School to be renamed

School to be renamed

The Vaughan Secondary school in the Greater Toronto Area is to be renamed. The York Region District School Board trustees have voted unanimously to rename the school after consultations with the public. In an announcement last week, Board officials said the word “Vaughan” was removed from the school’s name, leaving it unnamed for now. According […]

‘Patterns of the people’ unveiled at Toronto City Hall

‘Patterns of the people’ unveiled at Toronto City Hall

By Lincoln DePradine A newly unveiled sign in front of Toronto City Hall commemorating the “United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent’’, is a “powerful message’’ in the resolve at ending anti-Black racism, says Mayor John Tory. Back in 2015, a sign was installed at Nathan Phillips Square for Toronto’s hosting of the […]

Jamaican diplomats take up appointments in Camada

Jamaican diplomats take up appointments in Camada

By Lincoln DePradine Two Jamaicans diplomats have taken up their new appointments in Canada. Sharon Miller is the High Commissioner based in Ottawa and Lincoln Downer is the Toronto consul general. Both are career public servants. Miller, who holds a Bachelor of Science in public administration, is a former Jamaica ambassador to the Republic of […]

Toronto’s Afrocentric school unavailable for virtual learning

Toronto’s Afrocentric school unavailable for virtual learning

By Lincoln DePradine Last March, when the Coronavirus pandemic forced a closure of schools across Canada, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) continued its education programs by offering online learning for students confined at home. Now, at the start of the new school year, virtual or online learning is an option for TDSB institutions, except […]

Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership bids to acquire Toronto radio station CKFG (G98.7

Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership  bids to acquire Toronto  radio station CKFG (G98.7

By Lincoln DePradine Tomorrow  will be an important juncture in efforts by various parties to acquire ownership of  Toronto radio station  CKFG (G98.7), the FM radio station once owned by the late Jamaican-Canadian entrepreneur , Fitzroy Gordon. It will be the closing day for the submission of ownership bids to acquire the station, which some […]

Let’s hope for the best and prepare for the worst

Let’s hope for the best and prepare for the worst

Editorial Let’s hope for the best  and prepare for the worst The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to mas’ makers in 2020 but as we face the prospect of a second wave of the deadly virus, the Festival Management Committee  (FMC) which runs the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, is looking forward to better days […]

Jamaican sprinter leaves field behind in world-leading 10.85 at Rome Diamond League

Jamaican sprinter leaves field behind in world-leading 10.85  at Rome Diamond League

Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a world-leading 10.85 seconds (0.2m/s) to win the women’s 100m last week in the Rome Diamond League meeting in Italy, extending her unbeaten run in the event to six straight this season. Thompson-Herah, who took over the world lead from compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who ran 10.86 seconds in Kingston on August […]

Barbados to hold by-election after MP steps down to accept diplomatic post

Barbados to hold by-election after MP steps down to accept diplomatic post

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Voters in the St George North constituency of Barbados will go to the polls later this year to elect a new parliamentary representative, after Gline Clarke, who has been representing the constituency for the past 26 years, steps down to accept the post of Barbados High Commissioner to Canada. Prime Minister Mia […]

Tennis champion Naomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father’s homeland

Tennis champion Naomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father’s homeland

Three-time Grand Slam singles  champion Naomi Osaka arrived in Haiti on Monday last for a “surprise and discreet visit.” An official from the Haitian Ministry of Sports said that Osaka, 22, was accompanied by a few members of her family and is expected to visit the famous Citadelle Laferrière, in Milot (North). The winner of […]

Prospective immigrant placed on cash bond of $10,000

Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon  Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000 I am representing Gemma 56, and son Roy 21 (not real names) from the Caribbean who retained my firm to pursue a humanitarian and compassionate application from within Canada.  Gemma initially came to Canada in mid 2010 and her son later joined her. […]

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