Thursday, March 23, 2017

Features

Pipe gun menace

Mar. 22, 2017, 11:44 PM AST Comments

Under The Firearms Act Chapter 16:01, Section 12(1), “A person who has in his possession any firearm or ammunition with intent by means thereof to endanger life or cause serious injury to property, or to enable any other person to endanger life or cause serious injury to property is, whether a

Volunteers clean up Matura Beach for turtles

Mar. 22, 2017, 11:40 PM AST Comments

Despite inclement weather, volunteers flocked to Matura Beach to give their support to Nature Seekers in cleaning up the shorelines on March 5, in preparation for the upcoming season of turtle nesting.


‘Books can change lives’

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:48 PM AST Comments

Trinidadian writers Lisa Allen-Agostini and Kevin Jared Hosein are in the line-up for the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The CODE Burt Award, which recognises outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors, is part of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. Viviana Prado-Nunez of Puerto Rico


The ‘big stick’ approach will fail

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:8 PM AST Comments

Until the Minister of Education Anthony Garcia recognises that the society as we know it is rapidly changing, that the family structure and dynamics as we know it is also changing, he will never recognise the need to change our archaic, asinine education system.

Plenty seasoning will kill the germs!

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:5 PM AST Comments

If people in T&T can buy and consume wild meat and oysters from swamp land, with unmeasured amounts of bad bacteria and still live to tell the story, we can also kill off the bad meat corned beef with plenty seasoning. The seasoning-down of the germs is the answer.


Clear sign of confusion

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

There is a sign above an entrance-way on the main building at Tobago’s Store Bay beach facility. The sign reads, “Public bathrooms & change rooms are located at BLOCK D”.


Bird flu outbreak nation's worst since 2015

Mar. 22, 2017, 4:15 PM AST Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A bird flu outbreak that has led officials to euthanize more than 200,000 animals in three Southern states already is the nation's worst since 2015 and new cases are still popping up, an expert said Wednesday.


Reports of possible gunfire near Britain's Parliament

Mar. 22, 2017, 11:25 AM AST Comments

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament was on lockdown Wednesday after an assailant stabbed an officer, then was shot by police, officials said. London Police also said officers were called to an incident on Westminster Bridge nearby.


Younger writers dominate Bocas Prize*

Mar. 22, 2017, 12:46 AM AST Comments

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, will launch its seventh annual edition this morning from 8.45 a.m. The 2017 Festival, which runs from April 26-30, brings together readers and writers from Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, and the wider world for five days of readings, talks, performances, workshops, disc


Get creative at kids activity camp

Mar. 22, 2017, 12:44 AM AST Comments

The Kids Craft and Activity Camp is being hosted by Thesha Charles and Daniell Institute of Learning between April 10 – 21 (excluding the April 14 and 17). The rationale for the camp is to offer children between the ages of five – 11 years old a space and opportunity to explore their cre


Empowering women

Mar. 22, 2017, 12:40 AM AST Comments

Neha Dawar creative head and fashion designer of local fashion brand Neha Karina located at Hilton Trinidad has collaborated with Yes She Can founder, Roberta Collin for the “Women Empowering Women” campaign an initiative of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2017 watchwords “Be


Past pupils inspire at Barataria Sec career day

Mar. 22, 2017, 12:32 AM AST Comments

Barataria South Secondary School (BSSS) pupils were exposed to past pupils who have excelled in their respective fields of endeavour to encourage them to succeed. BSSS guidance officer Andre Lovell said the initiative was in keeping the the school’s Career Day theme “Discover the Possibi