Saturday, May 13, 2017

Refund Policy

UNLAWFUL TAX*

May 13, 2017, 5:3 AM AST Comments

ONE week before the deadline by which citizens must submit completed Property Tax forms, two separate legal challenges are being mounted against Government's intended revenue earner that could cripple it until the foreseeable future. The first legal charge, led by former attorney general Anand Ramlo


Editor's Note*

May 13, 2017, 1:51 AM AST Comments

Happy Mother’s Day! I expect that our readers who are mothers and grandmothers are today relaxing, feet up being served and fawned over. Some say that every day should be mother’s day, meaning we ought to love, care for and treat our mothers as the queens they are every day. But, as true


My Grandmother: Lena*

May 13, 2017, 1:47 AM AST Comments

The following is the winning piece submited for our informal Mother’s Day contest in which we invited readers who were raised by their grandmothers to write on that experience. Pearl Clarke Alfred who is herself a grandmother sent us this heartfelt story along with a poem, which we have select

Lady Plays An Important Role*

May 13, 2017, 1:37 AM AST Comments

IT’S quarter past one in the afternoon when Elizabeth Montano—also known affectionately as “Lady”—returns to her office in uptown Port of Spain. There’s a lot of history in the colonial-style building with the weatherbeaten “Xtatik” sign whose high wal


The First Mother’s Day Without Her Daughter*

May 13, 2017, 1:30 AM AST Comments

A five-year-old sits with her grandmother during the funeral service for the little girl’s mother. “Grandma,” she says. “Yes?” the grandmother responds, trying to keep her own pain at bay, temporarily. “I thought you said God sent angels and they took Mummy to H


Go for Glutes*

May 13, 2017, 1:24 AM AST Comments

It would be no wonder that having a shapely, strong and firm butt would be high on the fitness enthusiast’s agenda, since this gives us great shape and enhances our overall physique. However, despite the glutes visually pleasing aesthetic role, it plays an incredibly important functional role


MAMA-MIA!*

May 13, 2017, 1:19 AM AST Comments

Less is more! That’s the first rule of thumb when applying make-up on mature skin. As we age the skin on the face begins to change, getting thinner and losing elasticity (gee thanks mother nature). Therefore we must adjust the application, and even the types of make-up we use, to suit these ch

Revenge Cheating*

May 13, 2017, 1:10 AM AST Comments

Perhaps one of the of the most devastating emotional blows you can be dealt during a relationship is your partner stepping out on you. It hurts and a plethora of emotions and feelings boils within the victims of infidelity. Feelings of broken trust, disproven loyalty, loss of exclusivity, guilt, sha


A Mother to Many*

May 13, 2017, 12:48 AM AST Comments

Sumintra Dookoo was born on June 12, 2010 and raised in the southern town of Barrackpore. She is 106 years old. In a few days, this incredible woman will be celebrating 107 years of life on earth. At a young age, Sumintra was married and moved to the nearby village of Debe. She gave birth to seven c


Share What You Feel*

May 13, 2017, 12:45 AM AST Comments

“Why? Doesn’t anyone want happiness, loyalty, love anymore? What is it that drives people to profess they love but keep hurting that individual over and over again?” These words were e-mailed to me from a reader who signed her name LR, (thank you and I am sorry I felt it necessary


My Mother’s Child*

May 13, 2017, 12:41 AM AST Comments

Years ago, a woman from the southern town of Debe, gave birth to a seven-pound, eight-ounce baby girl at the Augustus Long Hospital in Pointe-a-Pierre. This child was the last of three. Fast-forward to present time; little did she know that baby, me, now all grown up, would spend her days caring fo


FAMILIAR STRUGGLE*

May 13, 2017, 12:29 AM AST Comments

Roston Chase extended his rich vein of form with a half-century but West Indies squandered opportunities to put the squeeze on Pakistan, on the third day of the decisive third Test at Windsor Park yesterday. Replying to Pakistan’s first innings of 376, West Indies closed on 218 for five, still