Toronto Police wins CIMA Mayor’s cricket trophy

Toronto Police wins CIMA Mayor’s cricket trophy

  The Toronto Police cricket team won the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Mayor’s Trophy 2018, beating Metrolinx in the finals at Sunnybrook Park in Toronto on Saturday. Cricket teams from public, private and community organizations  took part in the” Mayor’s Trophy event” – the 14th annual.  Toronto Mayor John Tory officially opened the […]

Two Black youth receive scholarships from Tropicana Community Services

Two Black youth receive scholarships  from Tropicana Community Services

By Lincoln DePradine The cost of financing their tertiary education has been made easier for two Black youth, Jaleel Alfred and Deandra Christopher, who have received scholarships from Tropicana Community Services (TCS). The Robert K. Brown Scholarship to Alfred and the Dr Gervan Fearon Scholarship to Christopher were presented on Wednesday at the annual general […]

The Bahamas to cut red tape costs

The Bahamas to cut red tape costs

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas will boost competitiveness by reducing the time and cost of carrying out administrative procedures with the government, by encouraging digital transformation of the public sector with a US$30 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). By 2025, the goal is to increase by 70 per cent the number […]

Jamaica must stake claim on local marijuana strains – Andrew Wheatley

Jamaica must stake claim on local marijuana strains  – Andrew Wheatley

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s  Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the country must stake its claim on all local strains of marijuana for research and development. Jamaica is said to have some of the finest marijuana strains in the world, which include the Jamaican Lamb’s Breath (or Lamb’s Bread) and Marley’s Collie. […]

Toronto park named after Black civil rights activist

Toronto park named after Black civil rights activist

By Lincoln DePradine A Toronto park has been named after Viola Desmond, the late Canadian businesswoman and civil rights activist. The Viola Desmond Park (formerly Hupfield Park) is in the Malvern community in Scarborough. “We have to applaud Viola Desmond for being the brave woman she was,’’ Nikki Clarke, former president of the Ontario Black […]

Mas’ in Sheffield

Mas’ in  Sheffield

By Stephen Weir   The list of world carnival cities grew by one on the weekend. Sheffield, a British city of close to 1.6 million people staged its first carnival in over 20 years and English media outlets are reporting it was a success. “This was the first Carnival event held here since the early […]

Book about the Underground Railroad wins Ontario award

Book about the Underground Railroad wins Ontario award

By Stephen Weir Stranded in Florida recovering from a knee operation, author Karolyn Smardz Frost missed an important weekend prize ceremony in Toronto for her nonfiction book Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom – And Her Long Road Back to the South.  The book about a young woman’s escape from slavery, has just […]

TAIBU celebrates ‘decade of excellence’

TAIBU celebrates ‘decade of excellence’

By Lincoln DePradine When TAIBU Community Health Centre was established 10 years ago, Liben Gebremikael was appointed executive director of the organization. He’s proud of the achievements of TAIBU, a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, community-led organization headquartered in the Malvern neighbourhood of Scarborough. “The mandate of the organization is to improve the health and wellbeing of the […]

Ahye retains Trinidad and Tobago national 100m title

Ahye retains Trinidad and Tobago national 100m title

Trinidadian  Commonwealth gold medallist Michelle-Lee Ahye (left) powers her way to victory in the women’s 100-metre final at the NGC/Sagicor/NAAA National Open Championships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on Saturday.  Also in photo are Zakiyah Denoon (centre) and Jenea Spinks. It was  Ahye’s first race on home soil since capturing the […]