Farewell Regent to be screened at Reelworld on Friday

Farewell Regent to be screened at Reelworld on Friday

Reelworld Film Festival 2019 will open tonight at the Glen Gould studio in Toronto. The annual festival which presents the works of racially diverse filmmakers, will showcase Canadian narrative features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, animation, episodic content and VR/360 films. Screenings will take place October 18-21 at Famous Players Canada Square. One  documentary of special […]

JN Money Services to host ‘breast cancer awareness’ session

JN Money Services to host ‘breast cancer awareness’ session

Dr. Nadine Wong, CEO of Alabaster Wellness Clinic in Pickering, Ontario, will be the main speaker at a “breast cancer awareness” session to be hosted by  Jamaica National Money Services, a subsidiary of the Jamaica National Bank, on Thursday October 24. This event, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be held at the […]

Grenada ramps up its “Diaspora Outreach” programme

Grenada ramps up its “Diaspora Outreach” programme

By Lincoln DePradine The Grenada government, in an outreach phase leading up to a parliamentary-approved formal Diaspora policy, is soon to send a delegation to Toronto for talks with nationals in the Canadian city. Representatives of the Office of Diaspora Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Grenadian capital, St George’s, already have […]

Cynthia Reyes’ “Twigs in My Hair” – a family affair

Cynthia Reyes’ “Twigs in My Hair” – a family affair

By Lincoln DePradine It’s always been said that you can’t keep a good man – and, for that matter – a good woman down. This aptly describes Cynthia Reyes, who has been a writer all her life – beginning at childhood in Jamaica – and continuing in Canada, even after a serious accident that left […]

Bernardine Evaristo – First Black woman to win the Booker

Bernardine Evaristo – First Black woman to win the Booker

The judges of this year’s Booker prize have “explicitly flouted” the rules of the august literary award to choose the first joint winners in almost 30 years: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo. The chair of judges, Peter Florence, emerged after more than five hours with the jury to reveal that the group of five had […]

Cuban-Jamaicans offer hope to Jamaica

Cuban-Jamaicans offer hope to Jamaica

Jamaica’s Ambassador to Cuba Kathryn Phipps is urging local entities to look to the Spanish-speaking country for specialists and consultants. Scores of Cubans with Jamaican heritage have applied for their Jamaican citizenship and could provide a pool of highly-trained personnel to provide temporary solutions to several shortages in the island’s labour force. While a shortage […]

MANDELA exhibition opens in Toronto

MANDELA exhibition opens in Toronto

By Stephen Weir  Dusting. Straightening.  Turning on the museum lights. The final touches on the exhibition MANDELA are being made in preparation for tonight’s Gala opening!  On Friday the doors will open to the public for MANDELA, a blockbuster-touring exhibition created by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. It is all happening in […]

Caribbean-born Jessica Lawrence launches all female radio station

Caribbean-born Jessica Lawrence launches all female radio station

Jessica Lawrence is a phenomenon in the music industry, she now launched the first online all female DJ radio station called My Turn Radio in New York. Also known as DJ Hypeness, Jessica is no stranger to the Dancehall/ Reggae culture. This Dominican native grew up listening to the works of Bob Marley, Lucky Dube, […]

The BBPA announces its new Board of Directors

The BBPA announces its new Board of Directors

Toronto, ON – The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced its slate of new board members, at its Annual General Meeting held on September 30th, 2019.   Current president Nadine Spencer said that one of her main goals is to redouble the effort of expanding the organization’s reach while staying true to its founding […]

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