Malika Mendoza

Malika Mendoza

She strutted through the walkway at the Gulf City Mall, La Romain, in South Trinidad, as if it was her runway. Head and chin up, well-poised and couture to kill. She smiled as she sauntered into the stores. I loved her black shoes and I paid her a compliment. “Oh, you like it? Thanks, I bought them in Siparia, close to where I live,” she answered.

Her fashion tips became the prelude to our discussion as a chat about shoes and outfits lead to life and career. Indeed, on that given Sunday I got a peek into the back story of Malika Mendoza, the stylist/make-up artist/model/beauty brand ambassador from Santa Flora.

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

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.