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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Representing the Caribbean, Europe and Africa

WHEN people from completely different cultures come together, beautiful things happen. This we well in multi-cultural Trinidad and Tobago. We are all that much richer because of the blending of the people who came. This diversity and beauty will be celebrated when the Trinidad and Tobago Art Society hosts an exhibition featuring the individual works of three artists from Trinidad, Holland and Zimbabwe. It takes place from April 27 at the Art Society Headquarters, corner Jamaica Boulevard and St Vincent Avenue, Federation Park, Port of Spain, and runs until May 2. Read more »

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A Million Laffs a minute

Allan David Augustine has one mission in life – to make at least a million people laugh. From high-spirited youngsters to the average ‘Joe’ on the street and even the elderly, Augustine wants to give people in Trinidad and Tobago some wholesome family entertainment. Read More »

‘Sinbad’ battles against the seven deadly sins

In the recent production Sinbad and the Seven Princeses presented by the Crazy Catholic and the DC Shell Theatre, the title character, Sinbad (Darrion Narine) sails off with his makeshift crew to do battle against villains representing the seven deadly sins, who have captured the seven princesses of fairyland. Read More »

‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ review

It would be utterly ludicrous if the second Paul Blart: Mall Cop film featured another gang of thieves trying to take down the West Orange Pavilion Mall. So instead, our hero heads to Vegas in this second outing. Read More »

Looking back...

The idea of to celebrate Administrative Professionals began with Mary Barrett, president of the National Secretaries Association ( now called the International Association of Administrative Professionals) and C. King Woodbridge, president of Dictaphone Corporation. The two served on a council that addressed a national shortage of skilled office workers. The account executives at Young & Rubicam originated the idea for a National Secretaries Week. Read More »

Training: The difference between replaceable and irreplaceable

All administrative professionals have been told, at some time or another, that any other co-worker can do the same job that they are doing. While all administrative professionals work with similar job specifications, more or less, it’s the training that makes the difference between one and the other. Read More »

The importance of seminars

Seminars and conferences are part and parcel of Administrative Professionals Week and should be really embraced by those who get the opportunity to attend. Development seminars, conferences, or workshops are beneficial to you on both personal and professional levels. Read More »

Ways to celebrate your Admin professional

Flowers are traditionally the go-to gift item for bosses to give to their administrative professionals as a reward for their hard work throughout the year. But oh times have change. According to a representative from the National Association for Administrative Professionals, the modern day Administrative Professional desires more than flowers. Read More »

‘Sinbad’ sails precariously along

The recently concluded run of, Sinbad and the Seven Princesses by the Crazy Catholic and his DC Shell Theatre can’t be defined among the company’s most creative or original works, but it still seemed to please the audiences. The show ran over two weekends (March 26-29) at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in San Fernando (SAPA) and also (April 2-6) at NAPA, Port of Spain to sold-out or near full house audiences on each night. Read More »

Three Trinis make shortlist for Commonwealth prize

Three entrants from Trinidad and Tobago, Toodesh Ramesar, Kevin Jared Hosein and Darren Doyle, have made the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist. Ramesar is a writer and literature teacher and has won several prizes including the 2005 Derek Walcott Prize and The University of West Indies Prize for poetry. His work has been featured in the collection Six Trinidadian Poets and the literary journal The Caribbean Writer. Read More »

‘Mind Change’ secrets to be revealed at NGC Bocas Lecture

It’s the way we live now: in a fray of digital stimuli, bombarded by email alerts, status updates, tweets, tags, likes, and pokes. We feel connected and distracted at the same time. What does it mean for our evolving brains? How is digital technology changing the way we think and behave, and what does that mean for business leaders and planners? Read More »

Metamorphosis marks 20 years

Glorifying dance locally, regionally and internationally, the Metamorphosis Dance Company celebrates its 20th anniversary. In recognition of this monumental achievement, the company will be staging signature performances and new works at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s. Read More »

Solar-powered public mobile charging stations are here!

blink | bmobile has commissioned four special solar-powered systems mobile device chargers at four locations for customers to get emergency boosts freely. The modern high-tech world of mobile phones, smart devices and abundant Wi-Fi hotspots means we can always remain connected even while away from the home or office. However as our devices become more sophisticated and need more power, rapidly draining batteries remains a key concern of millions of mobile phone and tablets users. Read More »

Human rights focus for film festival’s Community Cinergy series

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) continues to use film as a vehicle for social discourse and transformation, through its annual community Cinergy film series. Today, April 19 and 22, the ttff and the US Embassy—sponsor of the series—will present three free film screenings to promote human rights. Read More »

Kelly Green and Harmony celebrates 15 years

Music band Kelly Green and Harmony kicked off its 15th Anniversary celebrations on Wednesday last at the Mas Camp Pub with a special calypso show which featured Brown Boy, Calypso Kerr, Brother Mudada, Brigo and Explainer. The band also featured guitarist Lance Nicholls as a solo act and he gave the audinece a treat with his version of Hungarian jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo’s hit “Breezin” which was made popular in the 70s by American guitarist George Benson. Read More »

Easter traditions

For Christians today is the day that their Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. Let us all rejoice and be glad. On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of their Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches. Read More »

The making of a ‘Smooth’ Panorama arranger

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” This is a famous quotation by William Shakespeare. Arranger for eight-time Panorama Champion Massy Trinidad All Stars, Leon “Smooth” Edwards, 62, embodies the quintessence of this quotation. Read More »

Monkey Mountain celebrates Walcott’s birthday

As Nobel laureate Derek Walcott this year celebrates his 85th birthday, a group of local theatre aficionados have formed an NGO called Monkey Mountain to commemorate Walcott’s achievements in theatre. Monkey Mountain will stage three of his plays at the Little Carib Theatre during the year. Read More »

Jackman dons comic book character Wolverine costume

This could be our first look at Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men: Apocalypse if the recent reports are confirmed. The actor’s costume reportedly pays homage to the original comic book character. Comicbookmovie claimed 20th Century Fox has released its first image of Hugh Jackman in his Wolverine costume for X-Men: Read More »

Music label achiever to receive Lifetime award

PAT Chin, matriarch of Randy’s and VP Records, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at next month’s A2IM’s Libera Awards. The event takes place June 25 at Highline Ballroom in New York City, USA. The ‘Lifetime’ is among the top accolades at the Libera Awards, which recognises the year’s top independent music label achievers. Chin founded VP with her husband Vincent in 1979. They previously operated Randy’s in downtown Kingston. Read More »

‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ in cinemas this Wednesday

The Bollywood movie, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge returns to local screens some 20 years after its original release. The movie is ranked on numerous lists within the top ten best Indian movies of all time. The film at its original release set the record for the most Filmfare awards won by a single film — ten to be exact and was the second film to win the four major awards (best film, best director, best actor and best actress), after Guide in 1966. Read More »

The Spiritual Shouter Baptists enhanced Trinbago culture

Among the earliest recordings of the music of Trinidad and Tobago in 1914 thereabouts were the rhythms and chants of the Orisas, Shango Baptists and the Spiritual Shouter Baptists. Before then and since, the Shouters have played an integral role in the development and evolution of the music of this nation and its culture as a whole. Read More »

Enjoyable swim at the Bocas

Local prize-winning author, Lawrence Scott, launched his new book Leaving By Plane, Swimming Back Underwater on Wednesday at the National Library. In the first of this year’s pre-festival readings, Scott, regional winner of the 1998 Commonwealth Writers Prize, was in conversation with two-time winner of the Commonwealth short story competition, writer Barbara Jenkins. Scott’s new short story collection, his second, is both satirical and ironical, tackling serious issues with humour and a lightness of touch that entertained the audience. Read More »

Remembering Roderick

Roderick Joseph Sanatan was a true renaissance man who was once the Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications’ Union. He was a teacher, broadcaster, lecturer and culture lover. The following are excerpts from the eulogy written by UWI literary giant Gordon Rohlher and read by him on Saturday last at the ceremony celebrating the life of Roderick Sanatan. Read More »

RAPP hosts calypso competition and Easter bonnet parade in La Horquetta

The Retiree Adolescent Partnership Programme (RAPP) of the Ministry of Community Development hosted its Calypso Competition and Easter Bonnet parade at the RAPP Centre in La Horquetta, Arima on March 21. The event, entitled “RAPP-O-RAMA,” allowed participants from all five RAPP centres (La Horquetta, Couva, Valencia, Laventille – Shekinah and Belmont), the opportunity to showcase their talents in the areas of pan and calypso. Read More »

Chutney gearing up for 2016

The National Chutney Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago will begin rehearsals for next year’s competition later this year. This was revealed Wednesday by NCFTT consultant and developer Dr Vijay Ramlal-Rai during the 2015 Schools National Carnival Chutney Soca Monarch prize giving ceremony at National Carnival Commission’s VIP Lounge, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Read More »

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