All Blog Posts Tagged 'trinidad' (112)

The voice of Nicole Jordan

In her own words, Nicole Jordan is an ‘anti-diva’. If you met her, you’d instantly agree with the self-description, but if you’d just heard about her you’d probably be skeptical. She is the holder of a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, a Master of…

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Added by CShout1 on May 4, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Celeste Hart-Washington Bringing Weddings to Life

By: Roslyn Carrington

“Weddings are great, but it’s a serious job.  It’s someone’s memorable moment. You have to make people happy, even beyond what they were expecting. You…

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Added by CShout1 on March 18, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Cuban hopes to pedal big bike into record books

For years, Felix Guirola has earned stares of astonishment from fellow Cubans as he pedals his giant bicycle down the streets of Havana. Now he hopes to wheel himself into the record books.



From his humble home in Cuba's capital city, Guirola labors away in his small workshop on…

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Added by CShout1 on July 12, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

Cuba uses biotechnology to revive coffee industry

Cuban researchers are trying to revive the nation's wilting coffee production by using bio-technology, an expert said.



A research project involving three institutions nationwide has made headway in developing new coffee plant varieties with higher yields and greater resistance to pests and…

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Added by CShout1 on July 12, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

Designer set for big things in Trinidad's fashion industry

UTT design graduate Lynda Osborne models a formal design from her thesis collection. Photo: Brian Ng Fatt

Lynda Osborne walks into the T&T Guardian building on St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, garment bag in hand, wearing an adorable, pale yellow, knee-length dress, with the hem…
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Added by CShout1 on July 12, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

Ayana Dyette: Ball, NET, Fashion

The great thing about Ayana Dyette is that she is very much a contrast of sorts. The Trinidad and Tobago national beach volleyball player balances her ‘tough-as-nails’ competitive spirit with her other entrepreneurial aspirations of a Fashionista. The story of this national athlete is one of highs and lows,…
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Added by CShout1 on July 7, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Chandra Maharaj designs her Passion

Designer Chandra Maharaj has had a passion for life, people and cultures ever since she was a little girl. Born in Rio de Janeiro to a Trinidadian father and a Brazilian mother, she captures the beautiful and intricate perspectives of both places. While Chandra can’t deny her Brazilian roots, she admits that…
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Added by CShout1 on July 7, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Cuban names: Please call me... Canned Meat

: BBC News Cuba

In many Latin American countries, traditional names like Jose or Isabel remain popular, but in Cuba anything goes. Parents just love to experiment.

As a…

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Added by CShout1 on June 7, 2012 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Rebecca Foster Drawn to Colour

“When I was about four or five,” Rebecca Foster remembers, “my grandmother gave me this massive canvas and some oil paints, and let me loose. That was my first piece.” She adds with a rueful grin, “I had no idea what I was painting.” That masterpiece now hangs with pride in her studio. The talented artist is…
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Added by CShout1 on June 5, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

Aartis shares more of the Magic Cave

By:Nyerere Haynes

Aarti Gosine’s second children’s book was recently launched at Nigel R Khan Booksellers La Romaine office on March 17. Her book More Adventures in the Magic Cave is the second instalment of the Magic Cave triology,…
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Added by CShout1 on May 31, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Dianne is Moving on Up

By: Lisa Jessamy

When Dianne John changed her career path a decade ago, she did not know that the world of beauty would actually become a reality. The former banker left her…

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Added by CShout1 on May 17, 2012 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Carla Furlonge-Walker

“I love being a mother,” says Carla Furlonge-Walker, Marketing Director at Carib Brewery. “It’s been challenging and rewarding.” She strives for greatness every day,…

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Added by CShout1 on May 17, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Cuba art festival brings works onto Havana's streets

- BBC Havana

There are huge ants crawling all over the front of a theatre in the Cuban capital, a naked man tethered to the sea wall, and two women crocheting…

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Added by CShout1 on May 15, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Pope Benedict XVI ends Latin visit with call for freedoms in Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI meets former Cuban leader and fellow octogenarian Fidel Castro in Havana. The photo was provided by the Vatican's newspaper. (L'Osservatore Romano / European Pressphoto Agency / March…

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Added by CShout1 on April 19, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

A generational divide widens in Cuba

A man runs along Havana's waterfront. Cubans increasingly are divided over the path their nation is taking. A 19-year-old summed up his future: “The only option is to leave the country. But we aren’t allowed to do that.” Responded a woman, 76: “People are ignorant for saying that. They are not grateful.”…

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Added by CShout1 on April 19, 2012 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Merlana Boissiere - A Phenomenal Woman

For some time, Merlana Boissiere worked out of the marketing department of Sagicor planning and preparing for the company’s annual awards ceremony. She never knew that one day she’d be the recipient of one of those awards. Last year Boissiere, a customer service supervisor at the insurance company was taken…
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Added by CShout1 on April 17, 2012 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Questions through dance

Kevin Turner of UK-based Company Chameleon answers a question during a Q&A session after their performance at Rites at the Little Carib Theatre on April 1. Also pictured are, from left, Lou Lyons and Muhammad Muwakil of Freetown Collective, Anthony Missen, also of Company Chameleon, and Charlotte Elias of Art…

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Added by CShout1 on April 10, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Chantal Esdelle Connecting through Jazz

Esdelle has been the leader of a Caribbean Jazz group called Chantal Esdelle and Moyenne since its conception in 1998. Together they’ve played regional and international jazz festivals such as the Havana International Jazz Festival, Grenada Spice, the Tobago Jazz Experience and the T&T Steel Pan Jazz…
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Added by CShout1 on April 2, 2012 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Young artists excel at Naps Girls

While many parents would prefer it if their children pursued careers in medicine, law or science, they are encouraged to nurture their young one’s gifts and provide the necessary encouragement for them to excel in the field of their choice. Heartened by the vision and beauty of the artistic designs…
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Added by CShout1 on March 29, 2012 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Nathalie Taghaboni writes of love, Mas, and bacchanal

By: Roslyn Carrington

“I miss the rhythm of the place,” says Trinidad-born writer, Nathalie Taghaboni, after having lived in Canada since she was 15.  “Not just the music, eh? The rhythm. It’s in the walk and talk of the country.”…
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Added by CShout1 on March 21, 2012 at 10:59pm — No Comments

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