Brasso Seco Chocolate Company

Photos courtesy the Brasso Seco Chocolate Company

IF you’re a chocolate lover, then this one’s for you. This September has been designated T&T’s first ever national month of cocoa and chocolate and is packed with chocolate related events, tastings and samplings.

This initiative which takes chocolate fans on a tasty journey through the chocolate making process—from bean to bar—is being hosted by Destination Chocolate Trinidad and Tobago, an organisation made up of cocoa farmers, processors, retailers and many others. 

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The North/East Pan Spektakula, originally scheduled for tomorrow has been shifted to Labour Day, June 19 at the same time and place, 7 p.m. at the Arima Velodrome from 7 p.m.

The world will tomorrow mark International Albinism Awareness Day—a special day reserved for increasing awareness about albinism and ending discrimination. This year’s theme, “Still Standing Strong”, acknowledges that the albinism community continues to remain united despite the challen­ges they encounter—and those challenges are many.

The first ever celebration of the United Nations World Food Safety Day, marked globally on June 7, aimed to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe.

Sheldon Blackman has carved out his slice of paradise in the reclusive hills of Oslo, Norway. Blackman, son of the late soca inventor Ras Shorty I (Garfield Blackman), owns, lives and farms half an acre of the sloping mountain side in the Norwegian Svart Skog—Black Forrest.