Roots and Culture in Rhythm and Music

Roots and Culture in Rhythm and Music

Review by Meegan Scott Title Pimento and Hot Pepper — The Mento Story Nostalgia, pride, satisfaction and the roots of culture shared preserved and exposed.  A highly entertaining film with high ratings for utility when it comes to cultural exposition and preservation. Jamaica has much to thank Director Rick Elgood and 7Billwoods Production when it […]

“Standing still is not an option,’ says President of Brock University

“Standing still is not an option,’ says President of Brock University

President and Vice Chancellor of Brock University, Dr Gervan Fearon, called on scholarship recipients at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto on Saturday night to” define objectives” not just for themselves but “for the next generation.” Dr. Fearon who was born in England of Jamaican parents, was the keynote speaker at the Jamaican Canadian Association […]

Community support for Barbudan relief efforts

Community support for Barbudan relief efforts

Relief efforts in Toronto, launched more than a week ago, to assist Barbudans severely affected by Hurricane Irma, is receiving a great deal of support from organizations and individuals in the Caribbean community, says Eric Delfish, a spokeman from the Antigua and Barbuda Association of Toronto. The Association, in cooperation with the Antigua and Barbuda […]

BLM Toronto protests deportation of Jamaican woman

BLM Toronto protests deportation of Jamaican woman

Members of Black Lives Matter (BLM) Toronto, the activist group protesting black racism, blocked the busy Yonge and Bloor intersection for about 20 minutes during morning rush hour on Tuesday to protest the deportation of Beverly Braham, a 38-year old Jamaican woman. Protestors locked arms, forming a human wall and  holding signs and chanting “let […]

Ottawa Pride parade halted by Black Lives Matter

Ottawa Pride parade halted by Black Lives Matter

OTTAWA – Black Lives Matter, now well known for its disruptive tactics, was at it again – this time here in the nation’s capital. On Sunday protesters with the activist group temporarily halted the Pride parade, described as the biggest in the Ottawa’s history, at which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched with two of his […]

Performance to raise funds for hurricane relief efforts

A benefit performance to raise funds for hurricane  relief efforts in the Caribbean, will be held at the Phoenix Concert theatre in Toronto on Wednesday September 27. “Caribbean Relief and Rhythms,” as the event is called, is organized by  the Caribana Arts Group (CAG) in association with the Phoenix Concert theatre and leading Toronto DJs. […]

Packing safe school lunches

Packing safe school lunches

 By Sylvanus Thompson Back to school preparation is always an exciting and fun activity for parents and children. In addition to packing school supplies such as books and pencils, parents may also pack school lunches for their children. However, it is important for parents to keep some simple food safety tips in mind when preparing […]

Education Equity Action Plan to strengthen publicly funded system -Hunter

Education Equity Action Plan to strengthen publicly funded system        -Hunter

Ontario’s Education Equity Action Plan, a new three-year strategy which aims to reduce systemic barriers and ensure that all students in Ontario can reach their full potential,  was released on Thursday by Education Minister Mitzie Hunter. The minister described the plan as ” a powerful blueprint that will strengthen our publicly funded education system.” The plan […]

Antiguans and Barbudans in the GTA organize relief efforts

Antiguans and Barbudans in the GTA organize relief efforts

Hundreds of Antiguans and Barbudans from the Greater Toronto Area met on the weekend at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto  where an ” information session”  was held to provide an update about the situation in Barbuda, hard hit by Hurricane Irma, and relief efforts were discussed. The meeting was organized by the Antigua and […]

Machel Montano returns to the CTFF with his ‘Journey of a Soca King’

Machel Montano returns to the CTFF with his ‘Journey of a Soca King’

By Lincoln DePradine Machel Montano and Alison Hinds are names that are synonymous with great soca music. However, they were in Toronto last week for more than just their music. Montano and Hinds were in the city to participate in the 12th Caribbean Tales International Film Festival (CTFF), which runs until next Thursday. The festival […]

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