Grenada bishop suspends priest for Gaza remarks

Grenada bishop suspends priest for Gaza remarks

Bishop Clyde Harvey of Grenada has suspended a Roman Catholic priest for persistent contentious remarks about the attack on Gaza and criticism of the church. Father Gerard Paul’s suspension, effective April 4, 2024, followed a public dispute with Bishop Harvey. The bishop emphasized adherence to Church rules and teachings, expressing concern that Father Paul’s unrepentant […]

Toronto Revellers ready to bring Street Theater to Carnival

Toronto Revellers ready to bring Street Theater to Carnival

The Toronto Revellers, led by Jamaal Magloire, set the 2024 Toronto Caribbean Carnival season ablaze with their grand band launch of “GAIA: Mother of All Life” at the upscale Parkview Manor Banquet Hall. A crowd of just under 1,000 was treated to a spectacle of colourful costumes and captivating performances, showcasing the Revellers’ innovative take […]

Grenadian maestro James Clarkson lauded on 80th birthday

Grenadian maestro James Clarkson lauded on 80th birthday

By Lincoln DePradine Well-known Toronto-based saxophonist and arranger, Michael “Skell’’ Redhead described a colleague – who once arranged music for the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force band – as “one of the world’s greatest musicians’’. Redhead was referring to James Clarkson who, at 17, left his homeland Grenada to join the West India Regiment unit […]

New Canada Post stamp celebrates Eid holidays

New Canada Post stamp celebrates Eid holidays

Canada Post unveiled a new stamp on March 28th, commemorating two significant Islamic holidays: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The stamp showcases maamoul, Middle Eastern cookies, alongside a traditional carved wooden mould used in their preparation. Maamoul, renowned for their melt-in-your-mouth texture and delectable walnut, pistachio, or date fillings, are a cherished delicacy during Eid […]

Keith Merith’s book launches to a packed house

Keith Merith’s book launches to a packed house

‘A Darker Shade of Blue’ a must read Some might say that retired York Region police supervisor Keith Merith picked a good day to launch his autobiography last Saturday. Those in the book business would say it differently; rookie author Merith had an amazing launch for his new book, “A Darker Shade of Blue.” He […]

W.E.B. DuBois’ legacy unveiled: The Niagara Movement documentary premieres

W.E.B. DuBois’ legacy unveiled: The Niagara Movement documentary premieres

In honor of W.E.B. DuBois’ 156th birthday on February 23rd, WNED PBS presented its original documentary “The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights,” shedding light on the influential Black leader. Directed by Lawrence R. Hott, an Emmy Award winner and two-time Oscar nominee, the film delves into the clash between sociologist and author […]

Former president of Black Coalition of Quebec, Dan Philip, dies at 87

Former president of Black Coalition of Quebec, Dan Philip, dies at 87

The Black Coalition of Quebec announced the passing of Dan Philip, the former president, on Monday at the age of 87. Recognized as a stalwart advocate for the rights of Black Quebecers, Philip’s legacy spans decades of tireless activism and leadership within the community. In a statement released by the organization, Philip was hailed as […]

Appleton Estate launches Jamaica Rum Festival

Appleton Estate launches Jamaica Rum Festival

Last Wednesday, at The Ruins at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, an evening of celebration unfolded as Appleton Estate marked the return of the Jamaica Rum Festival. The event, attended by industry stakeholders and specially invited guests, transformed a casual Wednesday into a memorable soiree. Stefano Furini, Marketing Director at J Wray […]

The BBPA unveils Harry Jerome Awards winners

The BBPA unveils Harry Jerome Awards winners

By Staff Reporter The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced last Friday the recipients of the 2024 Harry Jerome Awards. The disclosure was made at an event that was held at the Golden Mail building. Ross Cadastre, Board Chair of the BBPA, opened the event with a message about the importance of celebrating Black […]

Vaughan Gething elected first Black leader of a UK Government

Vaughan Gething elected first Black leader of a UK Government

In a historic election, Vaughan Gething has been chosen as the First Minister of Wales, becoming the first Black leader of a government in the United Kingdom. Gething secured 27 of 51 votes in the Welsh parliament, the Senedd, where his Labour Party holds the majority. Gething, of Welsh and Zambian descent, expressed pride in […]

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