Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Tabla great Dexter Raghunanan has died

Jan. 18, 2017, 1:16 PM AST Comments

By Carolyn Kissoon - Tabla maestro, Dexter Raghunanan, who travelled the world playing alongside India's greatest singers has died. Raghunanan, 43, passed after a brief illness at his home in Houston, Texas, at 9a.m on Wednesday.

The Spice Master and Chutney Kings*

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:59 PM AST Comments

A slender, supple magician behind the shaky wooden counter, the venerable spice master spoke in soft swishes of silken sound, silvery smooth like his slick hair separated at the side, but with eyes smouldering behind thick glasses. He would stare at us intently for a second, smile and saunter across

Mind your business!*

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:52 PM AST Comments

The stories of five Trinidadian female business owners who are immigrants, and who are prospering in their new homes overseas, form the basis of author and Kent State Prof Joanne Kilgour Dowdy’s latest literary outing Minding their own business: Five female leaders from Trinidad and Tobago.

Celebrating 149 years of Presbyterian evangelism through education

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:49 PM AST Comments

Aramalaya Church where Rev John Morton, the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago (PCTT), established his second operational base to spread the Presbyterian brand of protestant evangelism/education to North and Central Trinidad, was the site of the January 8 Service of Grateful P

More problems for older drivers

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:47 PM AST Comments

Seniors with memory problems and related attention and decision-making issues may struggle with driving tasks, according to a Canadian study. Not all patients with mild cognitive impairment, the early stage of memory loss, have issues with driving, the researchers write in the Journal of Alzheimer&#

Rambharat and Dutch envoy talk agriculture*

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:44 PM AST Comments

Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat met with Jules Bijl, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Trinidad and Tobago. The robust discussions centred on collaborations on the export opportunities for cocoa and cocoa products to the Netherlands; and the potential fo

T&T theatre to experience ‘Bajan Invasion’

Jan. 17, 2017, 11:18 PM AST Comments

For a second time T&T’s creative spaces will experience a “Bajan Invasion”. In the ’90s, Trinbagonian ­airwaves were taken over by Barbadian soca artistes, and now T&T theatre will be invaded by actors Sonia Williams and Levi King. The two Barbadians will play key roles in th

‘Let girls be girls, not brides’

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:29 PM AST Comments

HESWATT (Health Social Workers Association of T&T) views with concern and a healthy dose of incredulity the resumption of the debate on child marriage. What was understood as a done deal to outlaw this practice is now the subject of an actual debate again on whether it should be retained or discarde

Fight against unhealthy foods

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:27 PM AST Comments

Many have written in the Express recently about the food we eat. Growing our own food is to be encouraged as the local produce is much better than processed, chemically sprayed, imported foods. Michelle Obama, US First Lady, went onto the White House grounds and encouraged children of all races to

Please spare our sisters

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:26 PM AST Comments

With all due respect Maulana Waffie Mohammed, evidently you did not carefully consider the request from United National Congress (UNC) to become a temporary Opposition senator in order to contribute to the debate on the amendments to the Marriage Act. If you did, you would have realised that, regard

Why roadblock for Uber?

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:23 PM AST Comments

It is amazing how quickly the Ministry of Works and Transport has responded to the launch of the Uber service after successive administrations have turned a blind eye to the PH taxi service for decades because of a lack of public transport planning and political will.