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Monday, October 20, 2014

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Simply divine

As part of the “All Female Night” at the annual Divali Nagar hosted by the National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC), Sushilla Cheng Fashion House featured seven stunning young ladies. The owner of Sushilla stores, Cheng said she is proud to be training a group of young women who are passionate about the fashion industry. Read more »

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The significance of the rituals of Divali

Divali, Diwali or Deepawali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the Festival of Lights (deep = light and avali = a row therefore a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebration, which literally illuminates the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. On each of the four days of the Festival of Lights a different tradition is observed, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness. Read More »

All-female tassa band impresses at Divali Nagar

The Divali Nagar last Thursday was an “All Female Night” of performances. The highlight of the evening was the spectacular performance by Trinidad’s first all-female tassa band. Known as NGC T&T Sweet Tassa Band, it comprises five members, all high achievers. All have either completed tertiary level education or are attending tertiary level institutions. Read More »

Divali Nagar main stage schedule 2014

Today 6 p.m.-11. p.m. Young Spiderz Tassa Group Veejai Ramkissoon & Group Dr Winston Tolan (Jamaica) Amritam Shakti Dance Group Khalnayak Academy of Dance Sangeet Music Academy Group (Canada) Read More »

An Artistic Revolution

Throughout history, forms of art have gone through periodic changes called artistic revolutions. Movements have come to an end to be replaced by a new and markedly different movement. However while it is not clear whether socially conscious art is still appreciated in a society such as Trinidad and Tobago, it is certain that there are still artists who continue to champion their cause. Read More »

Nagar opens this week

The annual Divali Nagar festivities hosted by National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) will be a better event than ever before, says public relations officer Surujdeo Mangaroo. On October 14 the festivities will begin, and end on October 22, one day before the Hindu community celebrates Divali. Hundreds of patrons attend the festivity each year not only for the booths selling all types of merchandise, but to engage and explore the Indian cultural performances. The event will be held at the NCIC Nagar, at the Nagar site in Chaguanas. Read More »

Invest in Film!

Veteran actor and former chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company, Ralph Maraj says the vast potential of the local film industry remains unexplored. This, in spite of recent developments and three international films being produced here in the past two years. Maraj was speaking at a special screening of the 1974 hit film, BIM – in which he starred, which was hosted by the Lloyd Best Institute at the Central Bank Auditorium in Port of Spain. Read More »

Celebrating 20 years of excellent service

Established in September 1994 by managing director, Nigel Bennett, Caribbean Welding Supplies Limited (CWSL) has positioned itself as the leading company for welding equipment, rentals and consumables in Trinidad and Tobago. We are incorporated in Trinidad & Tobago as a private limited liability company with a 100 per cent local shareholding. Our location in San Fernando on approximately 21,000 square feet of building space has given us a strategic advantage of proximity to the main industrial areas in Trinidad and Tobago. Read More »

International speakers for Catholic Women’s Conference

EWTN talk show host, Vatican conference speaker, best-selling Catholic author and motivational speaker, Teresa Tomeo is expected in Trinidad and Tobago for the second annual Catholic Women’s Conference. Tomeo will be one of four international keynote speakers at the Conference titled “Women of God – This is My Beloved Son. Listen to Him!” Read More »

Five more for Miss India T&T

The 2014 edition of Miss India Trinidad and Tobago Talent and Beauty Competition, takes place on November 29 at the Centre Pointe Mall Auditorium, Chaguanas. Show time is 8 p.m. On the night of the event, the contestants will display their various talents and knowledge about East Indian arts and culture. The goal of the pageant is to promote the East Indian heritage/culture and performing arts while enhancing awareness of various arts, customs, culture and history that support this strong background implanted in the soil of our island. Read More »

National Heritage Committee appointed

The Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration, Dr Rodger Samuel formally launched the National Heritage Committee on October 3, at the Belmont Lounge Room of the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre. Read More »

Taylor Swift named Billboard’s Woman of the Year for second time

Country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year becoming the first artiste to win the honour more than once, the music industry trade magazine said yesterday. Swift, 24, who shot to prominence in 2006 as a teenage country sensation and has been able to successfully cross over into pop music, will release her fifth album 1989 on October 27. Read More »

Weekend of addiction

Digicel IMAX opened Addicted starring Sharon Leal and Boris Kodjoe on Friday, at a special ticket price of $50. Digicel IMAX has become known for its in-theatre movie activities and treats and this weekend proves to be no different. In keeping with the theme of the movie the team has partnered with various corporate organisations – Digicel, Johnson and Johnson, Awesome Distributors, Carib, Amco, Closet Red and Fuchsia Nails and Salon to provide various addictive sample sessions over this opening weekend. Read More »

Uplifting lives through education

The new school year is well on the way and with it comes the annual expenses many families face—purchasing books, uniforms and stationery supplies. This year two non-profit organisations, the Chinapoo Police Youth Club and the St Augustine South Village Council, as part of their ongoing back to school programmes, sought financial assistance from local business enterprise Pepe Marketing Limited to help support their effort. Read More »

Delivering efficiency and performance

Our major supplier is ESAB North America. Originally founded in 1904 in Göteborg, Sweden by Oscar Kjellberg, ESAB stands for Elektriska Svetsnings-AktieBolaget, which literally means Electric Welding Company. In 1906, ESAB’s first patent was granted, but the real breakthrough was the patent for overhead welding with covered electrodes. ESAB expanded to the United States in 1972 when they purchased Heath Engineering. ESAB, now known as ESAB Welding and Cutting Products, boasts 30 branches worldwide. Read More »

China bans old, new works by wayward entertainers

Chinese authorities have ordered television stations, cinemas, online entertainment sites and other outlets not to show works by entertainers found to have been involved in vice crimes such as using drugs or visiting prostitutes, state media reported on Thursday. Although the industry’s regulating agency—the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television—has not released the internal document or officially acknowledged it, Read More »

Robert Yao Inspired by a dream

Robert Yao Ramesar is one of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading filmmakers. He has many short films to his credit, and his first feature, SistaGod, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006, and subsequently screened at the ttff/06. His next feature, Her Second Coming (2009) had its world premiere at the ttff/09. He is currently at work on a South Africa-set feature. Read More »

Abbi Blackman celebrates her life and her career

Singer/songwriter/composer, dancer, teacher, mother and dramatist, Abbi Blackman recently launched Part 1 of her new double CD project entitled Abbi 50 Strong—The Collection, at De Nu Pub in Woodbrook. The 14-track disc is subtitled “Moving On…” and includes Blackman’s first hit song, “Young and Moving On” which earned her the prestigious Calypso Queen title at the tender age of 14 in 1979, as well as favourites such as “The Land Is Mine” and the remake of her father, Ras Shorty I’s debut Sokah single, “Endless Vibrations”. Read More »

Makemba’s Retrospective

C reative director and co-founder of Studio 66 Art Support Community, which is involved in training and artistic development, especially among younger artists will be featured in a Retrospective Exhibition titled: The Unfolding of an Artist: Life, Aesthetics & Revolution. The exhibition which will be hosted by the National Museum and Art Gallery will be opened to the public from October 9. Read More »

Celebrating 10 years

match colours.”It is not unusual for customers to come into the Berger Colour Shop completely clueless about the gallons of paint they may need for different rooms in the home; or for them to be confused about what paint they should use to cover up an ugly room colour. Read More »

Fantasy leaves them ‘Star Struck’

Popular mas band, Fantasy Carnival continues to innovate and set new trends within the industry with the release of five new sections this weekend. The band originally launched its 2015 presentation, Blockbuster last July at O2 Park, Chaguaramas, but staged an unexpected “sequel” to that event dubbed Star Struck last night at Pier 1. Read More »

The Wedding

In the tiny island of Tobago, near the island of Trinidad, in the Caribbean, is a delightful place called Buccoo Reef. It is a beautiful part of the ocean, where tourists spend many exciting hours watching myriads of colourful fish gliding swiftly through the corals. One very clear sunny day, as the tourists gazed earnestly through the glass-bottomed boat admiring the fish moving quickly through the water, they had no idea that a wedding was taking place beneath the sea in the coral reef of Buccoo Point. Read More »

Santa Cruz kicks off Christmas season with parang

Parang lovers from across Trinidad and Tobago congregated at the San Antonio Green Market in Santa Cruz on September 28 to kick off the Christmas season with lively performances of the popular festive music and other attractions related to the history of parang. The event was sponsored for the second year by Pan-American Life Insurance Company of Trinidad and Tobago, a member company of the Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG). Read More »

Welcome to the new millennium

K2K Alliance and Partners launched its 2015 Carnival presentation M3 Millennia III—The Long Walk from Home at the Radisson Hotel Ballroom on Republic Day, September 24. The highly anticipated collection was revealed to an audience ‘hungry’ for the creative genius of designers Karen and Kathy Norman and it must be said, “You either like them or you don’t, there is no room for doubt.” Read More »

Dance workshop for autistic children

Told they were having a dance session with visiting dancers from New York, the autistic dance students at Goodwill Industries didn’t know what to expect. Familiar with the quick steps of the Latin beats and the formal ballroom steps, the students shone on Friday through more contemporary, modern dance moves. Read More »

Queen’s Hall announces performance schedule

Queen’s Hall will present a dazzling array of works from some of the country’s leading dance companies and performance artistes in October. “October is regarded as the month of dance. We have some of the public’s favourite companies on stage at Queen’s Hall during October with productions designed to offer a myriad of opportunities to inspire audiences,” said Yvonne Roberts White, general manager of the country’s leading performance arts theatre. “The public can expect a visual feast,” she added. Read More »

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