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Grenada, a Year Older but a Much Wiser and Determined Nation

As the country he leads celebrates the 37th anniversary of its independence, Tillman Thomas, Grenada’s Prime Minister, struck a note of optimism as he looked to the short and medium terms.

“Yes, 2011 can be a good year for Grenada. The focus for the country is on economic growth this year,” was the…


Added by CShout1 on February 7, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Book Review - Built by Brokenness

It’s not every day that one comes across a Caribbean writer who has had over 250,000 copies of their first book sold in the United Kingdom and over 150,000 in the United States.  So meeting Shaliza Ali, a T&T born author of the widely acclaimed Built by Brokenness, was a pleasure. At age 36, the mother of one…


Added by CShout1 on February 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Excerpt: 'American Uprising'

On the night of January 8, the rain continued to come down. Water coursed along the wood roofs of the slave quarters, drowning their staccato voices with streaming, rushing noise.  Twenty-five dark faces looked…


Added by CShout1 on January 20, 2011 at 5:10pm — No Comments

The disappearing woman

Imagine finding a gorgeous statue at an antique store; a woman, carved in soft sandstone, so beautiful you bust your budget, take it home, and set it in the garden.

The rain falls, the wind blows, the sun shines and moss grows.  Time and erosion take their toll. Then one day you realise that she’s changed so much you can hardly remember what she used to look like.  You love her anyway, so there she stands, just a shadow of her former…


Added by CShout1 on January 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

US relaxes Cuba travel

There has been an easing of tension between the US and Cuba since Mr Obama came to power.

US President Barack Obama has said he will ease restrictions on US citizens travelling to Cuba.

The president said he had…


Added by CShout1 on January 17, 2011 at 12:02am — No Comments

Canada announces over $90M worth of projects to help Haiti


Added by CShout1 on January 11, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

I’m a pan lover

Former National Calypso Monarch Denyse Plummer is declaring her love affair with the steelpan—the national musical instrument of T&T—like never before. The multiple National Calypso Queen credits her rise as an entertainer to her association with the only acoustic musical instrument…


Added by CShout1 on January 9, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments

St. Kitts Focus - Fewer dropouts, more police

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Monday January 3, 2011 – Plans to reduce the drop-out rate in schools will be implemented this year and a new and upgraded police post to serve the southern areas of Frigate Bay and Southeast Peninsula are among strategies to deal with…


Added by CShout1 on January 4, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus - Heavenly Delights

At first, the gift sets look like over-sized ice cream sundaes, rich cakes, swiss rolls and cupcakes. On closer inspection, you realise that these yummy-looking treats aren’t edible. But that doesn’t mean that

you want them any less.Shelley-Ann Harris started doing origami (the

Asian art of…


Added by CShout1 on January 4, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus - Two Brown Girls know what women want

Ladies of T&T, can you handle a peek inside The Box? This new estrogen-charged talk show, set to premier on Gayelle next week, rose from the fertile imaginations of producers Cedriann Martin and Isoke

Edwards Najeeullah. Martin is well known to local readers as an

award-winning freelance journalist…


Added by CShout1 on January 4, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Chriselda Branford: A woman of substance

Her police record can rival her social one. Through the years she has sang with Helenites, was a member of the National Arts Guild, the National Theatre where she acted in Banjoman. She has won the National Service Award and sat on many committees including the National Task Force for Discipline and the National Council for Drug Prevention (now known as the Substance Abuse Secretariat). Branford warmly accepted the invitation to be interviewed. Sitting in…


Added by CShout1 on December 3, 2010 at 5:46pm — No Comments

For Barbadians, Road Tennis Rules the Streets

As dominant as Roger Federer is at traditional tennis, there does exist an offshoot of the sport that the super Swiss would have trouble mastering. It’s called road tennis, and it’s been one of Barbados’ best-kept secrets for decades. Created in the 1930s by those who couldn’t afford to play lawn tennis, road tennis is essentially a miniaturized version of the version we all know, which means technique and coordination inherent to ping pong are… Continue

Added by CShout1 on December 2, 2010 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Celebrating multi-ethnic women

These multi-ethnic ladies from T&T Guardian disclose their racial compositions. From left ,standing: Bobie-lee Dixon (see story), Juan Swan — African, Carib and Spanish; Janelle Downes — African, Indian, Chinese Portuguese and Spanish. From left (front row): Chanice Gibbs —French, Spanish, Scottish, Portuguese and Carib; Nadine Ali—Caucasian, Indian and African, Roxanne Mannette—Spanish, Portuguese, African and Indian. .Photo: Keith Matthews

Can… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 29, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Challenging traditional literacy

Trinidad-born US-based writer and professor Joanne Kilgour Dowdy will in the next few months release Connecting the Literacy Puzzle.Co-edited with Dr Sandra Golden of Ohio the book will feature work from Eintou Springer, Nancy Herrera ALTA and internationally writers from Morrocco and Senegal.Kathy Dunn of the Kent State University reviewed an advance copy of the book.

Connecting the Literacy Puzzle weaves together a collection of biographies,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 18, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Guyana fashion

When people think of Caribbean fashion, Guyana is hardly likely to come to mind.Guyanese designer Sonja Noel is on a mission to change that. The owner and founder of Mariska's Designs, Noel has been staging an annual fashion weekend in Georgetown, Guyana, over the last four years with the aim of giving exposure to talented designers and aspiring models.

The 2010 edition of the Guyana Fashion Weekend took place at the end of October at the Pegasus… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 17, 2010 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Teacher, Mentor - A Caribbean treasure

Every afternoon, at around 4, from Monday to Friday, Eva David Swain swings open the doors of her Coalmine, Sangre Grande home to a group of primary school children.On Sundays she does the same, but for Secondary school students. That she is an ex-teacher and principal giving remedial and SEA lessons to school children is nothing out of the ordinary - they come a dime a dozen in these pre-SEA days. What is unique about Swain’s bunch is that her… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 9, 2010 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Art meets music - Trini Style

The spirit of the artist is often keen to express itself in varying media, but not many develop the actual talent, or even the technique to make that a reality. But Jeffrey Pataysingh is one of the few who made it happen. He found a way to develop both his art and his music to a sufficiently high standard, and with the deep flourish that is associated with this courtly gentleman, will launch an exhibition and show of both forms of his work over the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 5, 2010 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Passion the key in Trinidad's local film industry

Local independent film maker Ryan Khan gestures during candid conversation with Carla Foderingham, chief executive officer, T&T Film Company, left and British independent film maker Uzma Hasan. Photo: SEAN NEROL

British film-maker Uzma Hasan believes exciting times await this country’s emerging film industry. But she said the true success in this creative economy will not be shaped by… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 31, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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