Art depicting Viola Desmond displayed on building where she was arrested in 1946

Art depicting Viola Desmond displayed on building  where she was arrested in 1946

NEW GLASGOW, Nova Scotia  — An art display paying tribute to Viola Desmond is nearing completion on the building where the civil rights icon took her most high-profile stand against racial inequality in Canada. Desmond, a Black Nova Scotian who is commemorated on Canada’s $10 bill, refused to leave her seat at the Roseland Theatre […]

Toronto City Council to create ‘Little Jamaica’ Heritage Hub

Toronto City Council to create ‘Little Jamaica’ Heritage Hub

Toronto City Council unanimously passed a motion  last Thursday calling for the establishment of a “Little Jamaica” Heritage and Innovation Hub in the Eglinton West area, from Marlee Ave. West to Keele Street. The motion, introduced by Councillor Michael Colle of Ward eight (Eglinton-Lawrence). also calls for the the Provincial Metrolinx Agency to immediately compensate […]

Annamie Paul is the new leader of the Green Party of Canada

OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto’s Annamie Paul as their new leader. Paul, who is Black and Jewish, took the microphone in an Ottawa art gallery after her win was announced and declared herself the descendant of slaves and an ally of those, such as Indigenous people, who are fighting for […]

Siblings, grandparents among those to enter Canada under new COVID-19 rules

Siblings, grandparents among those to enter Canada under new COVID-19 rules

  OTTAWA — Siblings, grandparents and adult children of Canadians and permanent residents are among those who will soon be exempt from COVID-19 border restrictions. The expansion of who can enter Canada comes after increasing public pressure on the Liberal government to show more compassion to families separated during an increasingly stressful time. Those who […]

Court rules in favour of gay conjugal sponsorship application

Court rules in  favour of  gay conjugal sponsorship application

Immigration  Matters    Sukhram Ramkissoon Court rules in  favour of  gay conjugal sponsorship application The Federal Court of Canada recently set aside a negative decision of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD)  with respect to a conjugal sponsorship appeal launched by a gay man. Let us look at some of the pertinent facts of the case.  The […]

October seen as the turning point for Grenada’s tourism industry

October seen as the turning point  for Grenada’s tourism industry

With the return of three international airlines to Grenada  this month, October is set to be a turning point for the island’s tourism industry which, in March, went into hiatus because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “The airlines from two of our major international source markets are set to resume weekly flights and Sandals Hotel […]

Courtney Walsh appointed head coach of Windies Women

Courtney Walsh appointed head coach of Windies Women

ST JOHN’S, Antigua– Legendary fast bowler, Courtney Walsh, has been appointed head coach of West Indies Women, just 24 hours after they suffered a chastening 5-0 whitewash at the hands of England last week. The 57-year-old, a former Bangladesh bowling coach, served as assistant coach for West Indies Women during their Twenty20 World Cup campaign […]

Grenadian man charged with illegally publishing private pictures of former partner

Grenadian man charged  with illegally publishing  private pictures of former partner

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — A 28-year-old man who was charged under section ten of the Electronic Crimes act was ordered last week to pay the court EC$50,000 after he pleaded guilty to violating the privacy of a woman – his former intimate partner. Jamar Griffith pleaded guilty to the charge of Violation of Privacy at […]

Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism in province’s justice system

Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism  in province’s justice system

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has apologized to Black and Indigenous Nova Scotians for systemic racism in the province’s justice system. McNeil said  on Tuesday that institutions such as the police and the courts hav  e failed Black and Indigenous people. The premier apologized for the harm, trauma and pain he says many […]

Two Black candidates running in Toronto Centre byelection

Two Black candidates running in Toronto Centre byelection

Two candidates from Toronto’s Black community – Marci Ien of the Liberal Party and Annamie Paul of the Green  Party –  will run in the byelection  in the riding of Toronto Centre to be held on  October 26. (Two byelections are to be held on that date in Toronto. The other is for the riding […]