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, […]

Diaspora to help with healthcare in Jamaica

A delegation from the Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation took part in the recent meeting in Kingston to map the course of future assistance from the Jamaican Diaspora worldwide to Jamaica’s healthcare system. The Jamaican Diaspora Healthcare Sector and Friends of Jamaica, in association with the Ministry of Health, hosted the meeting at the Knutsford Court […]

Canada names squad for Auty Cup

Cricket Canada recently announced a 13-man squad for the 2012 Auty Cup Tour of America which will take place at the Central Broward County International Cricket Stadium in Florida, between November 14th and 17th. The Auty Cup is recognized as the world’s oldest international sporting fixture and was last played at the Toronto Cricket Ground […]

Lincoln Alexander is dead

Lincoln Alexander, who once served as the lieutenant governor of Ontario from 1985 to 1991, has passed away. He was 90. Alexander was also the country’s first black member of Parliament, elected to the House of Commons in 1968 as the Progressive Conservative candidate for Hamilton West. Current Lieutenant Governor David Onley made the announcement […]

Mahaya wins OCPA scholarship

The Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes (OCPA) proudly announces Mahayah Lochan-Aristide as the worthy recipient of the Second Annual Preston Shepherd Music Scholarship 2012. Mahayah, having met the criteria for the Award, is most deserving and she exemplifies all the qualities for which the late Preston Shepherd stood. Mahayah is a Grade 10 student enrolled […]

Jamaican is Ocktoberfest Woman of the Year

By Sandra Mills Author, Speaker and radio radio talk show host Paulet Biedermann is the first and only Caribbean native to win the Oktoberfest-Rogers TV woman of the year award. She was recognized for making significant long term contribution to her community and her country. Biedermann won the Waterloo Region’s most prestigious award on October […]

EZJet flies in

By Gerald V. Paul Connecting with the community, after three months in business? Well, it was not easy but EZjet left the packed Twilight Restaurant on Nugget and McCowan with lots of food: literally and mentally! With calls from the travel agents looking for the carrier’s boss, Sonny Ramdeo, saying he should have been here, […]

Activist & lawyer Charles Roach passes on

Activist & lawyer Charles Roach passes on

By Gerald V. Paul “Come over to my place for lunch.” That was the extraordinary invitation from the community’s iconic pioneer human rights leader to the protesters out of the Royal Art Gallery some 19 years ago. He wanted them to know that while they protested together, they could also break bread together. Such was […]