Sunday, October 22, 2017


A Classic Spawns An Epic*

Oct. 22, 2017, 12:15 AM AST Comments

You don’t have to read the book or be a student of West Indian literature to appreciate Michael Mooleedhar’s film adaptation of the local classic Michael Anthony novel, Green Days by the River. Mooleedhar has turned Michael Anthony’s beloved coming of age love story into a piece of

Pouring out his Heart and Soul*

Oct. 22, 2017, 12:9 AM AST Comments

‘It run in meh blood and it deep in meh soul/Soca make meh lose control.’ You can’t help but smile upon hearing that defiant self-penned hook from Rikki Jai’s latest release “Heart and Soul”.

Engaging Entrepreneur, Entertainer, *

Oct. 21, 2017, 11:43 PM AST Comments

Stephen Phillip is the ultimate Soca Ambassador. Known to the world as “International Stephen”, this engaging young DJ, entrepreneur and entertainer has been representing Trinidad and Tobago and sharing our music and culture around the globe since he first became a DJ with a popular soun

Wild meat scare*

Oct. 21, 2017, 11:14 PM AST Comments

It’s the start of the open hunting season in Trinidad and Tobago, however, not all wild meat being sold and eaten locally during this time originated from our forests. Where is the meat coming from? About 300 animal carcasses comprising over 1,800 lbs of wild meat including agouti, deer, wild

Pan Kingdom at NAPA*

Oct. 21, 2017, 10:59 PM AST Comments

The event titled, “Pan Kingdom, music for the world”, is a celebration of the national instrument, the journey of pan, acceptance and embrace across the globe. It reflects how far our instrument has gone and continues to travel.

Editor's Note*

Oct. 20, 2017, 11:25 PM AST Comments

This nation is definitely not one-dimensional. Many ethnicities, many races, peoples of varying religious pursuations, so many cultural expressions in the way of food, music, art, dance and more; so much more. This is just what the subject of our Cover Story, Lauralee Laquis, wants us to realise and

Lauralee Laquis Celebrates Her Life’s Hallmarks*

Oct. 20, 2017, 11:19 PM AST Comments

CAN women really do it all? Lauralee Laquis proves that the answer to that question is a loud and clear ‘Yes!’. She’s a mother and fearless entrepreneur who isn’t afraid to take risks. More recently, she’s taken on the role of producer on the latest television series -

Adding That Sparkle to Your Life*

Oct. 20, 2017, 11:14 PM AST Comments

SPARKLE Charles has come a long way since the day she was plucked from a crowd on Charlotte Street by fashion designer Christopher Nathan and ushered into the fast paced world of modelling. Those days of appearing on catwalks, billboards, advertisements and being the face of FashionWeek are now in

Cocktail Conundrum*

Oct. 20, 2017, 11:9 PM AST Comments

Is it proper behaviour for a married man to go to a big shot cocktail party without his wife even though she was feeling under the weather and also because she does not like standing around at cocktail parties talking a set of stupidness? That is the first question – now let me go on.

Women Play Games with Men Too*

Oct. 20, 2017, 11:5 PM AST Comments

I write my articles for women, but sometimes I put one out there for the guys. Behind that tough, macho, hardcore, manly image is a heart, and like all hearts, it can be broken. Though men seldom write and pour their hearts out to me, some do. This article is for one such man who got played by a wom

Wasting electricity our pastime*

Oct. 20, 2017, 10:17 PM AST Comments

With all the talk about the need to remove fuel subsidies, and the impending increase in electricity rates, it is ironic that no one has bothered to mention the one thing that everyone (individuals, businesses, government) can do to save much more than all the fuel subsidies combined—stop wast

Blame ourselves for Divali deluge*

Oct. 20, 2017, 10:14 PM AST Comments

Floods are a powerful and destructive force on our planet. While there are naturally caused floods that would have happened from time to time that natural systems can mostly handle, our irresponsible development of much of the world’s landscape and our consumerist lifestyles have resulted in a

Culture nurtures our conscience*

Oct. 20, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

Loud noises coming from adults who seem to think that these children came on this earth before they did. Children are born into a way of life that is already in place. This is culture. The way of life of a people: what they eat, how they speak, how they dress, how they behave, their values, attitud