Canadian star Aaliyah Edwards picked 6th in WNBA draft 

Canadian star Aaliyah Edwards picked 6th in WNBA draft 

On a memorable Monday evening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Aaliyah Edwards, a former standout from the University of Connecticut, lived out a dream many athletes aspire to but few achieve. The first-team All-Big East forward was selected by the Washington Mystics as the No. 6 pick in the WNBA draft, marking a significant […]

‘Saldenah Carnival’ ready for a big launch

‘Saldenah Carnival’ ready for a big launch

By Stephen Weir He is the man. And when Louis Saldenah says he is planning a huge launch party, you better believe it is going to be one of the largest carnival events this spring. The leader of SALDENAH CARNIVAL, the largest mas band in the annual Caribbean Carnival, has just announced that his 2024 […]

Community rallies to support Barbados hospital

Community rallies to support Barbados hospital

In an inspiring display of community spirit and international solidarity, the Barbados Canada Foundation is spearheading a fundraising initiative, “Bring On The Spring 2024,” aimed at supporting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados. With the event scheduled for April 13th, the foundation is in a race against time to sell tickets and gather donations […]

Jamaican Ishion Hutchinson vies for $130,000 Griffin Poetry Prize

Jamaican Ishion Hutchinson vies for $130,000 Griffin Poetry Prize

By Stephen Weir “It is not about the money; it is about the poetry. But hey, $130,000 is a lot of cabbage, and Canada’s Griffin Poetry Prize is the world’s largest international prize for a single book of poetry written in or translated into English! The huge annual Prize has been around for 22 years, […]

Windsor folk warming to southern soul food

Windsor folk warming to southern soul food

Rain or shine, you can find Patrick Weatherspoon standing behind a large barbecue outside his new Windsor, Ont., restaurant. Weatherspoon recently opened a soul food restaurant — a type of cuisine not easy to come by in Windsor. He said he was surprised by that when he used to visit Windsor from Detroit. “There was […]

TCBN celebrates 10 years of opening doors for the marginalized

TCBN celebrates 10 years of opening doors for the marginalized

By Lincoln DePradine Councillor Ausma Malik, a deputy mayor of Toronto, has reiterated a commitment to championing causes of social and racial justice. “You will continue to have a champion in me,’’ Malik, councillor for Spadina-Fort York, told participants at a 10tth anniversary event of the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN). TCBN, a coalition of […]

Guyana receives certification for first kidney transplant centre

Guyana receives certification for first kidney transplant centre

Guyana’s Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has achieved a remarkable milestone by earning official certification as a Kidney Transplant Centre. This accomplishment signifies a significant advancement in Guyana’s medical landscape, as GPHC becomes the inaugural institution in the country to attain such recognition. The certification was bestowed by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with […]

Tobago oil leak stopped after a month

Tobago oil leak stopped after a month

An oil leak from a barge carrying up to 35,000 barrels of fuel oil that capsized in early February off Tobago has stopped, said the twin islands’ government on Thursday. The spill, which was first spotted off the coast of Tobago’s Atlantic coast on Feb. 7, damaged some of the island’s mangrove and threatened its […]

Solving housing affordability through land trusts and collective ownership

Solving housing affordability through land trusts and collective ownership

Lynn Jones, a dedicated advocate for labour and human rights in Truro, Nova Scotia, sought to preserve the essence of “The Marsh,” a once-vibrant Black community that had gradually dispersed over the years. With her family’s small plots of land in The Marsh, Jones began acquiring land from relatives as they moved away. However, she […]

Giller Mantella Scholarship applications open, offering $10,000 to young Black writers

Giller Mantella Scholarship applications open, offering $10,000 to young Black writers

In a groundbreaking opportunity for aspiring young Black writers, the Giller Mantella Scholarship, presented by Mantella Corporation, officially opens its applications today at 8 a.m. ET. This scholarship aims to empower and support talented individuals by awarding $10,000 each to three deserving recipients, facilitating their pursuit of higher education. Eligibility Criteria for Giller Mantella Scholarship: […]

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