Jamaica aims to create new markets for its cultural products

Jamaica aims to create new markets for its cultural products

Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, praised  members of the Jamaican diaspora in Toronto for their fortitude, their “relentless push for success ” and  for becoming ” part of the new multicultural society which they fashioned with the Jamaican touch. ” But most of  all, we salute you because you never […]

Niagara Falls getting ready to jump up to a Caribbean beat

Niagara Falls  getting ready  to jump up to a Caribbean beat

By Stephen Weir While Torontonians have already put away their carnival costumes for another year, in Niagara Falls the Caribana “schooling” is just about to begin. Tomorrow morning the musical group, Kobo Town, a fleet of food trucks and a busload of mas’ veterans will be heading down the QEW to a famous Niagara Falls […]

West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held at Markham fair grounds

West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held  at Markham fair grounds

By Lincoln DePradine An outing which began simply as an occasion for nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to  “lime” together in Toronto, now has mushroomed to include other West Indians and has raised thousands of dollars for charitable causes. The first “Family and Friends Picnic’’, organized by what is now known as the United Trinbago […]

Faces of the festival -Three new coffee table books

Faces of the festival -Three new coffee table books

By Stephen Weir For the past two-weeks, photographer Don Moreland has been pouring over the thousands of photographs that he and his team took at this year’s Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade, the Junior Carnival Parade and the King and Queen Competition. By weekend, the first copies of his three coffee table books with pictures  […]

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing constitution

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing constitution

HAVANA – Cuba began a rare public discussion on Monday  to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud. Cuba’s National Assembly approved a draft of changes to the 1976 constitution last month, including amendments that would pave the way for […]

Mixed fortunes for touring Trinidad girl’s high school team

Mixed fortunes for touring Trinidad girl’s high school team

A Trinidad and Tobago Secondary Schools Cricket League (T&TSSCL) team had mixed fortunes so far on the their tour of Canada, winning one match and losing two. In their opening match last Saturday at Mavis ground in Mississauga, the T&TSSCL  team were beaten badly by Ontario Cricket Academy (OCA) while on the same day they […]

Scarborough Multicultural Festival on the Move

Scarborough Multicultural Festival on the Move

Organizers of  the 4th annual Scarborough Community Multicultural  Festival have announced that the festival is moving to a new location this year. Originally scheduled to take place at Confederation Park, it will now be held at the Masaryktown Park on the Scarborough Golf Club Road. The “free festival” is billed as “three-days of excitement and […]

St Kitts police confirm drugs in court cases stolen from headquarters

St Kitts police confirm drugs in court cases stolen from headquarters

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Police Commissioner Ian Queeley has confirmed that a quantity of drugs to be used as evidence in a pending criminal case had been stolen from the police headquarters and that law enforcement officials are “committed to identifying those responsible for this heinous act.” In a statement, Queeley gave no indication as to […]

Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has elected attorneyVerla  DePeiza as its new leader as it seeks to rebuild following the defeat it suffered during the May 24 general election in Barbados. “If nothing else gives us the impetus to move forward it must be the fear of failing. This party is bigger than us. This […]

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