US names Trinidad-Tobago national as international terrorist

US names Trinidad-Tobago national as international terrorist

WASHINGTON – The United States has named Shane Dominic Crawford, a Trinidad and Tobago national, among a group of “Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs)”. The Department of State, in a statement posted on its website, noted that Crawford and other foreigners identified as El Shafee Elsheikh, Anjem Choudary, Sami Bouras and Mark John Taylor are […]

Toronto Mayor launches 2017 school cricket tournament

Toronto Mayor John Tory and Helen Berhane, Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Canada, will launch the 2017 Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament today at  the Rotunda at Metro Hall. The 2017 individual awards will be presented to the following players: High School (Boys) Best Batter – Herrick Patel, North Albion Collegiate […]

Liberals implement plans to get rid of “systemic racism” – Whitby MP

Liberals implement plans to get rid of  “systemic racism”  – Whitby MP

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario and Parliamentary Secretary to the  Minister of International Development, vividly recalls a conversation she had with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shortly after she attended  the black government leaders’ summit in Toronto last summer. “When I returned to Ottawa, I immediately called the prime minister and a […]

Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy

By David Jessop ‘Tourism is a vital sector to the economies of Member States’. So said CARICOM Heads of Government in the communiqué that followed their recent inter-sessional meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. Taken at face value the statement is unremarkable, even obvious; but the language chosen, its inclusion, and the recommendations made in relation to […]

African Canadians receive awards for excellence

African Canadians receive awards for excellence

Canada’s Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Minister, Ahmed Hussen, told African Canadians in Toronto that ” despite the open and welcoming country we continue to build, we see hatred and intolerance.” Speaking at annual gala of the African Canadian Achievement Awards (ACCA) organization on Saturday night, he said that “all of us must acknowledge that the […]

Travel update after murder of Jamaica-born bouncer in Mexico

Travel update after murder of  Jamaica-born bouncer in Mexico

  By Judy Pham Warning Canadians of the high crime rate  in Mexico, the Canadian government, in an update on its “travel advice and advisory” website, has noted the shooting on January  16 last in Playa del Carmen in which five people were killed. One of them was Kirk Wilson, 49, a Jamaica-born Canadian. According […]

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

Few in Toronto’s Caribbean community may be aware of the three African-American woman whose work on “Project  Mercury” made it possible  for  the United States to catch up in the space race by launching the first American, Alan Shepard, into space and sending John Glenn into orbit around the earth. Now the inspiring story about […]

First black-owned barber shop in Scarborough closing

First black-owned barber shop in Scarborough closing

Scarborough’s first black-owned  barber shop will close its  doors for the last time  on Saturday December 31. ” It’s   going to be a very sad day  for me and for so many of my loyal clients,”  sighed Worrell Molligan, in announcing the closing of Conrad’s Barber shop at 3601 Lawrence Avenue East. The Trinidad-born barber […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

Do you believe that the revised policy on ‘carding,’, will put an end to the targeting of young black men by police in arbitrary and discriminatory street checks? Phil Vassell Artistic Director The revised policy on carding does not put an end to the practice. Ontario’s new “street checks” regulation, which goes into effect on […]

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