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 […]

Jamaican prime minister urges artistes to promote peace and love through music

Jamaican prime minister urges artistes to promote peace and love through music

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has urged recording and performing artistes to play an integral part in the fight against crime by using their music as a source of inspiration to promote peace and love in the society. Holness, who was speaking at a Reggae Month reception last week said while music sometimes […]

Obsidian Theatre is getting ready to hang the victim

Obsidian Theatre is getting ready to hang the victim

By Stephen Weir The set has been designed.  The costumes are being decided on this week.  Rehearsals begin right after the holiday break. Toronto’s Obsidian Theatre is in full-speed-ahead mode for the February North American premiere of hang by the accomplished young Black British-born Londoner debbie tucker green. (no capital letters please). Her 70-minute play, […]

Expose Toronto Committee will create change – Jeffers

Expose Toronto Committee will create change – Jeffers

Kenneth Jeffers, the lone Black member of the Toronto Police Service Board and longtime community  proactivist, says the recently established  Expose Toronto Committee (ETC) will create  change in a society plagued by anti-Black racism. ” We have to have an organization that really creates change,” Jeffers said on Grapevine, the call-in radio program on Toronto […]

Black Canadian Parliamentarians meet in Ottawa

Black Canadian Parliamentarians meet in Ottawa

OTTAWA  – The Canadian  Caucus of Black Parliamentarians  met here this week for  its third annual summit which ended on Tuesday. According to a news release  issued at the close of the summit, four key issues were discussed: the efforts to adopt the United Nations’ Decade for People of African Descent; the social justice and […]

CAN vs JAM Gold Cup rematch at BMO Field

CAN vs JAM Gold Cup rematch at BMO Field

By Aldwyn McGill Thousands of soccer fans in Toronto are eagerly awaiting the big clash between Canada and the Jamaica Reggae Boyz at BMO Field Stadium on Saturday September 2. It is the rematch of this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter final game that left both coaches wanting a better finishing performance from their teams. […]

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