Grenada offers big summer savings

Grenada offers big summer savings

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada– Explore, relax and experience the best of Caribbean living while enjoying amazing savings in Grenada for the summer. Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, the three-island destination best known as the Spice Island of the Caribbean has launched its Summer Campaign #NextStopGrenada offering travellers true value for money and the chance to experience […]

Ford’s comment about ‘taking care of our own first’ sparks sharp criticisms

A comment last Friday by Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford  that the province should  be ” taking care of our  own first, ” before bringing more immigrants to sparsely populated northern Ontario, has sparked sharp criticisms,  leaving the Ford campaign team scrambling to undertake damage control.  At a provincial leaders debate in Parry Sound,  […]

David Rudder sings Under the Trees at Rudder 6.5

David Rudder sings Under the Trees at Rudder 6.5

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Canadian-based singer and composer David Michael Rudder took to the stage Under The Trees at the Normandie Hotel here two Saturdays ago to present many of  his hits, old and  new, at Rudder 6.5, a concert to celebrate his 65th birthday. The venue was jam-packed with fans of the artste […]

Jamaica-born parent is running for trustee against former school board chairman

Jamaica-born parent is running for trustee against former school board chairman

Jamaica-born Charlene Grant, the Black parent who made headlines after she was  called a nigger by a trustee of the  York Region District School Board in November 2016, is  now back in the news. She has announced that she is running for the position of trustee on the Board against which she had filed human […]

Getting ready for Vincy Mas’ 2018

Getting ready for Vincy Mas’ 2018

KINGSTOWN  – Two Saturdays ago, hundreds of Vincentians took to the streets for the launch of their biggest annual festival, Vincy Mas’. There were carnival  celebrations throughout  St. Vincent and the launch climaxed with a street parade here that blossomed with colorful costumes, as revellers got into the swing of things to the hot hot […]

Alana Bridgewater is singing the blues down at the Soulpepper Theatre

Alana Bridgewater is singing the blues  down at the Soulpepper Theatre

REVIEW –  Ma Rainey’sBlack Bottom   Alana Bridgewater is singing the blues down at the Soulpepper Theatre By Stephen Weir Way back in time, singing the blues was a cultural statement for embattled Black Americans. The sad truth, at least, according to a 36-year old award winning play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. that just opened […]

Trinidad-Tobago women’s football team gears up for qualifiers

Trinidad-Tobago women’s football team gears up for qualifiers

Trinidad and Tobago’s s women’s football team will remain largely unchanged, heading into the opening phase of the CONCACAF Caribbean World Cup qualifiers, starting on May 19 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Central Trinidad. The squad, which topped their group in the recent Caribbean Football Union Challenge Series a couple weeks ago, will […]

Trinidad-Tobago and China sign cooperation agreements

Trinidad-Tobago and China sign cooperation agreements

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation within the Framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative with China, according to an official statement issued here on Monday. The statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said […]

Weekend launch of ‘Bird of Paradise’ and ‘Straight out of John John’

Weekend launch of  ‘Bird of Paradise’ and ‘Straight out of  John John’

Weekend launch of  ‘Bird of Paradise’ and ‘Straight out of  John John’ By Stephen Weir Call it Toronto Doubles, if you like.  Two mas’ camps holding  band launches on the same Saturday night the second weekend in a row. This past weekend it was a pair of long established mas’ camps – the Costume Creators […]