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On Saturday night at the well appointed Government Plaza on Richmond Street, Port-of-Spain, it was a bit of this, and a bit of that when young calypso promoter Stagieann Henry staged Gems of the Past. The pot pourri of music included past calypso gems, some of the current hits, a couple yet to be released and a pinch of sweet pan music.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

One of Canada’s acclaimed short story writers and novelist, Rabindranath Maharaj, spoke with much endearment about his once George Village, Tableland, rural culture, as he compared it to life in the borough, now city of San Fernando.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

“As the family goes, so goes the nation, so goes the world in which we live.”  John Paul II (Homily in Perth, Australia, November 30, 1986).

Sunday, February 6, 2011

As the 2011 dry season begins, the vital commodity of water is under threat. The issue warrants concern, so much so that according to environmentalist/scientist Dr Rudy Sookbirsingh, scientific experts have already begun to describe the element as the defining substance of the 21st century.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I was dreaming about a lovely slender woman when the phone rang, cring! cring! At the other end was Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs. I don’t know how he got my number, but the question he asked me, I nearly fell off my chair...no lie.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Boys and young men who receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appear to be at reduced risk of contracting the virus and developing the genital warts associated with the common sexually transmitted disease, according to a large international study published this week in the New England...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

On January 26, there was a distinguished gathering at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Carrot cake came into popularity in the eighties; it was all a rage then, gradually the distribution increased to food shops and it was being offered on the menus of restaurants. It’s now the 21st century, and it’s still as popular as ever, so we can safely say it has stood the test of time and...

Friday, February 4, 2011

If you were a Carnival baby who grew up playing Kiddies Carnival, then its almost natural you made the seamless transition to “big people mas.” Wayne Berkeley, Glen Carvalho, Stephen Lee Heung, Lil and Edmond Hart, Raoul Garib, Geraldo Vieira Snr, Max Awon, Peter Minshall, Brian...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cupid’s arrows just might be dipped in it, and Love Potion number nine could be nothing more than a brand-name gimmick. In fact, if it isn’t the master key that unlocks the heart to love, the neuropeptide oxytocin is at least a crucial part of the combination, neuroscientists seem to agree.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Finnish researchers have found an increased risk of narcolepsy among four to 19-year-olds who were given swine flu shots, a government health agency said Tuesday.

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