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On March 3, 1677, Rockley Bay in Tobago became a fierce battleground when the French and Dutch engaged in a deadly war for the island.
Tricia St John is a mother, author, event coordinator, motivational speaker and domestic violence survivor. In 2004, St John lost her left forearm and two fingers on her right hand to a domestic violence attack. St John is making impressive strides as she moves on with her life.
This Sunday’s Bookshelf focuses on Trinidad-born and based artist/photographer Abigail Hadeed, who has been documenting Caribbean cultural traditions, the environment, and our people for over 30 years.
A micro wedding usually has a guest list of 20 people or less (some experts also say 50 guests or less). Micro weddings follow a similar format to that of a traditional wedding (ceremony and reception) but have fewer guests and offer more flexibility.
Another local author joins T&T’s impressive family of writers and literature junkies alike. At just 17 years old, Zen-Isaac Reymo published his first novel, Terran Myths: Inception, in March 2023. The Queen’s Royal College student from D’Abadie began writing the fictitious work at 13 years old, taking inspiration from Greek mythologies and Animal Farm by famous English author George Orwell, which focuses on themes of inequality and freedom.
More than 500 million people in the world suffer from diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation.
This little gem of a book landed in my hands just over a week ago. Not knowing the writer (it has obviously been written under a wistful nom de plume), I was intrigued. Clearly written and forthright in structure, I rapidly consumed it over the short flight from Piarco to Antigua.
In a career spanning decades, filled with incredible moments of meridian achievement that many people only dream of, Renee Cummings takes pause when asked about the highlight of her career thus far. “I’m still waiting for my big moment,” she muses quietly, despite her landmark accomplishments in the media, a decorated career in criminology and being named one of the World’s Top 50 Innovators in the field of Artificial Intelligence in 2020.
One of the most important things owners can do to keep their pets healthy and happy is to provide a nutritious diet. Pet food and treats can be contaminated with harmful bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses such as salmonellosis and listeriosis. Improper storage can also expose foods to pests such as insects and rats (which transmit diseases such as leptospirosis). Pet owners can lower the risk of foodborne illness from contaminated pet food and treats by following safe handling instructions.
‘I decided to share my story because people need to know that you have to be your strongest advocate when it comes to your health. The deep dread you feel when you get diagnosed with cancer is indescribable.
Pearl Balgaroo is an anomaly as a survivor of Stage 4 breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year relative survival rate for Stage 4 breast cancer is 28 per cent. The relative survival rate speaks to the likelihood of survival of a person with the disease as compared to a person without the disease.
This Sunday Guardian’s Bookshelf takes us to the work of Indian-born writer and investment banker Shanta Acharya, the author of 12 books spanning poetry, fiction and literary criticism of finance. Born and educated in Cuttack, India, Acharya is the first woman from the Indian state of Odisha to win a scholarship to Oxford and among the first batch of women admitted to Worcester College in 1979.
Pedro Christopher is not your ordinary Trinidadian boy. The 11 year old has been a friend of the stage since he was four years old, acting with Lilliput Children’s Theatre in Woodbrook. Off-stage, however, Pedro and his buddies enjoy frolicking in the outdoors, playing sports like basketball, tennis, and football. He does all of his favourite things while having Down Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21. His mother, Rhoda Christopher, described him not as disabled but as someone who is “differently-abled”, capable of doing the same activities that anyone can do.
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