West Indies team ’embarrassing’ and ‘pathetic’ – Sir Curtly

West Indies team ’embarrassing’ and ‘pathetic’ – Sir Curtly

LONDON -Curtly Ambrose labelled the current West Indies side “embarrassing” and “pathetic” after their humiliating innings defeat by England in the first Test. England went 1-0 up in the ongoing three-match series courtesy of a mammoth innings and 209-run win as the first day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston on Saturday. […]

Thousands in Haiti still living in camps

Thousands in Haiti still living in camps

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti  – More than seven years after a powerful earthquake killed more than 300,000 people and left more than a million homeless,  the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) says nearly 3,000 people are still living in camps that were erected to accommodate displaced people for only three years. The IOM Health, Protection, […]

Colourful display as CARIFESTA XIII gets underway

Colourful display as CARIFESTA XIII gets underway

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – After having to be rescheduled from Friday due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the official opening ceremony for CARIFESTA XIII took place on Sunday, with Barbados’ Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley declaring the festival open. The ceremony at  the Kensington Oval  here  was preceded by a colourful parade of participating […]

Let’s allow Haiti to develop its potential

Let’s allow Haiti to develop its potential

By Carlton Joseph The Canadian province of Quebec has become an entry point for as many as 250 migrants a day. Most of those crossing into Canada in recent days are Haitians who have been living in the United States for years.  They are reacting to the Trump administration’s announcement that it is pulling the […]

Haitian government thanks Montreal for helping asylum seekers

Haitian government thanks Montreal for helping asylum seekers

Members of Haiti’s government are in Montreal to offer thanks as their country continues to recover from environmental disasters. Two Haitian ministers arrived in Montreal Tuesday to meet with Mayor Denis Coderre. They wanted to thank the Montreal, Quebec and Canadian governments for accepting migrants—but they’re also looking for a solution to the growing number […]

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 […]

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