control of the church after the second of the two founders died in 2010. Read More »

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