Saturday, January 20, 2018

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. T&T U-20 Women take on favoured Canada*

Jan. 19, 2018, 11:0 PM AST Comments

It was a surprise. Not necessarily a good one for Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 Women’s head-coach Jamaal Shabazz believes the team was caught by surprise by the skill and pace of their opponents when going down 3-2 to Haiti at the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship o

Red Force toil in the field*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:52 PM AST Comments

THE Trinidad and Tobago Red Force bowlers enjoyed some early success yesterday but at stumps, the Guyana Jaguars were well in control of their final-round Regional Four-Day Tournament match after the second day’s play at Providence in Guyana.

T&T marathon on tomorrow*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:50 PM AST Comments

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, Venezuelan Jose Alejandro Vare and Kenyan Leah Kigen will headline the list of runners when the 36th annual Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon (TTIM) is run off tomorrow. The individual marathon contenders will run simultaneously with the popular Team Relay which offers

T&T women go under in Florida*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:44 PM AST Comments

PAULINE REGIS and Phylecia Armstrong failed to advance to the knockout stage in the final leg of the DigtheBeach Volleyball Fall Series last weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The Trinidad and Tobago players failed to win a set from their two matches in their round-robin group, but they were

Bravo guides Cane Farm to UWI T20 final*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:42 PM AST Comments

Darren Bravo showed his class at UWI SPEC in St Augustine on Thursday night, batting through the innings for an unbeaten 83 which guided Cane Farm to a tense four-wicket win over Central Sports in the UWI-UNICOM National T20 Tournament semifinal. The left-hander did not hit the winning run but playe

The slide continues

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:35 PM AST Comments

THOSE of us who look to the future and try to put the past—and the present—behind, might not be too happy after the short-lived defence of their title by the West Indies Under-19 team at the current 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup in New Zealand. Two matches and two defeats put paid to any hopes

Oil, the environment and the region*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:30 PM AST Comments

Earlier this month Exxon announced that it had made a major new oil find off Guyana. It was, Exxon said, the largest since it began exploration there in 2015. The company’s statement followed one last June advising of a “world-class discovery” on another well, and before that, anno