Good news for those who failed to declare their dependent children

Good news for those who failed to declare their dependent children

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Good news for those who failed to declare their dependent children Many landed immigrants and Canadian citizens who did not declare their dependent children when they applied for permanent residence, found themselves barred from future sponsorship. In some cases, those who were not citizens and attempted to sponsor their child or […]

Pan Fantasy’s night in praise of their “Pannies”

Pan Fantasy’s night in praise of their “Pannies”

By Lincoln DePradine Pan Fantasy Steelband musicians are certain they’ll be participating in the “Pan Alive’’ panorama competition of 2019; a competition they’ve won in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. What they are unsure about is what selection they’ll be performing at the Ontario Steelpan Association (OSA) competition on August 2 at […]

No sponsors but Toronto Caribbean Carnival still jammin’

No sponsors but Toronto Caribbean Carnival still jammin’

By Stephen Weir OK break out the roti, fire up the air horn, put on the beads and glitter; it is Carnival time in Toronto.  Last Tuesday, the organizer of the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival held a loud fun kick-off to their 52nd year with a press conference at the lakeside Boulevard Yacht Club. While […]

U of T honours Jamaican Poet Lorna Goodison with Doctor of Laws degree

U of T honours Jamaican Poet Lorna Goodison with Doctor of Laws degree

By Lincoln DePradine Jamaica-born internationally acclaimed poet, Lorna Goodison, urged a group of University of Toronto (U of T) students to use their “precious’’ education to care for the world’s people. “As you venture out there into the great wide and utterly unpredictable world, remember on your doubtful days that what you have been given […]

G98.7 Legal and Financial Troubles

G98.7 Legal and Financial Troubles

Not the way Fitzroy Gordon would want it to Grove.  By Stephen Weir The first time a grieving Marvette Gordon knew there was serious trouble at her late husband’s radio station was when a letter appeared in her mailbox a few weeks ago. She learned that the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice had placed G98.7 […]

Jamaica’s consistent economic growth accelerate HOPE programme

Jamaica’s consistent economic growth accelerate HOPE programme

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the local economy has been experiencing consistent growth for almost 18 consecutive quarters, and that the government will be accelerating the provision of shelter this year under the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme. Holness said Jamaica is seeing a return to sustainable periods of significant […]

Freedom of speech under attack by Turks and Caicos government

Freedom of speech under attack by Turks and Caicos government

GRAND TURK, TCI – “Expressions,” a top-rated talk show on Radio Turks and Caicos (RTC) has been forced off the air by the ministry of home affairs, public utilities and transportation. Some are calling the move, an attack on freedom of speech. Although Goldray Ewing is the Minister of Home Affairs, public utilities and transportation, […]

Russia, Latvia and others were also involved in African enslavement.

Russia, Latvia and others were also involved in African enslavement.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Vice-Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), Professor Verene Shepherd announced at a news conference held at the regional headquarters of The University of the West Indies (UWI) that the CRC was in the process of preparing a new round of letters of demand to be presented to additional countries identified as […]