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.


As children around the country celebrate the reopening of beaches, pools, restaurants and other public recreation spaces their parents should remain vigilant about reducing their risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus.

Trinidad-born artist Miles Regis is proving the paintbrush is mightier than the gun.

Regis, who had one of this painting commissioned by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in 2015, is once again letting his brushes do the talking as he captures the revolutionary imagery of the ongoing protest across the United States.

Videographer Leroy “Gotti” Thomas will forever be remembered as a man who relentlessly perused perfecting his craft.

The well-known television and music video producer passed away on June 20. Gotti, 50, was reportedly diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer. He was laid to rest at the San Juan Public cemetery on Thursday, following a service at St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Real Street, San Juan.

THERE are many reasons why the Caribbean is among the preferred destinations for tourists and travellers alike, but its appeal is not only limited to the sea, sun and sand. In this small space that is T&T one can experience greater cultural, societal, historical, religious and environmental diversity than anywhere else in the region.