Trinidadian businessman regains permanent resident status

Persons who are granted permanent  resident status in Canada  are  permitted to  remain in the country for the rest of their lives. However, they are required to comply with the “residency obligation” provision  under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act with respect to each five year period. During  that period (1825 days),  they  must be […]

Regally Elegant with the Common Touch

Regally Elegant with the Common Touch

The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival Ball 2017   Review by Meegan Scott The night was set to Caribbean culture indeed! Pomp, Pageantry, Music, Dance, Caribbean humour and a brief flare of temper from a man  burned by Mark Trinidad’s fun-filled Roast, sums up the Carnival Ball 2017 on Saturday. The Ball at the Liberty Grand, […]

King, Queen and Pan

King, Queen and Pan

Peeks  Toronto Caribbean carnival will stage two major events before the grand parade on Saturday. This evening the 2017 King and Queen Showcase will be held at  Allan Lamport Stadium,1155 King St West in Toronto and tomorrow evening the Pan Alive steelband competition will take place at the same venue. According to a release from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canada-Caribbean artists and musicians to perform at CARIFESTA

Canada-Caribbean artists and musicians to perform  at CARIFESTA

A group of more than 60 musicians and artists from Toronto’s Caribbean community  will take part in this year’s Caribbean Festival of Arts  (CARIFESTA XIII) to be held in Barbados  August 18-27. The Canada-Caribbean Carifesta Contingent, as the group is called,” will present in music, theatre, dance, spoken word and storytelling,” said Rhoma Spencer, artistic […]

More than half of black residents in GTA have been stopped by police in public – new study

A study, released yesterday,  is shedding light on the types of interactions members of the black community in the  Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have with police officers. More than 50 per cent of those surveyed said they have been stopped by police in public places and that number jumps to nearly 80 per cent among males between […]

‘Extended’ family picnic

‘Extended’ family picnic

By Ila Henry Photos By Gwyn Chapman       Hundreds of people from the Caribbean community)  got together at Masyrktown Park in Scarborough on Sunday for an annual event which attendees say has become a community institution. It was Dr.  Sheridan Cyrus’ family picnic but this get-together  was not just for the family of  […]

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