Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Features

Petit Bourg Old Boys Brings Back Good Ole Days*

Jan. 20, 2018, 11:44 PM AST Comments

The Petit Bourg Old Boys Association is set to stage its 19th annual reunion on February 3 at the Himalaya Club, Third Avenue, San Juan. The all-inclusive affair will reunite the chaps from the 40s and 50s who grew up playing football, cricket and other sports in the nearby Aranjuez Savannah.

Yuh Safe, Is Army*

Jan. 20, 2018, 11:37 PM AST Comments

Safety and security is assured at Army Fete—and this year is no different. This reassurance comes from the Organising Committee of the annual event, which typically attracts close to 10,000 patrons and will be held at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain on Friday, February 2 from 9


Build Corridors Across Roads for Animals*

Jan. 20, 2018, 11:32 PM AST Comments

Have you ever wondered how do animals cross roadways? Although development is inevitable, do we take in consideration what happens to an animal’s habitat once roads are constructed through it? Truth is, the home range of many wildlife becomes fragmented. Animals migrate in search of food, wat


Editor's Note*

Jan. 19, 2018, 11:34 PM AST Comments

A blessed Sunday, cherished readers. I hope you are having a relaxed and enjoyable day thus far. In the midst of all the murders, economic woes and other ills happening all around us, the big news of the week past had to do with taking a wine at one’s own risk. Interesting. Even my 21-year-ol

Self-Assured Nailah Blackman... *

Jan. 19, 2018, 11:31 PM AST Comments

In only a few months Nailah Blackman has developed from a fledgling soca artiste into one of the most sought after artistes by fete promoters here and abroad. Mind you, when she recorded her debut soca song, “Workout” alongside Kees Dieffenthaller, Blackman was already a seasoned musici


A Penchant for Herbs and Spices*

Jan. 19, 2018, 11:26 PM AST Comments

YOU don’t come across people like Rayne Kirpalani everyday—diehard foodies whose life and career revolves around food. Warm, friendly, hospitable and bursting with energy—Kirpalani is also a representation of what many expect of the Caribbean and of the diverse people that call th


Terrible Terroriser*

Jan. 19, 2018, 11:22 PM AST Comments

This column certainly started out as suggestions about your own involvement (hopefully in an earnest and positive way) with your neighbours. But this idea has been hijacked by the infamous leader of the most powerful country in the world.


He Believes Women Love the Bi--h Treatment*

Jan. 19, 2018, 11:15 PM AST Comments

The saying, “Nice guys finish last” is the discrepancy between women’s stated preferences and their actual choices in men. In other words, women say they want nice guys but go for men who are “jerks” or “bad boys” in the end.— Google.

Carnival lessons for Mr Akin*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:17 PM AST Comments

I have read the assertions attributed to Dean Akin in the newspapers earlier this week and I feel compelled to reply as they are an insult to the intelligence of reasonable people. Mr Akin has engaged in an illogical clutching at straws in a self-serving attempt to exploit ignorance and piggyback o


Make ferry-buying process transparent*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:14 PM AST Comments

THE Minister of Finance’s attempt to allay the fears of the population regarding the procurement process for the inter-island ferry at the post-Cabinet news conference failed to deliver any concrete details on the process. Minister Imbert continued to obfuscate the matter without clarifying th


Ask not what your country can do…*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:12 PM AST Comments

Our country is facing major challenges and many of our systems appear broken. We hear analyses from many quarters, some even with proposed solutions. However, things continue to go from bad to worse. I am suggesting that the biggest impediment to progress currently being faced by our country is the


Grande highway a sign of progress*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:11 PM AST Comments

It is with serious concern that I learned of an injunction filed by Fishermen and Friends of the Sea to halt construction of the highway from Cumuto to Sangre Grande. In a Facebook post on Papa Bois Conservation’s Facebook page, a spokesman for the group stated the highway was being built from


Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 pay out to porn star

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:20 AM AST Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal.