Monday, June 26, 2017

Health benefits of fasting at Ramadan

Jun. 26, 2017, 12:38 AM AST Comments

The just concluded Holy Month of Ramadan was for Muslims a period of fasting, sacrifice, giving, piousness and self-training with the hope that these qualities will extend beyond this month and stay with us throughout the year. Indeed, the essence of fasting in Ramadan is spiritual. Nevertheless, th

Celebrating Eid in style*

Jun. 26, 2017, 12:35 AM AST Comments

Chic and streamlined fashion is the current trend for the Eid celebrations, which will continue on a social level for the coming days. Flared pants are a must-have, as being in sync with the flowy feel, you can find them paired with most long tunics along with matching scarves. Eid fashion has alw

She’s Got Your Back*

Jun. 25, 2017, 12:57 AM AST Comments

At first glance Candice Corbie seems to have set herself an unusual goal. While most singers dream of the full glare of the centre stage spotlight, as a back-up singer Corbie thrives on the fringes of its glow. Don’t be mistaken; the mother of two has had her fair turn under the spotlight as t

Screening dedicated to Lord Brigo*

Jun. 25, 2017, 12:53 AM AST Comments

The award-winning documentary film Calypso Dreams, produced and directed by Dr Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne and filmed entirely in Trinidad and Tobago, has been selected as the “premier film” in the first annual Caribbean International Film Festival, to be held next week at the storie

He Bad*

Jun. 25, 2017, 12:50 AM AST Comments

Trevon Turner seems to have dropped into our laps like manna from heaven. His distinctive vintage sound merged with a contemporary delivery on his mega-hit debut single “She Bad”, has rolled down from the hills of Morvant to feed a local musical landscape starved for fresh quality conten

The Toothy Truth*

Jun. 25, 2017, 12:38 AM AST Comments

Sharks have roamed our oceans for millions of years. Today, they are in great danger. A new apex predator has entered the food chain and is creating havoc on the shark populations. What new predator is this? – The human being! Did you know only about 12 people are killed by sharks every year w

Harvey: Bret was man's opportunity to reach out

Jun. 24, 2017, 6:26 AM AST Comments

Bishop Elect (Monsignor) to St George's, Grenada Fr Clyde Martin Harvey said Storm Bret was 'a divine opportunity' for North Trinidad to reach out to Central and South Trinidad. Harvey also said Trinidad and Tobago had to practise building “strong, solid relationships.” Harvey shared the

Editor's Note*

Jun. 24, 2017, 1:50 AM AST Comments

A blessed Sunday to you, our cherished readers and Eid Mubarak to our Muslim brothers and sisters. Wow, what an eventful week we had back there. Bret came, did his mischief and went his merry way. Thank God the damage was not worse, but my heart truly goes out to those who were severely affected by

The Sound of DJ ANA*

Jun. 24, 2017, 1:44 AM AST Comments

GLASS ceilings don’t only apply to women in education, business or government. Take for example Ana-Leesa Ramnarine, popularly known as “Dj Ana”. She’s just 25 and is already challenging stereotypes in the entertainment business. She’s among a handful of local female DJ

Deflecting the Ridicule*

Jun. 24, 2017, 1:40 AM AST Comments

AS far as occupations are concerned, exotic dancing is among one of the most taboo there is. It was considered unconventional when the term “stripping” came into popular use several years ago and to this present day, it’s still looked upon as radical and non-conformist. Exotic dan

To Help, At Home In Her Heart*

Jun. 24, 2017, 1:36 AM AST Comments

My name is Rynelle Boyce and I began my journey as an educator in 2011. I am certified in Early Childhood Care and Education, both through The UWI’s certificate programme and it’s bachelor’s programme. I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Inclusion and Special Educa

Tips from Tipsy Grooming Your Dog*

Jun. 24, 2017, 1:33 AM AST Comments

Regular grooming is an important part of responsible dog care, even if it may seem like your dog is taking care of those needs by himself. If you don’t have a set routine, start small. Attempt one task each time. Brush one day. Then bathe the next. And trim the nails on yet another day. The s

You Need Good Conversations*

Jun. 24, 2017, 1:29 AM AST Comments

You need to have good and interesting conversations. I am just going to be direct about it. Boring conversations or no conversations at all is a little known relationship killer. Women know all too often that it is important to have rich, substantive, stimulating and lively conversations. The more