Monday, May 15, 2017

TAKDIR: The love story

May 15, 2017, 12:14 AM AST Comments

By Susan Mohammed - TAKDIR, the Malaysian word for fate or destiny, is the name given to a theatrical production of a timeless true love story of two East Indian indentured labourers who turn out to be soul mates.

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.

Let courts decide on property tax

May 14, 2017, 8:54 PM AST Comments

The Property Tax Act is unconstitutional. There is simply no way to save it in its current form. The crux of the Act's unconstitutionality can be found in Part V, entitled “Recovery Of Taxes”.

It’s time to address unemployment*

May 14, 2017, 8:52 PM AST Comments

I already indicated that with respect to the Minister of Finance’s mid-year review that in general, the current administration appears to be doing a fairly good job in managing the economy at this time given the many constraints, chief among them being low energy prices and lower than needed p

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