Michelle Lochan brings hope to the Carnival

Michelle Lochan brings hope to the Carnival

Publishers note For many years the Festival Management Committee (FMC) has been run by people who have never been within 20 feet of the culture of the Caribbean carnival people. They have spent most of their time in the boardrooms of Canada than in the mas’ camps, pan yards or calypso tents where the culture […]

BBPA extends its reach across Canada

BBPA extends its reach across Canada

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) will host a cross-country outreach campaign of its Business Advisory Implementation Development Services (BAIDS) program commencing November 19, 2021, and traveling to Alberta, Halifax, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan. Created to provide Black-owned businesses with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in Canada’s competitive business market, BAIDS, a customized […]

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Russell Anselm Charter was born on April 21, 1934 on Hermitage Rd. Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad to mother Edna Charter and Father Edgar Leiba Jr. He died on November 14, 2021, at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario after a brief illness. He migrated to Oshawa in 1970 where he lived for over 40 […]

Yolanda’s Lit picks from great Caribbean authors

Yolanda’s Lit picks from great Caribbean authors

My Lit picks By Yolanda T. Marshall Rohan Bullkin and the Shadows: A Story about ACEs and Hope, written by Juleus Ghunta and illustrated by Rachel Moss, highlights the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their connection to children’s academic weaknesses, destructive behaviours, life, and health outcomes. The book also emphasizes the role families […]

Dominica supports the “One China Policy”

Dominica supports the “One China Policy”

The Commonwealth of Dominica has signed a visa-waiver agreement with the People’s Republic of China, strengthening the bilateral ties between the two countries. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Chinese Ambassador to Dominica Lin Xianjiang signed the agreement in a ceremony on Monday, November 22, in the presence of several other officials from both countries. […]

Rita Cox’s storytelling album-launch

Rita Cox’s storytelling album-launch

On November 30th, join us for a fascinating online panel discussion to officially launch the highly anticipated album, Wit and Wisdom: Anansi Tales and Other Stories by iconic storyteller, author, teacher and librarian, Dr. Rita Cox. The launch also celebrate release of the accompanying StorySave podcast episode Rita Cox: The Gently Echoed Music. Dr. Rita […]

Musician Choclair launches campaign to help needy and mentally ill

Musician Choclair launches campaign to help needy and mentally ill

Veteran musician/hip hop artist Choclair (born Kareem Blake) will be leading a “A Holiday Winter Drive” to collect donations to help provide assistance to people in need, to provide meals to the hungry, and to support the mentally ill. The winter drive is fronted by “Made To Move Mountains Outreach”, an organization which was the […]

Windies women win first game in ICC 50-Overs World Cup qualifying campaign

Windies women win first game in ICC 50-Overs World Cup qualifying campaign

Explosive opener Deandra Dottin extended her rich vein of form as West Indies Women opened their ICC 50-overs World Cup qualifying campaign with a uncomplicated six-wicket victory over minnows Ireland Women last Tuesday. Asked to chase a meagre 160 at Old Hararians, the Caribbean side cruised to their target in the 40th over with Player-of-the-Match […]

Toronto RnB Singer/Songwriter Amanda Mae Wears Her Heart On Her Sleeve with Sultry “Shoulda Known”

Toronto RnB Singer/Songwriter Amanda Mae Wears Her Heart On Her Sleeve with Sultry “Shoulda Known”

  Much like seemingly ‘perfect relationships,’ Canadian R&B artist Amanda Mae’s newest single “Shoulda Known” feels and looks beautiful on the outside but, in its core, is fueled by contempt and infidelity — resulting in a sultry yet ominous vibe throughout. Available now, “Shoulda Known” is Amanda Mae in every sense possible… Providing a velvet […]