Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Features

Feast for less

Sep. 19, 2017, 11:42 PM AST Comments

It’s the culinary equivalent of a black Friday sale. And we’ve seen the exuberant displays across social media whenever electronics, clothes or anything for that matter is offered at marked discounts in Trinidad and Tobago. Gourmet dining, it would appear, is no different. Ok, hold those

What is your super power?*

Sep. 19, 2017, 11:38 PM AST Comments

I was born completely deaf in my left ear and that is my super power. This “disability” has given me strength in my other senses and has given me a sixth sense about people. This week, September 18 to 24 is the International Week of the Deaf 2017. This is a time to celebrate the deaf an


Making poverty invisible

Sep. 19, 2017, 9:45 PM AST Comments

The Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn, is quoted as saying the 2014 poverty report does not make sense. Based on advice received from UNECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)and UNDP (United Nations Development P


CXC should get its house in order before e-testing*

Sep. 19, 2017, 9:42 PM AST Comments

I wish to commend the Ministry of Education for not running headlong into e-testing just because the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is requesting such a step. Before CXC asks the Caribbean territories which use its service to take such a step, the examination body should put its own house in o

Beautifully written, Richard*

Sep. 19, 2017, 9:40 PM AST Comments

I am writing this letter to commend the Express on the style and effect of the writing in the feature piece on Osmond Baboolal. “Dole Chadee’s fifth victim”, written by Richard Charan (Express, September 18), was beautifully written, captivating as well as informative. It was a ver




Is oral sex linked to throat cancer?

Sep. 19, 2017, 1:17 PM AST Comments

Years ago, throat cancer was more common in smokers and chronic drinkers between 60 and 70 years of age. But in the last two decades, those numbers have changed drastically. Now young patients are being seen in their 30s and 40s, who neither smoke nor drink.

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

Sep. 19, 2017, 10:22 AM AST Comments

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.


Keeping Tobago clean

Sep. 18, 2017, 7:42 PM AST Comments

Tobago recently participated in the International Coastal Clean-up 2017 with a two-day clean-up campaign at eight beaches across the island being hosted by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment.



Minds on mental health *

Sep. 18, 2017, 7:33 PM AST Comments

Mental health issues are more common than we think. And having a healthy body is an important step to ensuring mental disorders can be managed effectively.


All eyes on Miss India T&T *

Sep. 18, 2017, 7:26 PM AST Comments

THE Miss India Trinidad and Tobago Organisation (MITT) screened and selected ten finalists for this year's competition, which will be held on November 25, at the Couva Chamber's Convention Centre at 8 p.m.