Monday, September 25, 2017

Are we heading into clutches of the IMF again?*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:24 PM AST Comments

As we anxiously await the presentation of next year's budget, it may be worthwhile to consider a more conservative approach to this fiscal package. For years now across different administrations, we have been having deficit budgets. In other words, we are living beyond our means. This shortfall is m

Preserve human capital in Dominica*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:23 PM AST Comments

This unilateral decision taken by Prime Minister Keith Rowley that is inconsistent with our Immigration Act to open our ports and country to an unregulated influx of Hurricane Maria refugees from Dominica will have the effect of decimating and draining the much-needed current human resource capital

Be a good customer*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:21 PM AST Comments

If working in a customer service capacity, one greets their potential customer by saying, “How may I help you?” “May” in this instance is uber courteous, and is asking the potential customer if they would allow you to be of assistance to them, work-related. “How can I h

‘Dignity kits’ for female victims of Irma*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:11 PM AST Comments

A joint effort by UN Women and UNFPA started the distribution of “dignity kits” containing basic health and hygiene products for displaced women and girls from the Caribbean island of Barbuda, as they arrived in Antigua, escaping Hurricane Irma. The catastrophic hurricane has driven the

Treating with bursitis*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:7 PM AST Comments

What is it? Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, a small fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between a bone and muscle, skin or tendon. The type of bursitis depends on the location of the affected bursa. This condition commonly affects the shoulder, elbow, hip, buttocks, knees and calf.

Making everyone look*

Sep. 23, 2017, 11:7 PM AST Comments

Unlike cities like Milan, New York and Paris, there’s still a very simple level of engagement in the Caribbean when it comes to the topic of men’s fashion. Caribbean women, having opened themselves up to be showpieces for international fashion detail, years ago, have certainly adopted a

A night of Bollywood Dreams*

Sep. 23, 2017, 11:3 PM AST Comments

On September 30, House of Jaipur invites you to join us as we host Trinidad and Tobago’s first ever Bollywood party, Bollywood Dreams & Cocktails at the Residence Club and Lounge, One Woodbrook Place, Port of Spain. House of Jaipur presents an evening of Bollywood fashion, music and dance with

Southern Hospitality*

Sep. 23, 2017, 10:57 PM AST Comments

San Fernando’s tempo has longed been immortalised in calypso. A fast growing hub with a cosmopolitan population SanDo, as she is popularly called, has been abuzz with developmental projects for the better part of the last decade. The completion and opening of a couple of the town’s major

Domestic Cats Dangerous to Birds*

Sep. 23, 2017, 10:51 PM AST Comments

The domestic cat (Felis catus) is a major threat to birds worldwide. According to, a study suggests cats kill billions of animals each year in the United States! This is no different to that of the impact of cats on our local wildlife as they capture and destroy thousands of not only our

50 years of Hinkson Watercolours*

Sep. 23, 2017, 10:48 PM AST Comments

The much admired artist will mark the milestone with the opening of a three-week exhibition and the launch of Hinkson’s new book The Light in Paint: 50 Years of Watercolour on October 2, followed by a free, public lecture by the British curator and art historian, Tim Wilcox on October 3 at 6 p

Simply ‘Z’*

Sep. 23, 2017, 2:14 AM AST Comments

JUST for your information, reinvention doesn’t come with an expiration date. Zulema Charles spent much of her life pursuing the world of dance; for ten years she performed and toured with Machel Montano and the HD Family up until she says the universe spoke to her and put her life on a path t

Editor's Note

Sep. 23, 2017, 2:11 AM AST Comments

Happy Republic Day. I do hope all is well with you, our cherished readers. I am very thankful to be writing this note in the comfort of my home (I’m on a few days leave, thus writing this at home). Thankful because I could easily have been standing in the midst of devastation, just as the peo

Inspired by the beauty of Mayaro*

Sep. 23, 2017, 2:7 AM AST Comments

Andrea Aaron is somewhat of an enigma. The Mayaro native, who has lived her entire life in the warm community on Trinidad’s southeast coast, is not a big fan of the beach. Aware that most people would love to be in the enviable position of having one of the nation’s most storied and beau