Sapphire Ruiz

Sapphire Ruiz

Six and the City is a new column which captures people, passion and places. It zooms into six bits of detail about interesting people against a backdrop of busy cities.

For this week’s instalment of Six and the City, Trinidadian Sapphire Ruiz is in the spotlight in the city of West Hampton, England. Ruiz left Trinidad and moved to England seven years ago. She is a graduate of Southampton Solent University in Graphic Design and she loves fashion, travel and empowering people to follow their passion. Her photo was taken in Stratford in front of the West Ham United FC Stadium which is also opposite Westfield (the largest shopping mall in Europe). Stratford is a very lively city in England with attractive restaurants, bars and play areas for the kids.


Two of my patients, one with diabetes and kidney failure, and the other with kidney failure passed away this year. It is really sad to hear of the transitioning of patients, and both were on dialysis. Kidney disease is not an easy battle; add diabetes, and it makes matters worse.

The diminutive bartender earned that title and the $10,000 first prize at the local leg of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge, held on Monday at the Angostura Hospitality Box, Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain.

This year the group presents, Deo Gratias (Latin for “Thanks Be to God” ), a show undertaking styles of music spanning several centuries and cultures, which will launch the start of a year-long celebration of musical and non-musical activities in honour of the group’s 40th anniversary as a music organisation in Trinidad and Tobago.

THE lifespan of a bottle usually ends once its contents have been emptied. But some bottles either have sentimental value or are too beautiful to throw in the trash—so Clive Prevatt of LickaLamp gives them a second life by transforming them into practical pieces of art.