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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.
How do women of all backgrounds step up their confidence and secure the jobs of their dreams without breaking the bank to put their best foot forward?
The mortality rate of breast cancer in T&T has been estimated at approximately 23 per 100,000 women, with one in nine women developing breast cancer in their lifetime. However, there exists a less obvious battle that many women diagnosed with breast cancer are forced to contend with, aside from the obvious primary concern of survival. Grappling with the decision whether to undergo a mastectomy (removal of the breast) is often a grievous and difficult time of turmoil for many women with breast cancer, with many external parties often diminishing this mental and emotional battle to concern for aesthetics.
Another stream of the steelband creation and performance was joined by the so-called “White Boys” or “College Boys” bands and players who emerged as early as the 1940s.
One year ago today, October 1, 2022, Teocah Arieal Ainka Dove answered the call to reframe her mind, soul and path ahead.
This October, join us to raise more than awareness of breast cancer; let’s take action, get screened and support one another. A breast cancer diagnosis is overwhelming, but we can reduce that fear, by enabling our sisters with the right guidance and empowering their actions, so no one faces breast cancer alone. Early detection of breast cancer is often key to a successful outcome. When screened early, you are giving yourself the best chance for successful treatment. Let’s not only survive cancer but ‘Thrive’ in spite of it!
According to a study published by the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care (2021), Breast Carcinoma is “the leading cause of cancer among females in Trinidad & Tobago”, and T&T has the second highest breast cancer mortality rate in the Caribbean.
“T obago first.” This ethos underscores the work of Dr Faith B Yisrael, the Deputy Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), and the Secretary of Health, Wellness & Social Protection in the THA. B Yisrael has spent approximately the last six years in the political sphere, faithfully dedicated to the service of the people of Tobago. An “introverted” politician, her personality is oxymoronic, as her work requires her to be a public figure, consistently interact with people and express herself on a public platform, while privately she considers herself considerably reserved.
The Giant African Snail “Lissachatina fulica” (previously “Achatina fulica”) is a plant pest that was smuggled into Trinidad in 2008 and has since spread to different parts of the country over time. The Giant African Snail is an alien invasive species and is one of the world’s most destructive land snails. It is known to feed on 500 different species of plants including many commercially important ones such as banana, cabbage, melongene and papaya.
Sunday Guardian’s Bookshelf celebrates the work of Trinidadian translator and writer Caroline Mackenzie, whose debut novel One Year of Ugly (published in 2020 by Borough Press & HarperCollins UK) was optioned by Netflix.
The art industry suffered significantly during the global pandemic. The sector saw radical disruptions to many of its routines, revenues and relationships. However, this presented a double-edge sword, also giving people within the creative sector the opportunity to introspect, engage in activities to reduce the overwhelming stress and create masterpieces.
Embodying the lively and exciting nature of the sporting world in his person, Gyasi Merrique energetically presents the exciting developments in sport for the CNC3 7 pm newscast. An expert and a lover of all things sport, Gyasi has been covering sport news in some capacity for over 15 years.
Kalain Hosein is a climate, weather, and environmental journalist with many years of experience as the lead Weather Anchor at Guardian Media Limited. For Hosein, his work in the media is the ultimate representation of his merged love for the environment and meteorology. From a young age, Hosein was very interested in the environment. He knew after moving to the United States with his family in 2010, that his interests also extended to weather and climate. Remembering key weather patterns from when he was only nine years old, Hosein vividly described watching the effect of the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2004 and 2005.
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