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Friday, August 1, 2014

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Regal head wraps for the women

Head wraps have now become a fashion staple and a must-have accessory for countless women not only in Trinidad and Tobago but all over the world. Many cultures use head wraps to signify their heritage and communicate a certain belief system while others use head wraps to make bold fashion statements. Read more »

  • Celebrating

    Hundreds came out on Tuesday for the opening of the Lidj Yasu Omowale Emancipation Village, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. The event produced by the Emancipation Support Commitee featured a rich blend of cultural presentations that reflected the diverse artistic expressions of the Afro-Trinbagonian community. Artistes performed folk songs, dance, calypso, steelpan music and more to a very appreciative audience. Read More »

  • The black bottle

    Throughout estate lands across the country, archaeologists have been unearthing relics of an era when masters and labourers lived and worked respectively on the cocoa estate. Places such as Lopinot, Caura, Mamoral, Moruga and Matelot have been sites of recent findings of these bottles, known for their thickness and black colour. Discarded heaps of the black bottles were found in quite shallow debris on an estate in Mamoral. Read More »

  • African bridal fashions

    “Most brides want to feel like a princess on their wedding day; and they should,” said fashion designer Gladys Louis, the owner of Jahz Bridal Trinidad. The establishment is run from her home in Belmont and though small in size, Louis said that’s where she makes the magic happen. Read More »

  • Struggling for equality

    Everyone believes in fighting for their rights and getting what they deserve. “Equality” is a word that ought to be in our vocabulary and Dr Asha Kambon looks forward to the day when the people of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean can view themselves as equals. Read More »

  • Why the hijab?

    Hijab is an Arabic word meaning barrier or partition. In Islam, however, it has a broader meaning. It is the principle of modesty and includes behaviour as well as dress for both males and females. Read More »

  • Eid-ul-Fitr and the art of fasting

    “The institution of fasting is universal; however, fasting gained its perfection in Islam.” These were the words used to describe the art of fasting by Imam Imran Housein of the Thick Village Jamaat in Fyzabad. Housein gladly took the opportunity to speak with Express and explain what really occurs throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. Read More »

  • Testosterone

    Are you experiencing low sex drive? One cause could be low testosterone levels, which can be accompanied by insomnia, sleep disturbances, decrease in motivation or maybe difficultly remembering things. You may be suffering from low testosterone levels. Read More »

  • Morton’s Toe

    As Trinis, we say when a woman’s second toe is longer than the big toe, she would rule her significant other. Hmmm…this “theory” is often said to be true, however in a number of cases, women would say differently. Turns out I am one such person whose second toe is longer. Read More »

  • The Joy of Life ... in Dance

    The Candice Clark Academy of Dance (CCAD) will stage its 14th dance production on August 10 at Queen’s Hall in St Ann’s. Read More »

  • Two ways to use Vermicelli

    We as Trinidadians are always looking forward to a holiday-it’s in our culture. No matter the purpose, time or place we love to share and celebrate with our brothers and sisters of different backgrounds. Read More »

  • Winged women all a - flutter

    Tribe Carnival on Saturday last unveiled its 2015 theme, Wings of Desire and also showcased the designs for its sster band, Bliss, which is next year presenting, Blue. Read More »

  • Journey to freedom

    “Throughout the British dominions the sun no longer rises on a slave. Yesterday was the day from which the emancipation of all our slave population commences, and we trust the great change by which they are elevated to the rank of free men will be found to have passed into effect in the manner most accordant with the benevolent spirit in which it was decreed, most consistent with the interests of those for whose benefit it was primarily intended, and most calculated to put an end to the apprehensions under which it was hardly to be expected that the planters could fail to labour as the moment of its consummation approaches. Read More »

  • Insights from mud volcanoes and Pitch Lake of Trinidad

    Astronomy is often seen as a big science. Meaningful research in astronomy appears in the media to be associated with multimillion-dollar telescopes and billion-dollar space missions—all presumably out of the reach of the expertise and priorities of the Caribbean islands. Read More »

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