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“Breanne Mc Ivor is a talented Trinidadian author and regional literary prize-winner making her international debut.”
“Those who cannot say ‘prunes’ can say ‘guava’ ” was one of my maternal grandmother’s favourite pronouncements. It was uttered with exaggeration on the ‘prunes’ (half-rhyming with ‘prude’) and ‘guava’ (with overly enunciated ‘a’ sounds at the end of each syllable). The meaning was all conveyed in the mouth’s contortions; from butter-wouldn’t-melt pursed lips to widely opened jaws. It was a condemnation of the (ostensibly) sexually narrow-minded, but (actually) hypocritical judgmentalism of the striving genteel bourgeoisie. And there was no shortage of that type in the Woodbrook and Port-of-Spain of my grandparents. My grandmother has been dead for nearly 20 years, but Breanne McIvor’s novel brings back my grandmother’s voice with instant clarity and warmth.
Several pieces of literature linked low-self esteem and depression among mothers with post-pregnancy weight. But 12 years after delivering her son, Marisa Khan-Lutchman will hit the stage at the World Women’s Physique Elite Pro Championship in Barbados this weekend.
The T&T Heart Foundation hosted its annual Go Red For Women High Tea and Fashion Show at the Hyatt Regency last Sunday. Models from the House of Jacqui set the stage on fire as they showcased fashion from Zadd and Eastman, Charu Lochan Dass, Neha Karina, Yelena Jan, Kootis Couture and Closet Red. Violinist David Frank, pannist Joshua Regrello, and vocalist Kevon Carter provided entertainment at the gala event.
Acclaimed as “one of the most glamorous events in the world,” Miss/Mrs/Teen India Worldwide is the only international Indian pageant with affiliates in over 35 countries. A record number of Indian-origin contestants from around the world are expected to participate along with celebrities from Bollywood.
For reasons unknown, humans have a lot of bread analogies when it comes to cats. Perhaps the most familiar is ‘kneading’: the motion that cats make by pushing in and out with their paws, alternating between right and left, resembling a baker kneading dough. Today’s article will look at another: the loaf.
Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on May 30, commemorates the arrival of Indian Indentured labourers who arrived in Trinidad in 1845 on the Fatel Razack. Their sole purpose was to provide a labour force on the sugar and cocoa estates after African slaves were emancipated.
The hooting of the red howler monkeys had my adrenaline pumping while walking through their territory in the Covigne River Gorge.
The Rotary Club of Maraval recently hosted its Bridgerton-themed high tea event for its 30th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser at Mille Fleurs. Extravagantly adorned in Regency-era fashion, patrons were surrounded by magnificent artwork on exhibit and those on auction from local artists. They were serenaded by the T&T Youth Philharmonic orchestra.
T&T is no stranger to the devastating impact of natural disasters. In recent years, the country has experienced floods and other extreme weather events that have left a trail of destruction in their wake. May has been marked as the month of National Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Month (NDPPM) by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM). This annual event seeks to mobilise citizens to actively participate in disaster preparedness and prevention prior to the commencement of the Atlantic’s Hurricane season and the country’s rainy season in June. The theme this year is, “Being disaster ready is MY responsibility.”
The Emancipation Support Committee of T&T (ESCTT) boasts of the largest Pan-African Festival outside of the continent of Africa and kicks off its 31st year of celebrations with the fashion extravaganza, Ewa Afrika …. Sankofa Style at the Queen’s Hall today from 4 pm. The event is being directed by celebrated regional production designer Richard Young.
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
With some four million books published annually (a million roughly divided up between the UK and the US, Source: WordsRated) it’s safe to say a book can drown without marketing and reviews. Especially if it’s a Caribbean book.
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