Monday, May 15, 2017

How to deal with dry eyes*

May 14, 2017, 11:14 PM AST Comments

The cornea, the clear central window at the front of the eye, is coated with a thin film of tears. The tear film is made up of three layers: Mucus from goblet cells in the conjunctiva; water from the lacrymal glands beneath the bone above the eyeball towards the temple; and lipid (oil) from the mei

Bounty Killer storms off stage

May 14, 2017, 9:30 PM AST Comments

Jamaican dancehall veteran Bounty Killer made a hasty exit, abandoning fellow headliner Beenie Man mid-performance without any explanation, at the Guinness Fully Loaded Music Festival, at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo, on Saturday night.

Hochoy home to be saved*

May 14, 2017, 9:25 PM AST Comments

OUTRAGED by the Express reports that revealed the ruined state of the abandoned Blanchisseuse home of the country’s former governor general, Sir Solomon Hochoy, and his wife, Lady Thelma, citizens appealed to the new owners, the Roman Catholic Church, to save the property.

Inzey shows initiative*

May 13, 2017, 11:54 PM AST Comments

Moruga-born rapper “Inzey” is a self-made man. The charismatic performer has opened for hip hop stars JCole and Lauryn Hill, as well as reggae icon Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, among others. He’s hosted his own sold-out hip hop showcases and has built a captive interactive

La Chapelle leads dance from Havana to Port of Spain*

May 13, 2017, 11:50 PM AST Comments

Acclaimed choreographer Dr Carol La Chapelle wants to reopen a cultural dance exchange between Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba. La Chapelle said she was inspired, following a recent trip to Havana, to begin the process of bringing the Spanish-speaking island’s globally acclaimed folk, contemporar

Mavis John heading to North Coast Jazz *

May 13, 2017, 11:44 PM AST Comments

Jazz icon and soul singer Mavis John will be featured at the upcoming North Coast Jazz event at Blanchisseuse Recreational Ground in Blanchisseuse on May 29. John, who turns 71 this month, can still summon a warm, rich sound and vividly tell a story in song. The 1970s ballad, “You Are What L

Roy Cape All Stars wows fans at Bahamas carnival*

May 13, 2017, 11:34 PM AST Comments

Roy Cape All Stars did not disappoint with its Season of Brass tour stop during the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival celebrations last weekend in the vibrant city of Nassau. Fans who travelled far and wide for the festivities were treated to stellar performances from the band’s resident artistes - B

Jazz returns to WeBeat*

May 13, 2017, 11:33 PM AST Comments

Jazz Beat and Pan Explosion make a comeback to this year’s WeBeat St James Live 2017. The return of these two events is in response to numerous requests from diehard WeBeat fans. This year’s edition is in tribute to its founding member and first president, Earl Ronald Crosby, who passed

Marvellous manatees*

May 13, 2017, 11:30 PM AST Comments

Manatees, those gentle giants with flat, paddle-shaped tails, have inspired the legends of mermaids. We are fortunate that our very own island of Trinidad is the home of these amazing animals also known as sea cows. For years biannual counts of these aquatic mammals have been carried out locally.

Where There’s A Will...*

May 13, 2017, 11:25 PM AST Comments

US actor and multiplatinum rapper, Will Smith made a surprise appearance at the Republic Bank Decibel Entertainment Conference last week. There at Queen’s Hall, hundreds of pupils from secondary schools around the nation were gathered and had just heard words from West Indies cricket icon, Bri

Gobblins on the loose at Queen’s Hall*

May 13, 2017, 11:17 PM AST Comments

The Lilliput Children’s Theatre, Trinidad and Tobago’s influential children’s arts institution, presents its production themed Gobblin’ on May 19, 20 and 21 at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s. Gobblin’ is a comical look at greed and corruption in the world today from

Editor's Note*

May 13, 2017, 1:51 AM AST Comments

Happy Mother’s Day! I expect that our readers who are mothers and grandmothers are today relaxing, feet up being served and fawned over. Some say that every day should be mother’s day, meaning we ought to love, care for and treat our mothers as the queens they are every day. But, as true

My Grandmother: Lena*

May 13, 2017, 1:47 AM AST Comments

The following is the winning piece submited for our informal Mother’s Day contest in which we invited readers who were raised by their grandmothers to write on that experience. Pearl Clarke Alfred who is herself a grandmother sent us this heartfelt story along with a poem, which we have select