Sunday, February 19, 2017

Features

3Canal cutting the maljo*

Feb. 19, 2017, 1:52 AM AST Comments

Fine wine ages well in the right conditions, but there are some vintages that in spite of the most dreadful of conditions, will still become sweeter to the palette. Rapso group 3Canal is just such a vintage and over the past 20 years since they popped onto the scene with the evergreen song, “B

Inhale, Wine, Exhale*

Feb. 19, 2017, 1:49 AM AST Comments

Wild meat, barbeque pork, barbeque chicken, gyros, paratha, doubles, wantons, punch, corn soup, ice cream cake and an endless supply of premium drinks all wrapped in the cool Arima breeze. This isn’t a romantic buffet but the selection of food and drinks at “Soca on D Hill”, Holy C


Just making a point, not bashing women*

Feb. 19, 2017, 1:44 AM AST Comments

He has one of the hottest songs for the Carnival season, “Single” but sorry ladies, Orlando Octave is not single. The heartthrob from Rio Claro, revealed this in a recent interview with the Express. “Single” has been burning up the airwaves since its release in November 2016.


In The Mix of Things*

Feb. 19, 2017, 1:40 AM AST Comments

Neel Dhorajiwala has been writing a wide range of music and creating audio for over 15 years. He has produced work for a variety of international clients, including Apple Music, Nickelodeon, BBC, Sony, Nintendo, Puma, Honda, and Samsung, as well as extensive work in audio post-production for award-w

Editor's Note*

Feb. 18, 2017, 4:13 AM AST Comments

Happy Sunday everyone. I trust all is well and you are having a wonderful day thus far. Well it’s seven days to Jouvert morning when the Merry Monarch will begin his two-day reign. If you’re going to be feting through this coming week and then playing mas, have fun and enjoy, but please


Grown & Sexy Not 16 Again*

Feb. 18, 2017, 4:10 AM AST Comments

IT WASN’T that long ago that Patrice Roberts was lighting up the stage as part of Machel Montano’s HD family. Fast forward years later, this star who was plucked from obscurity is commanding her own stage as a successful solo artiste with even bigger dreams of building her brand.


The Sole of Carnival*

Feb. 18, 2017, 4:1 AM AST Comments

A revolution in Carnival footwear has hit Trinidad. The days of style without comfort are behind you as there has been a marriage between cushioned soles and glitter-adorned sneakers. The founder of this new footwear known as Glitzy Pumps recalls her first time playing mas as an “exhilarating


Cost-Effective Carnival*

Feb. 18, 2017, 3:52 AM AST Comments

The adrenaline is pumping and the anticipation is building up! In one week we will climax our Carnival. The best in the world. In retrospect of my “Cost-Effective Carnivalholic” challenge, admittedly everything was going great. I was saving money and savouring my favourite Carnival flas

An Extraordinary Friendship*

Feb. 18, 2017, 3:35 AM AST Comments

I cannot help but admire the friendship between two females at the zoo; the bond between Sudi and Betti which dates back some 25 years. From a young age, Sudi has had a close relationship with former air hostess and zoo volunteer, Betti Gillezeau. They are best of friends. Betti has dedicated her li


A Rather Grey Area*

Feb. 18, 2017, 3:31 AM AST Comments

We are now on “countdown time” to the greatest show on earth in this small country of ours, Trinidad and Tobago! Do we have competition? Yes, Brazil. A much larger country, that has bigger bands, possibly more floats, and certainly more mosquitoes (did someone just whisper that yellow f


That Thing Called Love*

Feb. 18, 2017, 3:28 AM AST Comments

LOVE... If two people are in love, it will make for a stronger and potentially longer lasting relationship. That love can be elusive, speaks to its misinterpretation and deliberate misuse at times. It’s often stated, for example, “I love you,” but sadly, not as often meant or demon


Success in the way you dress

Feb. 18, 2017, 2:50 AM AST Comments

THE way that women dress has been a front-burner issue, with many conversations resulting in heated arguments. In the church, the dress code of female congregants has also sparked conversations among the heads. What’s appropriate? What’s not? The female elders and the “daughters


How to follow the money

Feb. 17, 2017, 9:40 PM AST Comments

I congratulate our Attorney General on his “follow the money” initiative as one of the tools in the fight against crime. I disagree, however, that any new legislation needs to be passed. Trinidad and Tobago has all the laws we need. We simply need to have them enforced. The Board of Inla