Farewell Regent to be screened at Reelworld on Friday

Farewell Regent to be screened at Reelworld on Friday

Reelworld Film Festival 2019 will open tonight at the Glen Gould studio in Toronto. The annual festival which presents the works of racially diverse filmmakers, will showcase Canadian narrative features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, animation, episodic content and VR/360 films. Screenings will take place October 18-21 at Famous Players Canada Square. One  documentary of special […]

Cynthia Reyes’ “Twigs in My Hair” – a family affair

Cynthia Reyes’ “Twigs in My Hair” – a family affair

By Lincoln DePradine It’s always been said that you can’t keep a good man – and, for that matter – a good woman down. This aptly describes Cynthia Reyes, who has been a writer all her life – beginning at childhood in Jamaica – and continuing in Canada, even after a serious accident that left […]

Bernardine Evaristo – First Black woman to win the Booker

Bernardine Evaristo – First Black woman to win the Booker

The judges of this year’s Booker prize have “explicitly flouted” the rules of the august literary award to choose the first joint winners in almost 30 years: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo. The chair of judges, Peter Florence, emerged after more than five hours with the jury to reveal that the group of five had […]

Tridents lift CPL trophy with impressive victory over Warriors

Tridents lift CPL trophy with impressive victory over Warriors

Barbados Tridents won their second Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title as Guyana Amazon Warriors’ perfect season unravelled at the worst possible moment. The Warriors had won all 11 matches – including three against the Tridents – before the final, but came off second best in the face of an inspired performance from the Barbados […]

Boomerang to bring visitors to Tobago

Boomerang to bring visitors to Tobago

The Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd (TTAL) has announced a strategic move to increase visitor arrivals to destination Tobago. TTAL said it has engaged European travel specialist, Boomerang Reisen, to sell the island with a digitally-focused approach. At ITB Berlin held in March of this year, one of the Tobago Tourism Agency’s objectives was to reinforce […]

Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce workshop shows the way

Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce workshop shows the way

By Lincoln DePradine It’s been just over five months since the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) was formally inaugurated at a ceremony at Metro Hall in Toronto. Since then, says founding-president Michael Forrest, there have been requests to launch CBCC) chapters in various Canadian cities, including as far away as Edmonton. “It has been […]

Jamaica Women relay gold

Jamaica Women relay gold

  Individual 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce added yet another gold medal to her collection by helping Jamaica to victory in the women’s 4x100m. Their team had been hit by the withdrawal of double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, who withdrew from the championships before the 200m got under way. It meant they had to draft in […]

Trinidad and Tobago praised for helping Venezuelans

Trinidad and Tobago praised for helping Venezuelans

UN Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director Dr Natalia Kanem has praised TT for its responses to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, natural disasters at home and in the Caribbean region. Speaking at the Eric Williams memorial lecture at the Central Bank auditorium in Port of Spain last Friday, Kanem said the crisis in Venezuela is […]

Guyana Health Minister elected to WHO Executive Board

Guyana Health Minister elected to WHO Executive Board

Guyana Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was elected Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO) during the just-concluded 71st Session of the body’s Regional Committee for the Americas. A statement issued by the Ministry said Lawrence led Guyana’s delegation to the WHO meeting as well as 57th Directing Council of the […]

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