Jamaican government plans to improve overseas farm work program

Jamaican government plans to improve overseas farm work program

By Neil Armstrong Jamaica’s Minister of Labour and Social Security Pearnel Charles Jr. has announced plans to improve the Overseas Employment Program, better known as the Farmwork Program. This follows recommendations that a fact-finding team made in April 2023 and a visit that the minister made to farms in Canada and the United States later […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The BBPA unveils Harry Jerome Awards winners

The BBPA unveils Harry Jerome Awards winners

By Staff Reporter The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced last Friday the recipients of the 2024 Harry Jerome Awards. The disclosure was made at an event that was held at the Golden Mail building. Ross Cadastre, Board Chair of the BBPA, opened the event with a message about the importance of celebrating Black […]

High Commissioner wants Jamaicans in the diaspora to attend Biennial Conference

High Commissioner wants Jamaicans in the diaspora to attend Biennial Conference

By Neil Armstrong Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Canada, Marsha Coore Lobban, has been very busy since her tenure started in September 2023, and now her focus is on the upcoming 10th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from June 16-19, under the theme, “United for Jamaica’s Transformation: Fostering Peace, Productivity, and Youth Empowerment.” […]

Family doctor leads course combatting anti-Black racism

Family doctor leads course combatting anti-Black racism

A family doctor who helped develop an anti-Black racism course for health professionals expresses her aspiration that participants will “unlearn” entrenched discriminatory practices contributing to inequitable care for a vulnerable group. Dr. Onye Nnorom, co-founder of the Black Health Education Collaborative at the University of Toronto and Halifax’s Dalhousie University, indicated that the online course, […]

Young prodigy breaks academic records, pursues master’s degree at age 12

Young prodigy breaks academic records, pursues master’s degree at age 12

In a remarkable tale of academic prowess, Anthaea-Grace Patricia Dennis, now aged eight, astounded the Canadian education sphere by pursuing post-secondary courses at a local community college. The prodigious youngster, who emerged as the youngest Canadian to attain a university degree last year, is currently embarking on her master’s degree in biomedical science at the […]

Diddy’s family members spotted on private jet in Antigua and Barbuda

Diddy’s family members spotted on private jet in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda recently made headlines as it was revealed that members of embattled rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs’ family were aboard his private jet when it touched down in the country earlier this week. Ambassador Lionel Hurst, Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s Office, disclosed this information during a post-cabinet media briefing. Speculation had […]

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