Cornwallians 40th anniversary gala

Cornwallians  40th anniversary gala

Hundreds of  past students of Cornwall College in Jamaica – or Cornwallians, as they are called  – came from far and wide  to attend the 40th anniversary gala of the Cornwall College Alumni Association  (CCAA) of  Toronto  two Saturdays ago. The  gala held under the patronage of  Mary Anne Chambers, a former Ontario government minister […]

Le Gang des Antillais was best feature film at the 12th annual CTFF

Le Gang des Antillais was best feature film at the 12th annual  CTFF

Le Gang des Antillais (West Indies Gang) won the Caribbean Spirit Award for the best feature film at the 12th annual Caribbean Tales International Film Festival (CTFF) in Toronto. It was one of eight films honoured by the CTFF at the #INTERSECT: Closing Night and Awards held recently at the Sociabank Cineplex. Le Gang des […]

Jamaica-born broadcast executive now ‘ out of critical care’

Jamaica-born broadcast executive  now ‘ out of critical care’

Jamaica-born Fitzroy Gordon, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto radio station CKFG-FM (G98.7), who has been a patient at the Sunnybrook Hospital for more than three weeks with” serious health challenges,” is now reported  to be ” improving” and  “out of critical care.” Gordon is believed to have suffered a stroke though this has […]

Antiguans and Barbudans in the GTA organize relief efforts

Antiguans and Barbudans in the GTA organize relief efforts

Hundreds of Antiguans and Barbudans from the Greater Toronto Area met on the weekend at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto  where an ” information session”  was held to provide an update about the situation in Barbuda, hard hit by Hurricane Irma, and relief efforts were discussed. The meeting was organized by the Antigua and […]

Machel Montano returns to the CTFF with his ‘Journey of a Soca King’

Machel Montano returns to the CTFF with his ‘Journey of a Soca King’

By Lincoln DePradine Machel Montano and Alison Hinds are names that are synonymous with great soca music. However, they were in Toronto last week for more than just their music. Montano and Hinds were in the city to participate in the 12th Caribbean Tales International Film Festival (CTFF), which runs until next Thursday. The festival […]

Barbados Prime Minister to speak at memorial dinner in Toronto

Barbados Prime Minister to speak at memorial dinner in Toronto

Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will be the keynote speaker at the tenth annual Errol Barrow memorial dinner to be held at The Estate Banquet and Event Centre in Scarborough on Saturday September 23. (Errol ” Dipper” Barrow was the first prime minister of Barbados. He founded the Democratic Labour Party and became its leader […]

Coordinate relief efforts after Hurricane Irma

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, there is one key lesson of the past that bears repeating: in order to achieve maximum effectiveness, our hurricane relief efforts need to be both targeted and well coordinated. While all donations of cash, materials and services are welcome, there are always too many relief ventures that have not […]

Political leaders ignoring Toronto’s gun violence crisis

Political leaders ignoring Toronto’s gun violence crisis

By Louis March Seven shootings in six days, with two fatalities. That was the tally  in Toronto last week, and not one word of concern heard from political leaders at all three levels of government. Over the past three years, we have seen an almost 100 per cent increase in gun homicides and incidents in […]

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