Young champs star at Calypsoca Extravaganza

Young champs star at Calypsoca Extravaganza

By Oscar Wailoo Last Sunday, calypso, the music that is the heartbeat of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, took centre stage for the “Calypsoca Extravaganza 2018: The Evolution.”  The annual show is staged by Organization of Calypso Performing Arts (OCPA), the outfit that maintains and nurtures one of the Caribbean’s most loved art forms. This year […]

Berbice win ‘Dassy’ softball trophy

Berbice win ‘Dassy’ softball trophy

By Ravendra Madholall Berbice captured the 2018 ‘Dassy’ 20-over softball four-team inter-county one-day competition trophy after beating perennial rivals Demerara by 30 runs last Saturday at Keele Top ground in  Toronto. Berbice batted first after winning the toss and reached a challenging 106 all out in 16.3 overs while Demerara were skittled out for 76 […]

One Caribbean Television to provide live broadcast of Toronto Caribbean carnival

New York-based One Caribbean Television will provide live broadcast of carnival celebrations in Toronto, Barbados and Antigua from  today, August 2 through Tuesday, August 7. This year, One Caribbean Television partners again with the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival for its 51st anniversary celebration, says a news  release from the network. For the past six years, […]

Whatley wins gold at CAC championships

Whatley wins gold  at CAC championships

Guyana’s four-member team finished with two gold medals and a bronze at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships which concluded  on Sunday night in Mexico. Selvon Bruce Whatley won gold in the Masters and Middleweight categories  and Emmerson Campbell picked up the bronze medal  in the Mr. Physique. Campbell is the […]

Was the CIA involved in ending attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago?

Was the CIA involved in ending attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago?

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad— A former attorney general has dismissed statements that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in helping Trinidad and Tobago authorities suppress the 1990 attempted coup by a radical Islamic group. Anthony Smart, who served as attorney general during the insurrection, said that his then Cabinet colleague, Dr Brinsley […]

Bill to reduce size of Toronto City Council constitutional but unconventional

By Dr. Radhakrishnan Persaud The Ontario government’s introduction of legislation on Monday to reduce the number of councilors in Toronto’s city council to 25 from 47 is not unconstitutional. However, the government’s unilateral approach to altering the structure of representation in Canada’s largest city is unconventional and has engendered much criticism from opposition parties in […]

Yasin Abu Bakr unapologetic 28 years after failed coup

Yasin Abu Bakr unapologetic 28 years after failed coup

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Leader of the Jamaat-Al-Muslimeen group Yasin Abu Bakr says he will not apologise for the 1990 attempted coup aimed at unseating the Trinidad and Tobago government, even as he acknowledged the “unfortunate inability” of at least one survivor to understand the context of the 1990 “revolution”. In a statement marking the 28th anniversary […]

Guyana to establish temporary settlement for Venezuelan refugees

Guyana to establish temporary settlement  for Venezuelan refugees

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -– The government of Guyana has announced plans to establish a settlement area for over 200 Venezuelan refugees. This was disclosed by Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, who said the homestead settlement will be for 260 Venezuelans who are occupying areas in the community of Barima-Waini. Felix made the announcement during an interview with the […]

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