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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS AND PREPAREDNESS KIT
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Put aside these items in the event you
need to evacuate:
Plastic sheeting and duct tape.
Foods (canned goods and non-perishable foods) that do not
need cooking. Enough for one day and three meals. A non-
electric can opener should also be provided.
Drinking water in non-breakable containers (at least two
quarts per person per day).
Any special dietary food, if required.
Identification, cash, valuable papers, insurance policies and
photos in a waterproof container.
Battery-operated all-weather radio with extra batteries.
Personal hygiene items such as soap, deodorant, shampoo,
toothbrush, toothpaste, aspirin, antacid, diapers, washcloths,
feminine products, towels etc.
Utensils such as disposable plates, cups, forks, knives,
spoons, napkins etc.
Personal aids such as eyeglasses, hearing aids (with extra
batteries), hand shavers, cream, prosthetic devices etc.
Books, magazines, cards, toys and games.
Infant care items such as formula, food, wipes and disposable
Flashlight and extra batteries.
First aid kit with prescription medications, betadine solution,
gauze bandages, adhesive tape, sterile pads, band aids, trian-
gular bandages, safety scissors, non-prescription medication,
sun screen, insect repellent, non-latex gloves, absorbent com-
press 5x9 dressing, adhesive bandages (assorted sizes), anti-
septic wipes, antibiotic ointment packets, etc.
Sleeping bags or blankets, sheets and pillows, garbage bags,
Change of clothing plus an extra pair of shoes.
Easy carrying container (bag) for all items.
Are you ready for ahurricane?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
As we brace for the unpredictability of
the hurricane season, it is important
to be prepared. Here are some simple
steps to help protect your family from
a storm or hurricane.
T&T Red Cross Society
Like breathing, music is vital
to Canadian-born Tobago-bred
singer/songwriter, Caleb Hart,
aka Bravehart, the 23-year-old
founder and lead vocalist of
North-American roots reggae
band Tasman Jude.
On a brief visit to his former
homeland, he told the T&T
Guardian he s been in love with
singing for as long as he could
Retracing his steps, he said: "I
have been on the stage with a mic
in my hand since I was four years
Those tender years spent at
church with his family growing
up in Tobago were what he
described as a blessing, because
the opportunity to do music was
always there. He would eventually
write his first song, titled Angel,
at the age of 12, which is actually
one of his band s current singles.
But Hart s biggest break came
when he met Canada s first double
Grammy hip-hop nominee and
winner of over 80 international
musical awards, Robert Fresh IE
Wilson, in 2012.
The two became acquainted and
Hart was featured on Wilson s
tenth anniversary of his first
Grammy-nominated album, Red
Letterz, which gained two gospel
music awards in Canada in
November 2013. He also became
a member of Wilson s outreach
movement, the Kingdom Music
"When I met Fresh what I
admired most about him was his
humility and real love for people,"
"All he cares about is using his
music to inspire young people and
artists to reach their full potential.
He spends his time going from
school to school and community
to community across Canada just
spreading love and hope.
"I hope to set up a tour with
him and us through the schools
of T&T, it s one of my life goals.
T&T needs someone like Fresh IE,
who doesn t care about fame and
money, but about the people."
To achieve this, Hart has been
in talks since last year with the
Department of Youth Affairs on
the possibility of holding some
motivational sessions with s
schools this month.
Success of Tasman Jude
Tasman Jude is actually the
middle name of Hart s bandmate
Al Peterson, whom Hart met when
he returned to Canada in 2009.
The names, Hart said, have sig-
nificant meanings. Tasman means
"of great faith," while Jude means
"he who is praised."
Hart said the band started
almost by accident.
open-mic session at Howlers
Lounge at the Grande Prairie
Regional College. We did not even
prepare any songs. It was quite
"We managed to get through
three songs and the audience
response was overwhelming, peo-
ple started asking us where they
could sample our music and so I
wasted no time in creating a Face-
book page," explained Hart.
Within three days the page grew
to over 100 fans.
Since the official formation of
the band on January 17, 2013, Tas-
man Jude has toured most of
Later this month it will venture
outside of Canada for the first
time to perform at the All Ages
Australia Music Festival, a venture
fully funded by their fans.
"They (fans) are truly our family.
Just the way family supports and
stick it out through thick and thin,
they have ... so we call them our
family," Hart said.
But no matter where music
takes the band, Hart makes sure
he is always representing for the
Caribbean. In fact, if you visit
Tasman Jude s YouTube channel
jude) you will hear the words
Trinidad and Tobago mentioned
in almost every song.
Canadian band makes Caribbean connection
HART OF A TRINI
Founder and lead vocalist of Canadian reggae band Tasman Jude, Caleb "Bravehart" Hart, right, with bandmate
and guitarist Al Peterson.
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