PM's wife to women: Seek financial independence

The wife of Prime Min­is­ter on Tues­day ad­vised all women to at­tain fi­nan­cial in­de­pen­dence.

She was speak­ing at the Women of In­flu­ence sym­po­sium host­ed by the Bankers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of T&T (BATT) and AFETT held at the Hy­att Re­gency ho­tel yes­ter­day.

“I make my own mon­ey. I have my own bank ac­count and I cer­tain­ly don’t have to ask the Prime Min­is­ter for mon­ey,” she said.

She de­scribed her­self as an in­de­pen­dent woman who still works and who, pri­or to 2015, had man­aged the fam­i­ly’s house­hold.

US actress at Sagicor’s motivational rally: Unique challenges faced by women in leadership positions

Amer­i­can ac­tress and singer Sh­eryl Lee Ralph, best known for her roles in the tele­vi­sion sit­coms It’s a Liv­ing and Moe­sha, as well as the 1993 film Sis­ter Act 2: Back in the Habit, has been rev­el­ing in the sights, sounds and tastes of T&T on her first vis­it to the coun­try this week.

The Tony Award-nom­i­nat­ed en­ter­tain­er was the keynote speak­er at Sagi­cor’s mo­ti­va­tion­al ral­ly for its em­ploy­ees.

Saudi ban on women drivers ends on Sunday

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday (June 24), ending the world's only ban on female motorists.

Overturning the decades-long ban is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform drive to modernise the conservative petrostate.

Potentially thousands of female drivers are set to take the wheel on Sunday, a long-awaited rite of passage for women in the kingdom that many say could usher in a new era of social mobility.