Five outstanding students receive Tringo scholarships

Five outstanding students receive Tringo scholarships

Avery Williams  lost an eye to cancer at three years of age and her hearing is  impaired. But the 19- year old Humber College student who is studying jazz performance- voice focus, is more than ever determined to make it as a singer/composer. And on Saturday night, she impressed hundreds present at the Tringo sports […]

Canadian team for T&T training camp

Canadian team for T&T training camp

  Canadian team, Club Aquatique Montreal (CAMO), has chosen Trinidad and Tobago as its winter training base. A team of 13—inclusive of two coaches—is  scheduled to take part in  a “packed training  program ” in Central Trinidad. The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT) is partnering with the Tourism Development Company (TDC) to facilitate […]

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

Few in Toronto’s Caribbean community may be aware of the three African-American woman whose work on “Project  Mercury” made it possible  for  the United States to catch up in the space race by launching the first American, Alan Shepard, into space and sending John Glenn into orbit around the earth. Now the inspiring story about […]

Black Nova Scotian woman to grace a new $10 bill

Black Nova Scotian woman to grace a new $10 bill

Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre 70 years ago, will be the first woman other than the Queen  to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will grace the […]

A BIG CHECK FOR HAITI

A BIG CHECK FOR HAITI

Dr. Eric Pierre, Honorary  Consul General for Haiti in Toronto, (sixth from left) receives a ” big check” for  $3,740 on behalf of  Pierspective Entraide Huminataire, a Haitian-led charitable organization in Toronto, at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto. (From left) Alton Brooks – Director of Communications, Jamaican  Canadian Association (JCA), JCA Board; Dr. Sylvanus […]

A Naparima reunion in Toronto

A Naparima reunion in Toronto

Two Saturdays ago, I left Washington D.C.  to attend the Naparima College Christmas Dinner and Dance in Toronto. For the past few years, one classmate, Satnarine (Sat) Pundit, has been sharing information on our alumni dance and the exciting things our alma mater family was doing in Toronto. Sat and I reconnected in 1998 in […]