Guyana procures India-made planes to boosts defense capabilities

Guyana procures India-made planes to boosts defense capabilities

Two weeks subsequent to Guyana’s procurement of two Dornier aircraft from India at a cost of US$23.27 million for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), sources confirmed the arrival of the aircraft via two Boeing C-17 Globemaster military transport planes at Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Sunday. The arrival of these Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)-manufactured Dornier […]

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 […]

Tackling Ontario’s housing crisis

Tackling Ontario’s housing crisis

Editorial The housing dilemma has reached a critical juncture nationwide, with Ontario encountering particularly acute hurdles as average home prices have surged twofold in under a decade. Governments at various levels are scrambling for solutions and vying for acknowledgment of their endeavors. Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s administration, upon winning a majority, vowed to confront the […]

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 […]

US sponsored ‘Exercise Tradewinds’ perpetuates cycle of oppression in the Caribbean

US sponsored ‘Exercise Tradewinds’ perpetuates cycle of oppression in the Caribbean

By Tamanisha John Between December 5-7, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas military planners from the United States, Canada, Barbados, and other CARICOM entities met to make plans for Tradewinds ’24. There, it was determined that the 39th iteration of Exercise Tradewinds (EXTW24) would take place, at least in the first phase, in Barbados. Between January […]

Umoja Robotics team poised for World Championship

Umoja Robotics team poised for World Championship

African Canadian Christian Network Appeals for Donations to Send Award-Winning Team to Houston The African Canadian Christian Network (ACCN), a cornerstone for empowering Black youth in Toronto, has issued an urgent appeal to the community. The organization seeks support to send the Umoja Robotics team to the prestigious FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas, […]

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 […]

Venezuela makes surprise submission to ICJ asserting ownership of Essequibo, Guyana

Venezuela makes surprise submission to ICJ asserting ownership of Essequibo, Guyana

Venezuela has officially submitted documentation to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asserting its ownership rights over the contested Essequibo region, currently administered by Guyana. Vice President Delcy Rodríguez shared a video on social media depicting Venezuelan representatives loading over 10 boxes of documents into a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, destined for the Peace Palace in […]

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 […]

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