Quebec passes law obliging citizens to uncover their faces

Quebec passes law obliging citizens  to uncover their faces

QUEBEC — The Quebec national assembly has passed a controversial religious neutrality bill that obliges citizens to uncover their faces while giving and receiving state services. Members of the national assembly voted 66-51 in favour of Bill 62  yesterday. Tabled by Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee in 2015, it is the governing Liberals’ response to the […]

Jamaican MP calls on fellow nationals to help create a ‘first world Jamaica’

Jamaican MP calls on fellow nationals to help create a ‘first world Jamaica’

By Lincoln DePradine Jamaican parliamentarian Juliet Holness is looking to overseas-based fellow nationals to help in creating a “first world Jamaica’’. “Ladies and gentlemen, it is possible,’’ Holness, MP for St Andrew East Rural, said last Saturday while delivering the keynote address at a ” grand charity  gala” in Toronto. “Join us in building a […]

Windies Women’s squad for IWC match against Sri Lanka Women

Windies Women’s squad for IWC match against Sri Lanka Women

JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Saturday a 13-member Windies Women’s squad, for the three ICC Women’s Championship One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka Women on October 11, 13 and 15 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad. SQUAD: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed (Vice Captain), Merissa Aguilleira, Reniece […]

Aunt V dies at 117

Aunt V dies at 117

KINGSTON , Jamaica – Violet Mosse Brown, affectionately known as Aunt V, the world’s oldest person, died on Friday at a hospital in Montego Bay where she had been treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration. She was 117 years and 189 days old. Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed his condolences in a Facebook post, calling […]

Fundraising for the Jean Augustine Chair at 80th birthday brunch

Fundraising for the Jean Augustine Chair at 80th birthday brunch

By Lincoln DePradine Jean Augustine, the former federal multicultural minister, who also served as a parliamentary secretary to ex-Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, was roasted, toasted, lauded and feted Sunday on her 80th birthday. But, amidst all the fun and celebration at the $150-a-ticket brunch, the Grenada-born former MP, who represented Etobicoke-Lakeshore in the House of […]

St. Lucian women celebrate 50th anniversary of their arrival in Canada

St. Lucian women celebrate 50th anniversary of their arrival in Canada

Several women from St. Lucia who came to Canada as domestics, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their arrival in the country, at a reception at Toronto City Hall on Tuesday. Speaking at the reception, Councillor  Jim Karygiannis ( Scarborough– Agincourt) said that the women ” added much to the cultural and social fabric of Toronto.” […]

What of the future of the African Canadian Legal Clinic ?

So when last did you hear about “financial mismanagement”? Remember Caribana? Was the festival not removed from the cash-starved community-based organization which had been running  it, because of “financial mismanagement” and placed in the hands of a small clique who found  favour with the powers that be? Is it not the same clique which has […]

‘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 […]

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