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Notes from the editor

Today our cover story focuses on T&T Manufacturers Association’s first woman president. How about that!...


I have to admit that I appreciated last week’s column by Cheryl Wright. It was only a few days before reading it that I was having a conversation with a friend who told me that she finds it so hard to concentrate when shopping in a store and there’s a lot of noise...


Firm grasp on life

Rom her vantage point as president of the T&T Manufacturers Association (TTMA), 56-year-old Karen de Montbrun can see plenty...

Appetite for travel

Facing life with one kidney may seem traumatic for most people, but for Guardian sales representative Acklima Mohammed, losing a kidney has been a stepping stone for bigger and better adventures...

New drug to easy menstrual pain

The menstrual cycle is the most feared time of the month for some women. With it comes extremely painful abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, lower back pain, headaches, diarrhoea and even dizziness...

Scotiabank readies for walk

In what has become the largest all-female race in the Caribbean, this year’s Scotiabank’s Women Against Breast Cancer 5K Classic is expected to see over 5,000 women participate, said Scotiabank’s assistant manager of public and corporate affairs Reena Panchorie...

Soothes with music

Numerous certificates line her walls and on every table and in every corner there are neatly arranged tokens of appreciation, books and CDs. On a table by the door, a lone guitar lies on its back...

Words of comfort

The first poem she wrote was to her daughters Danae and Ariahn. It was titled To My Children...


Unplan yourself silly

It’s August vacation! Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!!! Oh, life has just begun, we have got past the catching-up-sleep-celebrating-we-are-free July period and now we have got deep into the meaningful use of leisure time...

Can do attitude

Do you look on in envy, while your friends and co-workers climb the corporate ladder? If you’re thinking that brains, talent and connections are the only things that propelled them to the top, you are only half right...

Francesca Hawkins ... media beauty

Every time she comes into the dressing room, Francesca Hawkins lights it up. A senior news anchor at CNC3, Hawkins has had an illustrious career in media and continues to do so...

Neem: the wonder plant

Mary B, an ardent reader of this column, would like to learn about the neem plant. She writes: “I heard that it is considered a wonder plant because of its healing properties. Can you tell me more about it...

Polycystic ovary syndrome... every woman’s nightmare

The thought of not being able to conceive children makes most women — and, let’s face it, most men — freeze in their tracks...

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Dominic Kalipersad
Associate Editor: Essiba Small
Editing: Reba R Lewis
Layout, Design: Sean Simon, Camille Durham, Aadel Chin-Albert

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