“Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?” Now Available.  It’s never too early to tap into your passion and pen your first book – just ask young author, Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith. At just four years old, Smith took his fascination for dinosaurs and published his first book entitled, “Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?” “My love for dinosaurs inspired me to write this book,” says Smith. “I hope people of all ages enjoy it and learn something new about my favourite animals.”
The Caribbean finished one-two at last month’s “Miss World” contest. Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle, center, was crowned the 66th Miss World. Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez, left, of the Dominican Republic, was first runner-up. Indonesia’s Natasha Mannuela was second runner-up.
Title: The Colour of Shadows: Images of Caribbean Slavery.  Author: Judy Raymond.  Publisher: Caribbean Studies Press.  Reviewed by: Dawn A. Davis.  Trinidadian journalist and scholar Judy Raymond offers a snapshot of life as a slave in the Caribbean during the 19th century. With documentary images from Richard Bridgens, an Englishman who lived in Trinidad during the period and who was a slave owner, “The Colour of Shadows: Images of Caribbean Slavery” unearths details in vivid hues.
The brainchild of Barbadian Ravi Shankar, “The Big Little Fun Facts Book” takes readers on a journey of authentic Bajan oral cultural traditions. It shares and defines local proverbs and modern slang, as well as educates readers on the island’s cuisine, history, sports and National Anthem. “A lot of people are happy when they see something like this because it brings back good memories,” explained Shankar, who started his company Facts Barbados in 2012. “Then there is the generation under me who have no idea what these sayings are about. So, it’s fusing the past with the present.
Dieting is the premier New Year's resolution; gym memberships rise, along with hope. Often this is a prelude to failure. But JJ Smith (10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse)--author, nutritionist and certified weight-loss expert--has some advice for everyone who wants to slim down (and not fail).
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