Monday, February 27, 2017

Costume contact lens safety tips for Carnival

Feb. 26, 2017, 8:48 PM AST Comments

Coloured (costume) contacts lenses are often used to add something extra to a costume or Carnival outfit. Contact lenses can have a dramatic effect on your appearance, giving you the look you desire, eg glow in the dark or vampire for Halloween.

Carnival cool down effects

Feb. 26, 2017, 8:45 PM AST Comments

So it was a long season, lots and lots of fetes. Though it is a recession, you had a time, cause Carnival comes only once a year. As in the words of MX Prime and Ultimate Rejects, “recession doh bother we…we jammin still”.

Bittersweet moment for reigning calypso king

Feb. 26, 2017, 1:59 AM AST Comments

Devon Seale plans to mount a presidential campaign to retain his National Calypso Monarch title tonight. Seale is all set to deliver the satirical “I Carmona”, a first person aloof response by President Anthony Carmona to recent criticisms about his household expenditure, apparent breech

Christina, Justin take chutney gold*

Feb. 26, 2017, 1:53 AM AST Comments

Christina Chattergoon from Couva West Secondary school said no to child marriage on Wednesday, when she won the National Carnival Schools Intellectual Chutney Soca Monarch Competition, in the secondary school category, at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain. The 16-year-old Form Four pu

New soca release blocked from local radio airplay*

Feb. 26, 2017, 1:45 AM AST Comments

In spite of amassing over 60,000 views on Facebook alone and attracting positive interest from the Ministry of Works and Transport, the comical and informative song by entertainer, Ro’dey (Rodell Cumberbatch) entitled “Hole In D Road” has been denied airplay by some local radio sta

Leading film producers begin production on three new pilots*

Feb. 26, 2017, 1:41 AM AST Comments

Three of the Caribbean’s leading film producers will now develop pilots for their original TV series projects, via funding from Flow and CaribbeanTales Media Group. With US$40,000 funding for each project, production work will begin on Battledream Chronicle, a sci-fi/drama animated series crea

Machel brings the heat to Cooler Park*

Feb. 26, 2017, 1:35 AM AST Comments

Hot on the heels of its ultra-premium-inclusive event Finesse, Green House Enter­tain­ment ignited Central T&T with the 2017 edition of its annual cooler fete, Cooler Park, which this year featured a fiery performance by soca king Machel Montano.

Rhea Ahong—beach houses to beach wear*

Feb. 25, 2017, 12:31 AM AST Comments

ARCHITECT, interior designer and clothing designer, Rhea Ahong, is as multifaceted as her portfolio would suggest. Express Woman caught up with the designer back in 2013 while she worked as an architect at a government ministry by day and designed her line of swimsuits on evenings and weekends. In

Editor's Note

Feb. 25, 2017, 12:29 AM AST Comments

Carnival Sunday is here! Yayyyyy! I hope that those of you looking to head out on the road Tomorrow and Tuesday to play mas are well prepared, having had begun some sort of fitness preparations at least a couple weeks ago. Remember, comfortable shoes, sunscreen and something to protect the eyes. Dri

Shirlaine Hendrickson Wants Right Purge for ‘Constipators’*

Feb. 25, 2017, 12:24 AM AST Comments

Child abuse and murder of females such as Penal resident Nadia Simms has prompted Trinidad and Tobago to recoil in horror. A few weeks ago, Simms was found in a bamboo grave. She had gone in search of a job. Before the Simms tragedy, Shirlaine Hendrickson, Vice Chairman of Trinbago Unified Calypso

Zoo To You*

Feb. 25, 2017, 12:19 AM AST Comments

Visiting animal parks are fun but can you imagine the animals visiting you? “Zoo to You” is one of the most anticipated days of the week and it was my turn to take animals to schools as my colleagues and I rotate this responsibility. This educational outreach programme is a fun and learn

Remembering Mother Blackman*

Feb. 25, 2017, 12:16 AM AST Comments

On February 20, the matriarch of the Blackman family—Claudette Blackman—succumbed to ovarian cancer. She was laid to rest on Friday. Blackman was the wife of Lord Shorty who evolved into Ras Shorty I after a spiritual conversion. She was a devoted wife and mother, not only to her own 14

Do You Want This Type of Relationship?*

Feb. 25, 2017, 12:13 AM AST Comments

Recently, I was in the library when the cell phone of the man sitting behind me rang. He answered, and the ensuing conversation gave birth to this article. A woman called and apparently she didn’t believe where he was or what he was doing and so the man said, “Hold on” he then ins