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Breast cancer continues to account for the highest figures in terms of incidence and mortality in T&T.
The Ministry of National Security, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) will commemorate the day across Trinidad and Tobago. Tsunamis while rare for Trinidad and Tobago, remain a hazard for which all citizens and businesses must be prepared at all times.
At times we sit on the fence between fact and fiction. Do we believe or not? Many pundits and obeah men have agreed that mal yeux (pronounced mahl-Joe) or najarr, or bad eye exists, that negative energies can be transmitted from one human to another, which may occasion various reactions. The same can be applied from human to plant and from plant to human.
It was late in April of 1979, when a poor, lonely and saddened man sat in his little, wooden gallery in St Croix Road, Princes Town. Almost in tears and failing sight, he recalled the 45-year pioneering struggle in the making and perfecting of the doubles, a national food. He was known as Singh, the doubles man, one of the several pioneers in Princes Town.
Depression is the leading diagnosis for mental disturbances in people, according to secretary of the Association of Psychiatrists of T&T Dr Varma Deyalsingh. He said in T&T one in four people suffer from mental illness and though the highest preponderance of mental illness seems to occur around the age group 25-50, clinics are also now seeing a trend of much younger patients.
Ginger was the first. Striped orange and found in a drain after a storm, it was a toss-up between naming him Ginger and Garfield. I was veering towards Garfield because of his “nine-months pregnant” stomach but after two little girls fell in love with both him and the name Ginger, his moniker was set in stone.
Although the award-winning Trini-made documentary, Breaking the Cycle is a year-old, it seems with its profound message it's still making its rounds.
This series of articles on PRESERVING OUR NATURAL HERITAGE consists of features on our flora and fauna, people, places and things simply constructed and presented like mini-documentaries in print. It is a reawakening to our readers to the simple beauty and wonders of nature, an escape from the stress and into the reality that we share a common balance with the natural world around us.
Trinidad and Tobago is the “Land of Calypso”, the birthplace of the art form, as far back as the late 1800s (Gros Jean). We have heard the often-used statement “By calypso our stories are told”, more so in October which was officially declared Calypso History Month in 2002.
My father-in-law Utanpad Doodnath Maharajwas a giant of a man. I came into this family 35 years ago thinking I was just joining a family, but it was much more than that.
This year, World Mental Health Day (WMHD) will be observed in T&T with the theme “Suicide Prevention” and will be commemorated by the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the Paint de Town Green campaign.
Etienne Charles, trumpet great and music professor at Michigan State, has a sabbatical this year and this has him going non-stop literally all over the globe. The praise he gets as he travels the world keeps coming. In March, the New York Times called him a jazz “composer to be reckoned with” and more recently the jazz magazine Downbeat said he “delivers his ebullient improvisations with the elegance of a world class ballet dancer.”
Chief Officer Bernadette Paponette cuts a striking figure in her hijab and crisp, black and white uniform. Then there is her effusive smile. She is second in command only to the captain of the vessel and is the only female Chief Officer serving onboard Nidco's water taxis.
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