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 […]

Sugar Aloes and Baron to sing at Soca Gold Christmas extravaganza

Sugar Aloes and Baron to sing at Soca Gold Christmas extravaganza

Trinidadian artistes Sugar Aloes and Baron, widely regarded as two of most melodious voices in calypso and soca, are returning to Toronto for another performance in the city. The latest, titled “Soca Gold Christmas Extravaganza’’, is on Sunday, November 27, at Chandni Grand Banquet Hall, 3895 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough. “This show is an early Christmas […]

Nigerian mortician allowed voluntary departure

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -A Nigerian mortician, accused of overstaying his time in Trinidad and Tobago, will not be deported from this country but instead allowed voluntary departure. Anthony Agu, a 34-year-old certified embalmer with JE Guide Funeral Home in the southern city of San Fernando, has been given two weeks in which to leave […]

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