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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Editor's Note

There are enough resources on this planet to provide food and shelter for each and every human being. Yet to my horror there are people who are cold and hungry while there are others enjoying a luxurious lifestyle without a thought or care for those who are suffering. It is a reality that irks me to no end. Read more »

  • Extending a Strong Helping hand

    VANESSA Krystal Harrikisoon is only 24 yet she has already been a finalist for the Young Woman of the Year award at the Network of NGOs of TT for the Advancement of Women awards ceremony in 2012 and the community based organisation she founded and spearheads Read More »

  • Exploring selfhood and the Contemporary Experience

    This is a very emotional time for artist Reah Lee Sing. For the first time since leaving a successful career in advertising to pursue art full time, Lee Sing will be exhibiting her work beginning on July 23 at the Medulla Gallery on Fitt Street, Woodbrook. Read More »

  • Why be the good wife

    We can tell these wives to continue being good wives, adhere to your wedding vows and don’t allow his behaviour to change you. Be ethical, be moral, and respect yourself and your vows even if he doesn’t respect his. Asking the question does not imply that one intends to be unethical, break her morals or ignore her vows. Read More »

  • Being tobias

    Wir sind Weltmeister! It’s German for “We are the Champions.” It’s the phrase German national, Tobias Schulze Frenking screamed at Movie- Towne last Sunday when team, Germany defeated the Argentine outfit to win the 2014 World Cup. Read More »


    Make-up has become a revered commodity within recent years, and Black Opal has been and still is one of the most popular and effective make-up lines and brands within the beauty industry. Read More »

  • foods that are bloat offenders

    Sure, eating three helpings of pie won’t do your waistline any favours—but neither will eating three helpings of broccoli. Read More »

  • Sl*t shaming isn’t hurting us, it is hurting sl*ts!

    I had not known about trinihomewreckers.com until I read Stephanie Leitch’s “Sl*t shaming is hurting us” sometime ago. Now that I know, however, props to creator of the website, Krystal Bleu; wish it was around some years earlier; there are some people I would have liked to put up there. But moving on Read More »

  • Frustration

    am extremely frustrated about the inability to get my passport. I am supposed to travel to Washington, making a connection in New York in August. The lack of service here in this situation has disturbed me greatly. Read More »


    The adrenaline paced High Street, modern charm of the artsy SAPA and unique architecture bordering the cool Harris Promenade gives San Fernando an untapped volcanic energy yet to fully erupt. Read More »

  • Determined to recreate the pageant industry

    TAKE note of this name —Vanessa Sahatoo-Manoo —because she’s here to recreate the pageant industry in Trinidad and Tobago. When Vanessa was announced as the new national franchise director for the Miss World /T&T beauty pageant, no one could have hoped for someone more talented or experienced to take the reins. Read More »

  • Editor's Note

    In exactly 15 days the decision would be made and the winner of the coveted title of Miss T&T/World will be revealed. Not only is excitement ripe in the air, but the six competing delegates are hard at work going through their gruelling paces for the big event. Deneille Jack, Jessica Didier, Sarah Jane Waddell, Dena Marie Blanc, Afeya Aneisha Jeffrey and Shanea Acosta, are pulling out all the stops to ensure success. Read More »

  • Elements of culture and heritage

    “I fell in love with the gorgeous Chaconia flowers on a recent walk in the Botanical Gardens. Another example of beauty that surrounds us that we sometimes overlook ... there are so many other examples which I will continue to feature over time. Read More »


    Petite Barbadian, Laurianne Caines-Morris, is a woman on a mission. Spiritually grounded, she humbly uses the Word to guide her as she focuses on becoming a more successful artiste. The wife and mother of a four-year-old son joked before we began the interview. She exhaled as if she had just gone through an obstacle course. “Oh my gosh! I drove to come here and I was so frightened. Read More »

  • Daring to be Different

    Create awesome art. Dare to be different. Dare to capture the extraordinary ad not just the typical. Make-up artist, body painter, stylist and visual artist Trish IslandBesos dares fellow artists to embrace this philosophy. Read More »

  • Why should I be the Good Wife?

    That’s the collective question posed to me over several weeks from different women via e-mail and Facebook inbox messages. The question was either implied or explicitly stated. One woman pointed out that she has been married for eight (8) years, has always been and continues to be there for her husband, yet he cheats on her. Read More »

  • The seasoning gardeners of PARAMIN

    The road is slippery but the view is magnificent. Michael Rodriguez my able-bodied bushman and I are driving carefully up the steep Pond Pas Deux Road just off the Maracas Bay road. Rodriguez is at the wheel but I feel like I am changing the gears and mashing the brakes as we go around gutsy corners and dismount daring descents. Read More »

  • What Are You Going to Do With the Chances You Have Left?

    If you had the resources to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? I came across that question in a Strategy and Business article with a title that sucked me in: 40 Chances to Realize Your Goals by Susan Cramm, leadership coach and author. Read More »

  • Doing it the MAX

    “Go harder, come on, you can do it! Take it to the max!” Spin fitness instructor, Max Henry is empowering his spin class which comprises mainly women at the Extreme Fitness Gym, Arima. Read More »

  • Breastfeeding in PUBLIC

    Last month, Julia Wykes was breastfeeding her five-month-old son at a Starbucks in Canada when a woman complained to the male barista. She requested that he ask Julia to stop nursing her child in public because “it’s disgusting,” reports Read More »

  • Today we will know who wins the World Cup

    Where did this lazy, hazy, lethargic feeling come from? What malaise has so overcome me that I feel the need at 12 noon to stop working and park myself in front of? Yes —you guessed it—the television and not to watch soaps (though I must confess that if I am not working I do look from time to time at Dr Phil and then Judge Judy, can they, I muse, be regarded as reality soaps?)....So, what have I been watching? The World Cup, of course, on TV 6. Read More »

  • When Vogue TALKS

    WHEN Vogue talks, everyone listens. At least anyone who lives, breathes and eats fashion and considers Vogue to be the bible for fashionistas everywhere. Read More »

  • ROXANNE suraj

    Roxanne Suraj goes by the names ‘Rocky’ and ‘Hott Rocky’ for her career as a radio announcer/deejay. She is now one of the regular on-air personalities on Hott 93.5 F.M., apparently known as their ‘Beach Babe’ as she runs the ‘Beach Run’ on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. She is also the senior freelancer who stands in for other announcers when necessary. Read More »

  • Editor's Note

    It was writer Lorraine Waldropt-Ferguson who first told me about this man. The French Colombian model who was causing an Internet sensation and sending not only the women across the globe wild but also many women in T&T. I was curious as to what all the fuss was about and on checking realised that Alexander Masson was indeed quite the stunner as Waldropt-Ferguson had indicated. Read More »

  • Creating a Stir Around The Globe

    Close your eyes, take a break from your busy routine. Imagine you are stranded on a beach in Matelot. No buses, the roads are blocked. But alas, a knight in shining armour is approaching in the distance. He is tall, handsome, shirtless… an Adonis elegantly attired in Armani pants fresh off a Paris runway. His perfectly chiselled physique compares to that of a Greek statue. Rock hard abs, athletic legs… Read More »

  • The women who created Rainforest Fudge

    I always add my special touch to it; it’s not just your regular fudge. I do my signature designs. If the flavour is citrus, the shape is rounded with little dots...my ginger fudge is in the shape like a gingerbread man. They are homely touches, not cosmetics. Read More »

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