Jamaal Magloire launches the “Peoples Band’ with ‘Music’

Jamaal Magloire launches the “Peoples Band’  with ‘Music’

Nearly a thousand mas’ fans showed up at Parkview Manor in Toronto on Saturday for the launch of one of the bigger bands which will hit the streets for Toronto Caribbean carnival 2017. It was   Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers or The People Band,  as Jamaal is fond of calling it, and  their  presentation of “MUSIC: […]

Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address  at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at  the Black Business and Professional Association’s 35th annual Harry Jerome Awards at the International Centre in Mississauga on Saturday. The Awards is established in memory of Harry Jerome, an African-Canadian Olympic athlete, scholar and social advocate. Presented by TD Bank, it honours the […]

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

By Murissa Barrington It’s “Celebration Time” for Band leader Louis Saldenah as he launches his Carnival presentation of the same name for 2017. Hundreds packed into the Chandi Grand banquet hall in Toronto Saturday night for the band launch. This year Saldenah’s  band will be celebrating  both Toronto Carnival’s 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday. […]

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

The Women’s Committee of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) of Toronto is calling for  “appropriate services. supports and programs ” to bring relief to persons affected by gender-based violence in Jamaica. In a news release last Thursday, members of the committee said they were ” deeply concerned” by the “extent of violence perpetrated towards women […]

Jamaican woman believed to be the world’s oldest living person

Jamaican woman believed to be the world’s oldest living person

At 117 years of age, Violet Brown of Duanvale, Jamaica is believed to be the world’s oldest living person following the death on Saturday of Emma Morano of Italy who was born Nov. 29, 1899. Brown who worked in the sugarcane fields  around her home in western Jamaica, now spends most of the day resting […]

How might the Caribbean respond to Brexit?

By  David Jessop On March 29, after forty years of membership, the British government formally gave notice that it will leave the European Union (EU) in 2019. In a carefully worded, conciliatory letter, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, told the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, that after separating, the UK hopes for […]

The ugly state of affairs at the York Region District School Board

No one envies the task facing Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter after the publication of the damning Report on the ugly state of affairs at the York Region District School Board. This latest review has nothing positive to say about the operations of the York School Board. And all of the negative things it includes […]

Black parent seeks $20,000 in claim for damages for racial slur

Black parent seeks $20,000 in claim for damages  for racial slur

  By Judy Pham A black parent who was called a nigger by a recently resigned York Region District School board  trustee,  has launched a human rights complaint against the Board. Charline Grant  is seeking $20,000 in her claim for damages to her ” dignity and self respect.” Grant  said that last November Trustee Nancy […]

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