OMNI TV cuts Indian news program

By Jasminee Sahoye   Many Indo-Caribbean people who try to stay informed about their South Asian heritage by tuning into Rogers OMNI TV, will soon be unable to watch their favourite programs due to cuts to multicultural and local news programming. According to a joint news release, South Asian Women’s Centre, the Alliance for South […]

4 million access Immigration online help centre

Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) new online help centre shows that more than four million people have indicated an interest in visiting Canada since the help centre was launched six months ago. “People have questions about how to come to Canada and this new user-friendly and convenient web tool provides the practical information that they […]

TD returns as title sponsor for Irie Music festival

With an average of 100,000 festival goers and growing, TD Bank is back as title sponsor of the Toronto and Mississauga IRIE Music Festival celebrations, extending the successful relationship for a seventh straight year. TD IRIE Music Festival returns to Mississauga’s Celebration Square on Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, 2013 culminating with the […]

Blacks under-represented in gifted programs

By Gerald V. Paul A serious problem of disproportionality in special education programmes based on both race and income, were the findings from People for Education’s research based on surveys of 1,122 schools across the province . They found “significant gaps” and differences in schools based on family income, from special education to access to […]

Calypsonian Structure wins the "car crown"

Calypsonian Structure wins the "car crown"

Reigning Toronto Calypso King, Brian Thornhill aka Structure receives a $500 cheque plus gifts from Jorge De Souza, General Sales Manager of Hogan Chevrolet, this year’s sponsor of Mas Toronto, one of the participants in the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Structure wowed a crowd of calypso lovers and the judges, at a calypso contest held last […]

Lawyers to cops: Stop carding!

By Gerald V. Paul   The African Legal Clinic, ACLC, and a coalition of community activists and lawyers are challenging the controversial police tactic used disproportionately on blacks, known as carding, in court. They will launch a Charter challenge as well as a class action lawsuit to try to stop the controversial Toronto police practice. […]

Ajax mom desperately needs stem cell donor

By Jasminee Sahoye   A 25-year-old mother of two, from Ajax is fighting for her life and a result of severe Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and she needs a stem cell donor to survive. Candice, who is mixed with Trinidad and Tobago heritage was first diagnosed with ALL when she was 13 years old. After […]

UWI awardee credits wife for success

It is said that behind every successful man, there is a woman and this holds true for Dr. M. Jamal Deen, who was recently recognized by the University of the West Indies (UWI) with the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for his contributions to the field of engineering and applied science. With his wife by his side, he […]

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Stage Changes

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Stage Changes

MAS TIME: Toronto Carnival organisers met the media on Tuesday to announce plans and changes for the 2013 staging of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, which includes a new three year sponsorship agreement from title sponsor Scotiabank, a longer parade route and new safety initiatives. Here, from left, parliamentary assistant for the Minister of Tourism Laura […]

Immigration cuts age for dependent children

By Gerald V. Paul Come January 1, Immigration Canada’s “dependent child” definition will be someone younger than 19, rather than the current 22, and an exception for older children who study full time will also be removed. The new rules could make roughly 7,000 immigrants a year ineligible to come to Canada. The change will […]