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The Bridge of Hope Children’s Home at Sangre Chiquito has been attracting attention from people both nationally and internationally.
Top of many Christmas lists for Santa Claus is a puppy, but this can be one of the most thoughtless gifts to give. Mums and dads around the world give in to the pleas of their young children for a furry companion and believe the promises that the child will take responsibility for the care of their new friend. More often than not, this Christmas joy turns into a New Year resolution never to get another pet. The period following the ‘season of giving’ sees the highest incidence of pets that are given up to animal shelters.
The first season is yet to wrap on CNC3, but The Ro’dey Show is already set for a second season filled with new talent, new locations and more celebrity appearances. That’s the promise from comedian Rodell “Ro’dey” Cumberbatch, who said bringing new talent on-board is important for the show.
When Rhonda Dass, 45, was laid off from her job at the Ministry of National Security in 2015, inspired by her mother who was diabetic and a gluten intolerant friend, she turned her hobby and passion for baking into a new source of income.
SEWA International T&T, non-profit organisation headed by Revan Teelucksingh, is currently co-ordinating relief efforts for those affected by the recent floods. For several days areas in south Trinidad, including Barrackpore, Debe, Penal, Sa Francique, Woodland and Palo Seco have been under water.
Medical marijuana has been in the news recently as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions, including glaucoma, pain and nausea from cancer chemotherapy treatment and other illnesses. Doctor of Oriental Medicine Dr Lionel Mayers, meanwhile, said there are other alternatives besides medical marijuana for treating ailments and diseases, some that are hundreds of years old that people are rediscovering.
I am a Christmas person but since 2014 I have not been celebrating Christmas. In 2013, my baby sister, Rose, was diagnosed with cancer and she died in March 2014 at the age of 43. She was bright, beautiful and loved to laugh. Then in 2015, our beloved Angelo Bissessarsingh was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He passed away in 2017. He was the ultimate Santa Claus, and he too loved to laugh with a twinkle in his eyes. In 2018, the matriarch of our family, my mother, Theresa, died. No doubt anyone will understand how it felt—our hearts were broken.
What started as food allergies have not only led to lifestyle changes for Madonna Roudett but also resulted in a flourishing business venture.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (MSDFS) continues its aggressive campaign to get social services to the doorsteps of citizens in T&T. Since the launch of the Ministry’s Social Outreach and Impact Caravan, on August 30, at the Palo Seco Community Centre, in excess of a dozen communities have already benefited from having Government Services available to them. These communities include Fyzabad, San Fernando, Point Fortin, Cedros, Sangre Grande, Cumana, Toco, Diego Martin and Carenage, Valencia, Manzanilla, Guaico Tamana, and Morvant, Port-of-Spain.
National Junior Panorama champion in 2019, Guaico Presbyterian has added another title to their steel orchestra as Rocco Cy Dmitri Nicholas, a Standard Four pupil, excelled at the recent San Fest competition and was announced champion in the pan solo category.
Last year there were 20 finalists in the Green Screen Environmental Screen Film Festival's inaugural Very Short Shorts (VSS) Mobile Film Competition. This year 25 film-makers advanced to the final round of the environmental mobile film competition.
Breast cancer continues to account for the highest figures in terms of incidence and mortality in T&T.
Both Trinidad and Tobago are the homes of many attractive and interesting birds. This group forms a part of nature’s gift to us; a natural heritage, which we should recognise, cherish and preserve.
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