Sunday, September 3, 2017

CAR-T cancer treatment*

Sep. 3, 2017, 11:36 PM AST Comments

The US, Food and Drug Administration has approved a novel cancer treatment that resulted in 83 per cent of patients with resistant leukaemia going into remission, and the majority remaining cancer free after a year. The approach is called CAR-T therapy, and it uses a patient’s own white blood

Does your child have diabetes?

Sep. 3, 2017, 11:31 PM AST Comments

Scenario: My receptionist came to me regarding a call she received from the mother of a 12-year-old boy. He was recently diagnosed as being diabetic, and his general practitioner thought it best that in the early stages, he see a podiatrist to have a proper understanding of how to care for his feet.

Imij is Baad*

Sep. 2, 2017, 11:26 PM AST Comments

Imij & Company is a band in transition. The Maraval-based musical unit has traversed decades, genres and an ever-changing frontline cast during nearly four decades of performing and touring across the region and the Caribbean diaspora. Imij has the well-earned reputation as a band for all seasons.

Technically sound*

Sep. 2, 2017, 11:22 PM AST Comments

It has been said that talent gets a musician an audition; theoretical knowledge and technical proficiency gets them in the orchestra. Sound engineer Darrell “Bex” Bereaux with his astute combination of musical talent and knowledge makes that statement true. Bex, 32, discovered a natural

Extreme Sociopolitical Commentary*

Sep. 2, 2017, 11:13 PM AST Comments

After her passing over a week ago, many people in their reflections of Deborah John, former Express publications editor - News & Features, spoke of articles she had written throughout her cereer. Many mentioned her article during the past Carnival on the song, “Full Extreme” by the Ultim

More Tributes to Deborah John*

Sep. 2, 2017, 10:42 PM AST Comments

When I stepped off the elevator on the second floor of the Trinidad Express for the first time back in November, 1999, I was met by the late Marcia Henville, who graciously led me down the halls to the office of then Editor-in-Chief, Kathy-Ann Waterman’ It was here that I first met Deborah Joh

Protecting our Swamp Animals*

Sep. 2, 2017, 10:35 PM AST Comments

It is a great day for one of our country’s national birds, the scarlet ibis, as the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), on request from the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, initiated the process to designate this species as an Environmentally Sensitive Species (ESS), the same

Song of Deborah*

Sep. 2, 2017, 10:30 PM AST Comments

They played their drums for you. They played a Melosian Rhapsody for you and only you. Sweet notes swirling psychedelic, hallucinogenic odes to the love of Pan! Pied Piper on a Soca rhythm, full extreme like All Stars winning with Woman On The Bass. The now feels like a psychotic carnival season for

What a week!*

Sep. 2, 2017, 12:32 AM AST Comments

A blessed Sunday to you all. I do hope you are all having a nice, relaxing, enjoyable Sunday. The week past was quite eventful. We said a final farewell to former Express publications editor—News & Features, Deborah John. She will be missed... greatly. Also, this week former attorney general A

Brought to the Brink*

Sep. 2, 2017, 12:25 AM AST Comments

FOR most of her life, Reeanna Harrilal has been waging war against an insidious autoimmune disease that was holding her body captive until it was finally unmasked and given a name—Lupus. This disease, which has gone largely unrecognised and does not get the attention it deserves, in T&T almost

There Are Other Things on a Man’s Mind*

Sep. 2, 2017, 12:20 AM AST Comments

With so many relationships that ended because of a man’s infidelity, it’s not surprising that, in general, women are wary of a man’s ability to remain faithful and loyal to them. After all, even yours truly, have advised that you should initially assume the worst, and gradually let

A Murder, She Wrote*

Sep. 2, 2017, 12:16 AM AST Comments

They lifted her limp, dying body and headed towards the bushes, where they tossed it with full force. Then they walked off and disappeared into the darkness of hell, from whence they had come… The excerpts of Sandra Maharajh-Shah’s novel, Murder on Scarlett Island, Book One- Slaughter of

Dismaying Dinner Distress*

Sep. 2, 2017, 12:13 AM AST Comments

After telling my mother my dismay about what happened at our anniversary dinner, she told me to call you and ask your advice. So let me tell you what happened. My husband kindly suggested that we go to dinner to celebrate our seventh anniversary. When he began to tell me where we should go, I inter