Sunday, September 3, 2017

CAR-T cancer treatment*

Sep. 3, 2017, 11:36 PM AST Comments

The US, Food and Drug Administration has approved a novel cancer treatment that resulted in 83 per cent of patients with resistant leukaemia going into remission, and the majority remaining cancer free after a year. The approach is called CAR-T therapy, and it uses a patient’s own white blood

Does your child have diabetes?

Sep. 3, 2017, 11:31 PM AST Comments

Scenario: My receptionist came to me regarding a call she received from the mother of a 12-year-old boy. He was recently diagnosed as being diabetic, and his general practitioner thought it best that in the early stages, he see a podiatrist to have a proper understanding of how to care for his feet.

Distractions 101

Sep. 3, 2017, 9:58 PM AST Comments

Truth is that most of us have long moved away from “we like it so” or “we jammin’ still,” but are physically unable to distance ourselves from the social institutions to which we are all attached; the economics being a good example.

Are we a nation in crisis?*

Sep. 3, 2017, 9:57 PM AST Comments

It would be interesting to hear from some of our luminaries on the state of our country 55 years later when we should have progressed as a nation. It would be very interesting to hear from some of our luminaries such as Winford James, Selwyn Cudjoe, Reginald Dumas, Ralph Maraj and Hamid Ghany on wh

Women on the chopping block*

Sep. 3, 2017, 9:56 PM AST Comments

Like many in the community, I wish to express shock, horror and sadness at the murder of 80-year-old Claire Fifi-Broadbridge at her home in Fondes Amandes, St Ann’s, on the evening of September 2. I also wish to make reference to questions, and the implications of suggestions put to the Police

Moonilal should shut up*

Sep. 3, 2017, 9:54 PM AST Comments

“Hush yuh stink mouth!” Those were the infamous words uttered by Dr Roodal Moonilal, in the hallowed halls of our Parliament, to a member of the Government in October 2015. Now, he is at it again, by insinuating that the Government is persecuting one particular group of people in the co

Imij is Baad*

Sep. 2, 2017, 11:26 PM AST Comments

Imij & Company is a band in transition. The Maraval-based musical unit has traversed decades, genres and an ever-changing frontline cast during nearly four decades of performing and touring across the region and the Caribbean diaspora. Imij has the well-earned reputation as a band for all seasons.

Technically sound*

Sep. 2, 2017, 11:22 PM AST Comments

It has been said that talent gets a musician an audition; theoretical knowledge and technical proficiency gets them in the orchestra. Sound engineer Darrell “Bex” Bereaux with his astute combination of musical talent and knowledge makes that statement true. Bex, 32, discovered a natural

Extreme Sociopolitical Commentary*

Sep. 2, 2017, 11:13 PM AST Comments

After her passing over a week ago, many people in their reflections of Deborah John, former Express publications editor - News & Features, spoke of articles she had written throughout her cereer. Many mentioned her article during the past Carnival on the song, “Full Extreme” by the Ultim

More Tributes to Deborah John*

Sep. 2, 2017, 10:42 PM AST Comments

When I stepped off the elevator on the second floor of the Trinidad Express for the first time back in November, 1999, I was met by the late Marcia Henville, who graciously led me down the halls to the office of then Editor-in-Chief, Kathy-Ann Waterman’ It was here that I first met Deborah Joh

Protecting our Swamp Animals*

Sep. 2, 2017, 10:35 PM AST Comments

It is a great day for one of our country’s national birds, the scarlet ibis, as the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), on request from the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, initiated the process to designate this species as an Environmentally Sensitive Species (ESS), the same

Song of Deborah*

Sep. 2, 2017, 10:30 PM AST Comments

They played their drums for you. They played a Melosian Rhapsody for you and only you. Sweet notes swirling psychedelic, hallucinogenic odes to the love of Pan! Pied Piper on a Soca rhythm, full extreme like All Stars winning with Woman On The Bass. The now feels like a psychotic carnival season for

What a week!*

Sep. 2, 2017, 12:32 AM AST Comments

A blessed Sunday to you all. I do hope you are all having a nice, relaxing, enjoyable Sunday. The week past was quite eventful. We said a final farewell to former Express publications editor—News & Features, Deborah John. She will be missed... greatly. Also, this week former attorney general A