Jamaican boy drowns at Sandbanks provincial park

Jamaican boy drowns at Sandbanks provincial park

A seven-year old  Jamaican boy was  found drowned in the waters off  Dunes beach in Sandbanks Provincial Park on Saturday. The boy, Javaughn Black, was visiting Canada with his mother and sister, and  was  at the beach in South-eastern Ontario with family members. According to media reports, he was initially reported missing but was later […]

Lawyer Peter Clyne dies at 73

Lawyer Peter Clyne dies at 73

By Lincoln DePradine The first order of businesss  at the official launch of  the Peeks Toronto  Caribbean Carnival 2018 on Tuesday was a public tribute to the late Peter Clyne, a Grenadian-Canadian attorney and former director of the Festival Management Committee (FMC), organizers of the carnival. A moment of silence was observed for Clyne, 73, […]

Jamaican author Garfield Ellis dies at 57

Jamaican author Garfield Ellis dies at 57

Jamaica-born author Garfield Ellis died on Friday at the Scarborough General hospital in Toronto after a battle with cancer. He was 57. Ellis who grew up in Jamaica, was the eldest of nine children. He studied marine engineering, management and public relations in Jamaica and completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University […]

Former Consul General of Grenada dies in Toronto at 76

Former Consul General of Grenada dies in Toronto  at 76

Conrad “Terry” Gibbs who served as Grenada’s Consul  General  in Toronto from 2002 to 2006, died at the  Scarborough General hospital on February 27 last. He was 76. After graduating  from Presentation Boy’s College in Grenada, Gibbs went to  St.Lucia where he taught at St. Mary’s College. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Inter-American […]

Howard plunged into civil rights agitation ‘to uplift the most severely marginalized’

Howard plunged into civil rights agitation ‘to  uplift the most severely marginalized’

Civil rights leader Dr. Howard Douglas McCurdy died on February 20 at the age of 85. He was the second Black member of Parliament in Canada – the first for the New Democratic Party – and the first tenured Black professor in Canadian history. At his funeral in Windsor, Ontario on Saturday, poet George Elliott […]

Gandolph St. Clair dies at 66

Gandolph St. Clair dies at 66

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Saint Lucian poet, playwright, actor, director and singer, Gandolph St. Clair, died on Sunday, He was 66. St. Clair is reported to have collapsed at his home last week and was rushed to hospital but his condition worsened. He was a Director of Carnival and the author of several poems, plays […]

Comedian John Agitation dies at 90

Comedian John Agitation dies at 90

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -The  popular Trinidadian  comedian and storyteller Ramdeen Ramjattan, better known as  John Agitation, died at hospital in Trinidad on Monday. He was  90. Ramjattan was  reported to have been ailing for some time. He  died hours after he was taken to hospital. Ramjattan contested and won the Guaico-Cumuto seat in the […]

Caribbean promoter music dies in Tobago at 69

Caribbean promoter music dies in Tobago at 69

Clyde McNeil, widely known promoter of Caribbean music who owned  Club Trinidad, died  at hospital in Tobago on January 3 last. He was 69. Friends of  the promoter  said that  he  had been ailing with kidney problems and high blood pressure McNeil who came to Canada in 1966, worked as a lab technician at the […]

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