Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stop those mosquitoes!*

Oct. 15, 2017, 11:30 PM AST Comments

Two years after the first outbreak of Zika in the Caribbean, the invasion of this mosquito-borne virus has reduced significantly. While health officials have reported a decrease in the number of suspected and confirmed cases, it is important to note that the virus is still present within our communi

Sever’s disease…what is it?*

Oct. 15, 2017, 11:23 PM AST Comments

Firstly it is referred to as Sever’s Disease or Calcaneal Apophysitis. While I don’t see it that often, it is something that exists. To be honest, I’d probably see more of it, if parents were more in sync with having their children see a podiatrist.

Lament for the coarsening of T&T*

Oct. 15, 2017, 11:1 PM AST Comments

Hazel Ward, in the 1960s, represented a sense of tact and gentle living we all aspired to. She had taste, and there was a certain decency expected. Today, with multiple TV channels and social media, there is a compelling need to stand out.

Too many of us still enslaved*

Oct. 15, 2017, 10:55 PM AST Comments

It seems incomprehensible that all of the New World of the Americas and the Caribbean was absent from human memory a mere 620 years ago.

Enforce the ­fireworks law*

Oct. 15, 2017, 10:53 PM AST Comments

This letter is intended for all the relevant authorities. Divali is upon us once again, with Christmas close on its heels. Along with these seasons, however, come the celebratory incendiary devices.

A board that misled itself*

Oct. 15, 2017, 10:52 PM AST Comments

I recently received an excerpt from the Mouttet compilation of documents on the seabridge affair. The excerpt summarises the views of Dexter Jaggernauth, chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Port Authority board, on the evaluation of the Cabo Star.

Please deal with these simple issues*

Oct. 15, 2017, 10:51 PM AST Comments

If you enter Evans Street near St Augustine Girls’ High School, by exiting from the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, you cannot proceed straight, depending on the time of the day, due to the “no entry” sign by Alice Street.

Meet the ‘Muslim Ramayanists’*

Oct. 15, 2017, 1:46 AM AST Comments

This is the story of a man with a Muslim surname, who became a Sadhu. And of his son who changed his Mohammed name to escape the negative Muslim stigma and is carrying on the Hindu tradition. As a young man, Zainool Mohammed, 67, of Chanka Trace in El Socorro was influenced to learn about Hinduism.

Mister Master Smith*

Oct. 15, 2017, 1:42 AM AST Comments

At first sighting Darryl Smith appears to be reserved character. The senior master control operator at TV6 quietly goes about his day behind the scenes on the third floor at Express House. His job is to ensure the quality and accuracy of on-air signals.

Ken finds strength in sharing a message of love*

Oct. 15, 2017, 1:39 AM AST Comments

Ken Simmons’ greatest strength is his unshakeable willpower. Simmons is renowned for his positive messages. Be it live on the nation’s airwaves, face to face in a classroom setting with young impressionable minds or during a chance one-on-one encounter, his distinctive voice always carri

Let’s Limit Hunting*

Oct. 15, 2017, 1:32 AM AST Comments

The hunting season is now open, but what does this mean for our country’s wild animals? It’s just two weeks into the season and social media is already flooded with posts of hunters showing off their kill.

Enlighten lives through your lifestyle*

Oct. 14, 2017, 12:59 AM AST Comments

AS far as public holidays are concerned, Divali remains the most auspicious on Dr Caroline Singh’s calendar. Before the start of the Monday rush, Singh, a dentist and devout Hindu runs through a mental checklist of all the errands that must be crossed off and completed well before the Divali h

The benefits of T, Y and I exercise*

Oct. 14, 2017, 12:55 AM AST Comments

I'm sure you have seen these exercises being performed at the gym and wondered what is their real purpose? The shape of the letters T, Y and I (there is also W), suggests the placement of the arm in relation to the body. On sight, you may be able to tell immediately, these exercises are working the