Mrs. Money Baggs wants to be a billionaire

Mrs. Money Baggs wants to be a billionaire

Mrs. Money Baggs has made a lot of money since she created her first gig in Malvern. At five years of age, she picked flowers and sold them to her neighbours in Scarborough on their way home from work. Since those early days as a entrepreneur, Mrs. Money Baggs (aka Nicolle Williams) has made a […]

Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man of ‘extraordinary vision’

Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man  of ‘extraordinary  vision’

By Lincoln DePradine The late entrepreneur and broadcast executive, Fitzroy Gordon, was a “credit to his race’’, according to Pastor Errol Lawrence. “Fitzroy Gordon was a credit to the human race; a great man, not just in Canadian history, but also in world history,’’ Lawrence said at Gordon’s funeral last Friday at Global Kingdom Ministries […]

Valarie Steele receives BADC Legend Award

Valarie Steele receives BADC Legend Award

  Community organizer Valarie Steele, a longtime member of the Black Action Defense Committee (BADC), receives the BADC Legend Award from Lloyd Wilks, Jamaica’s Consul General in Toronto, at the seventh annual Dudley Laws Scholarship Brunch, held recently at the Jamaican Canadian Centre. Keynote speaker at the brunch was Nancy  Simms, Director of the Centre for […]

Cultural centre to house the Colin Rickards book collection

Cultural centre to house the Colin Rickards  book collection

By Stephen Weir: Toronto bookstore owner Itah Sadu  is busy organizing hundreds of books that have just been donated to her Different Booklist Cultural Centre on Bathurst Street in preparation for the unveiling later this month of the Colin Rickards Collection. Rickards, a tireless reporter and columnist for the Caribbean Camera, suffered a fatal heart […]

Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte dies at 78

Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte  dies at 78

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados —Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte, one of the founders of the Nation Publishing company, died on Sunday following a long illness. He was 78. Hoyt who was Editor Emeritus of the Nation newspaper, had a long and distinguished career in journalism. which started at the Barbados Advocate in 1959. He later moved to Canada […]

IDB approves funds for Caribbean countries receiving migrants

IDB approves funds for Caribbean countries receiving migrants

WASHINGTON, — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a multi-million dollar special grant facility to support operations that help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean integrate migrants into local communities and contribute to their development. The Washington-based financial institution said that the initiative is in response to “unprecedented and sudden intraregional migration flows […]

Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Jamaica’s minister of culture, Olivia Grange, has paid tribute to Jamaican-Canadian broadcasting entrepreneur Fitzroy Gordon, who passed away  in Toronto last week. Minister Grange, herself a former resident of Toronto, said Gordon — who founded Canada’s Black and Caribbean- owned and operated radio station, G98.7FM — was an “outstanding promoter of Jamaican and Caribbean culture […]

Former Trinidad-Tobago Attorney General and Opposition Senator appear in court on corruption charges

Former Trinidad-Tobago Attorney General and Opposition Senator appear in court on corruption charges

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– Former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and United National Congress (UNC) Senator and attorney Gerald Ramdeen appeared in court on Monday on corruption charges, five days after being held for questioning by police over an alleged conspiracy to financially reward themselves with fees from legal briefs from the State. But Ramlogan says […]

‘When we start supporting our own communities, that’s when we have success ‘ – Ron Busby

‘When we start supporting our own communities, that’s when we have success ‘ –  Ron Busby

By Lincoln DePradine African-American entrepreneur, Ron Busby, is a millionaire businessman who is “excited’’ at the formation of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC). “The Canadian Black Chamber will be the advocate for black businesses and a black economic agenda that would move this country forward,’’ Busby said April 25 in Toronto at the […]

Regional trade ministers recommend measures to make rum industry more competitive

Regional trade ministers recommend measures to make rum industry more competitive

GEORGETOWN, Guyana– CARICOM Trade Ministers have approved a range of recommendations aimed at positioning the region’s rum industry to better take advantage of the global market. The measures address a host of domestic and international issues that affect the competitiveness of the industry, which is considered the region’s premier export sector and its largest foreign […]

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