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Congratulations are in order to carnival bandleader Louis  Ronald Saldenah, mas’ man extraordinaire, who copped the “Band of the Year” title at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival 2018. Louis Saldenah has now won the title 19 times – an achievement of which another notable bandleader, his father, the late Harold Saldenah, would have been justly […]

‘The Rock has never left my heart’

By Sylvanus Thompson As Jamaica celebrated the 56th anniversary of its independence on Monday, many Jamaicans in Canada have been reflecting on developments in the land of their birth and  their own personal developments. In this article, Sylvanus Thompson  writes about growing up on The Rock, as he affectionately calls Jamaica: Even though I now […]

King and queen of carnival to be crowned at Lamport Stadium

King and queen of carnival to be crowned at Lamport Stadium

Extravagant costumes and talented masqueraders will be in the spotlight at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival King and Queen Showcase tomorrow night. The event at Allan Lamport Stadium in Toronto’s Liberty Village will present the creative works of masqueraders, designers and engineers of the authentic costumes that are recognized worldwide, says a news release from […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Action can be taken against a spouse for misrepresentation

Action can be taken against a spouse  for misrepresentation

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Action can be taken against a spouse for misrepresentation Over the many years that I have been writing my weekly Immigration Matters column, I have had numerous  inquiries from readers about  what action could be taken against cheating spouses – persons who got married to a Canadian resident or citizen for […]