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The term “metaverse” seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-te…

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THE old adage “ignorance is bliss” which implies that there are situations in which one is better off not knowing the truth has survived the centuries since it was fi…

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“Love is my religion.”

So started confectioner Mrs Beharry Singh when asked to share the secret behind the sweet success of her Indian treats.

Beharry Singh, 53, is the owner of IndianSweetsTT. Her picture-perfect, made-to-order barfi, kurma and ladoo sweets are proving to be in high demand as Hindus and the wider national community count down the days to Divali on November 4.

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National Carnival Commission (NCC) Chairman Winston “Gypsy” Peters was born on October 20, 1952 in the picturesque coastal community of Mayaro.

On Wednesday he spent his 69th birthday there, and focused on planting his favourite crops in his garden, including mangoes, avocadoes and watermelons. During his many feature addresses at various cultural events, Gypsy has always reminded people about his childhood and humble beginnings spent fishing and catching crabs. In fact, he often says, “Calypso rescued me from a life of catching crabs and picking up bottles for a living.”

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THE protagonist in Scott O’Dell’s classic Island of the Blue Dolphins once observed that without animals and birds the Earth would be an unhappy place.

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Those are lyrics of “O Creator,” the most popular of Peter Telfer’s compositions, of which there are many. All of them worthy of being sung in churches, synagogues, mosques and temples the world over. For while Peter was, as they say, a staunch Catholic, he loved God and spent his life seeking as intimate a relationship as possible with his Creator.


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