Canada Soccer names roster for Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad-Tobago

Canada Soccer names roster for Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad-Tobago

Canada Soccer has named the 20 players who will represent Canada at the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, which serves as the qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 to be held later in the year. The tournament running from  January 17 to  January 28 will see Canada, […]

New Governor General of Barbados installed

New Governor General of Barbados installed

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Dame Sandra Mason was installed on Monday as Barbados’ eighth Governor General.  In the presence of Members of Parliament, members of the Senate, the judiciary, the diplomatic corps, family and friends, the 68-year-old former Justice of Appeal took the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office for the execution of 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 […]

Standing Ovation for Michelle Obama

Standing Ovation for Michelle Obama

Former First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, Tuesday afternoon, was given a standing ovation at Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Center, where about 3,000 individuals had gathered to listen her discus gender equality, politics and economics. Obama shared the stage with Rhiannon Traill, president and CEO of the Economic Club of Canada. […]

Tear-jerk stories at Jobs of the Future Youth Summit

Tear-jerk stories at Jobs of the Future Youth Summit

The Hilton Toronto on 145 Richmond Street West, opened its doors to Toronto youths last Saturday, for the inaugural Jobs of the Future Youth Summit. The event was put on by the government of Ontario, in conjunction with the Jr Economic Club. It was an all-day affair, commencing at 8:30 am and culminating at 4:00 […]

Former secretary of the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes dies at 87

Former secretary of the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes  dies at 87

Arlayne Margaret  Shepherd  (nee Walker), a former secretary of the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes (OCPA) who was well known in mas’ making circles in Toronto’s Caribbean community, died on Saturday. She was 87. Carnival aficionados recall that she sewed costumes for the first Caribana parade in 1967 and played mas’ that year. Calypsonian Cosmos […]

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 […]

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