Alexandra Stewart

Whether her topic is light-hearted or heavy, Stewart uses her words to speak to her audience on issues and raise awareness

A new form of poetry has taken rise and performers like Alexandra Stewart belong to a new generation of poets who, through spoken word poetry (poetry slam), compose verses that challenge the status quo.

Alexandra Stewart’s winning presentation of “Exposure”, at the finals of the First Citizens National Poetry Slam Finals on May 5, joined simple language with a complex idea, which she delivered in a euphonious way.


The Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Carissa F Etienne, said the response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas must include chronic disease care, as one in four people are at increased risk of poor outcomes from Covid-19 due to underlying noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)

The show must go on. Even in a pandemic.

Veteran actresses/producers Penelope Spencer and Cecilia Salazar are determined to make that old show business adage true as they prepare to debut their latest theatrical production online.

THE medieval emperor Charlemagne once said, “To know a second language is to possess a second soul.”

Family practitioner Dr Visham Bhimull has personally experienced the truth of those words. He speaks several languages but two languages in particular—Caribbean Hindustani and Hindi speak to his soul because they are the languages of his ancestors. Having a command of those languages has helped the physician to fully embrace his Indo-Trinidadian identity and honour the legacy of those who came before him.