Sunday, February 12, 2017

A sweet Tizzy spell*

Feb. 11, 2017, 10:30 PM AST Comments

The Roy Cape All Stars frontline has become a fire hazard since the beginning of this Carnival season. The risky inferno generating element is the band’s new lead female vocalist, Tizzy (Tanzania Sebastian) who has been sending men crazy every time she steps on a fete sage alongside her bandma

Stacy sings one for Stalin*

Feb. 11, 2017, 10:27 PM AST Comments

Stacey Sobers-Abraham belongs to a new generation of female calypsonians who have embraced the genre with a passion that continues to fuel her love for the genre. She is attached to the Divas Carbaret calypso tent. While she is new to calypso, when it comes to soca, Sobers-Abraham is a veteran, who


Feb. 11, 2017, 10:23 PM AST Comments

A trendsetter, iconic figure and the first woman to win the Road March title, Calypso Rose (Dr Linda McArtha Monica Sandy-Lewis) is still celebrating her triumphant win of the Victoire de la Musique Award for Album of the Year in the World Music category. “Praise be to God Almighty for this w

Hillview’s Fete Debut*

Feb. 11, 2017, 10:18 PM AST Comments

The Hillview Old Boys Association (HOBA) held its first annual all-inclusive party on Saturday January 28, and it was a well-received event. So much so, that plans are already being drafted for the 2018 edition, with aspirations of making it even better. The event took place at the St Augustine Tenn

Editor's Note*

Feb. 11, 2017, 2:22 AM AST Comments

A blessed day to you our cherished readers. Although I say this every Sunday, it is not by rote or force of habit. I am genuingly happy and thankful to be writing this each week. It has been an interesting week on several fronts. Carnival is in the air and one of the main things I’ve been hea

The Lions’ Pride*

Feb. 11, 2017, 2:14 AM AST Comments

Terri Lyons’ self empowerment anthem “I Am Lion” is burning up the soca circuit. The songstress has also been tearing up stages fete after fete with her follow up single “Recruit” which is a collaborative effort with Skinny Fabulous. In a media interview back in 2009, L

Where Soca Went?*

Feb. 11, 2017, 2:11 AM AST Comments

Dear Diary, would you imagine that it’s just three weeks before Carnival Monday and Tuesday? Where did the time go? Hmmm, I guess the same place my January pay disappeared! Anyway, my season is in full swing and while my Carnival escapade is not BMW worthy with all-inclusive fetes, expensive m

What is Valentine’s Day about?*

Feb. 11, 2017, 2:10 AM AST Comments

VALENTINE’S Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. On 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends.

Just in Time for Valentine’s*

Feb. 11, 2017, 2:6 AM AST Comments

IN the mood for tea for two? There are some restaurants that are good for filling up—that’s it. Others offer a welcome respite, a place where diners can satisfy their appetites, recharge their batteries and reflect. C’est Mon Plaisir falls into that category.

She Didn’t Call Him and He was Freaking Out*

Feb. 11, 2017, 2:3 AM AST Comments

About a week ago, I was having a conversation with a group of men and one was relating how he had met a beautiful woman. They hooked up that same night. She took his number with a promise to call but she never did and he was freaking out!

A Child’s Fascination*

Feb. 11, 2017, 1:59 AM AST Comments

“Would you like to meet the snake?” asked the zookeeper. “Yes!” exclaimed the nine-year-old girl. She gently felt the scaly skin of a local rainbow boa. She was fascinated! The experience left a lasting impression on her. Fast forward several years, the girl, all grown up, no

An Unsavoury Guest*

Feb. 11, 2017, 1:13 AM AST Comments

I have been one of your readers for years, but I do not think you will have answered a situation before like the one I am about to describe. I, unfortunately, do not get along very well with my mother-in-law. It is just one of those things that started out badly because she did not approve of …

Bridging the cultural gap with cuisine in Trinidad*

Feb. 11, 2017, 1:6 AM AST Comments

It is 5 p.m. in Trinidad. Dusk is near and tourists at the famed Maracas Beach are packing it in for the day. A few miles away, in the community of Maraval, Antoinette George meets friends for mezes of tabbouleh, hummus, olives and shankleesh at Adam’s Bagels, the Syrian-Lebanese eatery owned