First Nations of Canada represented at First Peoples’ Day in Trinidad and Tobago

First Nations of Canada  represented at First Peoples’ Day in  Trinidad and Tobago

Chief Kevin Hart, Manitoba Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations of Canada, and Algonquin Hoop Dancer Mariah Smith Chabot were special guests representing Canada at the historic celebration of First Peoples’ Day in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday. It was the first time First Peoples’ Day was officially recognized as a public holiday […]

T&T women’s volleyball qualifies for world championship

T&T women’s volleyball qualifies for world championship

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago’s women’s volleyball team defeated Costa Rica 3-0 on Saturday night to become the first English- speaking Caribbean country to qualify for a FIVB World Championship tournament. The 2018 tournament will be held in Japan. The  Trinidad and Tobago women won for the second straight night in […]

‘One tourist is more valuable than a barrel of oil,’ says Trinidad-Tobago tourism minister Tweet on Twitter

‘One tourist is more valuable than a barrel of oil,’   says Trinidad-Tobago tourism minister Tweet on Twitter

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –  Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister, Shamfa Cudjoe, says one tourist is more valuable than a barrel of oil. Speaking at the Stakeholders’ Appreciation Cocktails for the 2017 Stay to Get Away campaign held at the Chaquacabana Resort and Beach Club in Chaguaramas recently, she said her ministry is in the […]

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 […]

Trinbago Knight Riders win 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League title

Trinbago Knight Riders win 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League title

TAROUBA, Trinidad  – A 14-ball onslaught from hometown boy Kevon Cooper gave Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) the final push for an incredible, three-wicket, come-from-behind victory that spoiled St Kitts & Nevis Patriots’s dream of a maiden Caribbean Premier League title on Saturday. Cooper, later named Player of the Match, waylaid Sheldon Cottrell and Ben Hilfenhaus […]

Why eat slave plantation food ?

Why eat slave plantation food ?

FOCUS ON HEALTH By Guildford Joe Thomas   The pre-slavery ancestors of  people of the African Canadian community ate food directly harvested from the land.  But their enslaved ancestors were forced to eat whatever was provided to them by the slave owners. They often ate the entrails and appendages of farm animals, including pig’s feet, […]

Caribbean has potential to lead a revolution in wastewater management – IDB

Caribbean has potential to lead a revolution  in wastewater management – IDB

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said on Monday that Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to lead a revolution in the management of wastewater as a resource by reusing it in agricultural and industrial activities, and by promoting circular economy models while at the same time striving to meet Sustainable Development […]

Trinidad-Tobago government closes non-profitable state media

Trinidad-Tobago government closes non-profitable state media

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government announced on Friday the closure of the state-run New Media Group (CNMG), putting more than 100 employees out of work. But Public Administration and Communication Minister, Maxie Cuffie, said that a new entity carrying the name, the Trinidad and Tobago Television (TTT) station, a throwback […]

Machael Montano’s Journey of a Soca King opens Caribbean Tales International Film Festival

Machael Montano’s Journey of a Soca King opens  Caribbean Tales International Film Festival

The  12th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) opens with a street party in Toronto on September 6 “celebrating the legacy, the people and the beauty of the Caribbean.” According to a CTFF news release, “2017, Clinton Street at College Street in Toronto will be magically transformed with the sights and sounds of the Islands, co-hosted by the Consulate […]

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