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A famous 1990s New Yorker cartoon showed two dogs at a computer and a caption that read “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” The cartoon represents a digital past when people required few safeguards on the internet. People could explore a world of information without having every cl…

THE proportion of children under five years of age chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV) dropped to just under one per cent in 2019 down from around five per cent in the pre-vaccine era (the period between the 1980s and the early 2000s), according to new estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Kristof West has many inspiring stories to tell.

At just 20, West, a budding filmmaker and photographer, is eager to hold his mirror to local society and reflect the positive energy he sees from his people every day. It’s a desire, he says, that is fuelled by his passion for T&T and its rich culture.

AS entertainers wait with bated breath to receive the green light to resume life as they know it, nothing, not even these uncertain times can stop the creativity that is unfolding behind the scenes.

THERE are few comfort foods quite like a hot cup of cocoa on a rainy day. We have the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilisations to thank for that.

Thousands of years ago, the Aztecs learned the value of the cacao beans from the Mayans who considered it the fruit of the gods. They removed the beans from the pod, fermented them, laid them out to dry and then the beans were grounded into a paste. Water and chilli pepper were added and the result was a bitter tasting cocoa drink.

Bios & Bookmarks, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s Online Reading Series featuring Caribbean authors is back for a second season on Sunday 9 August.

Building up to the virtual presentation of T&T’S 2020 literary festival, September 18-20, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest returns with Season 2 of Bios & Bookmarks, the weekly literary conversation that is livestreamed on Facebook, 3-4 p.m. every Sunday between 9 August and 13 September.

Before Nasra “Jamila” Ibrahim emigrated to the United States from Somalia in 1994, she worked at her brother’s restaurant in Mogadishu. Ever since then, the idea of opening a restaurant of her own has lingered in the back of her mind.

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The band KES will release their first full-length album in over five years, titled We Home, this month.

The album will be officially released on August 28 on the Ineffable Records label. Then, on Independence Day, the band will present a one-hour special, titled KES LIVE, on CCN TV6. The concert will also be broadcast across nine Caribbean countries and simulcast in Africa on Trace TV, on Kes’ YouTube channel at youtube.com/keslive and across the band’s social media channels.

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In Shalicia Brathwaite’s world, spotting fashion trends, interpreting colour palettes, seeking inspiration through patterns and prints and sketching designs are all par for the course. She is at peace in that world.

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