Patricia Campbell.

Patricia Campbell.

She walks through the streets of Sangre Grande confidently. A nice denim outfit complements her tall physique, and matching shoes add to the allure. Most pedestrians don’t notice; they are too busy, too preoccupied. But a few of them stare and make negative comments, but their jeers don’t take the pep out of her step.

Indeed, it took many years for school teacher Patricia Campbell to reach this pivotal point of self-acceptance and self love. “Why let society’s false stereotype of beauty pervert your own perception of beauty?” she wonders aloud.


I have patients who have varied degrees of this condition. For my final clinical exam at university, I remember quite clearly praying I got a patient who had rheumatoid arthritis. It was such an interesting area to speak about; the way the condition can present, progress, be managed, and possibly impact mobility and quality of life.

There is a new musical Fridge on the market and its slimmer, sleeker and dare say, sexier than the old model. For his entire singing career Jason Seecharan has carried the moniker Fridge. It’s a nickname that perfectly matched his imposing six foot-plus 300-pound figure.

The Lydians choir will celebrate its 40th anniversary with the Christmas concert “Deo Gratias” (Thanks Be to God), from December 12 to 15 at the Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.