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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Mountain of Many Waters

A descendAnt of First Peoples ancestry looks up at the Mountain of Many Waters, or what is now left of it. At his feet, the life of the mountain gushes down a steep man-made gully, draining years of future storage into history. At the base of the mountain, relics of former vibrant villages are washed away among the debris and silt that now composes the river bed. Read more »

  • T&T 49th in gender equality

    Trinidad and Tobago has ranked 49th out of 142 countries in a global gender gap survey released in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday. The country recorded an overall score of 0.715 with 0.000 being no equality and 1.000 as the mark for total equality amongst T&T’s men and women in the “Global Gender Gap Report 2014” by the World Economic Forum. Read More »

  • Have we all failed our boys?

    Have we all failed our boys? Read More »

  • Getting the Ultimate service

    With the Christmas and Carnival seasons fast approaching plans will soon be afoot for company dinners, corporate fetes and other events. And with corporate and social organisations over recent years continually cutting back on expenditure for such celebrations one must go hunting for the best event production services available at the most economic costs. Read More »

  • A welcome strategy

    Caricom’s Council for Human and Social Development (Cohsod) has approved a Strategy and Plan to reduce the number of adolescent pregnancies in each country of the English – and Dutch-speaking Caribbean by at least 20 per cent, over the five year period 2014-2019. The Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT) and its parent body, the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region welcomes this important move. Read More »

  • A day for the dead

    All Saints and All Souls Day is a significant time for the Catholic community all over the world. Read More »

  • Ready for the big day

    The recently concluded second edition of ‘The Wedding Convention’ was nothing short of a success as the event appeased the needs of local brides and grooms as well as the nation’s top bridal professionals while surpassing the standard set by its 2013 debut. Read More »

  • A celebration of poetry

    As Trinidad and Tobago celebrated National Poetry Day on October 15, Belmont Secondary School pupils played their part to mark this special occasion. The school observed a week-long celebration in observation of National Poetry Day with a series of events, which was organised by the school’s English Department headed by A. Niles The day was first introduced in 1979 by the Poet Laureate of Port of Spain, Anson Gonzalez, in recognition of poets in this country. Read More »

  • Facing your fears of medical testing

    Fear is a normal reaction. We generally do not like going to the doctor to get checked out because of the fear that something abnormal will be found, especially something that could potentially be life threatening. Several suggestions have been made regarding how to deal with this fear and here are some of them: Read More »

  • Dermatomyositis...

    Dermatomyositis is an acquired disorder due to inflammation in the muscle and skin. Children and adults may both be affected, with females being more likely to acquire it than males. It mainly affects the muscles of the hips and thighs, the upper arms, the top part of the back, the shoulder area and the neck. Read More »

  • A plus for fashion

    After over 20 years of experience working in the plus-size industry, and as former franchise holders of the T&T Miss Big and Beautiful Pageant, the Carivog International organisation has learned quite a few things about predominant attitudes surrounding plus-size women and plus-size fashion in the Caribbean. Read More »

  • Peas and beans aplenty

    Pigeon Peas! Black eye peas! Split peas! Lentil Peas! Read More »

  • Celebrating Superior

    As Calypso History Month rolls along, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation has several major events taking place in the coming weeks to celebrate. Among these is the Vintage Calypso Monarch final tonight at the Pembroke Heritage Park, Tobago, as well as the TUCO Gala Awards at the Central Bank Auditorium on October 28 and a cocktail reception for TUCO hosted by President Anthony Carmona on October 29. Read More »

  • Bring back those glory days

    IF you’ve ever been to Biscayenne and are familiar with its emerald green waters and natural landscape, then you know a good beach when you see one. Located on Monos—one of the five islands off Trinidad’s north west peninsula—Biscayenne or “Biche Cayenne” looks like someone took a giant scoop and carved out of the rocky landmass a perfect cove which has become a preferred spot for those looking for privacy and an ideal spot for bathing. Read More »

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