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Nestled in the ancient Redwood forests of northern California is Humboldt State University. From this picturesque setting that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, California’s pied piper of pan Eugene Novotney has led a hotbed of steelpan for over three decades.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Teenage pregnancy is “contagious” between sisters, researchers in the UK and Norway have claimed. A study of more than 42,000 Norwegian teenage girls suggested they were more likely to become pregnant if their older sister had a baby as a teenager. The effect was greatest when the sisters were...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Color affects the way we feel. It can affect our moods in either a positive or negative manner. Do you feel uncomfortable wearing certain colors or being in a room that is saturated in a particular color? Are there other colors that make you feel comfortable?

Friday, August 12, 2011

An artiste can opt for literalism—shunning the abstract and the metaphorical. Minimalism too is sometimes avoided. In this undertaking, Bertille David-Allahar's preference is unmistakable. Trini Melange is pure realism, culled and sculpted for exactitude and effect.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Full emancipation of African slaves on August 1, 1838, may have occurred 340 years after the historic arrival of Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus in 1498. But last weekend, residents of Moruga created a history of their own as they brought together Emancipation and Discovery festivities...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Last weekend Facebook users in the Caribbean were bombarded with several groups that could be described as open forums to express hate and instil dissonance among Caribbean residents. While administrators of the groups have depicted the groups’ purpose as purely fun and entertaining, group...

Friday, August 12, 2011

 “I have made several calls for a National Literary Prize. Many countries including Cuba and Guyana have these prizes and in Trinidad and Tobago we do not have any.

Friday, August 12, 2011

 Juan-Pablo Alba Dennis of the Metamorphosis Dance Company and Seon Nurse of the North West Laventille Cultural Movement will soon be jetting off to Beijing, The People’s Republic of China. The two are the first beneficiaries of Dance Scholarships to the Beijing Dance Academy, courtesy the Dai...

Friday, August 12, 2011

 People who smoke soon after getting up in the morning are more likely to develop cancer than those who light up later in the day, say US researchers. A study of 7,610 smokers, published in the journal Cancer, said the effect was independent of other smoking habits. Smoking in the first 30...

Friday, August 12, 2011

The artistic pieces, handbags, paintings, pillows, and sculptures, bear the rich details of an inspired hand, not so much his own, but that of an instrument for channelling glimpses of the esoteric. He called it “the process,” or the means through which art becomes discernible to the five senses...

Friday, August 12, 2011

 Three talented young artists joined forces on August 2 to present Sporadic Intent, an art exhibition at the Art Society in Federation Park, Port-of-Spain. Andrew Fitt, Shannon Kenny and Thomas Haskell showed collections, attracting a capacity turnout at the gallery. Kenny, who has a degree in...

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