Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Are Your Feet Aging?*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:39 PM AST Comments

Every part of the body ages. However, the feet are subjected to particularly heavy treatment throughout our lives. They experience repeated impact, weight-bearing, pressure, friction and often minor trauma.

Leading by excellence

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:34 PM AST Comments

Because they embodied the best expression of the values to which we should all aspire, Trinidad and Tobago men’s 4 x 400 relay team is the Trinidad Express Individual of the Year for 2017; Samuel Williams, a blind pupil, is our chosen Youth of the Year; and Fishermen and Friends of the Sea is


A plea to the PM*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:32 PM AST Comments

Good morning, Prime Minister Rowley! I expect by now you have already established in your mind that from today, January 1, 2018 “showtime” begins, for real. Just as Caesar questioned himself on whether to cross the Rubicon, you should have been asking yourself, what am I leaving for pos


On to our ‘annus horribilis’*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:30 PM AST Comments

Still basking in the glow of his September 2015 election victory, our new Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, gave his first address to the nation on December 30 of that year. It is worth recalling, as we enter the year 2018, some of what he had to say on that occasion. At the very beginning of his add

Prayer for 2018*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:28 PM AST Comments

I lift up my country, Trinidad and Tobago, to you today for your blessings. It is often said that this twin island is your home. I plead that you blanket every corner of your sweet abode with your Holy spirit. This nation is in dire need of cleansing and healing.


Where was TATT all along?*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:21 PM AST Comments

I had intended to stay clear of the Massive Gosein song controversy, until I saw the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) letter to the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA).


It’s part of a brutal game*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:18 PM AST Comments

Some say, “If you cannot take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” In T&T we say “Yuh cyar play mas if you ’fraid powder.” If you want to be a political animal expect the opposition wolves to chew you to pieces. It is dog-eat-dog politics. The social media is geared to


Burying our heads in the sand*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:17 PM AST Comments

I must express my utter disgust, disdain and contempt for Nermal Gosein, better known as Massive Gosein, for his “Rowlee Mudda Count” song. This song is downright insulting and has a lot of racial overtures and connotations. The lyrics are quite distasteful, but when I looked at the vide

Massive ado about nothing*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:15 PM AST Comments

Massive Gosein’s massive 2018 hit song “Rowlee Mudda Count” is giving the PNM Women’s League a massive headache. To say that the song is disgusting or repugnant or loathesome is ridiculous and childish. For that group to say the song is degrading to women is foolish, a word


Govt leaving national scholars in the cold*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:13 PM AST Comments

As the winner of an Open Scholarship in 2014, I am honestly concerned about the level of disrespect towards national scholars and guarantors lately. Stipends are due to be paid quarterly in advance for the following three months. Payment is usually made at the beginning of March, June, September and


Caribbean ‘in the eye of the storm’*

Dec. 31, 2017, 6:47 PM AST Comments

IN 2017, the Caribbean felt the full brunt of climate change with a warning that current trends indicate that there will be no respite. Within a two-week period, Hurricanes Irma and Maria brought home the reality of the impact of climate change as they churned their way across the Lesser Antilles de



The new face(s) of Karma*

Dec. 30, 2017, 11:0 PM AST Comments

Chutney crossover band Karma has landed one of the hottest properties in Chutney music in vocalist Nishard Mayrhoo for the upcoming Carnival season. The golden voiced youngster is currently in rehearsals with the Sangre Grande-based band after officially joining siblings Ravi and Nisha Bissambhar o