Be citizens of the world, Glover tells Black gathering in Toronto

Be citizens of the world, Glover tells Black gathering in Toronto

Black American actor and political activist Danny Glove addressed a large gathering of Black people  at the First Baptist church in Toronto on Sunday. Calling on them to play a more active role in the politics of the country, he said that they should see themselves as citizens of the world, even though they may […]

St. Lucian women celebrate 50th anniversary of their arrival in Canada

St. Lucian women celebrate 50th anniversary of their arrival in Canada

Several women from St. Lucia who came to Canada as domestics, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their arrival in the country, at a reception at Toronto City Hall on Tuesday. Speaking at the reception, Councillor  Jim Karygiannis ( Scarborough– Agincourt) said that the women ” added much to the cultural and social fabric of Toronto.” […]

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 […]

Nobel laureate Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87

Nobel laureate Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87

  Nobel laureate Sir Derek Alton Walcott, a poet and playwright, died on Friday at his home in his native island of St. Lucia, after a  prolonged illness. He was 87. Sir Derek received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992 after being shortlisted for the honour for many years. In selecting  him, the Swedish […]

St Lucia opposition pledges to review economic citizenships granted under new rules

St Lucia opposition pledges to review economic citizenships granted under new rules

CASTRIES, St Lucia — The opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has announced it will review every economic citizenship granted by the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) under new citizenship by investment programme (CIP) rules recently promulgated by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. The SLP expressed its “deepest concern” with the actions of the Chastanet administration, […]

Violent weekend in St. Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia — At least six people were killed in various incidents in St Lucia over the weekend, less than four days after Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said he was convinced that criminals were people “who are destroying our livelihoods”. Police said that they had detained one woman on Sunday night in connection with […]

Plight of undocumented St. Lucian immigrant sparks church action

By Gerald V. Paul No family member was there to shed a tear at Claudia’s funeral service in  Toronto  last week. Not even her daughter, Diana,  who was thousands of miles away in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia  as her mom ‘s body was lying in a  coffin at  the chapel of a Toronto […]

Mango celebration in St. Lucia

Mango celebration in St. Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia — St. Lucia’s renowned luxury resorts Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain are paying homage to the mango throughout the months of June and July. To celebrate the tropical fruit, guests will partake in a variety of mango-themed activities, events and services. “With the abundance of mangoes available during this time in St. […]

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