THE School of Business and Computer Science (SBCS) is proud to announce the launch of Trinidad and Tobago's first high-stakes Prometric Testing Centre, which will provide appointments for hundreds of professional licensing, certification and graduate admissions examinations. The test centre is located on SBCS's Trincity Campus, at the corner of Beaulieu Avenue and Trincity Boulevard. A ribbon-cutting event, open to news media, will take place at the test centre, March 19, at 2.30 p.m. “Expanding Prometric's test centre network into Trinidad and Tobago, by partnering with the School of Business and Computer Science, provides even greater convenience to the millions of professionals and students worldwide, every year who seek career and education advancement through our clients,” said Charles Kernan, Prometric's chief operating officer. “We look forward to working with SBCS to bring every candidate the best possible test day experience.” The newly opened test centre provides convenient access for professionals and students requiring test scores to earn valuable licences, certify English proficiency (TOEFL®), qualify for jobs within the European Union, gain admission to graduate school (GRE®), earn college credit by exam (DSST®) and many others. For a full list of exam-sponsoring organisations partnering with Prometric to deliver their exams, visit: Candidates must register through, and appointments will regularly be available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on the launch of Trinidad and Tobago's first high-stakes Prometric Testing Centre, please feel free to contact: SBCS Testing


BACK in 2014 a former health minister warned that unhealthy lifestyles were taking a toll on our bodies and on the health care system. He could not have predicted that in six years the world would be confronted with the deadliest pandemic in modern-day history, a virus that has proven to be more deadly in people with obesity.

In 1986 David Michael Rudder became a global calypso superstar.

In his debut year as a solo act, the then 32-year-old Rudder created history by becoming the first and only performer to win every Carnival calypso title possible including: the Young King, National Calypso Monarch, Road March) and Panorama competition -- Trinidad All Stars steel orchestra won the National Panorama competition with Rudder’s “The Hammer”.

It would be an understatement to say that Angelina Jolie is put through the wringer in writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s new film Those Who Wish Me Dead.

In just 100 minutes, she is beaten and bruised by nature, men and even some of her own choices — like a crazy stunt involving a parachute and a pickup truck. Jolie has always thrown herself into physically demanding roles, but her Montana firefighter Hannah Farber may take the cake for most cuts and shiners sustained in 24 hours.

The dark clouds are slowly rolling away for creatives in the US, among them, Caribbean entertainers who’ve been held up for over a year. For many in the entertainment industry around the world, the pandemic has caused devastation. International reports suggest that other than the aviation industry, the entertainment industry has been hardest hit. There is a glimmer of light now however, and for one Caribbean creative residing in New York city, a year of introspection and silence, has stimulated creativity in the most incredible way.

There is still a lot of music left in David Rudder.

Rudder, who turned 68 on May 6, said retirement is the furthest thing from his mind, especially when there are “so much songs to write”.

“I feel ok, but two years of inactivity has had its effect. So much songs to write. I will definitely have to make up these two plus years on top of the next 30 odd to come,” Rudder said, only half jokingly, when he spoke to the Kitcharee from his Canada base on Friday.

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The Roxborough Police Youth Club (RPYC) has been committed to youth development in Tobago for over 30 years.