West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held at Markham fair grounds

West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held  at Markham fair grounds

By Lincoln DePradine An outing which began simply as an occasion for nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to  “lime” together in Toronto, now has mushroomed to include other West Indians and has raised thousands of dollars for charitable causes. The first “Family and Friends Picnic’’, organized by what is now known as the United Trinbago […]

My Trouble With Books:& Other Works of Short Fiction

My Trouble With Books:& Other Works of Short Fiction

Book Review My Trouble With Books:& Other Works of Short Fiction By Roger McTair Publisher: Creation Company, Toronto Reviewed by Mahadeo Bissoon Roger McTair may have trouble with books but he has no trouble with words. This collection of thirteen short stories offers a sumptuous buffet of literary satisfactions. McTair handles the stories with wit, […]

Twelve months in the making

Twelve months in the making

By Denise Herrera-Jackson The proverbial saying – it seems like it was only yesterday – is definitely an understatement when planning for, producing, and presenting the annual Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival. From the wrap-up of the previous year’s festival to the start-up for the current festival, it means that the required plans, programming, meetings, actions, […]

Bac & All Festival at The Bentway

Bac & All Festival at The Bentway

Viey la cou, a presentation of traditional ole mas’ characters, will  be  the highlight of the  Bac & All festival to be held at The Bentway on Saturday July 28. The performance, led by actor, director and storyteller, Rhoma Spencer,”will take guests through an engaging performance of Caribbean traditions complete with an upbeat rhythm section […]

A comedy about culture, identity and friendship

A comedy about culture, identity and friendship

By Stephen Weir   After a week of non-stop plays, the annual Toronto Fringe Festival now has a stand-up comedy special with a Caribbean- Canadian connection. It ‘s called Coconuts, Cedar Trees and Maple Leaves. The comics are two immigrants -Trinidad- born  Jean Paul and Habib Siam who hails from Lebanon. The show has been […]

Catholic Church supports CCJ decision on unconstitutionality of mandatory death penalty

Catholic Church supports CCJ decision on unconstitutionality of mandatory death penalty

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Archbishop of Port of Spain and Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown, Rev. , has welcomed the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) recent decision that declared as unconstitutional and a violation of the right to life the mandatory death sentence for a conviction of murder in Barbados. But he […]

Benefits for spouses, dependents of Caricom nationals in member states

Benefits for spouses, dependents of Caricom nationals in member states

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (Caricom) nationals, who relocate to other member states, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them. This applies to individuals and their families, who move across the region to work, provide services and […]

Using antibiotics safely

Using antibiotics safely

By Dr Jacqueline E Campbell Antibiotics can kill bacteria. THE development of antibiotics has been one of the great discoveries of modern medicine. Antibiotics can kill bacteria. They can relieve symptoms of bacterial infections and help to speed up the recovery process. Antibiotics can cure life-threatening infectious diseases and save lives. However, antibiotics are overused. […]

Managing diabetes

Managing  diabetes

FOCUS ON HEALTH   Managing  diabetes By Liben Gebremikael  There are several chronic conditions that disporprotionately affect the Black communities. Among them is diabetes. According to Canadian statistics, people of African descent are two to three times more likely to be affected by diabetes compared to the white population. In our  current practice, we are […]

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