Monday, May 1, 2017

Features

Common vitreo-macula conditions

May 1, 2017, 1:26 AM AST Comments

The vitreous gel makes up about 80 per cent of the volume of the eye. It consists mostly of water (98 per cent), the remainder being hyaluronic acid and collagen fibres. These fibres attach the vitreous to the retina. Some areas are more adherent to the retina than others (eg, at the optic nerve, th

Guidance for persons living with diabetes

May 1, 2017, 1:22 AM AST Comments

I see many persons with this disease. Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two complications of the disease: nerve damage (neuropathy), and poor circulation.


This house deserves saving*

Apr. 30, 2017, 11:33 PM AST Comments

One January about seven years ago, Franklin gave himself a New Year's gift and walked into a multimillion-dollar beach-front property on North Coast Road, overlooking the ­Caribbean Sea. The house at Blanchisseuse Village had maid quarters, a staircase to the sea and a path to a private beach and g


Our judicial system—a disaster

Apr. 30, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

Congratulations Madam Justice—oops, Madam Chief Magistrate, you have done the nation a most valuable service, albeit unwittingly. What’s that service? you ask. Well in this modern, developed country of ours, you have exposed to us all the fact that the Honourable Chief Justice and the J

The solution is snacks

Apr. 30, 2017, 9:50 PM AST Comments

Once upon a time ­Trinidad and ­Tobago was the world’s largest ­producer of ­methanol and tenth largest ­producer of LNG (­liquefied natural gas). Our entire economy focused mostly on the upstream sector (­acquiring and collecting) oil and gas.


No Holds Barred*

Apr. 29, 2017, 4:54 AM AST Comments

Life sometimes deals one a really band hand, but if one plays one’s hand wisely, one will eventually end up holding a winning combination. Local hip-hop artiste Bigg Lexx (Deon Peters) has experienced some very hard times and he admits that he has made some bad decisions, but all of that is in


Decibel cranks full volume*

Apr. 29, 2017, 4:48 AM AST Comments

US Actors, Willow Shields (The Hunger Games, Dancing with the Stars), Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl), along with WWE Superstar, Nikki Bella; Step Up Choreographer, Chris Scott and world-renowned barber, Rob D’Original are just a few of the big names coming to Trinidad next weekend to interact with


Barrington Levy declares himself GSOAT*

Apr. 29, 2017, 4:41 AM AST Comments

Barrington Levy once boasted of taking the ‘S’ off of Superman’s chest and the ‘B’ off of Batman’s belly, but those vaunts pale in comparison to his latest dancehall declaration. The Jamaican music icon says he is now the Greatest Survivor of All Time (GSOAT). And

Alison Wonderland, Diplo to play at Electric Daisy Carnival*

Apr. 29, 2017, 4:38 AM AST Comments

Alison Wonderland, Diplo, Jauz, Marshmello, Tiesto and Martin Garrix will perform at the 21st edition of the annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas in June. Organisers on Friday released the lineup for the three-day music festival, which will take place June 16-18 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedwa


The role role models play*

Apr. 29, 2017, 4:30 AM AST Comments

My love for wildlife fuelled my eagerness to work with animals. Fresh out of university, my first opportunity to work with them was at the PointePierre Wildfowl Trust. I began as a volunteer working for free for several months. The most rewarding part of my two years spent at this nature park was l


Editor's Note

Apr. 29, 2017, 4:27 AM AST Comments

A blessed Sunday to you, our much cherished readers. I trust you are all doing well and enjoying the day thus far. Always remember that regardless of whatever is happening around you or even with you, once you are alive, it is a good day. Troubles will come, but at least you are alive to overcome th


A View Through Heaven’s Eyes Mary-Rebekah Reyes’ Fashion First*

Apr. 29, 2017, 4:20 AM AST Comments

She is given two biblical names meshed as one and she possesses key traits of each of the great women after whom she is named. Mary-Rebekah Reyes is a 19-year-old fashion/theatrical designer who sews her own creations. She is also an artist and blossoming event producer and developing musician who


What is Mindful Eating?*

Apr. 29, 2017, 4:16 AM AST Comments

Your attitude is the key to making health-behaviour changes and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This includes your attitude towards healthful eating practices. Being mindful, or mindfulness, that is to say, paying attention purposefully to what is happening in the present moment, without judgment,