Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Changed face of Sand Hill

Apr. 27, 2017, 2:2 AM AST Comments

During the first months of each year the green iguana (Iguana iguana) makes full use of the elevated sandy terrain of the Nariva Swamp to dig her nest. Sand Hill is one of those ‘high spots’ that facilitate a large number of this species during this time of egg laying.

The parental role...

Apr. 27, 2017, 2:1 AM AST Comments

There is often much talk about the fact that parents are not doing what they ought to in order that their children are ready and willing participants of the education they are offered. Such pronouncements are not improperly made since the first socialisation of children comes from the home experien


NO DONE DEAL*

Apr. 26, 2017, 11:26 PM AST Comments

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith said the naming of all areas of the Brian Lara Cricket Academy is still under discussion. The Minister would neither confirm nor deny whether the North West Stand would be named after legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar as had been identified by


T&T men edged out of ‘Worlds’

Apr. 26, 2017, 11:20 PM AST Comments

TRINIDAD and Tobago have been edged out of a place in the World Beach Volleyball Championships. Four male and four female pairs will represent the NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) region in the prestigious tournament at the end of June in Austria.

Williams still unsure about return to competitive action

Apr. 26, 2017, 11:19 PM AST Comments

Thema Williams is still not sure whether she will ever take a tumble in gymnastics competition again. “In terms of my athletic career, I would say that I have not yet made a decision on whether or not I want to further gymnastics. The entire situation going on, it’s been a lot. I’m


Questions to answer*

Apr. 26, 2017, 11:13 PM AST Comments

The attorneys for gymnast Thema Williams have questions for the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee. And they want them answered soon — in the public interest. Following their latest court appearance in Williams' lawsuit against members of the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation on Tue


Local cricket fraternity mourns the ‘Prince’s’ passing

Apr. 26, 2017, 11:11 PM AST Comments

The cricket fraternity, and by extension the local sporting community, is mourning the recent passing of former national cricket captain and fast bowler Prince Bartholomew. He was described an as outstanding servant of local cricket who had the distinction of being one of only four persons to take


T20 festival to christen Brian Lara*

Apr. 26, 2017, 11:8 PM AST Comments

The long wait by fans to see live cricket at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy appears to be finally over, following yesterday’s announcement of the hosting of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board’s (TTCB) Twenty20 Festival at its Tarouba venue.

Garcia: Lara stadium was ‘fit for purpose’

Apr. 26, 2017, 11:4 PM AST Comments

Chairman of the Urban Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT), Noel Garcia, termed as “reckless, irresponsible and mischievous” the comments from Princes Town MP Barry Padarath that the Brian Lara Stadium posed a threat to 15,000 patrons for its official opening next month.


Narine, Bravo in winners’ row as KKR down RPS

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:59 PM AST Comments

Robin Uthappa smashed 87 from 47 balls to see off Rising Pune Supergiant yesterday and send Kolkata Knight Riders to the top of the IPL table. RPS sorely missed Ben Stokes, who was ruled out with a minor shoulder injury, as Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir (62 from 46 balls) made light work of chasing dow


UPROAR IN COURT*

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:39 PM AST Comments

The Judiciary had assured there was no need to be concerned about outstanding matters when then-chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar was appointed a High Court judge, but yesterday chaos erupted at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court. There was a face-off between prisoners and police officers


Hot spell continues: ‘stay hydrated, avoid sunburn’

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:36 PM AST Comments

SOARING temperatures by day and loads of Saharan dust are expected to stick around until this weekend, with the Meteorological Office keeping its “hot spell” alert in place and warning citizens to take precautions against dehydration and heatstroke.


Poetry in prison

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:32 PM AST Comments

AFTER 12 years awaiting trial at Remand Yard in Port of Spain, Ryan Ramoutar accepted a plea bargain from the State. Now 29, he's since become a novelist, poet and teacher within the prison system and is looking forward to starting a new life when he gets out in four years.