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 […]

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 […]

More than $100,000 raised for UWI’s scholarship fund at Toronto Benefit Gala

More than $100,000 raised for UWI’s scholarship fund  at Toronto Benefit Gala

Another successful, sold out event. That’ s how organizers  of the eighth annual UWI Toronto Benefit Gala described last Saturday night’s festivities at the Ritz-Carlton which brought together leaders in arts, finance, academia and law and members of the diplomatic circle. The Gala honours Canadian / Caribbean individuals and organizations as well as global citizens […]

A race kart for Reagan

A race kart for Reagan

Mention the name Reagan Rodrigues to auto racing enthusiasts in Guyana and you are likely to hear some amazing stories about speed on the South Dakota circuit. Rodrigues who was managing director of the family business – Rick and Sari Industries – in Georgetown, had a passion for racing – on bicycles, motor bikes and […]

Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program gets mixed reviews

Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program gets mixed reviews

  A new study has found that participants in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Programme (SAWP), including those from the Caribbean, can earn up to five times more than they could in their own countries. According to the “Report on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Programme,” conducted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the […]

BP to invest (US)$5-billion in Trinidad-Tobago – Prime Minister

BP to invest (US)$5-billion in Trinidad-Tobago – Prime Minister

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  — The Trinidad and Tobago government says the oil giant British Petroleum ( BP)  will invest five billion US dollars in the country over the next five years. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said that the assurance was given during talks in the United States between a […]

Durham Mas’ goes to church for Canboulay

Durham Mas’ goes to church for Canboulay

Durham Mas’, led by Jerrol “Stretch” Augustine,  presents Canboulay  for 2017  Toronto Carnival. Augustine introduced his costumes at his band launching at the Church of the Nativity in Scarborough on Saturday . Now in its third year, the  band   is ” bringing back “some of the old time carnival characters but  will also feature many […]

REVIEW – SOUSATZKA

REVIEW –	SOUSATZKA

A review by Meegan Scott Sousatzka, a delightful musical with a different kind of theatrical flow, has come to Toronto at the perfect time.  The way in which the Show listens as well as speaks to Toronto through Luca’s rewrite of the original story, “Madame Sousatzka” by Bernice Rubens, and the Drabinsky production is what […]

Businessman Lionel Bedessee dies at 83

Businessman Lionel Bedessee dies at 83

Guyana-born businessman Lionel M. Bedessee who founded Bedessee Imports Limited of Toronto, died on March 11 last after a lengthy illness. He was 83.. His company which is a major supplier of Caribbean food products, was founded in 1977 when  there were  few West Indian stores in the city. With the growth and expansion of  […]

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