Fantazia Carnival ready for the road

Fantazia Carnival ready for  the road

By Stephen Weir, photographs by Don Moreland For the youngsters who play mas’ with Fantazia Carnival, the natural elements aren’t hurricanes and volcanoes; they are gentle breezes, friendly sunsets and warm blue water.  On the weekend the  band held a launch party for the revellers who will be taking part in the July 21 Junior […]

Hockey dad receives Canadian Immigrant Award

Hockey dad receives Canadian Immigrant Award

By Lincoln DePradine The Subbans remain a tightly knit family who spends time together, despite the busy schedule of three male adults who are professional hockey players. “When we get together, it’s like no time has passed,’’ said Karl Subban, who was chosen as one of the  2018 recipients of the “Top 25 Canadian Immigrant […]

‘Money usually follows ideas, not the other way around,’ technology developer tells graduating students

‘Money usually follows ideas, not the other way around,’ technology developer tells graduating students

Grenada-born technology developer Nicholas Braithwaite who earned a degree in chemistry from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario  in 1982, returned to the university last week to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. And  for the graduating students of the De Groote School of Business, Braithwaite, he  had a message. ” The world awaits you […]

Jamaican health minister calls on fellow alumni to ‘do more’ for Jamaica

Jamaican health minister calls on fellow alumni  to ‘do more’ for Jamaica

Jamaica’s Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher  Tufton, has appealed to his Canadian-based  fellow alumni to  work  more closely together to “do more”  for Jamaica. Dr. Tufton who was Head Boy at Manchester High school in Central Jamaica, suggested that members of  the school’s  alumni association in Toronto  should adopt a community health clinic “back home.” […]

Pretty nails, not infection

Pretty nails, not infection

By Heather Aspinall Summer is here and nail salons and spas are buzzing with people anxiously about the business of getting well groomed hands and feet. But along with the process of getting well-groomed or perhaps just a relaxing foot soak or rub, may come infection risks of which consumers need to be aware.  In […]

First day at school in Canada for Jamaica’s Leroy

First day at school in Canada for Jamaica’s Leroy

By Stephen Weir The  United States administration of President Donald  Trump has come under fire for the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border in the current crackdown on undocumented migrants. As the subject becomes a hot button topic in Canada, a new children’s book  is creating interest. It  too is about […]

Business women told networking is important for career advancement

Business women told networking  is important for career advancement

Hazel Smith, business operations leader with Rogers Communications,  reminded a group of business women at a ‘”Caribbean power lunch” in Toronto that networking was  important for the advancement of their careers. Speaking about her own life experiences, Smith said she understood the importance of developing relationships and ” digging deep to discover your strengths and […]

‘Scrapping all clean air and climate change initiatives will hurt Ontario’

‘Scrapping all clean air and climate change initiatives will hurt Ontario’

Dear Editor, As a long-time MPP, and a concerned Ontarian, I think it’s important to let Ontarians know that Doug Ford’s anti-environment crusade will put Ontario’s air, water and land at risk – and cost people and the province billions. Ontario families deserve clean lakes, and healthy smog-free air. They deserve a plan to leave […]

‘We have to pay for our development by growing our economy’ – Jamaican prime minister Holness

‘We have  to pay for our development by growing our economy’  – Jamaican prime minister Holness

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness  told fellow nationals in  Mississauga, Ontario last Thursday  that  Jamaica’s debt to GDP ratio will fall below one hundred per cent by the end of the financial year. “This is not a political achievement. It is a national achievement. But it is forcing us now to pay for our development […]

Mother and daughter ‘giving back’ to help children and seniors in Grenada

Mother and daughter ‘giving back’ to help children and seniors in Grenada

By Lincoln DePradine Shenae Harris and her mother, Marsha Hector, were both born outside of the Caribbean but have grown up with a passionate love for the region. So deep is that love that mother and daughter have embarked on projects to provide assistance to children and the elderly in the Caribbean. Canadian-born Harris spearheaded […]

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