Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Assault of the litter wardens*

Aug. 16, 2017, 1:51 AM AST Comments

The presence of a delegation of Woodbrook residents at a recent meeting of the Port of Spain Corporation had to do with their complaints about the treatment that was meted out to them by litter wardens of the corporation. Residents openly objected to being fined for placing their bagged waste (garba

Heed the pleas of our athletes

Aug. 16, 2017, 1:50 AM AST Comments

The recent success of Trinidad and tobago at the IAAF World Championships highlights the excellence of our female and male athletes. Indeed, the Minister of Sport, Darryl Smith, especially heralded the glory of our men’s 4x400 metres relay squad. He even mentioned that only the athletes themse

Chote, runners lifted the gloom*

Aug. 16, 2017, 1:35 AM AST Comments

In this place where greed and selfishness drive the actions of many in every strata, the selfless act of Sophia Chote SC gives me reason to hope (“Sophia’s Choice”, Express, August 15). The pride I felt on seeing our 4x400 relay team conquer the world is compounded by the actions o

Eric Williams, Kwame Nkrumah and Independent Ghana

Aug. 15, 2017, 11:33 PM AST Comments

In the early months of 1964 Dr Eric Williams visited 11 African countries with a Trinidad and Tobago delegation. Derided by critics as an expensive safari in search of the Prime Minister’s African heritage, the tour was part of a bold initiative to develop the international relations of Trini

First black woman leads West Point cadets*

Aug. 15, 2017, 11:29 PM AST Comments

Simone Askew marched into history Monday as the first black woman to lead the Long Gray Line at the US Military Academy. After an early-morning 12-mile march back to the gray stone academic complex with 1,200 new cadets she led through the rigors of basic training at “Beast Barracks,” th

At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

Aug. 15, 2017, 10:40 AM AST Comments

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing.

Best Village groups ready

Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 PM AST Comments

Ten of Tobago's top cultural groups are seeking to bring the Prime Minister's Best Village Trophy Competition title back to the island this weekend. This is the first time in nine years Tobago is being represented at the event.

Conversations with Nicole *

Aug. 14, 2017, 8:39 PM AST Comments

Everything begins with conversations. It is the basis for good or bad relationships, for a functional or dysfunctional culture, for synchronised, productive teams and for good working, healthy organisations.

Hungry Venezuelans turn to Colombia for a plate of food

Aug. 14, 2017, 11:26 AM AST Comments

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Under a scorching sun just a short walk from Colombia's border with Venezuela, hundreds of hungry men, women and children line up for bowls of chicken and rice — the first full meal some have eaten in days.

Cadmium may raise risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer

Aug. 13, 2017, 11:45 PM AST Comments

Should you take a stroll along places such as Ariapita Avenue or through MovieTowne, you may observe that there seems to be a larger number of young women smoking cigarettes now than previous years. While more older folks are ridding themselves of the habit, young women are picking it up. Along with