Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

MIAMI  – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year. The team won top honors in the finale of the 2018 Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami last Thursday evening, after also winning the Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef categories. Trinidadians in winners’ […]

Antigua and Barbuda confronts US at WTO over unsettled gaming dispute

Antigua and Barbuda confronts US at WTO  over unsettled gaming dispute

GENEVA, Switzerland– Antigua and Barbuda is losing hope that “a sense of justice and fairness would prevail” in its 15-year dispute with the United States. And now it may ask the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to appoint a mediator in its 15-year contention with the United States, the twin-island nation’s Ambassador Sir […]

First day at school in Canada for Jamaica’s Leroy

First day at school in Canada for Jamaica’s Leroy

By Stephen Weir The  United States administration of President Donald  Trump has come under fire for the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border in the current crackdown on undocumented migrants. As the subject becomes a hot button topic in Canada, a new children’s book  is creating interest. It  too is about […]

Miss Lou’s treasured stories and poems discovered at book sale in UK

Miss Lou’s treasured stories and poems  discovered at book sale in UK

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) says a signed copy of one of the first books written by the late Dr Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley has been discovered at a second-hand book sale in the United Kingdom (UK). The book titled Anancy Stories and Jamaica Dialect Poems, which was written in 1944 […]

Grenadian Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Grenadian  Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Keith Mitchell, the recently re-elected  Prime Minister of Grenada,  told a gathering of  Grenadians in Toronto  “the good news” about the deposits of  oil and gas recently discovered in the southern waters off  Grenada.       Addressing a Town Hall  meeting on his recent flying visit to Toronto, Mitchell  reported that  the Russian company, GPG, carried out […]

Hockey dad to receive 2018 DAREarts Cultural Award

Hockey dad to receive 2018 DAREarts Cultural Award

  Karl Subban, the Jamaica-born Canadian educator, author and hockey dad to National Hockey League (NHL) stars, will receive the 2018 Cultural Award at the DAREarts Leadership gala   to be held the Carlu  in Toronto on May 10. The annual gala “celebrates the power of the arts to ignite change in the lives of marginalized […]

Toronto Dominican delegation meets Mayor Tory to discuss renaming of city park

Toronto Dominican delegation meets Mayor Tory  to discuss renaming of city park

A delegation from the Toronto Dominican community met recently with  Mayor John Tory to present its proposal for the renaming  of  Caledonia Park. The delegation wants the  City of Toronto to call it the Santo Domingo  Baseball Park. And, according to Yandira Feliz, Chair of the  Toronto Dominican Renaming Committee,  its proposal is “being considered.” […]

Golden performances by Jamaica’s gymnasts in Canada

Golden performances by Jamaica’s gymnasts  in Canada

Jamaica’s Junior Development gymnasts established several gold ribbon performances at the Strathcona Challenge in Edmonton over the weekend. The young gymnasts easily shook off their pre-tournament jitters as they opened Friday’s first day in good nick, courtesy of the Level Three team which won in all four age group categories. Victoria Lewis, the youngest member […]

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