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What’s your Christmas wish?

Season’s Greetings, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays are ways people greet each other at Christmas time. In France, people say Joyeux Noël; in Germany, it is Frohe Weihnachten; in New Zealand, it is Meri Kirihimete; but no matter how you say it, tidings of great joy and happiness are the sentiments people often want to express not just at Christmas time but for the coming new year. Read more »

  • Pass the Ponche!

    It’s that festive time of year when the focus in on the kitchen so take notes because most households are already beginning to heat up in preparation for many of the traditional Trini Christmas treats. Read More »

  • A music-filled sunset on the peninsula

    Come Sunday the lovers of electronic dance music and rave will be treated to an early Christmas present when the Zen Nightclub and family presents the “Sunset Festival” at the O2 Park, Chaguaramas. Read More »

  • Style at Mangoes

    Caribe Fashion Specialist (CFS) will on December 28 host its 3rd annual fashion show titled “TriniBago Style,” at Mangoes Cocktail Bar, Chacon Street, Port of Spain from 4 p.m. Read More »

  • Wooing with our natural wonders

    We are known for Carnival, and our reputation as an ecotourist destination is limited, yet in comparison to many countries, we have lots to offer. We can boast of countless waterfalls, mud volcanoes, gorges, caves housed with oilbirds and bats, birds, leatherback turtles, swamps and a large variety of flora and fauna. The big question is can we enhance these natural resources to attract more tourism to the country? Read More »

  • Remembering Felix

    The valleys of Brasso Seco/Paria/Madamas will never be the same without Felix. Felix Martinez, fondly called Filo, was always the first man to greet you whenever you visit this heartland of the Northern Range. A true product of this environment, Felix always had a quiet smile on his face that reflected the genuine simplicity and sanguinity of rural areas. Read More »

  • Vibrant, exotic bridal gowns

    Here comes the bride, all dressed in....bold, bright colours. Bridal Couture Fashion Week kicked off last week on December 11 in Lahore, Pakistan; a land known for its festive matrimonial colours. Read More »

  • Developing the North Coast Growth Pole

    A land-use plan based on a study of the north coast communities was presented to some 150 residents including business owners, from Maracas, Las Cuevas, La Filette and Blanchisseuse, during a national consultation on the development of the North Coast Growth Pole. Read More »

  • Guaico school tops ODPM quiz

    The Grande Riviere Room at the Courtyard Marriott in Port of Spain was the battleground for the final round of the ODPM’s fourth Annual National Primary Schools’ Quiz on December 5. Read More »

  • A stitch in time

    PROFESSOR of Anthropology and master tailor Dr Andra Thakur has returned to his Caribbean roots, spreading his knowledge and experience on the craft of sewing. Read More »

  • Are you taking an ace inhibitor?

    ACE stands for angiotensin-converting enzyme and reports state that over activity of ACE has been observed in many different kinds of diseases. Among the diseases are high blood pressure and diabetes. The chemical change in your body caused by ACE causes your blood vessels to become narrower and your blood pressure to go up. Read More »

  • Time of year that causes cold feet?

    So your feet are cold... Thanks to jolly old England both my feet and hands are currently cold! The temperature here is ridiculous… feels like I’m doing the ice challenge some days, and it’s worse as Christmas draws near. But that’s not the only reason why one could have cold feet. Read More »

  • What’s your Christmas wish?

    Christmas is less than two weeks away and there are still a lot of people who say they are not feeling the wondrous spirit of Christmas. For the youngsters, however, this magical feeling is not lost. Their ability to dream, to hope is not bogged down by deadlines, financial pressures and the rigours of everyday life that for some of us adults as we grow older can make us forget the true meaning of Christmas and the belief in miracles. Read More »

  • Chocolate-centred dreams

    Ten years ago when his father was about to retire from Petrotrin, a dismal reality faced James Burns: he and his father would have to move out of the compound—a place they called home for most of their lives. Read More »

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