Haitian government thanks Montreal for helping asylum seekers

Haitian government thanks Montreal for helping asylum seekers

Members of Haiti’s government are in Montreal to offer thanks as their country continues to recover from environmental disasters. Two Haitian ministers arrived in Montreal Tuesday to meet with Mayor Denis Coderre. They wanted to thank the Montreal, Quebec and Canadian governments for accepting migrants—but they’re also looking for a solution to the growing number […]

Saldenah wins ‘ Band of the Year’ – again

Saldenah wins ‘ Band of the Year’ – again

“Celebration Time” from Louis Saldenah’s Mas-K Club was adjudged ” Band of the Year”  at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2017. Saldenah’s band has placed first in the annual competition 18 times and has been a runner-up 12 times. In  this year’s Big Band category (bands with more than 750 members) Toronto Revellers was the […]

Concerns raised over future of legal clinic

Concerns raised over future of legal clinic

Will the African Canadian Legal Clinic in Toronto be closed after serving the community for more than 20 years? This question keep popping up with  the growing concerns in the Black and Caribbean community over the future of the clinic. Fuelling these concerns are local media reports that the clinic is at risk of losing […]

Jamaican Prime Minister tells nation: ‘No reason for us to be poor’

Jamaican Prime Minister tells nation: ‘No reason for us to be poor’

KINGSTON, Jamaica  -Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica has come a far way in its 55 years of political Independence. In his message to mark, Independence Day 2017 (August 6), the  prime minister said Jamaica has overcome several challenges despite the odds. “We are a tough, courageous, purposeful and determined people. We have proven over […]

Should it matter who pays for Caribbean development?

Should it matter who pays for Caribbean development?

By David Jessop By any measure, the Caribbean’s infrastructure requirements are substantial. If the region is to increase its competitiveness and give citizens the quality of life they desire, its transformation has become a matter of urgency. In 2014, Dr Warren Smith, then the newly appointed President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), indicated that […]

Hanomansing one of four to host The National

Hanomansing one of four to host The National

Trinidad-born Ian Hanomansing is one of four journalists who will share anchor duties on The National, the CBC flagship nightly news program which was hosted by Peter Mansbridge for almost 30 years. Mansbridge signed off from his final broadcast as host of The National on Canada Day. Speculation about  his replacement ended on Tuesday when […]

Regally Elegant with the Common Touch

Regally Elegant with the Common Touch

The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival Ball 2017   Review by Meegan Scott The night was set to Caribbean culture indeed! Pomp, Pageantry, Music, Dance, Caribbean humour and a brief flare of temper from a man  burned by Mark Trinidad’s fun-filled Roast, sums up the Carnival Ball 2017 on Saturday. The Ball at the Liberty Grand, […]

Ontario launches ‘Together We Can’

Ontario launches ‘Together We Can’

The Ontario government  has launched a new  mentorship program for Black children and youth. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism announced the new program – Together We Can –  at Alexandra Park Community Centre in Toronto yesterday. Coteau said that  through Together We Can, up to 21 mentorship […]

Thompson elected to represent Canada on Jamaica Diaspora Board

Thompson elected to represent Canada on Jamaica Diaspora Board

Dr. Sylvanus Thompson, the widely recognized Toronto public health inspector and longtime community worker, has been elected as a member of the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board. He will represent the Jamaican diaspora in Canada on the Board which was established in 2004 as “an advisory body to  the Jamaican minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign […]

Grow economy to create confident Jamaicans – Lee-Chin

Grow economy to create confident Jamaicans – Lee-Chin

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Lamenting that young Jamaicans have never experienced economic growth in their lifetime, Michael Lee-Chin, Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (ECG), noted that the Council is focused on building the confidence of Jamaicans. Speaking on Tuesday at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, the Jamaica-born Canadian billionaire, noted that very marginal growth for […]

1 2 3 29