Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fishing for plastics*

Jan. 11, 2017, 10:16 PM AST Comments

Steve shrieks excitedly! That glorious feeling any fisherman knows of getting the first bite on his fishing rod. Quickly he begins reeling in his line. Closer and closer it comes as he feels the weight on his line. Steve peers over the side of the boat, it has to be a big one! The weight on his lin

Come and hike Saturday to summit of El Tucuche

Jan. 11, 2017, 10:14 PM AST Comments

ON Saturday, Fitness Walkers explores the summit of Mt El Tucuche. El Tucuche, with an altitude of 937 metres (3,072 feet), is the second-tallest peak and just four metres shorter than the highest mountain, El Cerro Del Aripo.

Things you didn’t know were bad*

Jan. 11, 2017, 10:11 PM AST Comments

The majority of women seem to be aware of the usual things that are dangerous to their female parts—like multiple sexual partners, sticking random items “up there,” and not getting regular pap smears. But, as a gynaecologist, I see a spectrum of other conditions and habits that ma

The black beauty of Choreron

Jan. 11, 2017, 10:8 PM AST Comments

A sizeable forest pool located along the early stages of the Marianne River, enhanced by a small waterfall spilling into attractive blue-green waters, is one of the natural attractions of the upper Marianne. Families of the mountain community of Brasso Seco/Paria, as well as visitors to the area, en

Cedros beach upgrade planned

Jan. 11, 2017, 1:27 PM AST Comments

By Sue-Ann Wayow - THE beachfront at Cedros may get an upgrade soon as chairman of the Siparia Regional Corporation Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh tries to promote local tourism.

Artistic ‘Facets’ of Indian heritage*

Jan. 10, 2017, 11:33 PM AST Comments

Mayor of Chaguanas Gopaul Boodhan, in collaboration with Tabaquite Member of Parliament Surujrattan Rambachan and artist Sirju Seeharack Mohan, will have an art exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of East Indian indentureship in Trinidad and Tobago. The exhibition, titled R

Takaaful T&T’s membership grows

Jan. 10, 2017, 11:26 PM AST Comments

“Takaaful T&T Friendly Society has had a humble beginning and it is a pleasure to see continuous growth throughout the years.” This was the observation made by president Manwar Ali at the welcoming dinner for the 1900th member — Sister Salima Mohammed — at Takaaful’s o

Samaroo’s family gets ownership of gravesite*

Jan. 10, 2017, 11:20 PM AST Comments

January 7 marked the first anniversary of the death of Trinidad and Tobago steelpan virtuoso and internationally renowned arranger Jit Samaroo. Born in Surrey Village, Lopinot, he was buried in the Public Cemetery there. TPRC councillor for the La Florissante/Lopinot electoral district Crista Ariel

Gift For Life Foundation brings Christmas cheer

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

Gift For Life Foundation (GFLF) wishes to thank citizens for spreading joy to children around the country from December 16 to 31. The generosity of volunteers, families and groups paved the way for the collection of hampers, toiletries and gifts for over 1,000 children within 21 children’s ho

Airport, water among development priorities for 2017

Jan. 10, 2017, 11:14 PM AST Comments

Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London is describing Tobago’s development as a never-ending journey. And he’s expecting that journey to pick up pace in 2017 with a number of major projects that could have a positive impact on the quality of life of Tobagonians for

The prince of romance is coming

Jan. 10, 2017, 12:6 AM AST Comments

By Carolyn Kissoon - With four mega hits, Jublin Nautiyal is the latest musical craze in Bollywood and has been dubbed the prince of romance.

An icon in art *

Jan. 9, 2017, 6:22 PM AST Comments

An exhibition mounted by the Trinidad and Tobago Art Society, Carlisle Chang, Iconic Artist of Trinidad and Tobago, is an important reference to one of Trinidad and Tobago's most distinguished artists from the 20th century. Chang was best known for his public murals, but his oeuvre was extensive, wi