Trinbago Day celebration in Ottawa on Sunday

Trinbago Day celebration in Ottawa on Sunday

Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago from Toronto and Montreal will join those from Ottawa and other  parts of Canada  in the nation’s capital for Trinbago Day celebration on Sunday. The event  presented by the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission and the Trinidad and Tobago Association  of Ottawa, will be held at  Lansdowne Park. Organizers say […]

Tourism students to host annual trade show at Seneca College

Tourism students to host annual trade show at Seneca College

Tourism  students at the Western Hospitality Institute in Jamaica will present “Crescendo,” the school’s eleventh annual trade show and professional development exercise, at Seneca College in Toronto on Friday. According to a news release, the trade show and professional development exercise for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science  degree in Hospitality Management, is being held […]

Refugee claimant held in prison ‘ for no real reason at all ‘

Refugee claimant held in prison ‘ for no real reason at all ‘

By Lincoln DePradine The lawyer for a Barbadian-born refugee claimant, who spent months in jail despite not having any criminal charges or convictions, won’t say if his client’s treatment by Canadian immigration officials had anything to do with his ethnicity. “I don’t have any evidence and I can’t say for sure,’’ Subodh Bharati told The […]

Canada not immune to racist violence -Trudeau

Canada not immune to racist violence -Trudeau

Following an outbreak of violence on the weekend  at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reminding Canadians that  Canada is not immune to racist violence. In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Trudeau condemned the violence in Charlottesville and offered Canada’s support. “We know Canada isn’t […]

Rising tide of Haitian migrants from the US

Rising tide of Haitian migrants from the US

MONTREAL — The flow of migrants, mostly Haitians fearing expulsion from the United States, has surged in recent weeks on Canada’s southern border, with requests for asylum tripling since mid-July, officials say. At the Lacolle crossing point on the Quebec border, federal police have erected a tent on a logging road to check the identities […]

Confusion and frustration reign at the grand parade

Confusion and frustration reign at the grand parade

By Lincoln DePradine Organizers of the 2017 Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival, through their newly hired operations’ manager Gerard Weekes, had promised a no-holds-barred approach to fix the problems that have besieged the festival’s annual street parade. Weekes expressed determination to eliminate the usual “huge gaps in the parade’’; to ensure all masquerade bands get on […]

Saldenah wins ‘ Band of the Year’ – again

Saldenah wins ‘ Band of the Year’ – again

“Celebration Time” from Louis Saldenah’s Mas-K Club was adjudged ” Band of the Year”  at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2017. Saldenah’s band has placed first in the annual competition 18 times and has been a runner-up 12 times. In  this year’s Big Band category (bands with more than 750 members) Toronto Revellers was the […]

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