Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Spice Master and Chutney Kings*

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:59 PM AST Comments

A slender, supple magician behind the shaky wooden counter, the venerable spice master spoke in soft swishes of silken sound, silvery smooth like his slick hair separated at the side, but with eyes smouldering behind thick glasses. He would stare at us intently for a second, smile and saunter across

Mind your business!*

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:52 PM AST Comments

The stories of five Trinidadian female business owners who are immigrants, and who are prospering in their new homes overseas, form the basis of author and Kent State Prof Joanne Kilgour Dowdy’s latest literary outing Minding their own business: Five female leaders from Trinidad and Tobago.


Celebrating 149 years of Presbyterian evangelism through education

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:49 PM AST Comments

Aramalaya Church where Rev John Morton, the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago (PCTT), established his second operational base to spread the Presbyterian brand of protestant evangelism/education to North and Central Trinidad, was the site of the January 8 Service of Grateful P


More problems for older drivers

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:47 PM AST Comments

Seniors with memory problems and related attention and decision-making issues may struggle with driving tasks, according to a Canadian study. Not all patients with mild cognitive impairment, the early stage of memory loss, have issues with driving, the researchers write in the Journal of Alzheimer&#

Rambharat and Dutch envoy talk agriculture*

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:44 PM AST Comments

Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat met with Jules Bijl, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Trinidad and Tobago. The robust discussions centred on collaborations on the export opportunities for cocoa and cocoa products to the Netherlands; and the potential fo



T&T theatre to experience ‘Bajan Invasion’

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:18 PM AST Comments

For a second time T&T’s creative spaces will experience a “Bajan Invasion”. In the ’90s, Trinbagonian ­airwaves were taken over by Barbadian soca artistes, and now T&T theatre will be invaded by actors Sonia Williams and Levi King. The two Barbadians will play key roles in th



MH370 hunt ends, maybe forever, after nearly 3 years, $160M

Jan. 17, 2017, 10:31 AM AST Comments

SYDNEY (AP) — The nearly three-year search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended Tuesday, possibly forever — not because investigators have run out of leads, but because the countries involved in the expensive and vast deep-sea hunt have shown no appetite for opening another big phase.



Oops! Wrong hummingbird on new drivers' permit

Jan. 17, 2017, 10:13 AM AST Comments

By Sandhya Santoo - IT appears someone at the Ministry of Works and Transport made a boo boo on the new drivers' permit launched last week. The holographic hummingbird on the document is an American species, not found locally.


Growing young entrepreneurs *

Jan. 16, 2017, 6:40 PM AST Comments

Verdel Bishop—Sallyann Della Casa, founder of The Growing Leaders Foundation, is hoping to create the next generation of entrepreneurs through a one-day business boot camp for children aged nine to 15.