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When powerful women meet

This year Trinidad and Tobago celebrates 50 years of United Nations (UN) membership. Ahead of UN Day on Wednesday, we take a glimpse into the work and lives of those women who head UN agencies serving T&T

As we all know development work is never done. The balancing acts involved are particularly delicate and the bottom line is that most complex and vital of factors — people.

In an informative piece Cedriann Martin asks the questions "What are our country's strides? What ground is there to cover still? And what it's like being a female leader within the UN?

Check out what she discovered on Pages 4, 5 & 9.

But the women of the UN are not the only ones in the spotlight today. Some 10 delegates participating in the Miss T&T/Universe Pageant will have the spotlight focused fully on them when they take to the stage tonight at Hilton Trinidad to compete for the coveted title of Miss T&T/ Universe.

As far as issues go writer Akilah Holder takes on a controversial topic this week entitled, The Paradox of Straight Women Leaving Men for Women. I await your comments.

We missed Allan Wesley last week but he's back to tell us that "Women can teach men about sex." But it's not all about things of a sexual nature. We take some time to introduce the new head of PAHO (Pan American Health Organisation) Dr Carissa Etienne, a native of Dominica.

We get a little musical with our Real Woman this week in the person of Janelle Montique the jazz singer from Mayaro. We cannot complete this issue without throwing in the expertise of hairstylist Bally and make-up artist Kirk Thomas and of course there's always just a little more.

Remember be kind to each other.

Editor

Angela Martin

Please send all comments to

angela.martin-hinds@trinidadexpress.com

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