Not always happy with life in Canada but always Jolly

Not always happy with life in Canada but always Jolly

Denham Jolly’s autobiography wins Toronto Book Award By Stephen Weir The standing ovation began before City of Toronto librarian Vickery Bowles could finish announcing Denham Jolly’s name. On Thursday night in the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Jamaican Canadian businessman, radio pioneer, and now author, received the 2017 Toronto Book Award for […]

Jamaica honours 257 for outstanding service

Jamaica honours 257 for outstanding service

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two hundred and fifty-seven Jamaicans received national honours and awards on Monday at the annual investiture and awards ceremony held on the lawns of King’s House in St Andrew. Famed musician Neville O’Reilly Livingstone, better known as “Bunny Wailer”, the only living member of the legendary Wailing Wailers band, headed the long […]

Cornwallians 40th anniversary gala

Cornwallians  40th anniversary gala

Hundreds of  past students of Cornwall College in Jamaica – or Cornwallians, as they are called  – came from far and wide  to attend the 40th anniversary gala of the Cornwall College Alumni Association  (CCAA) of  Toronto  two Saturdays ago. The  gala held under the patronage of  Mary Anne Chambers, a former Ontario government minister […]

Benefit performance raises funds for hurricane relief

Benefit performance raises funds for hurricane relief

The recent “Caribbean relief and rhythms” benefit performance, organized by the Caribana Arts Group (CAG) in association with the Phoenix Concert theatre, has raised $15,000 to assist several hurricane-battered islands. CAG Chairman Monica Pollard said the funds will be sent to Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Cuba and St. Maarten. She also reported that more than […]

Rihanna nominated for Best Song at MTV EMA Awards

Rihanna nominated for Best Song at MTV EMA Awards

LONDON– Barbadian superstar Rihanna was among the nominees announced last week in this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards. Her popular summer hit, “Wild Thoughts”, a collaboration with American musician DJ Khaled and singer Bryson Tiller, which was released on June 16, has been nominated for Best Song. “Wild Thoughts” topped the UK charts, making it […]

Le Gang des Antillais was best feature film at the 12th annual CTFF

Le Gang des Antillais was best feature film at the 12th annual  CTFF

Le Gang des Antillais (West Indies Gang) won the Caribbean Spirit Award for the best feature film at the 12th annual Caribbean Tales International Film Festival (CTFF) in Toronto. It was one of eight films honoured by the CTFF at the #INTERSECT: Closing Night and Awards held recently at the Sociabank Cineplex. Le Gang des […]

Missed details of the life and times of Trinidad artist

Missed details of the life and times of Trinidad artist

By Dennison Moore    Sybil  Atteck, Artist: A Brief Biography by Helen Atteck & Keith Atteck (HED ATTECK Publisher) Sybil Atteck, a well-known Trinidadian painter and sculptor, was born in 1911 in Tableland, a small village of coffee and cacao plantations in the south-east of the island. Her extensive artistic works, produced over several decades, […]

Joy, success and benefits from CARIFESTA XIII

Joy, success and benefits from CARIFESTA XIII

By Michael G-A. Lashley The members of the Canadian-Caribbean contingent to the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA XIII) in Barbados (August 17-27, 2017) found joy, success and professional benefits galore. This was the first contingent of Caribbean Diaspora artists (resident outside of the Caribbean region) ever to be officially invited to participate in CARIFESTA. […]

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