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 […]

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 […]

Guyana willing to accept Venezuelans fleeing economic hardships

Guyana willing to accept Venezuelans fleeing economic hardships

GEORGETOWN, Guyana   Guyana will, on humanitarian grounds, assist Venezuelans and persons of other nationalities should they find themselves fleeing from their countries as a result of economic turmoil or political persecution. However, President David Granger said, assistance will not be done haphazardly. He said: “We are not going to simply open our borders to people […]

Rowley says removing Maduro not Trini business

Rowley says removing Maduro not Trini business

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last Friday said he had never discussed the ongoing political situation in Venezuela with President Nicolas Maduro when the head of the government in South America paid an official visit to the twin-island republic last month. Rowley also made it clear that Port of Spain […]

As Venezuela ails, Maduro goes on tour

As Venezuela ails, Maduro goes on tour

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Amid the food, electricity and economic crisis in his country, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived in Jamaica for what the government says was a one-day “working visit”, ahead of his trip to another Caribbean country where a demonstration was planned. A Jamaica government statement said Maduro, who was met on arrival at […]

Venezuela aids Grenada on oil and gas

Venezuela aids Grenada on oil and gas

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro shakes hands on the pact with Grenada PM Dr. Keith Michell. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Venezuela has promised to assist Grenada in developing potential that may exist in the oil and gas sector. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who visited the island last week, said he will immediately instruct his foreign minister, Delcy […]

Venezuela raps Canuck mining in Guyana

Venezuela raps Canuck mining in Guyana

David Granger GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Venezuela has objected to a Canadian mining company operating in Guyana, telling the company it is infringing on Caracas’ sovereignty. The move has not gone down well with Guyana’s President David Granger. Granger told Parliament that, in a move that shows no regard for diplomacy, Venezuela’s ambassador to Ottawa issued […]