Happy birthday Brian Lara: Top 5 Innings of the West Indies Legend

Happy birthday Brian Lara: Top 5 Innings of the West Indies Legend

The West Indies batting great Brian Lara turned a year older today, May 2nd. Lara is counted among the greatest batsmen in world cricket. He is also Windies’ leading run-getter in the Test. Lara amassed 11,953 runs in the longest format of the game in 131 Tests with the help of 34 hundred, nine double […]

Nana aba Duncan takes up post at Carleton U  as journalism prof

Nana aba Duncan takes up post at Carleton U  as journalism prof

  Nana aba Duncan, the award-winning journalist, on leave from hosting CBC Radio’s Ontario weekend morning show Fresh Air, is a William Southam Journalism Fellow at Toronto’s Massey College, researching the experience of racialized leaders in newsrooms across the country. She also runs Media Girlfriends, a podcast and scholarship network that amplifies the voices of […]

RBC expands access to capital for Black entrepreneurs

RBC expands access to capital for Black entrepreneurs

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has announced the launch of the RBC Black Entrepreneur Business Loan (BEBL) – a new financing solution that provides eligible Black entrepreneurs in Canada with loans of up to $250,000. “Black entrepreneurs continue to be disproportionately affected by a lack of access to capital and resources that are critical to […]

Evin Lewis’ sparkling display and scintillating fielding give West Indies 4-1 margin

Evin Lewis’ sparkling display and scintillating fielding give West Indies 4-1 margin

A fiery half-century from Evin Lewis laid the platform for a 200 target set by West Indies, which seemed well within reach for Australia until a slew of dynamic fielding efforts during the chase turned the tide back the way of the hosts as West Indies clinched a 16-run victory to complete a 4-1 series […]

Carifta Swimming Championships postponed as Barbados goes into lockdown

Carifta Swimming Championships postponed  as Barbados goes into lockdown

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  -The Carifta Swimming Championships which were originally scheduled to be staged at the end of March and early April in Barbados have been indefinitely postponed after  Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced a national lockdown last Tuesday night. Lady Cheryl Forde. president of the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association (BASDA), announced the postponement in a […]

David Rudder receives the Key to the City of Port Of Spain

David Rudder receives the Key  to the City of Port Of Spain

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – David Michael Rudder,  hailed as modern calypso’s  most innovative songwriter, received the Key to the City of Port of Spain, during a ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday conducted by Mayor Joel Martinez. Rudder who was born in Port of Spain, lives in Toronto. In bestowing the honour, Mayor Martinez […]

Caribana, more than just a jump up!

Caribana, more than just a jump up!

Caribana, more than just a jump up! By Gerald V. Paul Scholarships were awarded to students selected from Toronto’s Jane and Finch Wards 7, 8 and 9 to pursue their post-secondary education at Seneca College. A formal presentation will occur at the Caribana Flags and Colours event on July 12. Scholarships are up to $1,000 […]

Carnival with a rainbow twist

Carnival with a rainbow twist

Carnival with a rainbow twist By Alicia Sealey The proud sound of the Caribbean will be heard as, for the first time in North America, the fourth-ever WorldPride is presented this week by Pride Toronto. WorldPride will culminate with its usual, vibrant street parade on Sunday, June 29. Returning to the parade will be seven-time […]

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