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Southside Jamaica, Queen’s, New York is where Daniel Calliste grew up after his mother migrated from Trinidad to the US in 1988 with her then seven-yearold son.

On the streets of New York, he quickly became famous—an influential and feared gangster with the Lost Boys gang. That gang would also host member and Calliste’s childhood friend, American...

Monday, November 28, 2011

I was planning to forget journalism and go and plant dasheen in Tobago, but I am afraid, I can’t make the lie. Every time I lie in bed is some politician hotting up my head. By now, readers should know I like dreaming. So it doesn’t take me long to fall asleep. Bingo...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Six Caribbean poets from the Toronto/Southern Ontario region have published an anthology, Roraima. Seventy-five poems are published by Roop Misir, Ken Ramphal, Ram Jagessar, Harry Persaud, Habeeb Alli and Naraine Datt.

Monday, November 28, 2011

In terms of bridal gowns, plus-size dresses generally start in the size 16 (American sizing) range and go up from there. Dresses between size 0 to 14 are not considered plus-size.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Past a standpipe, up a hill at Mon Repos, Morvant, a group of raggedy children are in dire need of shoes, clothes and toys—not just at Christmas time but year round. Concerned citizen/Morvant resident Marilyn Bangoo has been reaching out to the children but her funds are limited...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dashing down the stairs, laughing children pause to enjoy the green, gold and red decorations festooning the family’s Christmas tree. Their sights are more trained on presents strewn beneath the tree or popping out of a red stocking.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pastelles are a traditional Trini Christmas delicacy and one I absolutely love. They are easy to prepare however a little time consuming.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Thursday, November 24, 2011

It’s that time of year again.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Schizophrenia is an illness that ranks high in the public’s consciousness, but low in our collective understanding.