Monday, April 24, 2017


Eye safety in sports and recreation

Apr. 23, 2017, 11:32 PM AST Comments

Eye injuries at sports and recreation can have serious consequences, even leading to loss of sight and an end to a promising career. Of the many sports and recreation-related eye injuries that occur each year, 90 per cent are preventable through use of appropriate protective eyewear.

Foot care with the elderly in mind

Apr. 23, 2017, 11:28 PM AST Comments

As we age, certain things are neglected. As a matter of fact, neglect of the feet starts long before true aging occurs. Many elderly persons are unable to care for their feet. A number of them have varied foot problems, and with good foot care, their overall health and well-being can improve signifi

No more abuse from Govt

Apr. 23, 2017, 8:54 PM AST Comments

The following might be an overused metaphor but it most aptly reflects our situation. If you plunge a frog into boiling water it will immediately jump out. But if you use room temperature water and very slowly increase the heat to boiling point the frog doesn’t realise what’s happening a

Brutality via taxation

Apr. 23, 2017, 8:51 PM AST Comments

Almost every reader will agree that one’s home could be an extension of one’s personality and indeed the lack of one could definitely negatively affect any person’s well-being. As we always say, a man’s home is his castle. In fact, a good gauge of a community’s desirabi

Inaccuracies on property tax

Apr. 23, 2017, 8:50 PM AST Comments

I have noticed quite a bit of commentary in the newspapers about the property tax that is grossly inaccurate. The Opposition in particular has been very disingenuous in pretending that it had no intention to implement this tax and that the tax is bad.

Bridge to the ghost villages

Apr. 21, 2017, 5:28 PM AST Comments

By Richard Charan - We found Boysie Paul standing roadside in the midday Moruga sun, massaging the handlebars of his post-box red bicycle, looking back into the forest trail from which he had just emerged, and cursing his bad memory.

Creating a proper platform for developing artistes*

Apr. 22, 2017, 10:15 PM AST Comments

Having enjoyed a quite successful first season last year, the “DiscoverMe; Artiste of the Month” series returns for another run in May and continues through to the end of August. During those months four up-and-coming singer/songwriters will be prepared to take their respective music ca

Politics meets poetry in 2017 line-up*

Apr. 22, 2017, 10:11 PM AST Comments

Since the NGC Bocas Lit Fest was launched seven years ago, the annual festival of words, stories and ideas has transformed the month of April into a season of literature for Trinidad and Tobago, and this year is no exception. Bocas events have been running since the start of this month, including th

Kilgour-Dowdy for TTW Theatre Forum*

Apr. 22, 2017, 10:7 PM AST Comments

The Monday Night Theatre Forum with hosts Raymond Choo Kong and Tony Hall welcomes Trinidad-born actress, dancer, educator, scholar, and published author Dr Joanne Kilgour-Dowdy tomorrow, April 24, at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. Currently a prof essor of Adolescent/Adult Literacy at Kent State U

Local agency wins big at 2017 ADDYs*

Apr. 22, 2017, 10:0 PM AST Comments

Team Scotiabank and Valdez & Torry International (VTI) won big at the recently concluded 2017 American Advertising Awards. This comes as no surprise as the local advertising mavens have enjoyed an impressive history, consistently earning local, regional and international awards since the agency̵

GTA supports 3 artists for prestigious Venice exhibit*

Apr. 22, 2017, 9:55 PM AST Comments

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has thrown its support behind artists representing Pure Grenada at the prestigious 57th Biennale di Venezia in Venice from May 13 to November 20. A brief ceremony was held recently at the Art and Soul Gallery in which the GTA and local organisers signed a sponsors

Just like you, Andrew is creative too*

Apr. 22, 2017, 9:53 PM AST Comments

Digital artist, writer and singer Andrew Fitt is certainly an inspiration because of all that he has achieved. What may be perceived as challenges to others have not hindered Andrew in any way as he continues to pursue his life’s dreams.

Editor's Note*

Apr. 22, 2017, 1:16 AM AST Comments

A blessed day to you, our much cherished readers. Easter is still in the air, with its hope for better and brighter days ahead. Yes, there is madness all around, but that should never prevent one from enjoying life and living. Do continue to rejoice in the goodness of God and His promises. Speaking