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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Roots and Culture in Rhythm and Music

Roots and Culture in Rhythm and Music

Review by Meegan Scott Title Pimento and Hot Pepper — The Mento Story Nostalgia, pride, satisfaction and the roots of culture shared preserved and exposed.  A highly entertaining film with high ratings for utility when it comes to cultural exposition and preservation. Jamaica has much to thank Director Rick Elgood and 7Billwoods Production when it […]

Performance to raise funds for hurricane relief efforts

A benefit performance to raise funds for hurricane  relief efforts in the Caribbean, will be held at the Phoenix Concert theatre in Toronto on Wednesday September 27. “Caribbean Relief and Rhythms,” as the event is called, is organized by  the Caribana Arts Group (CAG) in association with the Phoenix Concert theatre and leading Toronto DJs. […]

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