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The Caribbean has proven itself to be “beacons of demo­cracy”, former foreign affairs minister Winston Dookeran said yesterday as he reflected on the anarchy that unfolded at Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA, on Wednesday.

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The screams of a grief-stricken Candice Riley permeated the church when the coffin of her late daughter Ashanti, 18, was wheeled into it for t…

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A piece of brown cardboard is a makeshift umbrella for Vanessa Morris, who occupies a bench with her belongings on the Brian Lara Promenade.

Morris, 60, caught the attention of Port of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez on Tuesday, as he toured the capital which is gearing up for beautification works.

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Registered taxi-drivers at several taxi stands say they have noticed an increase in the number of private (PH) cars plying for hire since the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two weeks ago, the Express spoke to drivers on the Chaguanas, Arima, Morvant and San Juan stands plying their respective routes to and from Port of Spain.

Chief among the push factors for more PH cars hitting the nation’s roads include unemployment or temporary lay-offs.

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Comedian and founder of Gayelle Caribbean, Errol Fabien enjoyed his first home-cooked meal of green figs and stewed saltfish after the harrowing experience of almost losing his Gayelle Caribbean station and Victoria Street, St Joseph home on October 2. Buoyed by the overwhelming goodwill from people, he’s even willing to overlook several power tools and a water pump that went missing.

The Covid-19 pandemic has suddenly thrown parents into worrisome territory with no one to care for their children while they go out to work.

The scary scenario has been created with the shutdown of schools to prevent the spread of Covid and the introduction of online classes.

The true life story of parent Faith Toby featured in the Express last week is lived by many other families: not enough devices with Internet for multiple children households and no free or affordable daycare services for struggling parents.

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Laughter and reflections upon calypso and soca greatness filled Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s recently, when the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) held its Gala and Awards Ceremony 2020.

National Calypso Monarch Terri Lyons, crooned “Obeah” and veteran Typher (Cuthbert Blackette) rendered his version of “Die With Meh Dignity”. Alicia Richards gave a sound tongue-lashing on her “Woman In Law”.

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FOR Divali celebrations in the past, Hindus and non-Hindus indulged in a lavish, celebratory meal, usually consisting of roti, curried vegetables like potato and channa, pumpkin, chataigne and mango. Basmati rice and warming dhals and tomata choka are also a favourite on the Divali smorgasbord. Prasad (a delicacy from parched wheat) is also served after evening prayers.

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