Wednesday, February 15, 2017

March to a new beat, please

Feb. 15, 2017, 8:16 PM AST Comments

I would like to appeal to the National Carnival Commission to seriously do something about the Road March competition. For quite some time, the competition has been narrowed down to a one-man or two-person show and it has now become extremely boring and repetitive. As a matter of fact it has been li

Don’t let them jam and wine on you

Feb. 15, 2017, 8:14 PM AST Comments

Given what all the women liberators are saying about the murders of young girls and women, and their idea that women can do what they want, can wear what they want, can go where they want, and own their own bodies, I hope these women’s lib champions are telling the women masqueraders this year


Test politicians first

Feb. 15, 2017, 8:13 PM AST Comments

It has been reported that Senator Wayne Sturge is recommending that cops be subjected to a lie detector test to determine if the source of their wealth is above-board.


From a woman who ‘ran away’

Feb. 15, 2017, 8:11 PM AST Comments

Almost every day now I open my Express and see and read with utter disgust the totally bigoted comments of some of our male, and to a lesser extent female, citizens regarding the issue of domestic violence and murder in this country.


The regional response to childhood obesity

Feb. 14, 2017, 11:28 PM AST Comments

Childhood obesity continues to be a serious public health concern in the region. Statistics show that more than 30 per cent of our Caribbean adolescents are overweight or obese, and risk developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases la


Soca Lissa does it for the third time

Feb. 14, 2017, 11:24 PM AST Comments

Republic Bank staff member Curlissa Charles, took the Calypso Ruction crown for a third time, after receiving the judges nod, on February 10 at the Bank’s annual staff calypso competition held at the Staff Sports Club in Baratara, with her own rendition, “All ah we is one family”.


T&T High Commission in Canada wins chef challenge*

Feb. 14, 2017, 11:21 PM AST Comments

On November 3, the High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Ottawa, Canada won the People’s Choice Award at the Annual Embassy Chef Challenge event that raised $75,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Chef Resa Solomon-St Lewis, chef and owner of Baccanal

Florence marks 100th Valentine’s

Feb. 14, 2017, 9:53 PM AST Comments

FLORENCE Ransome celebrated her 100th Valentine’s Day yesterday. She turns 101 years old today. And like many women around the world, Ransome received a special delivery of flowers and cake. Ransome, of Dow Village, South Oropouche, blushed and whispered “thank you” to Fyzabad MP


Tough times, tough measures

Feb. 14, 2017, 9:25 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister keith Rowley, I write with a heavy heart due to the crisis Trinidad and Tobago is in. Long ago, when growing up, I remember there might be one, maybe two, murders per week. When a murder occurred, it was something that was on your mind for days, such was the rarity of such an occurren


What about other sugary stuff?

Feb. 14, 2017, 9:23 PM AST Comments

T&T is indeed getting developed. Whatever that means. Now we see our politicians showing how much they care about the health of our already terminally ill nation. They have begun a ban effective April 2017 on sugary drinks and other drinks in all Government and Government-controlled schools. But ju


Ladies, know when to run away

Feb. 14, 2017, 9:22 PM AST Comments

Several years ago one of the pioneers of women in calypso, Singing Francine, had a hit called “Run Away, Run Away”, in which she said, “Dog could run away, cat could run away, you could run away too”. That is all the Prime Minister was saying. He did not say that the men who


Grenada celebrate 43 years of Independence

Feb. 14, 2017, 10:30 AM AST Comments

Dr Patrick Antoine, Grenada's Trade and Economic Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago said despite a 10 per cent contraction of his country's economy between 2007 and 2013, Grenada experienced positive and increased economic growth over the past three years.