Muhtadi Drumming Festival at Woodbine Park on the weekend

Muhtadi Drumming Festival  at Woodbine Park on the weekend

The 18th edition of Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF) will be held at Woodbine Park in Toronto on the weekend. The two-day festival  (June 3-4) is multicultural extravaganza that showcases 30 plus performers/groups playing an eclectic array of drums, music and dance from many nations. One of the themes of this year’s festival  is “Canada […]

Haiti certifies presidential win for Moise

Haiti certifies presidential win for Moise

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A businessman from northern Haiti who has never held political office was certified last week as the official winner of the November presidential election  following a ruling by an electoral tribunal that found no evidence of large-scale voter fraud. The Provisional Electoral Council published final results showing that Jovenel Moise easily won […]

US citizens targeted after extradition of Haitian senator-elect

US citizens targeted after extradition  of Haitian senator-elect

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -Haitian police have evacuated some 50 .US citizens to safety after attempted attacks by supporters of Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe, who was arrested and extradited to the United States last week, a police official said on Monday. Philippe, long wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and remembered for his role in a […]

A BIG CHECK FOR HAITI

A BIG CHECK FOR HAITI

Dr. Eric Pierre, Honorary  Consul General for Haiti in Toronto, (sixth from left) receives a ” big check” for  $3,740 on behalf of  Pierspective Entraide Huminataire, a Haitian-led charitable organization in Toronto, at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto. (From left) Alton Brooks – Director of Communications, Jamaican  Canadian Association (JCA), JCA Board; Dr. Sylvanus […]

Canada announces $54 million in aid in Haiti

Canada announces $54 million in aid in Haiti

Canada will give $54 million to Haiti over the next five years, including more than $2 million in immediate aid, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said. The funding announcement came on the final day of Bibeau’s three-day trip to Haiti, where she is seeing first-hand how Canadian aid money is being used in areas decimated last month by hurricane Matthew. Most […]

‘Let’s Get Together for Haiti’ concert

‘Let’s Get Together for Haiti’ concert

More than a dozen singers and dancers from Toronto’s Caribbean community have donated ” time and talent” for a benefit concert  to raise funds for relief efforts for Haiti following last month’s  devastating hurricane which killed more than a thousand  people in the island and left  more than a  million homeless. In what has been […]

Haiti needs cash

Haiti needs cash

By Gerald V. Paul Dr. Eric Pierre, Honorary Consul General of Haiti, is looking for money, as he leads  a Caribbean group in Toronto, seeking to help rebuild Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. And he pointed out that apart from cash, there is a great need for medical supplies and equipment. Members of […]

Canadian aid for Haiti

Canadian aid for Haiti

The Canadian government has set aside $4.58 million in humanitarian aid for Haiti and other Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Matthew. That amount includes $300,000 for the Red Cross to provide emergency care and $280,000 for drinking water and child-friendly hygiene kits. Much of the federal aid is earmarked to help Haiti in the aftermath […]

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