Toronto City Councillor helps restrain passenger on flight from Jamaica

Toronto City Councillor helps restrain  passenger on flight from Jamaica

Toronto City Councillor Michael Thompson was among several passengers on an Air Canada plane from Jamaica who helped restrain an unruly passenger who allegedly tried to open a cabin door mid-flight. The Air Canada Rouge flight 1805 from Jamaica to Toronto was forced to land in Orlando on Monday night after a passenger became aggressive […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: The Ontario government announced last week in its budget that it will provide free prescription drugs to young people up to age 25.The medicines will be provided to everyone in that age group regardless of their income or their parents’ income. Should  free prescriptions drugs be provided to low income people of […]

Carnival Nationz is setting its sights on a fourth ‘band of the year’ title

Carnival Nationz is setting its sights on a fourth ‘band of the year’ title

Carnival Nationz  is sending  “shockwaves of excitement”  throughout  the Toronto carnival community with the launching  of  “Oh Canada.” Thousands showed up last Saturday at the mas’ camp at  Dynamic Boulevard in Scarborough  for the band launch where twelve sections were unveiled. As bandleader Marcus Eustace told the Caribbean Camera, “Oh Canada ” is a celebration of […]

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

By Murissa Barrington It’s “Celebration Time” for Band leader Louis Saldenah as he launches his Carnival presentation of the same name for 2017. Hundreds packed into the Chandi Grand banquet hall in Toronto Saturday night for the band launch. This year Saldenah’s  band will be celebrating  both Toronto Carnival’s 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday. […]

A race kart for Reagan

A race kart for Reagan

Mention the name Reagan Rodrigues to auto racing enthusiasts in Guyana and you are likely to hear some amazing stories about speed on the South Dakota circuit. Rodrigues who was managing director of the family business – Rick and Sari Industries – in Georgetown, had a passion for racing – on bicycles, motor bikes and […]

Toronto Mayor launches 2017 school cricket tournament

Toronto Mayor John Tory and Helen Berhane, Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Canada, will launch the 2017 Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament today at  the Rotunda at Metro Hall. The 2017 individual awards will be presented to the following players: High School (Boys) Best Batter – Herrick Patel, North Albion Collegiate […]

Shouter Baptists celebrate one hundred years of making ‘ a joyful noise unto the Lord’

Shouter Baptists celebrate one hundred years  of making ‘ a joyful noise unto the Lord’

More than 100 members of the National Evangelical Spiritual Baptist faith or Shouter Baptists, as they are called, along with several of their leaders, celebrated 100 years of the advent of their faith and 66 years of its ” liberation” on Sunday at their  church on Mack Avenue in Scarborough. It was a time of […]

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