ttwTheatre enthusiasts in Trinidad and Tobago were in for some good news recently, as the government of the twin island has announced that the Trinidad Theatre Workshop will be relocated to St. Clair.

The TTW will now be housed at 6 Newbold Street, St Clair; a decision that came as a result of the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts requesting alternative accommodation when it became public knowledge that the original building located at  Jerningham Avenue, Belmont, a town on the outskirts of Port-Of-Spain, was up for sale. 

jesse-royalOn March 25, Dubwise, a reggae concert held annually since 2013 in Trinidad and Tobago, will kick off, spearheaded by Asha and Ayanna Diaz, more popularly known as the Wadada Twins.

The twins, who are heralded as the urban trendsetters of the Rastafarian movement, were deemed the suitable choice to bring the Jamaican franchise to T&T. 

barbados-reggae-festival-logoThe Barbados Reggae Festival draws close to 20,000 patrons from around the world each year, and it’s 12th year is expected to be no exception.

Digicel (Barbados) Ltd is once again the title sponsor, and Marketing Director  Carolyn Shepherd has expressed the company’s pleasure in continuing its involvement in the festival. 

miss_global_2017The crowning of the next Miss Global Jamaica is set to take place on Saturday, June 10 at the Hotel RIU in Montego Bay, St. James.

The pageant, which is endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board, is in its 14th year, and will feature 30 finalists. 

Carnaval-Trinidad-and-Tobago-©-kids.britannica.com_There’s been an urban legend going around for years about Trinidad and Tobago nationals, and basically that urban legend suggests that we’re a generally worry-free people; that we don’t take life, or ourselves, too seriously.

According to a recent report, that might actually be true. 

switchbanner01If you’re into environment-friendly, all-natural products, right down to personal care items like deodorant, Antoine Wade has exactly what you need.

Wade, a native of Chicago, has launched an Indiegogo campaign for Switch Fresh, an attractively packaged deodorant with refillable cartridges. Switch Fresh has the potential to eliminate up to 96% of plastic waste. 

destiny watfordAfter watching a play about a tiny community whose residents were at risk of ill health because of a polluted hot spring while she was still a senior in high school, Destiny Watford decided to embark on a quest of her own for clean air.

The play was loosely based on  Curtis Bay, an industrial neighborhood in Baltimore, which is one of the areas most affected by pollution in Maryland. The health risks associated with this pollution hit close to home for Watford, whose friends and family members were struggling with asthma as a result of the toxic air. 

myriam_taylor_founder_muximaMyriam Taylor, a woman who went from refugee to entrepreneur, is the creator of Muxima, a line of products tailored to meet the needs of persons with textured hair. The word “Muxima” means “Heart” in Kimbundu, an Angolan language, a suitable name for the Muxima product line, all created with the heart and soul of the black woman in mind. 

suzie wokabiSuzie Wokabi is a make artist trained in the USA, and operating her business in Kenya. She found difficulty sourcing quality makeup for her jobs, and it is that difficulty that the idea for starting a makeup line of her own was born.

Doing so wasn’t an easy process, especially since she struggled to obtain financing for her business for years. Using her own home as a laboratory for her makeup collection, she built Suzie Beauty, her makeup line, bit by bit, and now her company is worth more than $1 million. 

poet“Little girls know the thunderclap of survival, how to be a lightning storm when provoked. There is nothing scarier than a girl who knows when to push back, the rosebud is nature’s most deceptive fist.” These are the words of poet Toluwanimi Obiwole, who finds strength in the words that flow from her pen.

Obiwole is a Nigerian-born, Colorado-raised Ethnic Studies major who was inspired by other black poets to become a poet herself.