Drake beats Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

Drake beats Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

  Toronto rapper Drake picked up 13 awards at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, beating the previous record of 12 held by Adele. Drake had earned 10 awards in early winners announced Sunday morning and won an 11th for top male artist in the first minutes of the show He beat out Beyoncé, […]

One hundred days in which normal rules do not apply

by Carlton Joseph On October 22, Donald Trump travelled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to announce his “Contract with the American Voter,” which formalized his pledges for the next 100 days.   It listed 18 actions he would take under his executive authority as president, and 10 pieces of legislation he would introduce in Congress. On the executive […]

More Caribbean nationals facing deportation under new US immigration policy

More Caribbean nationals facing deportation  under new US immigration policy

NEW YORK – When Nevisian Floyel Stapleton appeared in a Manhattan Criminal Court in New York for a routine hearing in his misdemeanour assault case, he was stunned to be met by US federal immigration agents as he left the courtroom. “I didn’t know they were there. They were in plain clothes. They had no […]

Grammy-wining star handcuffed by police in ‘mistaken identity’

Grammy-wining star handcuffed by police in ‘mistaken identity’

LOS ANGELES – Wyclef Jean, the Grammy-winning ex-member of the Fugees, said he was “appalled” after being handcuffed and questioned by police in Los Angeles. Haiti-born Jean, 47, came to the United States as a child with his family and grew up largely in New Jersey. That is where the rapper-singer played with a group […]

Hidden Figures: Story of a victory over white supremacy and sexism

Hidden Figures: Story of a victory over white supremacy and sexism

By Ian Xun Hidden Figures is an incredibly inspiring film that you and your children should  see before  it exits the theatres. It is a triumphant story about  the genius and foresight  of black women  that went untold for far too long. The film is set in the early 60s,  and chronicles the critical work […]

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 […]

Donald Trump’s team ‘poking around’ for information on immigrants

Donald Trump’s team ‘poking around’ for information on immigrants

NEW YORK – United States President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly taken the first step toward confirming one of the worst fears of undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants who have taken advantage of a programme that grants them temporary stay in the US. According to New York’s Vice News, a US Department of Homeland Security memo […]

Action needed to guide US regional priorities

By David Jessop On December 13 last, the US Congress sent to President Obama The United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 for signature into law. This extraordinarily important development comes just as a new US Administration is about to take office. Uniquely it offers the Caribbean, unlike any other part of the world, a […]

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

Few in Toronto’s Caribbean community may be aware of the three African-American woman whose work on “Project  Mercury” made it possible  for  the United States to catch up in the space race by launching the first American, Alan Shepard, into space and sending John Glenn into orbit around the earth. Now the inspiring story about […]

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