Tuesday, January 17, 2017

‘Let girls be girls, not brides’

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:29 PM AST Comments

HESWATT (Health Social Workers Association of T&T) views with concern and a healthy dose of incredulity the resumption of the debate on child marriage. What was understood as a done deal to outlaw this practice is now the subject of an actual debate again on whether it should be retained or discarde

Fight against unhealthy foods

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:27 PM AST Comments

Many have written in the Express recently about the food we eat. Growing our own food is to be encouraged as the local produce is much better than processed, chemically sprayed, imported foods. Michelle Obama, US First Lady, went onto the White House grounds and encouraged children of all races to


Please spare our sisters

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:26 PM AST Comments

With all due respect Maulana Waffie Mohammed, evidently you did not carefully consider the request from United National Congress (UNC) to become a temporary Opposition senator in order to contribute to the debate on the amendments to the Marriage Act. If you did, you would have realised that, regard


Why roadblock for Uber?

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:23 PM AST Comments

It is amazing how quickly the Ministry of Works and Transport has responded to the launch of the Uber service after successive administrations have turned a blind eye to the PH taxi service for decades because of a lack of public transport planning and political will.



It’s about ‘disadvantage’

Jan. 16, 2017, 5:59 PM AST Comments

According to clause 24 (3) of the T&T Constitution: “The salary and allowances of a president and his other terms of office shall not be altered to his disadvantage after he has assumed office.”Does this mean that (a) on taking office he may be disadvantaged and while in office he must suffer no



Regular sexual activity*

Jan. 15, 2017, 10:8 PM AST Comments

Many of us have heard the expression “use it or lose it”. Researchers say regular sexual activity is as important as regular physical exercise and may help preserve a man’s potency. Some doctors also believe that masturbation can have the same positive effect as both these activiti


Coping... one day at a time

Jan. 15, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

The Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago has launched its latest awareness campaign in the form of a calendar. The 2017 calendar aims to raise awareness for persons living with diabetes with the emphasis on children with the theme “Diabetes Prevention: It Starts with the Child”.


Study finds how stress raises heart disease and stroke risk

Jan. 15, 2017, 9:59 PM AST Comments

People with heightened activity in the amygdala, an area of the brain linked to stress, may be at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, scientists said on Thursday in research that could lead to new ways to treat stress-related heart problems.


Footwear tips during pregnancy*

Jan. 15, 2017, 9:55 PM AST Comments

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful periods in a woman’s life, but it’s also a time when extra attention needs to be paid to the body, to ensure the health of both mother and child. And that includes the feet as well. Remember, the feet carry the increasing weight as the pregnancy adv