Sally launches his ‘Wonders of Spring’

Sally launches his ‘Wonders of Spring’

Louis Saldenah’s Mas-K-Club took no prisoners on Saturday night.  The biggest band, with a legacy of winning that stretches back to the early days of Caribana, held a dramatic costume launch at the Chandi Banquet Hall in Scarborough in front an estimated crowd of over a thousand people.  Sixteen sections with the theme of the […]

‘Too many of our kids are failing’

‘Too many of our kids are failing’

Margaret Lazarus, a Superintendent of  Education with the Durham District School Board, warned parents at a Black Educators Network conference in Ajax on Saturday that unless they realize what their responsibilities are, their children  will  be  “going nowhere.” “We need to understand that our children are losing right now and I believe that they are losing […]

University of Waterloo develops new way to fight HIV transmission

University of Waterloo develops new way  to fight HIV transmission

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection. The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman’s genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of […]

Antigua-Barbuda prime minister apologizes to Rastafarian community

Antigua-Barbuda prime minister apologizes  to Rastafarian community

CASTRIES, St. Lucia  – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the prohibition of cannabis less than 100 years ago was not prompted by altruistic motives or concern for the health or well-being of users, but to serve ‘the racist, political and economic interests’ of the then global powers. In a message marking International Day of […]

British government promises to formalise status of Windrush migrants

British government promises to formalise status  of Windrush migrants

LONDON  – The British government says Commonwealth nationals, including those from the Caribbean, who came to Britain between 1948 and 1973 would have their status formalised following the controversy that erupted over the so-called undocumented United Kingdom (UK) immigrants Home Secretary Amber Rudd in a statement to Parliament on Monday apologised for the change in […]

Trinidad-Tobago says it respects the rights of aslyum seekers

Trinidad-Tobago says it respects the rights  of aslyum seekers

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Trinidad and Tobago government, in responding to claims that Venezuelan asylum seekers were forcibly repatriated to their homeland, says no Venezuelans were compelled or coerced into leaving the country last Saturday. The Ministry of National Security of the twin island republic, in a statement issued after the United Nations […]

Super Blue to headline Mother’s Day fete in Toronto

Super Blue to headline Mother’s  Day fete in Toronto

Super Blue to headline Mother’s  Day fete in Toronto By Stephen Weir Last month, the Toronto mas’ camps with their  colourful costume launches, kicked off the 2018 Carnival season in Canada.  Next month, calypso singers are making sure their part in the annual festival starts on a high note. On Saturday May 12, a concert […]

University of Toronto’s writer-in-residence shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize

University of Toronto’s writer-in-residence shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize

By Stephen Weir Aisha Sasha John, a Montreal-born author, artist and dancer of  Caribbean heritage, is one of three Canadians who has been shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. John who was born to Caribbean  immigrant parents (her father came from Barbados and her mother, from Dominica), is currently the University of Toronto’s writer-in-residence. […]

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