Why you may not be saving money at Pricesmart

From the moment they opened, Trinis have been flocking to Pricesmart eager to shop American style without going through Piarco. No wonder, Pricesmart offers members-only snob appeal plus savings. But many Pricesmart customers may not be saving anywhere near what they could at Pricesmart—worse, they may be losing money.  Consider...
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Our Pandemic Finish Line

Imagine running a marathon with no finish line. That's what living through this pandemic feels like. And after enduring all the pain and sacrifices for over a year, not only is there no end in sight, but things are getting worse. There is a difference between managing and leading, and so far the govt has been doing the best they can to manage this ...
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Locals Making it Big in International Jazz

April 30, 2021, is International Jazz day and for all you jazz lovers it's good to know that some of our fellow citizens are making a big impact on the world stage. Courtesy of Nigel Campbell, our local go-to on jazz —especially Caribbean jazz— here are a few Trini-rooted jazz artists who are making it big on the international jazz scene....
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Trini podcasts you should listen to

If you're not already listening to podcasts, here's the rationale for starting, and below you'll find a short list of Trini podcasters you can try.  What is a podcast?  Think of radio —it's audio only — but each "broadcast" is recorded as an episode, and you can listen to any episode whenever you like. Anyone...
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Limin' explained

They say a fish is oblivious to the water it swims in and so might it be with us and liming. It's hard to explain something so ordinary and normal to us, and so we often take the easy way out and tell our international guests (hate the word foreigner) that limin' is hanging out; not like hanging out, but is hanging out. I'v...
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The Secret to a good Valentine's Gift

Valentine's day is coming up and Covid is no excuse for letting it pass by. Guys that would be trouble. You can still do the normal Hallmark card, flowers, and or dinner reservation, but the dinner reservation may not be the same with Covid restrictions especially since you can't even have a glass of wine. So here are three things to...
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Congratulations to our WIN FIVE winner!

 Miguel Ramnanan of Sangre won our WIN FIVE 2020.   He is pictured here with his winnings.  The WIN FIVE was a random giveaway from goodtalkTnT to anyone who answered a question about goodtalkTnT.  Extra entries were awarded for each social media follow and like.    The Prize was $500TT and was open to any legal reside...
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What does it mean to be a Manly Man?

 Quick! What comes to mind? What do you believe about manliness and do you think your beliefs are right? Are they shared by most men and women?  It's a Man's World That was a cliché, but it's becoming less true, and this makes many men uncomfortable.  A friend of mine took his two sons to Disney World a couple years ago and was quite...
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Announcing: The goodtalk WEEKLY WIN!

 Beginning this week, for a limited time, we're rewarding our community with a chance to win a prize from a local business. To win, just like/follow us on social media, or if you've already done that, just share something from the site e.g. a deal, a contest or a poll. The contest begins every Monday and runs through the following Sunday ...
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4 Secrets to Building Your Personal Brand

 When I think about where I was in June of 2019, it's like a scene out of a romantic comedy. Except there was no romance and very little comedy; actually there was irony, which for me was funny. It was ironic because just about a month and a half prior, I'd been released from a corporate environment that I can only describe as being a "Trump l...
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How to cope if your party lost

 If your party lost, then very likely you're deeply disappointed or worse. To help make the disappointment easier to live with, here are some tips to help you cope and keep us all moving forward even with a Government you didn't vote for. Be Grateful   Take some distance from what just occurred and be grateful that we live in a ...
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What Lighthouses and Elections have in common

August 7th is international lighthouse day and Aug 10th 2020 is our national elections day. What does a lighthouse have in common with a country's elections? Perhaps Election Day is a lighthouse for our ship of state. To appreciate this consider the two ways we think of a Lighthouse. The first is distinctly Trini. Nothing past the Lighthouse "Town ...
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What Covid-19 taught us about Managing TnT

Despite the resurgence of COVID-19, the response of the Trinidad & Tobago government was internationally recognised as effective, and while the COVID war won't be won without a vaccine, our government's initial battle strategy was sound. Imagine if the government treated the economic and social issues we face with the same degree of urgency tha...
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Congratulations to our Solera Lime Hamper Winner

​We are pleased to announce the winner of our Solera sponsored Ole Year's Lime Starter Hamper: Rosemarie Ragoo-Maraj, a school teacher from Central Trinidad.  Rosemarie collected her prize today at Solera's Rust Street location in Port-of-Spain. Solera's Supervisor Mr. Dale Garroway, and acting Supervisor Cathy Thompson (in picture) were ...
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Introducing the goodtalkTnT Sales Finder

Would you like an easy way to find out who is having a sale on something you need? Well, we can help. Whether it's a holiday sale, Black Friday sale, end-of-year clearance or going out of business sale, we're helping businesses let you know when they're having a sale, and more importantly, exactly what they're having on sale so you can search for w...
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Fear not the critic

Tolerance is one of our national watchwords but it doesn't mean you should tolerate intolerable situations. Maybe you hate your job, maybe you want to write a book, or be in a relationship. What's stopping you from doing something about it? Well, if you're afraid of getting criticised, don't. Everybody gets criticised. Martin Luther King, Mandela, ...
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Trini drivers! Make your choice!

No question traffic, is a major aggravator in TnT, and dealing with it plus pot-holes and floods has many of us on edge. Just the slightest thing can result in road rage.  One day, heading North on the Uriah Butler, I was stuck behind a slow driver in the middle lane, but the right lane was slowly but steadily moving faster. I wanted to s...
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Who wants more responsibility?

Who wants more responsibility? Are you raising your hand? My guess is that most people won't.  Why is that?  Well because we've come to associate responsibility with a lot of work with no reward. When we think of responsibility we also think of the person who is going to get blamed when things go wrong, and it's interesting that we'r...
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Pushing through to the next level of Growth

I can't tell you how excited I was to be facilitating a leadership mastermind with a group of highly intelligent and dynamic business owners and leaders. We were learning, growing and sharing insights on one of the most powerful of John Maxwell's many powerful programs, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The Mastermind concept gave us the oppor...
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What it means to be respectful

 We talk a lot about respect, and at a personal level you probably know what it's like to feel disrespected, but have you ever wondered about what it means to give respect?  There are two parts to respect: The first is to admire someone for their abilities or achievements, but that's the easy part. It's easy to respect someone famous for ...
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