$50,000 reward in the case of the fatal shooting of pregnant woman

$50,000 reward in the case of the fatal shooting of pregnant woman

Toronto Police yesterday announced a reward of up to $50,000 for  evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the deaths of Candice Rochelle Bobb, a pregnant woman who was shot in Etobicoke in May last year, and her baby, Kyrene. Bobb, 33, of Malton who was born in […]

Guyanese man charged with murder of pregnant wife

Guyanese man charged with murder of pregnant wife

A Guyanese man was arrested  on Saturday evening by police in the Regional Municipality of Durham, east of Toronto, and charged with the murder of his pregnant wife. Nicholas Tyler Baig, 25. of  Pickering who was picked up by police in Markham, Ontario,was charged with second degree murder in the death of 27-year old  Arianna […]

Artist Beverley Tang-Kong dies at 62

Artist Beverley Tang-Kong dies at 62

Trinidad-born artist Beverley Tang-Kong, manager of the Mississauga community art gallery, Imagemaker Art Prints, died on March 20 last in Mississauga after a lengthy illness. She was 62. Tang-Kong who taught art in Mississauga for several years, studied graphic design at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto after graduating from the […]

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  […]

Nobel laureate Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87

Nobel laureate Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87

  Nobel laureate Sir Derek Alton Walcott, a poet and playwright, died on Friday at his home in his native island of St. Lucia, after a  prolonged illness. He was 87. Sir Derek received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992 after being shortlisted for the honour for many years. In selecting  him, the Swedish […]

Calypsonian Dick Lochan dies at 68

Calypsonian Dick Lochan dies at 68

By Oscar Walloo              Calypsonian Dick Lochan, popularly known onstage as D’Juiceman, died on Thursday  night at the Princess Margaret hospital in Toronto after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 68. The news of Lochan’s death shocked the local calypso fraternity as most were not aware that he had been seriously ill. Lochan […]

Chutney icon dies

Chutney icon dies

Chutney icon Anand Yankarran died at hospital in Trinidad on Monday after suffering a heart attack.Yankarran who had suffered from kidney problems for several years, was on dialysis. He was 51. Yankarran shot to the spotlight in 1989 when he recorded  Zindabad Trinibago, a jingle for a local beer. He would later record the jingle […]

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