While other school fetes seem to be suffering the effects of the economic downturn, St Marys’ College’s Fete with the Saints is defying the odds. The school’s major fundraiser will be held today at the college grounds in St Clair. Tickets for the fete have been sold out since Tuesday. Roberto Ramirez, head of the St Mary’s Past Students Union, which is responsible for the fete, told Loop that the fete has been sold out every year for the last three years despite the increase in ticket prices from $925 to $975. “People don’t want to spend money bad and they want to choose a fete where people will deliver. When a fete price drops people know the promoter is cutting back but when you come to St Mary’s we are delivering,” he said noting that they have invested in the best cut meats and improved the overall menu. Ramirez said every year they aim to givepatrons more and praised the patrons for making the fete what it is. To that end, this year’s theme is Celebrate You. “We are celebrating the patrons who have given us our success. We bring the suppliers together, but the patrons make the fete,” he said. He said the fete has exploded since they decided to move from the school grounds on Frederick Street to the field. He also attributed the fete’s success to the entertainment which has consistently included Machel Montano as the headline act. Kes the Band will also perform this year. All proceeds from Fete with the Saints go toward the improvement of St Mary’s. This year, proceeds will go toward the refurbishment of the chemistry lab.

It’s a short, jam-packed Carnival season but Loop is on the move, as usual, to the hottest, sweatiest, vibesiest fetes for the season. This year we’re teaming up with Kevin “Silva” Farrick and Aaron “Indian” Farrick. Some people call them the Farrick Bros, some people call them The Twins (they’re not)…but we like to call them the Fete Chasers. Every fete is game for these two, and Loop is going along for the ride. We also gave them the Samsung Galaxy Note8 to capture the first-person perspective of all the action. First on the Fete Chaser agenda was Black 2 Blue, and from all accounts, it was a movie. Check out the video and keep tuned to Loop for more of the Fete Chasers this Carnival.


A 30-year-old man is dead following a shooting incident this morning in Port-of-Spain. The deceased has been identified as Troy Allen of San Juan. Allen, a Guyanese national, was shot around 6 am today. He was found along Nelson Street, Port-of-Spain by officers of the Duncan Street police post. He was rushed to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was treated. He succumbed to his injuries.

A 29-year-old woman is reportedly assisting police officers in their investigation into thedeath of a 31-year-old Las Lomas man. DianandDookie of Madras Settlement, Las Lomas #1, was killed around 6 pm today. According to police reports, Dookie and the woman began arguing when things got heated and he was allegedly stabbed once in the chest. He was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility where he died while undergoing treatment. This story will be updated once more information becomes available.


Loop has launched an exciting and refreshingly honest bi-weekly series which focuses on one of our own – Laura Dowrich-Phillips - as she powers her way through theSokafitBodymorph Challenge. Over 12 weeks, Laura will wine, weight-lift and portion control her way towards her goal of achieving a healthier body and mind, and you’re invited along for the journey. Weights are hard, Sokafit is a challenge, but even more daunting than the two combined is the dreaded meal plan. Check out Episode 3 to hear what Laura found out she has to leave off her fete menu this Carnival.

Waking up with an erection is a good barometer of the state of aman's health. And now there is a new app designed tohelp men take care of themselves by tracking their morning erections. The Morning Glory app launched in the Apple store on January 17. "One of the best indicators of a guy’s overall health is whether or not he wakes up with an erection. If you wake up with morning wood it means your blood flow and hormones are working properly, and that you’re at a lower risk for things like diabetes, heart diseases, or other chronic diseases," the makers of the app said on their website. According to Steven Lamm, MD, author of the book The Hardness Factor, the best measure of a man's health is an erection. "Erections are complex. Your hormones need to be released on-demand, your nervous system has to release the relevant signals, your brain and your body need to be in sync, and your heart has to pump six times the normal blood flow. So if you’re experiencing a diminished erection, it’s often the first sign of a far more serious condition that could be brewing. Think of ED (Erectile Dysfunction) as the man’s equivalent to a car’s check engine light," the site explained. The app works by asking men every morning if they woke up with "morning wood". Depending on your response, you'll receive a corresponding GIF. Every morning thereafter, you'll log your morning erections in a handy erection calendar, and unlock various erection facts(like, for example, that morning wood has little to do with having to pee). Three morning erections in a row amount to a "boner streak," and a confetti party. This app wasbuilt by Roman, the men’s health company tackling erectile dysfunction. Roman provides online diagnosis and delivery of medication right to your door.


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January 20, 2018

NAMDEVCO Farmer's Market - Trinidad

Get down to your local farmer's market for great deals on locally grown produce.

Namdevco Farmers' Markets have produce, fresh, fresh, fresh from the field to you.

Come meet your farmer this weekend at Farmers' Markets across Trinidad.

 

Listing of Namdevco Farmers' Markets across Trinidad:

Every Saturday 6am – noon

Chaguanas – MALF Head Office, Endeavour

Diego Martin – End St. Lucien Rd, Patna Village

 

Every Sunday 6am – noon

Debe – Southern Wholesale Market

Macoya – Norris Deonarine Northern Wholesale Market

 

Every Other Friday

San Fernando – City Square Harris Promenade (11am – 5pm)

Friday 19th January and Every Other Friday

Rio Claro – Koskeros Panyard (7am – 1pm)

Friday 26th January and Every Other Friday

 

Every Other Saturday 6am - noon

Queen’s Park Savannah – Paved Area East of Grand Stand

Saturday 20th January and Every Other Saturday

Santa Cruz – San Juan North Secondary School, Basketball Court

Saturday 27th January and Every Other Saturday