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 […]

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 […]

Three junior carnival band launches last weekend

Three junior carnival band launches  last weekend

By Stephen Weir Photographs by Don Moreland held in Scarborough. A trio of mas’ camps  -Sunlime Mas’, Louis Saldenah’s Mas-K-Camp and Tribal Carnival – held free launches .  On Saturday, Sunlime Mas’ held just what its name suggests.  In brilliant sunshine, the band launch was taken outdoors onto a large wooden stage that had been […]

PACE is a critical part of educational development in Jamaica, says consul general in Toronto

PACE is a critical part of educational development in  Jamaica,  says consul general in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine   The tens of thousands of Canadian dollars provided annually by members of the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education (PACE) for educational purposes in Jamaica are deeply appreciated by the government and people of that Caribbean nation, says Jamaica’s top diplomat in Toronto. “Without PACE, many, many, many students in […]

Black candidates turn up at ‘ meet and greet’ event at Jamaican Canadian Centre

Black candidates turn up at ‘ meet and greet’ event  at Jamaican Canadian Centre

By Lincoln DePradine   More than 200 people  showed up at the Jamaican Canadian Centre last Friday evening to “meet, greet and support ” Black candidates in the June 7 provincial elections in Ontario. Twenty-one candidates were invited to the event but just over a dozen were present. A few of them, including two government […]

Adaoma Patterson re-elected as President of the JCA

Adaoma Patterson re-elected as President of  the  JCA

Adaoma Patterson, an adviser with the strategic planning team in the Human Services Department in the Region of Peel, has been re-elected President of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) for a second term. Patterson has served as president  of the JCA since 2016. Also re-elected last week for a second term to the JCA’s  Board […]

Three junior carnival band launches this weekend

Three junior carnival band launches this weekend

By Stephen Weir /Photographs by Don Moreland The sexy fishnet stockings and tights and the angel wings  from the adult carnival costumes launches in Toronto have been put away and now it’s the children’s turn to show their stuff on stage. This weekend there are three  junior costumes launches  – Tribal Carnival and Sunlime  Mas’on […]

Nostalgia night at the Metropolitan Centre in Scarborough

Nostalgia night at the Metropolitan Centre in Scarborough

About 200 people -mainly in the 50-plus age  range – took a musical trip down memory lane last Saturday  night at the sixth annual   presentation of Nostalgia at the Metropolitan Centre in Scarborough. Don  Silver Fox Ali and his band serenaded the audience with  calypso classics,  Indian hits  and other popular numbers of yesteryear at […]

Former Consul General of Grenada dies in Toronto at 76

Former Consul General of Grenada dies in Toronto  at 76

Conrad “Terry” Gibbs who served as Grenada’s Consul  General  in Toronto from 2002 to 2006, died at the  Scarborough General hospital on February 27 last. He was 76. After graduating  from Presentation Boy’s College in Grenada, Gibbs went to  St.Lucia where he taught at St. Mary’s College. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Inter-American […]

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