Brandon Gonez buys NOW Magazine

Brandon Gonez buys NOW Magazine

By Stephen Weir Now Magazine is now back in business and is now in new hands. The venerable entertainment magazine was purchased early this month by Gonez Media, a Toronto company owned and operated by former CP 24 personality Brandon Gonez. Now Magazine, started in 1981, used to self-describe as Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment […]

OBHS 35th annual Black History Month brunch on Sunday

OBHS 35th annual Black History Month brunch on Sunday

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) will be celebrating its 35th annual Black History Month Kick-Off on Sunday with a brunch at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto. It will be held in partnership with TD Bank, its lead sponsor, to recognize the achievements of Black Canadians and raise funds for the OBHS. The […]

2022 Blueprint gives a leg up to 100 new BIPOC-owned businesses

2022 Blueprint gives a leg up to 100 new BIPOC-owned businesses

One hundred BIPOC-owned businesses selected for the 2022 Blueprint: Backing BIPOC Businesses, powered by the DMZ, a mentorship and grant program that supports the advancement of Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) business owners in Canada. The project is an American Express Canada initiative and is part of its DE&I Action Plan. The 2022 […]

Usain Bolt defrauded of $12.7 million

Usain Bolt defrauded of $12.7 million

Lawyers for eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt say their client has been defrauded of $12.7m from his account with a private investment firm in Jamaica that authorities are investigating. Bolt was informed last week that his account balance at Kingston-based Stocks and Securities Ltd (SSL) had inexplicably dwindled. Linton P Gordon, a lawyer of […]

It’s a dog’s life in the world of Andre Alexis

It’s a dog’s life in the world of Andre Alexis

By Stephen Weir Woof. Woof. Who let the dogs out? The Crow’s Nest Theatre in downtown Toronto is quick to answer that it is Caribbean Canadian author Andre Alexis is to blame. For almost two weeks the Carlaw Avenue theatre has been selling out each and every performance of their play “Fifteen Dogs”.  The new […]

Visa officer erred in assessing family class application

Visa officer erred in assessing family class application

By Sukhram Ramkissoon The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) recently allowed a Family Class Sponsorship Appeal with respect to a sponsor’s parents and their accompanying dependents’ applications for permanent residency in Canada. Firstly, let us look at Canada’s Immigration Laws dealing with Family Class Sponsorship applications: A foreign national may be selected as a member of […]

Words from the heart

Words from the heart

By Yolanda T. Marshall     Tonna Thomas is a Grenadian Canadian mother and author of “Beautiful Like My Heart.” She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator who revels in the joys of motherhood and adventures with her son. This is Tonna’s first book, told from the child’s perspective, as he invites readers into a […]

Toronto police officers sued over alleged assault of Black university student

Toronto police officers sued over alleged assault of Black university student

  Hasani O’Gilvie, a Jamaica-born student of the University of Toronto, and his mother, Christine O’Gilvie, are suing three Toronto police officers for allegedly assaulting the student in August 2021 while he was on his way to school. The student and his mother are seeking $2.4-million in damages as well as $250,000 under the Family […]

Caribbean Camera’s Yolanda Marshall named a winner of the first annual Loop Awards

Caribbean Camera’s Yolanda Marshall named a winner of the first annual Loop Awards

Caribbean readers who are also “readers” don’t need to be introduced to Yolanda Marshall; they know that Yolanda is the editor of our “Lit Corner” which appears every two weeks in the printed version of our paper. Earlier this week, we received word that Yolanda was the recipient of the Author Of The Year Award […]

Verdad Nicaragua gets the kids away from iPhones and into adventure

Verdad Nicaragua gets the kids away from iPhones and into adventure

Are your kids spending way too much time on their iPhones instead of actually engaging in life? Need to get them to shake it off and shake things up? Verdad Nicaragua is serving up family vacations that beats screen time any time. Every parent knows that getting their kids to untether from their phones long […]

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