Wednesday, April 19, 2017

54 years later, much still to be done

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

The following essay was chosen as the winner of the Eric Williams School Bags Essay Competition. It was submitted by Safiya Moore, a pupil of Bishop’s High School in Tobago. Part two of the essay appears today. Part one was run yesterday and part three will be published tomorrow. The Rt Hon Dr

7 simple ways for a healthy marriage

Apr. 19, 2017, 1:34 AM AST Comments

YOU change the oil in your car so it doesn’t poop out on you, you go to the gym so you can walk up a flight of stairs without passing out, and you feed and walk your dog so that you have many healthy years together covered in dog hair. Taking care of your relationship is kind of the same thing

A 59-year-old story of love*

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

Five years ago, an elderly couple were savagely beaten in a home invasion. Indra Gangabissoon, 77, suffered a fractured skull, broken jaw and her eyes were swollen shut. She died three days later at hospital. Her husband, Sugrim Gangabissoon, was beaten on the head, causing him to lose his memory an

The princes and the paupers

Apr. 17, 2017, 8:8 PM AST Comments

By Richard Charan - THERE was an unlikely moment in Trinidad's 19th century history when an old African man born before Emancipation and an Indian woman who came to replace him in the fields caught the eye of the future King of England.

The lady in the attic

Apr. 17, 2017, 11:37 AM AST Comments

By Richard Charan - If you have traveled Trinidad's east coast, you surely noticed this old house on the hillside. It contains history and mystery beyond anything you could have imagined. And there is a story about the woman who lived there, you might want to know about.

Be bold for change

Apr. 17, 2017, 7:24 PM AST Comments

The Tobago County Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) hosted a #BeBoldForChange discussion to spread awareness about the prevalence of violence against women at the Scarborough General Hospital on March 23. It was part of the CMOH’s campaign, themed “Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

Working long hours bad for women’s health *

Apr. 17, 2017, 7:22 PM AST Comments

Taryn Hillin—Long work weeks and copious amounts of stress aren’t good for anyone’s health, but new research has found that work weeks of 40 hours or more can be especially bad for women—and the reason why is depressing.

For the love of literacy

Apr. 17, 2017, 7:19 PM AST Comments

The Tobago Institute of Literacy provides services and products to people who have literacy challenges, and are seeking to become more competent, self-reliant, life-long learners who contribute positively to the socio-economic development of the family community and country.