Trinbago Day celebration in Ottawa on Sunday

Trinbago Day celebration in Ottawa on Sunday

Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago from Toronto and Montreal will join those from Ottawa and other  parts of Canada  in the nation’s capital for Trinbago Day celebration on Sunday. The event  presented by the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission and the Trinidad and Tobago Association  of Ottawa, will be held at  Lansdowne Park. Organizers say […]

Tourism students to host annual trade show at Seneca College

Tourism students to host annual trade show at Seneca College

Tourism  students at the Western Hospitality Institute in Jamaica will present “Crescendo,” the school’s eleventh annual trade show and professional development exercise, at Seneca College in Toronto on Friday. According to a news release, the trade show and professional development exercise for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science  degree in Hospitality Management, is being held […]

Daisy Peterson Sweeney dies at 97

Daisy Peterson Sweeney dies at 97

Canadian music teacher Daisy Elitha Peterson Sweeney who taught some of the most notable Canadian pianists, including her brother, the late Oscar Peterson, died in Montreal on Friday. She was 97. Sweeny co-founded the Montreal Black Community Youth Choir (now called the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir) with Trevor W. Payne in 1974. She earned a music diploma from […]

Refugee claimant held in prison ‘ for no real reason at all ‘

Refugee claimant held in prison ‘ for no real reason at all ‘

By Lincoln DePradine The lawyer for a Barbadian-born refugee claimant, who spent months in jail despite not having any criminal charges or convictions, won’t say if his client’s treatment by Canadian immigration officials had anything to do with his ethnicity. “I don’t have any evidence and I can’t say for sure,’’ Subodh Bharati told The […]

Canada not immune to racist violence -Trudeau

Canada not immune to racist violence -Trudeau

Following an outbreak of violence on the weekend  at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reminding Canadians that  Canada is not immune to racist violence. In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Trudeau condemned the violence in Charlottesville and offered Canada’s support. “We know Canada isn’t […]

Anti-Black racism is ‘alive and well” in Canada

Anti-Black racism is ‘alive and well” in Canada

Mofaba Baker, program director of the African  Canadian Legal clinic in Toronto, told the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva on Monday that Anti-Black racism is “alive and well” in all spheres of Canadian society. In his submission to CERD, Baker  said that ” while Canada is often hailed […]

Trinidadian raises flag on highest mountain in Europe

Trinidadian raises flag on highest mountain in Europe

Trinidad-born Henry Mungalsingh successfully raised the Trinidad and Tobago flag on the summit of the highest mountain in Europe, Mount Elbrus, Russia on July 27 last. Mungalsingh, who resides in London, embarked on the climb of 18,500 feet and he surpassed the target of achieving a $1 donation for every foot climbed. His mission was […]

Let’s allow Haiti to develop its potential

Let’s allow Haiti to develop its potential

By Carlton Joseph The Canadian province of Quebec has become an entry point for as many as 250 migrants a day. Most of those crossing into Canada in recent days are Haitians who have been living in the United States for years.  They are reacting to the Trump administration’s announcement that it is pulling the […]

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