Congratulations, Leslyn

Congratulations, Leslyn

Many in our Caribbean community are still talking about the big news in Canadian politics on  the weekend. Not the story of  Erin O’Toole,winner of the Conservative leadership race, important though  his victory  may be. The far bigger story was the performance of Jamaica-born  Leslyn Lewis who finished third in the race  but has now […]

Persad Bissessar sworn in as Trinidad-Tobago’s opposition leader

Persad Bissessar sworn in as Trinidad-Tobago’s opposition leader

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Sixty-seven-year-old Kamla Persad Bissessar was sworn in as the opposition leader here on Tuesday, promising to lead a “formidable” team that would work in the best interest of Trinidad and Tobago. Persad Bissessar, who led the main opposition United National Congress (UNC) in the August 10 general election, said that […]

Jamaican born Sarah Cooper inks deal with Netflix for her Trump impersonations

Jamaican born Sarah Cooper inks deal with Netflix for her Trump impersonations

We already knew that Sarah Anne Cooper, the comedian that has gone viral for her impersonations of Trump now she is getting a comedy special on Netflix. Cooper has inked a deal with CBS to adapt one of her books into a TV series, according to Deadline and Variety. CBS plans to develop a comedy […]

Guyana Police launch elections probe

Guyana Police launch elections probe

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Police Force (GPF) says it has launched a “comprehensive” investigation against the Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield and the Returning Officer for Region Four, Clairmont Mingo, in relation to the disputed March 2, 2020 regional and general election. The police in a brief statement said that it received “formal reports” against […]

Raptors’ Nick Nurse wins NBA coach of the year in landslide

Raptors’ Nick Nurse wins NBA coach of the year in landslide

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse has been named the NBA coach of the year. Nurse, who has the Raptors in the second round of the playoffs, was a runaway winner, receiving 90 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. He finished with a total of 470 points. His closes rival was Milwaukee […]

Eddy Grant sues Trump’s campaign team for unauthorised use of song

Eddy Grant sues Trump’s campaign team  for unauthorised use of  song

Guyanese singer/songwriter Eddy Grant is taking legal action against the Donald Trump campaign team for unauthorised use of his 1983 US chart topping hit ‘Electric Avenue’. According to a press release from Grant’s team, the animated video which was posted to the personal Twitter account of Dan Scavino, White House Deputy Chief of Staff, plays […]

Toronto police reform plan can be fixed

Toronto police reform plan can be fixed

The Toronto Police Services Board, at its meeting earlier this week, unanimously passed  no fewer than 81 recommendations aimed  at police reform. It seemed like a major step forward. Toronto Mayor John Tory  described the  recommendations as the “most sweeping series of proposed changes to policing,.” And he pointed out  that they were “a recognition […]

Time for Africans to move forward by uniting – Dr. Julius Garvey

Time for Africans to move forward by uniting  – Dr. Julius Garvey

By Lincoln DePradine The Coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity for people of African descent to break the “stranglehold’’ of the United States and Europe and move forward in unity, according to Jamaica-born surgeon and medical professor Dr Julius W. Garvey. “The pandemic has weakened Europe, weakened the United States,’’ said Garvey, keynote speaker at an […]