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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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A beautiful garden...

The powerfully fragrant stephanotis flower is a rarity in most gardens today. But the flamboyant twining vine-like shrub was one of the main attractions last Saturday at the lovely Crystal Stream, Diego Martin, garden home of Brent and Jennifer Augustus. The location was the venue for the unveiling of the Garden Club of Trinidad’s 2015 Gardening Calendar. Read more »

  • Having ‘fun with colours’

    WILD MAS 2015 unveiled its next Carnival presentation Fun with colours at 51 Degrees, Cipriani Boulevard, Port of Spain on September 26. Here are some of the costumes which were modelled at the event. Read More »

  • Pandavas hosts Ramleela celebrations

    The Pandavas Palmiste Ramleela was held on September 26. Ramleela celebrations will be held across the country in the upcoming months until the celebration of Divali on October 23. Read More »

  • The ladies of Legacy

    At Saturday’s launch of Legacy’s Carnival 2015 presentation Reflections at Katalyst, St Clair, the ladies showed that they were more than ready for next year’s Parade of the Bands. Read More »

  • Breaking the silence

    This is the final of a four-part 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 »

  • Understanding your sperm analysis

    While there a number of parameters that are reported in a sperm analysis, only a few are really important: 1. Volume. A typical specimen is 1-4cc. While volume does not play an important role in fertility, a low volume suggests an incomplete collection. Conversely, very large volumes may result in dilution of sperm and may cause considerable leakage after intercourse. Some people believe large volumes are associated with infection, but this is not well-established. Read More »

  • Short-toe disorder

    Brachymetatarsia or brachymetatarsal, is a congenital disorder attributed to a growth disturbance to one or more metatarsal bones in the foot, creating a short toe. A short fourth toe is most common, though it could affect any toe. The toe itself is usually normal length, but the bone the toe attaches to the arch (metatarsal bone) is short. A really short toe can be described as a floating toe. Read More »

  • Hope for Alicia

    For the Smith and Boucaud families their one wish this Christmas is to have Alicia Boucaud back home. Read More »

  • Easy, entertaining eats

    Most, if not all, of us have had that moment! Read More »

  • Dogs have their day

    The Independent Kennel Club (IKC) of Trinidad and Tobago is gearing up for its annual All Breed Championship Dog Show. Read More »

  • Trini’s rise to top US job

    In her new memoir, When You Get There, former Florida Lt Gov Jennifer Carroll, who resigned the post in 2013, details her path from Trinidad immigrant to second-in-command of the state—a woman in a “good old boy” network of southern politicians. Read More »

  • Worrying drop in water levels

    Walking up the streams of our mountain ranges is always that part of a rain forest trek that you enjoy most. The lively bubbling flow of the water over rocks and into pools, the verdant greenery that is nurtured alongside and the wildlife that comes around to partake of this life-giving force are scenes that you treasure forever. Read More »

  • Gems of survival

    Cancer kills. But is it an automatic death sentence? The answer to that question is no. Doris Watts-Gaskin and Shamin Singh are living proof that there is life after cancer. Not a life weak and riddle with pain but one that is as vibrant and fruitful as you want it to be. Like two-peas in a pod; these two women are not only cancer survivors but best friends. Read More »

  • Kalicharan launches ‘Bazodee’

    Ivan Kalicharan launched his 2015 Carnival presentation of Bazodee at Carnival City, Ultra Lounge, Gulf City, La Romaine on Saturday. Read More »

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