Birdwatchers have an opportunity to experience a new addition to the already intriguing local hummingbird species—the garden emerald (Amazilia fimbriata). The rare species was discovered by Dr Theodore Ferguson, owner of Yerette (Amerindian word for hummingbird), a sanctuary for birdwatchers, located in the Maracas Valley.

On October 8, whilst in his garden, Ferguson, a bird photographer, agricultural scientist and leadership development educator, saw a strange hummingbird that he didn’t recognise at first. He snapped some photos and began his research, which led him to conclude it was in fact the glittering-throated emerald. The bird’s identity has also since been confirmed by other local and international experts.

“Having researched and photographed all of the hummingbirds of Trinidad and Tobago for many years, it was easy to recognise a new hummingbird—the glittering-throated emerald. Within two hours, my research led me to conclude that it was the glittering-throated emerald,” Ferguson said.


The term sexual harassment has several legal connotations, depending on which jurisdiction a victim lodges a report. General Recommendation 19 to the Uni­ted Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) defines sexual harassment as including, “such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour as physical contact and advances, sexually coloured remarks, showing pornography and sexual demands, whether by words or actions. 

The city of San Fernando is about to undergo one of the biggest urban renewal plans in Trinidad and Tobago. The San Fernando Waterfront Redevelopment Project will not only change the landscape of the country’s second-largest city, but enhance its economic, social and cultural vitality.

Parang music can help take the unique sounds of these island beyond regional shores says calypso entertainer The Incredible Myron B. Myron B (Myron Bruce), who was born in Maraval, West Trinidad, is the ultimate local cross-genre performer.

Parang music returned and echoed through the borough of Arima last weekend as DJ Sensational Sammy (Herbert Marcelle) and the Sensational Sammy Sound Company hosted the third Annual NLCB “Baila Baila” Parang Event at Jenny’s Ranch on Demarara Road, Arima.