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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Barbadians stage protest march against tax increase

Barbadians stage protest march against tax increase

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Thousands of Barbadians took to the streets of Bridgetown on Monday to urge Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to reconsider a recent tax increase that has sparked a string of protests by workers. The Barbados Private Sector Association and leading trade unions organized a joint march to demonstrate against the eight-percentage-point hike to […]

Convention of Black US lawyers in Toronto

Convention of Black US lawyers in Toronto

The National Bar Association (NBA) of the United States, the  largest association of African American lawyers and judges in North America, will hold its annual Convention and Exhibits at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto July 29-August 4. It will be the Association’s 92nd annual convention and the first to be held outside of […]

Telecom company makes cash donation to Tropicana program

Telecom company makes cash donation to Tropicana program

By Lincoln DePradine A Toronto-based social service agency, whose clients include thousands of people from the city’s Caribbean community, has received a cash donation for one of its education programs from Freedom Mobile, a subsidiary of the telecommunications company, Shaw. Freedom Mobile has donated $25,000 in support of digital technology at the computer lab at […]

‘Extended’ family picnic

‘Extended’ family picnic

By Ila Henry Photos By Gwyn Chapman       Hundreds of people from the Caribbean community)  got together at Masyrktown Park in Scarborough on Sunday for an annual event which attendees say has become a community institution. It was Dr.  Sheridan Cyrus’ family picnic but this get-together  was not just for the family of  […]

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