‘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 […]

Jamaican woman believed to be the world’s oldest living person

Jamaican woman believed to be the world’s oldest living person

At 117 years of age, Violet Brown of Duanvale, Jamaica is believed to be the world’s oldest living person following the death on Saturday of Emma Morano of Italy who was born Nov. 29, 1899. Brown who worked in the sugarcane fields  around her home in western Jamaica, now spends most of the day resting […]

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 […]

Ontario Police oversight review calls for greater transparency

Ontario Police oversight review calls for greater transparency

  After seven months of public consultations and private meetings, Ontario Justice Michael Tulloch last week released his report on police oversight in the province. The Independent Police Oversight Review, as the report is titled, calls for greater transparency of the province’s three police watchdogs – the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Office of the […]

‘You don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian’

‘You don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian’

By Robyn Rihanna Fenty Grammy award-winning singer Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) received the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award last week from the Harvard Foundation  for Intercultural and Race Relations .She was honoured for her philanthropic work to improve cancer treatment in her native Barbados and in support of education programs. Here is what she […]

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