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Friday, November 21, 2014

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She’s awesome and that is putting it mildly. She is also the envy of many women who would love to have a body like hers. But Reshma Razac, this unabashed fitness enthusiast, does not want women to just stand on the sidelines and envy her. Instead she wants them to emulate her and become healthy and physically fit. Read more »

  • Reshma Razac

    Gourmet a la muscle- Body fitness model and co-owner of Bodybyimran fitness/supplement centre, Reshma Razac is savouring the taste of her green fig and tuna combo in the lobby of the Club Savannah Gym, Queen’s Park Savannah. Read More »

  • Changing the public’s view on entrepreneurs

    OPRAH Winfrey, Bill and Melinda Gates and Richard Branson. What do they all have in common? They’re all successful entrepreneurs with equally interesting stories about how they rose from barely nothing to become the world’s movers and shakers. Read More »

  • Holiday Make-up Trends

    Heirloom Mix? Technakhol Eyeliner? Red, Red, Red? Viva Glam? If you never heard of these phrases, let me introduce you to the Christmas season’s make-up terms from Global Giant Cosmetic Company, MAC. Read More »

  • Can your man be stolen?

    Perhaps you should stop saying that another woman stole your man or you should stop believing that another woman stole your man. Until I’ve read a news caption similar to, “Woman steals man from his woman at gunpoint”, I’m going to stick to my very strong conviction that men don’t get stolen, they leave—voluntarily. Okay, let’s say that these men have indeed been stolen. Of these stolen men, how many have made frantic phone calls back to their women asking to be rescued or begging to get law enforcement involved? Read More »


    SINCE November 2013, cousins and entrepreneurs Crystal Thomas and Michele Williams have been making women feel and look more beautiful. For the past year the Chaguanas-based Serenity Oasis Salon and Spa owned and operated by Williams and Thomas has been providing top notch services ranging from hair care, manicures, pedicures, nail art, make-up application and massage therapy. But their dream of owning their own business didn’t happen overnight. Read More »

  • YIPEE!

    ON an early November morning under a cloudless sky, six-year-old Matheaus La Foucade climbs out of the swimming pool and heads straight towards the table his mother, Saira Joseph - La Foucade, is seated at. Matheaus is covered in droplets of water and as he meanders his way across the yard, his wet swim trunks leaves behind a trail of small puddles of water Read More »

  • Dealing with bullying as an adult

    When we hear the word bully, we tend to think of the big kid on the playground using his considerable size to dominate or intimidate those smaller than him. We think of snacks or lunch money being taken away in school or name-calling, hitting and other actions being performed by one child against another. But bullying isn’t just an issue among children in primary and secondary schools. Read More »

  • The One & Only Imran Razac

    “How bad do you want it?” Fitness instructor and owner of Bodybyimran Fitness Centre, Imran Razac asks his client (a former football player) this question in view of the 100 pounds he lost and the more he hopes to lose. “Bad!”- the client shouts and with this affirmation he completes his kettle-bell work-out at the Club Savannah Gym. Read More »

  • Which Is Better: Solo Workouts or Social Ones?

    Most fitness lovers do one of two things: They claim their gym-time as me-time and work out exclusively by themselves (with headphones on, mind you), or they rely on others and stick to packed classes and gym dates with friends. Read More »

  • She was beautifUl, spiritual & physically will always be with us

    Please forgive me if this column is sad and deeply personal, but it illustrates the boding of a deep and committed marriage. Below is an excerpt of my column of March 31st 2013 when I shared the funeral that I attended in Miami for Dr. Sydney Suite the well-known Trinidadian who was married to my cousin Karlene. Read More »

  • NOOR Xmas Style

    On November 5th the Noor Fashion House showcased the Holiday 2014 Collection at the Chinese Association in St. Ann’s. The rustic environment proved to be a blank canvas for the designer’s third collection entitled SPECTRUM. Read More »


    Jade Campbell has held many job titles during her 32 years on this earth, so many titles that she says, “That’s a long list from what I remember!” However, the one title that she revels in is that of professional dancer. After her schooling at St. George’s College and St. Dominic’s Convent, her love of dance tugged at her heartstrings. Campbell began dancing professionally at the age of sixteen years. Read More »

  • My Big Dream

    A series of emotions swept through her when they called her name. And for her it was an incredulous feeling. Read More »

  • The refreshingly candid Sarah Waddell

    She refuses to be defined by the colour of her skin, making it clear that because she is Caucasian it is immediately assumed by some that she is rich and privileged. Read More »

  • I fought the fight I am a survivor

    After losing her husband in 2007 after a five-year battle with cancer, Jean McPhillip found herself facing cancer yet again. This time she would not be the caregiver but the one in need of care. Read More »

  • Impact of Falling Oil Prices on T&T Through the eyes of Dr Auliana Poon

    When oil prices drop, the natural question is what will happen to the Trinidad and Tobago economy. This is only natural as we depend so much on the export of oil and natural gas. Every single person and family in Trinidad and Tobago is affected by the price of oil. This is what it means to be an oil economy: what happens to oil happens to us. A fall in the price of oil from US$100.00 to US$ 80.00 means that we have 20 per cent less income to spend. So if a person works for TT$10,000.00, for example, they will now only have TT$8,000 to spend. What do we do when our income falls by 20%? Our options are pretty straightforward: Read More »

  • Are They Only TaLking About Cricket?

    Dear Marguerite: I am a guy who reads your column every Sunday. I have done so for years. My question to you this morning is why, oh why, do women gossip so much? Read More »


    Kerlene Joseph, professionally known as ‘Kerlz’, has been a frontline vocalist with the band, The A Team, for the past four years. Her fellow bandmates are seasoned performer, Eddie Charles, and Abbyshi Jackson. “I was introduced to the band through Ziggy Rankin. Forever grateful for that! He saw a video of me on Facebook singing “At Last”, (which was) originally done by Etta James. He saw my talent, I auditioned and well, I’m the female vocalist now.” Read More »

  • MAKE-UP changes

    Can make-up colour really change a woman’s features? Of course it can, from soft contours to extreme definitions, make-up has the power to not just change the mood of the wearer, but to also change the actual features on the face, for example, make small eyes wider, small lips appear fuller, or round faces more oval shaped. The possibilities are endless, but so are the make-up mishaps. Read More »

  • The steel will of Jason Castello

    PATAGONIA , March 2012... The Trans Andes Challenge, an extreme mountain bike race, is not for the conservative. A heart-wrenching escapade through the rugged Andes Mountains in the Chilean Patagonia, it has been voted one of the world’s most beautiful mountain bike races due to the amazing landscapes, volcanoes, rivers and other surprises along the route, a very dangerous one as well. The trick is in the trek — six stages, which range from 60 kilometres to 100 kilometres per day...It’s a race for a thick-skinned adventurer. Local mountain bike champion Jason Castello is more than this. Read More »

  • You are too jealous, I’m leaving

    I received an e-mail from a man who has had enough of his girlfriend’s jealous ways. He spoke of how his girlfriend gets angry if she sees him comment on another woman’s Facebook page, if another woman writes on his page or if another woman looks at him in public. He was perplexed because the latter is something over which he has no control. Read More »


    Q: I am 16, and last year I met a 22--year-old guy at some races with my mom’s goddaughter. I fell in love with him, and I can’t stop thinking about him and I miss him so much. We broke up because of the goddaughter, and he comes to me every three months telling me he loves me and wants to be with me, and every time, he hurts me. I try to get through to him, but it never works, and I can’t forget him because I love him too much. And another thing - how can I help him stop doing drugs? Read More »

  • Sex Conversations Every Couple Must Have

    It goes without saying that you’d like to enjoy making love to your partner; yet, nearly every other aspect of sex calls for a chat. Here’s why: Couples who discuss tricky topics effectively are ten times more likely to have a happy relationship than those who ignore difficult subjects, according to a study by Joseph Grenny, co-author of Crucial Conversations. “A handful of conversations make the biggest difference in the strength and duration of a relationship,” says Grenny. “Talking about sexual intimacy tops that small list.” Read on for eight issues to broach and how to approach them so you can move on to more interesting things. Read More »

  • Jennah Hourie

    Jennah Hourie is a young woman who has accepted the daily routine of her primary occupation but one who has a burning passion for something that is outside of the scope of her job. At age 28, she is balancing maintaining a profession with another avenue in purposeful passion. Read More »

  • Maria Gooding

    It was a hot, humid day in August (2014) and the gutsy Macueripe trail was dusty and rugged. Maria Gooding, Trinidad and Tobago’s most decorated female mountain bike and triathlon champion was pedalling as fast as she could. She had not been training for the race (the National Mountain Bike Championships 2014), so it was even more challenging. Read More »

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