Achampong launches legal challenge against seat slashing legislation

Achampong launches legal challenge against seat slashing legislation

Toronto lawyer Rocco  Kusi Achampong  says he is ready to fight the Progressive Conservative govermnent of  Premier Doug Ford over  legislation – The Better Local Government Act – to  slash the number of Toronto City Councillors from  47  to 25. Ghana-born Achampong  who is  one of several persons in  Toronto’s Black community who entered the […]

Jamaica-born human rights champion Bromley Armstrong dies at 92

Jamaica-born human rights champion Bromley Armstrong dies at 92

By Lincoln DePradine In more than 70 years in Canada, Bromley Armstrong faced death threats, experienced racial discrimination firsthand and suffered health problems in an endless struggle for equity and human rights for all people. But Armstrong – who died last Friday at 92 – never has had any regrets about his actions and was […]

Canada scraps family reunification lottery

Canada scraps family reunification lottery

OTTAWA  –  The Canadian government  said on Monday that it is scrapping a family reunification lottery and going back to a first-come, first-serve immigration policy as it looks to double the number of parents and grandparents admitted to the country. The change back to the old system follows a backlash from frustrated sponsors who described […]

Jamaica aims to create new markets for its cultural products

Jamaica aims to create new markets for its cultural products

Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, praised  members of the Jamaican diaspora in Toronto for their fortitude, their “relentless push for success ” and  for becoming ” part of the new multicultural society which they fashioned with the Jamaican touch. ” But most of  all, we salute you because you never […]

Niagara Falls getting ready to jump up to a Caribbean beat

Niagara Falls  getting ready  to jump up to a Caribbean beat

By Stephen Weir While Torontonians have already put away their carnival costumes for another year, in Niagara Falls the Caribana “schooling” is just about to begin. Tomorrow morning the musical group, Kobo Town, a fleet of food trucks and a busload of mas’ veterans will be heading down the QEW to a famous Niagara Falls […]

West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held at Markham fair grounds

West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held  at Markham fair grounds

By Lincoln DePradine An outing which began simply as an occasion for nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to  “lime” together in Toronto, now has mushroomed to include other West Indians and has raised thousands of dollars for charitable causes. The first “Family and Friends Picnic’’, organized by what is now known as the United Trinbago […]

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing constitution

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing constitution

HAVANA – Cuba began a rare public discussion on Monday  to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud. Cuba’s National Assembly approved a draft of changes to the 1976 constitution last month, including amendments that would pave the way for […]

Scarborough Multicultural Festival on the Move

Scarborough Multicultural Festival on the Move

Organizers of  the 4th annual Scarborough Community Multicultural  Festival have announced that the festival is moving to a new location this year. Originally scheduled to take place at Confederation Park, it will now be held at the Masaryktown Park on the Scarborough Golf Club Road. The “free festival” is billed as “three-days of excitement and […]

Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has elected attorneyVerla  DePeiza as its new leader as it seeks to rebuild following the defeat it suffered during the May 24 general election in Barbados. “If nothing else gives us the impetus to move forward it must be the fear of failing. This party is bigger than us. This […]

Rowley to contest leadership of the ruling PNM

Rowley to contest leadership of the ruling PNM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The leader of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM), Dr Keith Rowley said he will head a slate contesting the leadership of the party when it holds internal elections on September 30. Addressing supporters at the party’s Family Day in Central Trinidad on Sunday, Rowley said that while the elections […]

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