Delores Robinson

Delores Robinson

THE Grassroots Organisations Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS) has been able to successfully get HIV testing, counselling and medication to the most vulnerable in society over the past year.

GROOTS executive director Delores Robinson said through funding and logistical support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and under certification of the Ministry of Health her organisation was able to hold several testing and educational sessions with at risk people of all age groups and sexual orientations across the islands.


“We take all complaints seriously and we investigate every complaint that is lodged.”

The statement was made by the Equal Opportunity Commission’s (EOC) chief executive officer Devanty Maraj-Ramdeen ahead of Zero Discrimination Day, which is observed on March 1 by all United Nations members.

You don’t have to be a believer to feel the passion behind those lyrics from gospel singer Michelle Sylvester.

Sylvester puts her testimony about quitting mainstream soca to devote her life to Christianity in her latest single “Safe on the Inside”.

Amrit Samaroo understands the full weight of the musical legacy he carries on his small shoulders.

Samaroo, son of legendary pan arranger Jit Samaroo, has in less than two decades fashioned a reputable name for himself and brand with his Supernovas Steel Orchestra within the highly competitive fraternity.

ONE of the biggest names on the jazz circuit, the versatile songstress Vaughnette Bigford will be hosting an open house jazz lime at the Naparima Bowl Amphitheatre on April 11. “De Sunset Pan Jazz Lime” will feature Vaughnette and the Fonclaire All Stars along with other guests.

Spotify has announced it will expand significantly to more than 80 new markets across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe over the next few days, a rollout that would expand its availability to more than a billion people around the world.

Having started my career in the media in 1997, I’ve taken photographs of every genre you can think of, from crime, politics and business to sport, nature and everyday life.