Super Blue to headline Mother’s Day fete in Toronto

Super Blue to headline Mother’s  Day fete in Toronto

Super Blue to headline Mother’s  Day fete in Toronto By Stephen Weir Last month, the Toronto mas’ camps with their  colourful costume launches, kicked off the 2018 Carnival season in Canada.  Next month, calypso singers are making sure their part in the annual festival starts on a high note. On Saturday May 12, a concert […]

Mas’ lovers brave the wintry weather to celebrate with Carnival Nationz

Mas’ lovers  brave the wintry weather to celebrate with Carnival Nationz

By Stephen Weir  Freezing Rain. Stinging ice pellets. Blowing snow and streets filled with slush. Car Crashes. Power Outages… Despite warnings to stay off the roads, revellers thumbed their noses at the horrible weather on Saturday night to celebrate the coming summer with the Carnival Nationz  Mas’ Camp. “I was shocked to see the sheer […]

Spring gospel concert with ice on the ground

Spring gospel concert with ice on the ground

Despite the “wintry weather” in Toronto on Saturday, the annual Gospel Praise On Steel  concert, organized by the Pan Arts Network (PAN), came off as  scheduled. More than 300 people  who attended the steelband gospel concert  were treated to a range of music that lifted the spirits. Many in the audience at the Canada Christian […]

From Mad Tea to Jabberwocky and The White Witch

From Mad Tea to Jabberwocky and The White Witch

By Stephen Weir Sunday morning at the Grand Deluxe Ballroom in North Toronto and sunrise only three hours away. It was very late even for a mas’ band costume launch, when Tribal Carnival founder Dexter Seusahai and daughter, Celena Seusahai, wearing the showstopping costume, lowered the music and told the wildly clapping fans where their […]

Venom off the mark with first costume launch for the season

Venom  off the mark with first costume launch  for the season

By Stephen Weir and Craigg Slowly More fashion show than a costume launch, the 2018 carnival season kicked off in Scarbrough on the weekend with a big bite of Venom. The Venom Carnival mas’ band staged the first costume launch  of the   season and attracted over 1,000 paying customers, most of whom were there to […]

Six books on longlist for 2018 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean literature

Six books on longlist for  2018 OCM Bocas Prize  for Caribbean literature

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Six books by writers from five Caribbean countries have been announced on the longlist for the 2018 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Considered the leading literary award for Caribbean writers, the Prize recognises books in three genre categories — poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction — published by Caribbean authors […]

Trinidad and Tobago is happiest country in the Caribbean – UN report

Trinidad and Tobago is happiest country  in the Caribbean – UN report

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad–Trinidad and Tobago is the happiest Caribbean nation, according to a UN report. The twin-island republic ranks 38th among 156 countries surveyed for the 2018 World Happiness Report and is the highest placed Caribbean country in the report, released last week by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations […]

Dr.Gevan Fearon will be keynote speaker at the Black on Bay Ball

Dr.Gevan Fearon will be keynote speaker at  the  Black on Bay Ball

Dr. Gevan Fearon, President of Brock University, will be  the keynote speaker at the  Black on Bay  Ball  at the  Arcadian Court  in Toronto on Saturday. At  the gala the  Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) will celebrate  20 years of ” championing Black excellence” in Toronto. The CAUFP is a member-based resource organization […]

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