Saturday, February 24, 2018

Editor's Note*

Feb. 24, 2018, 1:1 AM AST Comments

Have you yet seen the movie Black Panther? I’ve been hearing all the reviews and seeing what’s been happening at the cinemas via social media. It is nice to see people having something positive to be a part of and enjoy together.

Meet the Travelling Trini*

Feb. 24, 2018, 12:54 AM AST Comments

EMILY Mae has spent the last 12 years travelling the world and exploring new and exciting destinations and cultures. Through her Facebook page and blog aptly titled 'The Travelling Trini', she gives readers a glimpse into her travels and exotic experiences, like the time she visited a yurt in Kazakh


The Peter and Kathie Davis IDEA World Scholarship 2018*

Feb. 24, 2018, 12:49 AM AST Comments

It is my duty (personal and otherwise) as an IDEA Representative to Trinidad and Tobago, to inform experienced, young and up-coming Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors (all types) of this yearly fitness convention held in the USA. IDEA Health & Fitness Association, now in its 36th year


I want someone else to love you*

Feb. 24, 2018, 12:34 AM AST Comments

If it sounds unnatural that your current or former lover would say that they want someone else to love you, it’s their way of wishing and wanting the best for you. It’s possible you may not see it that way. Unfortunately, not all relationships survive or sustain the initial thrill and e

Monster-in-Law*

Feb. 24, 2018, 12:16 AM AST Comments

I think you wrote late last year that perhaps you would be answering e-mails or telephone calls on “affairs of the heart”. Perhaps I am the first to turn to you, but I do need some advice. I am a dougla. I would not normally bring race into any problem because I do not like it when peopl


Add ‘responsibility’ to our watchwords*

Feb. 23, 2018, 10:33 PM AST Comments

Our national watchwords of Discipline, Production and Tolerance were well thought out by our nation’s founders and have guided us well for the past 56 years. However, given our current state of social and economic calamity, I would like to humbly suggest we add “responsibility”, a


Rethink bands’ subject matter, costuming*

Feb. 23, 2018, 10:32 PM AST Comments

In an article in Monday’s Express (“Carnival vandals upset city mayor”), the mayor of Port of Spain mentions Carnival was “an overall success”. He said the only incidents that marred the celebrations were two moko jumbies who fell off their stilts, and several people wh


Another first in T&T*

Feb. 23, 2018, 10:26 PM AST Comments

CNN-TV6 on Thursday ­created history on its early-morning ­programme! Without fanfare, it aired the first ever political debate outside the halls of Parliament, between People’s National Movement Minister Fitzgerald Hinds and United National Congress Senator Gerald Ramdeen on the pressing topi

Graham made world a better place*

Feb. 23, 2018, 10:25 PM AST Comments

A legend of the Christian faith has passed away at the age of 99. May this remarkable person, Rev Billy Graham, rest in peace. My mind goes back to the ’60s when on a Sunday on one of our local radio stations you would hear the voice of Billy Graham declaring the word of God. Born into humble


Adults, teach our youths the right thing*

Feb. 23, 2018, 10:30 PM AST Comments

Politics has been a major factor contributing to the recklessness and repulsive behaviour of many adults in Trinidad and Tobago, and it can be seen all over social media. Being a youth, 18 years of age, I often stop and wonder if our leaders, elders and those in authority realise their behaviour and


A car collection like no other

Jun. 2, 2017, 10:11 AM AST Comments

By Richard Charan - Within the walls of an unassuming building in San Fernando, is a collection of early automobiles like none other. You are invited to see it.


Teenager uses cash award for recycling project*

Feb. 21, 2018, 10:22 PM AST Comments

In January of last year, 18-year-old Gabrielle Branche applied for and won a US$1,000 cash award from GoMakeADifference Fund. The fund is administered by United World College X Initiative (UWCx). The initiative comes out of the UWC Movement which includes 17 international schools globally including


To the credit of our councillor*

Feb. 21, 2018, 9:35 PM AST Comments

Politics is something I took a great interest in many moons ago, which saw my family and myself canvassing in every election from the days of the DLP (Democratic Labour Party). I found over time, however, our politicians gradually became distant and out of touch with the citizens.