Hawaiian is first Hindu elected to US House

Last Tuesday, Hawaii not only elected Japan-born Mazie Hirono to be the first ever Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, they also elected Democrat Tulsi Gabbard as the first ever practicing Hindu to the US House of Representatives. Hawaii has been declared a Fox News Disaster Zone. Thirty-one-year-old Gabbard is the daughter of two conservative […]

New Ontario Immigration strategy launched

By Jasminee Sahoye An immigration strategy that will take Ontario in a new direction has been launched. The aim is for the province to select, welcome and assist immigrants to Ontario and leverage the global connections of the diverse communities in an effort make the province more viable. It emphasizes the critical role skilled immigrants […]

Election Day

By Jean Hodgkinson An American presidential election is a movie, usually a very bad movie, but the American public likes bad movies –Lewis H. Lapham During his presidential campaign Mitt Romney asked American voters to consider whether they’re better off now than four years ago, as if the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression […]

Editorial: Yes, He Can

We are sure that ninety nine percent of our readers celebrated Tuesday night’s President Barack Obama’s victory south of the border. And so did we. Every US Presidential Election since Franklin D. Roosevelt is deemed crucial given the pre-eminence of that nation. But what makes this one different is a watershed, where an individual who […]

Tracing the origins of dhal puri

By Jasminee Sahoye The desire to find the origin of the Dhal puri, a delicacy made popular among West Indians especially in Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname and Guyana and now around the world, has resulted in the making of an 80-minute documentary Dhal Puri Diaspora. The delicacy, which is made with dough from wheat flour, […]

Most Torontonians of Jamaican descent a boon to the city

Most Torontonians of Jamaican descent a boon to the city

Royson James Star Columnist These are the Jamaicans you don’t hear enough about — a high-achieving, prosperous community too often eclipsed by Toronto’s preoccupation with gang violence and street punks. Chances are they’re your boss, doctor, banker, caregiver, teacher, lawyer, plumber, university chancellor or the judge you’ll face in court tomorrow. But you could easily […]

IL FORNELLO Italian restaurant Ajax

IL FORNELLO Italian restaurant Ajax It has not taken very long for IL FORNELLO to move to the top of the list of the best Italian restaurants in Ajax. It’s not just the casual, classic Italian fare like pizzas baked in the wood-burning pizza oven, pasta favourites, salads, appetizers and more that customers are talking […]

Ice, Wine & Dine

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 | 4pm to 10pm Elm Street Enjoy an evening of culinary delights, festive cocktails and live entertainment on historic Elm Street! Area restaurants will be offering $5 sampler menus throughout the night. There will be wine tasting and martinis at our licensed patios. Make sure to check out the Martini Ice […]

Storm sends Portia packing

By Gerald V. Paul Visiting Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller cut short her first official trip to Canada to get back home to Jamaica to be there for her people as Hurricane Sandy threatened the country. Sandy was scheduled to make landfall in Jamaica as a Category One storm on Wednesday night. On Tuesday afternoon, […]