Friday, August 18, 2017

The charms of Down the Islands

Aug. 16, 2017, 11:35 PM AST Comments

A small contingent of media practitioners were hosted on a recent tour that did much more than reveal the view of the mountains off the north-western peninsula of Trinidad. The tour was an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism’s “Stay to Get Away” campaign, scheduled to run during


Mystery, adventure in new children’s book *

Aug. 16, 2017, 11:29 PM AST Comments

Every day you wake up with the power to choose what you are going to do. You can open your own business, volunteer at your favourite charity, change careers or further your education. You have the power to make changes and work hard to become the person you feel you ought to be. Each choice you make


In defence of Roget? Really?

Aug. 16, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

I refer to Winford James’ column in the Express of August 10. He succeeded in injecting more anti-Syrian sentiment in this whole brouhaha surrounding Ancel Roget’s call to boycott certain businesses.

Congrats, but please, no over-indulgence*

Aug. 16, 2017, 10:3 PM AST Comments

Heartiest congratulations and highest commendations are in order for our 4x400 quartet of Jarrin Solomon, Jereem Richards, Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon for winning gold at the World Championships in London. They have brought great pride and joy to our twin-island republic. They should be rewar


Helping people look before they leap*

Aug. 16, 2017, 10:1 PM AST Comments

I REFER to Simon Wright’s letter entitled “The ‘ex’ threat” positioned next to my letter on the role of the humanities in the Saturday Express of August 5. He speaks of the decision a man made to kill someone in the company of his friend’s former lover.


UWI Open Campus is Accredited

Aug. 16, 2017, 2:34 PM AST Comments

Gordon Street, St. Augustine: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The following statement is issued by The University of the West Indies Open Campus Trinidad and Tobago, to highlight its accreditation status, in light of the new GATE procedures.


Assault of the litter wardens*

Aug. 16, 2017, 1:51 AM AST Comments

The presence of a delegation of Woodbrook residents at a recent meeting of the Port of Spain Corporation had to do with their complaints about the treatment that was meted out to them by litter wardens of the corporation. Residents openly objected to being fined for placing their bagged waste (garba

Heed the pleas of our athletes

Aug. 16, 2017, 1:50 AM AST Comments

The recent success of Trinidad and tobago at the IAAF World Championships highlights the excellence of our female and male athletes. Indeed, the Minister of Sport, Darryl Smith, especially heralded the glory of our men’s 4x400 metres relay squad. He even mentioned that only the athletes themse


Chote, runners lifted the gloom*

Aug. 16, 2017, 1:35 AM AST Comments

In this place where greed and selfishness drive the actions of many in every strata, the selfless act of Sophia Chote SC gives me reason to hope (“Sophia’s Choice”, Express, August 15). The pride I felt on seeing our 4x400 relay team conquer the world is compounded by the actions o


Eric Williams, Kwame Nkrumah and Independent Ghana

Aug. 15, 2017, 11:33 PM AST Comments

In the early months of 1964 Dr Eric Williams visited 11 African countries with a Trinidad and Tobago delegation. Derided by critics as an expensive safari in search of the Prime Minister’s African heritage, the tour was part of a bold initiative to develop the international relations of Trini


First black woman leads West Point cadets*

Aug. 15, 2017, 11:29 PM AST Comments

Simone Askew marched into history Monday as the first black woman to lead the Long Gray Line at the US Military Academy. After an early-morning 12-mile march back to the gray stone academic complex with 1,200 new cadets she led through the rigors of basic training at “Beast Barracks,” th


Cadmium may raise risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer

Aug. 13, 2017, 11:45 PM AST Comments

Should you take a stroll along places such as Ariapita Avenue or through MovieTowne, you may observe that there seems to be a larger number of young women smoking cigarettes now than previous years. While more older folks are ridding themselves of the habit, young women are picking it up. Along with