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 […]

Former Trinidad Carnival queen dies in Toronto at 75

Former Trinidad Carnival queen dies in Toronto at 75

Betty John who created carnival history in Trinidad by winning both the national carnival queen  contest in Port of Spain and the  local queen contest in her  hometown, San Fernando, in 1962, died at Bridgepoint hospital in Toronto  on November 17 last. She was 75. Her son, Joel, said his mother who suffered from diabetes […]

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