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“Breanne Mc Ivor is a talented Trinidadian author and regional literary prize-winner making her international debut.”
“Zoomies” have been a part of the lives of dog owners far longer than Zoom meetings! The exact origin of the term is uncertain, but the first part of the word is likely a straightforward use of the verb “zoom” which means to move or travel very quickly. Zoomies became a slang term used by pet owners to describe sudden, short-lived spurts of activity by their dogs.
The National Muslim Women’s Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (NMWOTT) primary objective is to foster sisterhood and promote the advancement of women in Trinidad and Tobago. Incorporated over twenty years under the visionary Feroza (Rose) Mohammed, to support each other and educate all persons and their communities spiritually, socially, and culturally. Within the sisterhood, the values of graciousness are upheld, and needs are attended to compassionately, in both good times and times of trial. This organisation was formed not to change anyone’s belief but instead, to create an atmosphere of friendship, peace, love, and harmony.‘As we move further into the 21st century, we wish to maintain a vibrant and dynamic organisation with a close-knit Islamic sisterhood. As Muslim women, we must take positions at the forefront, as contributors to our society in every way. May God bless this organisation, move us from strength to strength and keep us solid as a rock with unity and harmony,” shared by the entire NMWOTT executive.
Eid Mubarack to all of Trinidad and Tobago and more particularly my family and friends who are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr after observing the holy month of Ramadan.
“Intimidation became Papa’s way of asserting his power over us. Mama built up an unrelenting endurance for pain, symbolised by the scar on her forehead. She never shared her suffering with anyone, and never complained. Open discussion about domestic abuse and the infrastructure to help battered women didn’t exist then. Even if it did, Mama wouldn’t have taken it. She wasn’t going to live amongst strangers and leave her home. Up to the time of her death, Mama didn’t have or visit friends. She committed her life to her family.”
Hearing the strum of a cuatro or the pluck of a mandolin string or the shake of a pair of maracas in the second quarter of the year may sound quite unusual to a Trini ear. Granted, on the parang calendar, the season ends in January, on the Feast of the Epiphany, to be exact.
Bocas Lit Fest, ‘the biggest annual literary festival in the Anglophone Caribbean,’ is almost upon us (April 28-30 at NALIS in Port-of-Spain) with the mission of supporting, promoting, developing, and bringing together writers and readers of all ages.’
April is c-section awareness month. A cesarean delivery or c-section is the delivery of a baby through surgical incisions made in the abdomen and uterus. We as obstetricians must recognise that our patients are human too and will have fears and we must understand and encounter this by educating all involved parties on what are the indications for c-sections–elective vs emergency–and reassure our patients that vaginal delivery is always a first choice unless otherwise indicated.
At the intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, and passion lies the unfolding of Shivonne Subero’s dreams. From a humble background, born in Trinidad, and raised in Venezuela as a child, Subero shares, “The things I am achieving now I never thought I was capable of accomplishing, but if you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hands.”
The upcoming Caribbean Fashion Show and Richès Karayib Voices in Barbados will feature ten fashion designers from different Caribbean islands and one of these distinguished designers is an upcoming brand–SS Label by Shivonne Subero from Trinidad and Tobago.
They say mermaids swam in a pool in Matura, and hunters caught a glimpse many years ago. They now call it Mermaid Pool. Whether or not it is true, it certainly looks enchanting enough for mythical beings to inhabit there.
An increase in awareness of animal welfare in Trinidad and Tobago is resulting in fewer owners choosing to dock (cut off) the tails of their dogs.
This is the mission Janelle Abraham is about the take on after making her name as a film director and producer in the hip-hop, afro beats, and reggae circuit in New York.
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