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Monday, April 4, 2016

She came from a humble single parent household in a crime hotspot in Central, but today, 36-year-old Brigette Hyacinth is teaching T&T and the world how to be a good leader. A former bank employee, she has written a book called “The Edge of Leadership: A Leader’s Handbook for Success”.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The devastated 30-year old wife of a terminated ArcelorMittal worker, overcome by money worries, tried to end her life recently by drinking poison and a bottle of rum before running away from home.

Monday, March 28, 2016

In the underground world of narcoticss he was called “Total” because anything he did, he did to the maximum. “I did hire work for drugs men. If somebody was owing the boss, I would get the money for them.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Despite being threatened with death and amidst increasing reports of school violence and murders, law student Dale Christopher Jones, 27, is not giving up on his mission to save lost youths in high risk areas.

Monday, March 21, 2016

When Desiree Blackman, 32, of Embacadere, San Fernando, lost her job as an administration clerk at ArcelorMittal, her 70-year-old father, Horace, became the family’s sole breadwinner. And this is what is grieving her the most. “When I got the first lay-off in December, he took over all the...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Forty minutes after Seeta Boodram gave birth to her first child she died and baby Kyle was left in the care of his devastated father, Terrence Boodram. Boodram, an offshore chef, was married to Seeta for four years and still very much in love and was so traumatised by her sudden and tragic death...

Monday, March 14, 2016

Every morning 24-year-old Jonathon Emmanuel Ojar leaves his Valsayn home and goes to work to bathe and groom horses and clean their stalls. His place of employment is Sea View Stables high up in the mountains of the Northern Range on the North Coast Road, Maracas. A graduate of Trinity East...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sno cone vendor, Bertie Ivan Van Sertima, has appointed himself Minister of Sno Cone and Ice Affairs. Van Sertima, 55, gave himself the portfolio after “serving the people” for 33 years, he said. The title, displayed prominently at the front of his sno cone cart, is sure to elicit a smile from...

Monday, March 7, 2016

Andy Cook, 55, a former supervisor who was laid off in March last year, is now washing cars for a living and says he is doing it for the love of his daughter. Cook, who supervised about 40 people on his job at Tube City Ltd at the Pt Lisas Port, Couva, also gave up a degree he was pursuing to...

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Young farmer, Nawaz Karim, is fast emerging as the hot pepper king of T&T and is even heating up New York and Miami with his special brand of Moruga Reds. Karim, 34, plants four acres of carefully grown peppers, most of which are exported to North American markets. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Up the forested Corosal Road in the Montserrat Hills of Gran Couva, around a sharp bend and behind two huge mango trees is a cocoa estate described as centuries old.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Corn chow, dongs chow, peewah chow, mango, pineapple, pommerac, green apple, whatever fruit is in season, you can be sure Hot Mouth on Main Street in Chaguanas has it. There is always a small crowd waiting for chow around the Hot Mouth cart at the side of the bustling street opposite Centre City...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ann-Marie Briggs is 23 and beautiful by any standard but she is determined to change our definition of beauty. Briggs said she always dreamed of participating in a beauty pageant but could not enter the Miss Universe and Miss World contests because she cosidered herself overweight and because...

Monday, February 15, 2016

Lenin Thomas, 30, is a member of a unique Amerindian tribe living in a part of Guyana’s rainforests so remote it is accessible only by airplane. He is also a final year theology student at the University of Southern Caribbean (USC) in Maracas Valley, a fairly normal achievement for many but a...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Imtiaz Mohammed, 59, and his luxury, burgundy Lincoln Town car are a daily fixture at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad and the Cruise Ship Complex on the Port-of-Spain waterfront.