Monday, March 20, 2017

What is retinal detachment?*

Mar. 20, 2017, 1:17 AM AST Comments

The retina is the lining of the inside of the back of the eye which is important for sight. It converts light entering the eye into electrical signals that can be interpreted by the brain so we can see. It can be thought of as consisting of two parts, the Neuro-Sensory Retina (NSR), containing light

Artistic ability above disability

Mar. 20, 2017, 1:12 AM AST Comments

Arlene Williams and her son, Jon share a special bond. Apart from being mother and son these two are best friends. Whether sharing a laugh; going to the movies or learning to paint, Williams and Jon seem more like classmates than parent and child.


Get that colon checked

Mar. 20, 2017, 1:9 AM AST Comments

Have you checked your colon lately? It’s awkward saying this out loud, but once you get past the awkwardness, it can spark a conversation that may not only save your life but tsomeone else’s as well. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. For some people cancer represents the dreade


Do you do your diabetic annual review?*

Mar. 20, 2017, 1:2 AM AST Comments

If you have diabetes, not looking after your feet is the cause of foot disease, which can have complications including amputation. It’s why it is especially important that people with diabetes look after their feet. Check your feet every day, look for changes in shape, cover any cuts, or scrat

The Omeros of our time*

Mar. 19, 2017, 2:33 AM AST Comments

The news on Friday that Derek Walcott had died left me numb for a while. Quite a while. It’s not that we knew each other well, most of our interaction was in passing, brief interludes at various events over the years, but what little communication there was left lasting impressions on me. The


Revisit: Reflections with Walcott*

Mar. 19, 2017, 2:29 AM AST Comments

The following article by Deborah John was originally published in the Sunday MIX of November 10, 2013 and is the last in-depth interview he gave to a journalist in Trinidad. Where ever in the world Derek Walcott finds himself, he is more at home in Trinidad, especially when he is putting on a play.


Theatre fraternity laments Walcott’s passing*

Mar. 19, 2017, 2:23 AM AST Comments

The local theatre fraternity was plunged into mourning on Friday with news of the passing of Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. The St Lucian-born poet, artist and playwright passed away at his home in Gros Islet on Friday morning. Walcott famously started the Trinidad Theatre Workshop (TTW) in 1959 with


Thank you, Mr Walcott*

Mar. 19, 2017, 2:15 AM AST Comments

I met a Legend and got to know the man, who challenged me to be a better man. I was honoured to know him as a mentor, but even more privileged to have become his friend. He was constantly dreaming up new projects and possibilities. His genius was matched by his generosity and I am eternally grateful

Bocas Lit Fest to recognise Walcott’s work*

Mar. 19, 2017, 2:3 AM AST Comments

As the literary world mourns the passing of St Lucian poet and playwright Derek Walcott, his tremendous contributions to the literary landscape will indeed live on. So said founder and festival director of NGC Bocas Lit Fest Marina Salandy-Brown via telephone on Friday. The annual Bocas Lit Fest jus


Editor's Note*

Mar. 18, 2017, 3:12 AM AST Comments

Never take a true friend for granted. Never, take a true friend for granted. Genuine, caring, dedicated, diehard friends are a dying breed in the world today, so should you be blessed with such, cherish them, show sppreciation and let them know what they mean to you. Seriously. In today’s Expr


Swimming Pretty*

Mar. 18, 2017, 3:7 AM AST Comments

IF its unique name “The Golden Pineapple” isn’t already enough to pique your curiosity for what lies beyond the doors of this boutique, just wait until you feast your eyes on the original, fashion-forward pieces of jewelry, swimwear and resort wear on display. The Golden Pineapple


White Bright Easter Wear*

Mar. 18, 2017, 3:3 AM AST Comments

White is never as popular at any other time than it is at Easter time. And that’s everywhere around the world. Interestingly, we Trinis have been ahead of this fashion norm almost from the beginning what with the many all-white parties and other events. I wanted to push the envelope a bit and


Bring Change NOW*

Mar. 18, 2017, 2:58 AM AST Comments

In sport while several world class female athletes with extreme talent, ability and experience have represented T&T at the Olympics, none has ever won a medal... And in a recent report of an Inter-American Development Bank survey, it was revealed that in business in Trinidad and Tobago only 20 per c