Ontario launches ‘Together We Can’

Ontario launches ‘Together We Can’

The Ontario government  has launched a new  mentorship program for Black children and youth. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism announced the new program – Together We Can –  at Alexandra Park Community Centre in Toronto yesterday. Coteau said that  through Together We Can, up to 21 mentorship […]

‘Lil’ Nation’ wins Band of the Year title

‘Lil’ Nation’ wins Band of the Year title

The Carnival Nationz’s band, “Lil’ Nation,” was adjudged Band of the Year at the 2017 Junior Carnival and Family Day in the Malvern community in Scarborough on Saturday. ” Lil’ Nation,” led by Marcus Eustace, also won the Western Union People’s Choice Award. “Venom Carnival”  placed second in the competition and third place went to […]

Thompson elected to represent Canada on Jamaica Diaspora Board

Thompson elected to represent Canada on Jamaica Diaspora Board

Dr. Sylvanus Thompson, the widely recognized Toronto public health inspector and longtime community worker, has been elected as a member of the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board. He will represent the Jamaican diaspora in Canada on the Board which was established in 2004 as “an advisory body to  the Jamaican minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign […]

Caribana Arts Group plans new initiatives

Caribana Arts Group plans new initiatives

As mas’ aficionados get ready for the big “jump up” in August at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival, the  Caribana Arts Group (CAG) is looking forward to re-asserting itself ” as the rightful owner of the festival ” which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. “We will soon be announcing detailed plans about where we intend […]

Entertainment in true Caribbean style

Entertainment in true Caribbean style

Paul Keens-Douglas in Concert with Dance Caribe Performing Company Review by Meegan Scott Celebration, entertainment, therapy, recall and homage in true Caribbean style. An apt description for the concert which  brought the Caribbean, its culture and popular artistic performances to Riverdale Collegiate Institute in Toronto with grandeur and flair two Saturdays ago. I had the […]

Grow economy to create confident Jamaicans – Lee-Chin

Grow economy to create confident Jamaicans – Lee-Chin

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Lamenting that young Jamaicans have never experienced economic growth in their lifetime, Michael Lee-Chin, Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (ECG), noted that the Council is focused on building the confidence of Jamaicans. Speaking on Tuesday at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, the Jamaica-born Canadian billionaire, noted that very marginal growth for […]

Convention of Black US lawyers in Toronto

Convention of Black US lawyers in Toronto

The National Bar Association (NBA) of the United States, the  largest association of African American lawyers and judges in North America, will hold its annual Convention and Exhibits at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto July 29-August 4. It will be the Association’s 92nd annual convention and the first to be held outside of […]

Telecom company makes cash donation to Tropicana program

Telecom company makes cash donation to Tropicana program

By Lincoln DePradine A Toronto-based social service agency, whose clients include thousands of people from the city’s Caribbean community, has received a cash donation for one of its education programs from Freedom Mobile, a subsidiary of the telecommunications company, Shaw. Freedom Mobile has donated $25,000 in support of digital technology at the computer lab at […]

Mas’ players from Whitby win Junior King and Queen competition

Mas’ players from Whitby win Junior King and Queen competition

Two teen-aged mas’ players from Whitby were adjudged king and queen respectively on Sunday at the first Junior King and Queen competition to be held in the 50-year  history of the Toronto Caribbean carnival. Evan Murphy, 13, from the band, Venom Carnival, who portrayed ” Centipede Bite,” won the Junior King title. Winner of the […]

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