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During the COVID-19 crisis in the US animal shelters have seen an increase in animal adoptions by people seeking companionship or who want to take care of a pet.
Spices and seasonings crackle and crunch under the weight of the lorha, releasing an intoxicating scent—and you just know something good is about to go down in the kitchen. If this scenario rang any bells for you, then you’re a lucky person, and you know the value of the original way of grinding up seasoning in your aaje’s (paternal grandmother) and nani’s (maternal grandmother) kitchens. Yes, we live in the age of food processors and grinders, but can anything truly replace the good ole sil and lorha? I know I am never giving up my tawa for a griddle, so if you are lucky enough to have the true and traditional sil and lorha, I doubt you would want to give that up either.
Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning can force you to evacuate your schools, neighbourhood or even confine you to your home.
As the saying goes “the only constant is change”. Even though change is inevitable, it does not make it any easier for us to accept. Big changes such as a divorce, death of a loved one or loss of a job can be difficult for many adults to cope with. These changes are especially difficult for our children whose young brains are still developing. While they may not be able to express verbally that they are having difficulty with a change, you may be able to recognize it by their reactions and changes in emotions.
We may seldom step outside the box of our reality to notice, but over the past three decades, there have been major focusing events that have changed the way we live our lives. From 9/11 to Covid-19, we can no longer say such events we have only read about in our history books. We’ve actually lived through these events that have changed our lives and for future generations to come. For the past five months during this Covid-19 pandemic, Public Health measures to prevent infection spread, that have existed with the public being unaware of them, now form the basis on which we live our lives. It is indeed an uncomfortable position to exist in, but if we do not learn from this experience, mankind’s future looks quite bleak.
The single most common excuse I hear from people is “I don’t have enough time to work out.” Let’s do this together, very simple math, seven days in a week, twenty-four hours in a day, which means there are 168 hours in a week. So, let’s just say for debate sake you work seven days a week eight hours shift, that’s 56 hours, you sleep eight hours, that’s another 56 hours, so we are 112 hours. You commute back and forth to work for let’s say two hours, now we are up to 114h hours. Ok so now you are going to give me the second degree dance about grocery shopping, running errands and family time. Ok! Let’s back up a bit and take three hours per week to do your grocery, we are now at one hundred and seventeen 117 hours. Clearly family time is paramount so you can take 40 hours out of your busy week to bond with the family, this brings us to 157 hours. Now you are left with eleven hours for errands but still the excuse hovers over your head and you have no time to take care of your health. Instead, you are going to spend the money you have been working so hard for at the doctor’s office because you don’t feel too good.
The systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or Lupus as it is commonly called is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. This disease is a multi-organ disease which can affect the skin, joints, kidneys and brain, just to name a few. Although the cause of lupus is not clear, it is believed to be linked to factors such as genetic, environmental, hormonal and even certain medicines.
The timing couldn’t be more appropriate. The action, perfectly synced. It’s almost as though the Universe called on Caribbean singers like Isasha, Turbulence, Capleton and others of the reggae music movement, to speak up.
It may have been a famous saying of Hippocrates, but it is also the motto by which Dr Joel Teelucksingh lives.
The world was spun upside down and just as construction workers were in the process of laying down the foundation of the Highlanders Steel Orchestra’s new pan theatre, when Covid-19 struck a hateful chord, tuning out a closure of what was considered non-essential business including construction.
Bake and Shark, or Shark and Bake — whatever you call it — is arguably Trinidad and Tobago’s most famous food. It’s the first stop you make at Maracas before even putting your toes in the sand. And that makes total sense.
San Fernando Mayor and CEO of Caribbean Airlines Skiffle Steel Orchestra Junia Regrello initiated a humanitarian effort to assist members of Southern Marines Steel Orchestra with food hampers. This has come about in the band’s time of need since the crisis of the worldwide pandemic COVID-19 has left many families without.
In this harsh economic time, members of the United National Congress (UNC) Toco/ Sangre Grande executive decided to honour mothers. One of the recipients was centenarian Mathar Farria of Church Street, Matura.
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