Fifty-nine youngsters who spent their vacation learning how to play the national instrument graduated in splendour on Thursday at the TCL Skiffle Bunch panyard at Coffee Street, San Fernando. Divided into two groups, Tiny Bunch and Little Bunch, the youngsters took part in the annual mid-year pan programme which spanned six weeks. As she congratulated the young pannists, TCL’s group public relations manager Michelle Langton remarked: “Musical… Continue
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FORT LAUDERDALE, USA (MCT) -- The 2010 hurricane season has shifted into high gear, with three tropical storms possible by the end of the weekend. Hurricane Danielle is weakening a bit and is expected pass well east of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center forecast. Tropical Storm Earl became a hurricane Sunday as it approaches the northern Leeward Islands.
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TORONTO, Canada -- Reggae music is striking a different note with the publication of a new novel by acclaimed Jamaican-born and Toronto-based author Horane Smith. His fifth novel Reggae Silver has been released. Bob Marley, Reggae’s most familiar face, has been credited for taking Jamaican music from the slums of west Kingston, to stages on all continents during the 1970s. Today, the music transcends many cultures, races, and ethnic groups.
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Author Odeen Ishmael reveals engaging tales of Caribbean culture through the pages of The Magic Pot: Nansi Stories From The Caribbean. This book comprises a collection of popular folk stories from Guyana and other countries of the Caribbean region. The starring character in all of them is Nansi whose exploits form part of the folklore of these countries. “Nansi”, the starring character in all the stories, is also popularly known as “Anansi”. But in… Continue
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“Limbo your way to Tobago” was the overt message, and, with Tobago Lime as its motto, the Tourist Development Company Ltd’s (TDC) tour of Germany this summer was specifically to promote the island. Munich yesterday, Frankfurt today, Wiesbaden tomorrow, Mannheim this evening… there was no time for the steelband players of the Euphonic Sounds Steel Orchestra of Tobago to to take a break. And while Yellow Bird, Banana Boat, or Feeling Hot Hot Hot may… Continue
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Left: Jerome Alexander strides confidently against the wind. Centre, Jeremy Tai Chew in his element. Right:Russell Wilkinson-Taitt had women breathless. Photos: SEAN NERO
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“Chinese women came here as refugees, not knowing what to expect; to a strange land with strange foods and people, and an even stranger language. We have made our lives and our homes here among friends who showed us a welcoming hand and whom we set out to emulate.” These were some of the sentiments echoed by Mrs. Margery Kirkpatrick at the Chinese Association last Wednesday as the Chinese community celebrated 150 years since the first Chinese women… Continue
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Often, while I hover between dreams, the muse drops by with hints for a topic different from the one I have been working on. Roused from sleep, I reach for my notebook on the nightstand and scribble her dictation. This is what she left on a recent visit. When life gets ho-hum and predictable, when you’re bored out of your wits, dare yourself to.
Beauties filled the precincts of the Trinidad Country Club in Maraval to witness the unveiling of Harts International Carnival 2011 portrayal Planet Rock designed by Gerald Hart. The launch, which was held on August 14, was a perfect reminder that Carnival is woman.
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When her first child was born four years ago, Suzette Camacho, like thousands of women before her, found herself inundated with questions and doubts. Where in Trinidad and Tobago could she find a good crib? Which paediatricians came most highly recommended? As her daughter, Taylor, grew, so did her questions. Were there any good pre-schools in her area? Where could she take her daughter to have fun in a clean, safe environment?
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LEFT: Chef Sombat Mekhawong was one of the chefs behind the mouth-watering dishes. RIGHT: Executive chef Carlos Gomez Photos: Andre Alexander
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There was a time when it was the norm to go out in the yard and pull fresh vegetables up from the soil. At some point over the years, we moved from the goodness of home-grown vegetables toward processed foods and microwave dinners. Now consumers are becoming more aware of the financial value of growing their own vegetables, and how doing so can bolster the health of their families and of the earth.
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Now that we’re at the beginning of summer, parents need to pay special attention to child safety protection. Malls are crowded; children wander and child abductors prey on kids. In light of the recent kidnappings, Treg Stark, creator of Professor Safety, offers Ten Tips to Child Safety, designed to protect our children.
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Just days after being recognized as the most popular dancehall artiste in North America,
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Harlem New York will never be the same after being exposed to the passion and energy that Marva Allen brings to the conference table. Single-handedly her activism has brought unity and structure to a floundering community. She has taken on a role that has been uniquely American and designed for politicians, but like most West Indians with a vision, she refuses to accept mediocrity and living beneath the threshold of success. At the time of her birth… Continue
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Reporting from Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Even before the disaster, unemployment was estimated at 70% or higher. Reconstruction will help many, but projects are years away. Pedro Milien used to bend iron into grillwork for doors and windows in Haiti's capital. The work was sporadic and low-paying, but it felt like a blessing in a land where real jobs can seem like a mirage. Milien's rippling arms are now idle. Haiti's earthquake not only toppled his home… Continue
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The Tivoli Dance Troupe formed part of the kaleidoscope of performances at the Culturama 2010 Mello-Go-roun’
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