Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Cherishing Yesteryear — Embracing New Traditions*

Oct. 23, 2016, 12:25 AM AST Comments

In less than a week, on Divali night, hundreds of homes around T&T will be illuminated by deya light to invite in the Hindu Goddess Mother Lakshmi and her annual blessings of wealth, fortune and prosperity. As is tradition Rangoli art will be laid on the floors. Strings of perfumed flowers will ador

So much more to enjoy at Divali Nagar*

Oct. 23, 2016, 12:23 AM AST Comments

The Divali Nagar opened on Thursday with much pomp and ceremony and attracting thousands of visitors. Along with the speeches and religious rituals of the official opening ceremony, there were a number of cultural presentations exhibiting the music, dance, theatre and art of the Indo-Trinbagonian co

The Inside Straight*

Oct. 23, 2016, 12:10 AM AST Comments

John Steinbeck is best known globally as the literary voice of California’s Salinas Valley, the champion of the downtrodden and dispossessed. In 1962 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature based on his outpouring of fictional classics over a 30-year period, including Of Mice and Men, To

US Postal Service has no plans of removing Divali stamp*

Oct. 23, 2016, 12:1 AM AST Comments

The US Postal Service (USPS) has rejected reports that it will discontinue the “forever” Divali stamp if there aren’t enough sales. “The Postal Service is excited about celebrating the festival of Divali on a Forever stamp and has no plans to remove them from sale,” Mar

Awards for pan pioneers

Oct. 22, 2016, 11:44 PM AST Comments

The management of Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel Orchestra held true to their word to deliver the Invaders 75th Anniversary Awards to two of the orchestra’s founding members Elliot “Ellie” Mannette in Osage, West Virginia, USA, and Emmanuel “Cobojack” Riley in Brookl

New TTUTA head: More sex education in schools

Oct. 22, 2016, 9:32 PM AST Comments

By Gyasi Gonzales—NEWLY elected president of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA), Lynsley Doodhai says he is in support of more sex education being taught in the nation’s schools.

Child sex abuse ‘a significant problem’ *

Oct. 22, 2016, 9:29 PM AST Comments

By Andy Johnson—With child sexual abuse in Trinidad and Tobago said to be pervasive, a study by The University of the West Indies has called for sweeping changes in education, in legislation, in service delivery and in gender and sexual awareness, to combat the ills it produces.

Contractor suing for breach of contract

Oct. 22, 2016, 9:7 PM AST Comments

By Asha Javeed—An objection has been made to two subsidiaries of the Junior Sammy Group of Companies-Junior Sammy Contractors Ltd and Jusamco Pavers Ltd-tendering for the same project on the completion of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.

Father of 6 murdered *

Oct. 22, 2016, 9:5 PM AST Comments

A TWENTY-SIX-year-old father of five girls and one boy was shot dead early yesterday morning while he and a friend were liming in the porch of his North Post Road, Diego Martin home in what police said was as a result of the chequered past of the deceased.