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 […]

Toronto police officer charged after black man beaten and blinded in left eye

Toronto police officer charged after black man beaten and blinded in left eye

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU)  has charged Toronto Police Constable Michael Theriault  with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and public mischief in connection with an attack on a 19-year old  black man which left him blinded  in the left  eye and with  a broken nose, jaw and wrist. Dafonte Miller of Whitby, the victim of […]

‘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  […]

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community receive awards

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community  receive awards

Two outstanding lawyers from the Caribbean community were among eleven honourees at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony held  last week at Osgoode Hall  in Toronto. Guyana-born Patrick Case  received the Law Society medal  and Jamaica-born Thora Espinet was presented with the Lincoln Alexander Award. Case who was called to the Bar in 1988, has […]

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 […]

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

By Murissa Barrington It’s “Celebration Time” for Band leader Louis Saldenah as he launches his Carnival presentation of the same name for 2017. Hundreds packed into the Chandi Grand banquet hall in Toronto Saturday night for the band launch. This year Saldenah’s  band will be celebrating  both Toronto Carnival’s 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday. […]

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

The Women’s Committee of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) of Toronto is calling for  “appropriate services. supports and programs ” to bring relief to persons affected by gender-based violence in Jamaica. In a news release last Thursday, members of the committee said they were ” deeply concerned” by the “extent of violence perpetrated towards women […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: Since 1974, police oversight in Ontario has been the subject of more than a dozen reviews, generating hundreds of recommendations for reform. However, finding the right balance between effective policing and public accountability has proven elusive. Do you believe that Justice Michael Tulloch’s report, just released, will lead to greater transparency of […]

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