Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Features

Tobago ready to help *

Sep. 18, 2017, 7:23 PM AST Comments

The THA is leading Tobago's efforts to provide aid to Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Irma.



World hunger again on the rise

Sep. 17, 2017, 11:54 PM AST Comments

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released on September 15. At the same time, multi

Taking care of those working feet*

Sep. 17, 2017, 11:41 PM AST Comments

Once your job entails standing or walking for extended periods, your feet are going to feel the effects. Imagine twice your body weight in force occurs through your feet and legs, with every step you take. Your feet take a lot of force over extended periods of time; pain is therefore common in the h


The jamettry of T&T’s unions

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:41 PM AST Comments

In another life I was employed by the T&T Government. I was a civil servant. I proudly belonged to the Public Services Association and I went to the after-work limes and played tennis at the PSA building on Long Circular Road.


The Cadet Force changes lives*

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:39 PM AST Comments

When I was a little boy, my hero and elder brother, Peter, joined the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force (TTCF). I wanted to follow in his footsteps, and it helped that I knew my father was once a soldier. When I got to secondary school at Fatima College, that was the one thing I wanted to do: join Cad


Customs roundabout at airport*

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:38 PM AST Comments

Recently I read letters in the newspaper talking about Customs at Piarco International Airport and I thought I should add my experience. A few weeks ago I was on board a night flight for Grenada. The plane was on the tarmac, speeding down the runway, and just before it was about to lift off it sudde

Don’t jeopardise prison renovations*

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:30 PM AST Comments

Imagine the Government and Prison Service planned to spend about $52 million on improving some of the basic physical conditions in some of the prisons, and we are hearing prisoners are breaking out pieces of toilets and other physical infrastructure to fight prison officers and others inmates!


Soca shakes San Andres*

Sep. 17, 2017, 12:36 AM AST Comments

The power of soca music to unify and energise people of all creeds and races was on display last weekend, as Kes The Band performed at the 30th annual Green Moon Festival in San Andres, Colombia. This relatively unknown island paradise is owned by and recognised as a part of Colombia, but is actual


Cheerleading With Caribbean Flair*

Sep. 17, 2017, 12:33 AM AST Comments

“Experience Culture... Cheer and Caribbean Flair” is the tagline for an exciting new “sports tourism event”, which is expected to bring hundreds of cheerleading enthusiasts from all around the world to the island of Tobago from December 14-19, 2017. “Cheer In The Sun


‘Green Days by the River’ showcases a greener Trinidad*

Sep. 17, 2017, 12:24 AM AST Comments

In his latest project coming on the heels of a filmmaking career that has already brought him local and some regional and international recognition, director Michael Mooleedhar has adapted for film the novel Green Days by the River, published in 1967 by Trinidadian writer, Michael Anthony. The film


An incredible weekend of family entertainment*

Sep. 17, 2017, 12:10 AM AST Comments

FAMILY Attractions, the company that brought you “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music” and “Disney Live Mickey’s Magic Show”, is proud to present “An Incredible Weekend of Unbelievable Magic, Comedy and Spectacular Family Entertainment” This once-in-a-lifet