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Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018GIFT: HENDERSON, EDRICK (DR), age 85, retired Senior Lec-turer, former Dean of the Faculty of Education, UWI, St. Augustine and University Dean, passed away peacefully on Sunday 4th February 2018. Son of the late Donaldson and Isabella Gift. De-voted former...
Gail AlexanderPublished: Tuesday, February 13, 2018T&T’s still the best for Carnival—security disruption plot or not. That’s the view of a cross-section of visitors playing mas yesterday in different bands which crossed the South Quay, Port-of-Spain judging venue. It’s also how some...
Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018I wish the Airport’s Authority and the police service can take corrective action on the following serious and embarrassing matters. Friday I had to pick up some people at the airport (Piarco). To my surprise, the area that was to be the waiting area to park...
Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018If you’re reading these words during today’s morning hours, then I’m assuming you chose to forego this year’s Carnival festivities. Just to let you know–I’m probably doing the very same thing–reading the papers from the comfort of my home. This would come...
David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, February 13, 2018What is this fascination people have with disposable diapers? I can understand mothers. Not only are they easy to change but there is some evidence that the act itself may make you feel closer to the child. But fathers? Even if, in the last...
Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Tuesday, February 13, 2018Machel Montano’s “Soca Kingdom”, Iwer George’s “Savannah”” and Kes’ “Hello” were the choice of songs by masqueraders who crossed the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, stage yesterday. The popular 2018 calypsoes were played repeatedly on...
Derek AchongPublished: Tuesday, February 13, 2018Persistence and dedication paid off for two veteran masqueraders who secured victory in this year’s Carnival King and Queen competition following years of unsuccessful forays in the annual contest. Earl Thompson and Roxanne Omalo improved on...
Sascha WilsonPublished: Tuesday, February 13, 2018J’Ouvert celebrations in San Fernando were shut down by the police after a reveller was murdered. There was also a report of a shooting and several others people were stabbed in San Fernando. The heavy presence police on alert in light of the...
STORIES BY Anna-Lisa PaulPublished: Tuesday, February 13, 2018Rondell Pierre retained the King of J’ouvert title yesterday while his niece, Lynelle Pierre, was named the 2018 Queen of J’ouvert. The two were selected following the Old Mas competition, Port-of-Spain. Yesterday’s crowning marked...
Traditional J’Ouvert in San Fernando almost hit rock bottom yesterday as only veteran mas band Blue Boys registered for the competition. Apart from three individual masqueraders and a mud band that accompanied Union Hall Southlanders, there wasn’t ole time mas’ for spectators gathered at the Harris...

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