Traditional East Indian curried shrimp and Japanese white rice. Chinese sweet and sour fish with Korean pasta. Spicy Thai lamb and Nepalese skewered chicken. With over 40 dishes, inclusive of appetizers, entrees and desserts to choose from there are virtually no limitations to the combinations you can pile on your plate at Passage to Asia restaurant on Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain.

Best of all, the buffet that boasts of having a touch of virtually every Asian food only costs $200 per person at lunch and $300 at dinner for Trinidad and Tobago Restaurant Week (TTRW). In even better news owner Dipchan Persad has decided to extend his TTRW menu and prices beyond today’s schedule end until this coming Wednesday.

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During the ongoing nationwide lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, various organisations and individuals have answered the call to help the vulnerable and less fortunate in their communities survive the impact of the pandemic.

“A donation from just one person could save up to three lives” – these words are stated on The UWI Blood Donor Foundation’s (UWIBDF) website and have been repeated in blood donor campaigns globally. Yet there is a lack of voluntary blood donors in Trinidad and Tobago. How could that be?

TWENTY years after Ras Shorty I drew his last breath, his legacy lives on. To mark the 20th anniversary of his passing, his children and fans will gather at the Blackman ranch in Piparo, South Trinidad today to pay tribute to the Father of Soca and jamoo music who left an indelible mark on the culture of T&T.

The first time I saw calypsonian/musician/pioneer of soca, Ras Shorty I in person was in 1987. I was walking along Frederick Street in Port of Spain, near Golden Doors Arcade, when he appeared, accompanied by his son, Eldon.