Black couple suing Swoop Airlines for racial discrimination

Black couple suing Swoop Airlines for racial discrimination

A couple from Kelowna, B.C., who were escorted off their flight from Toronto in August have filed a lawsuit against Swoop Airlines and two of its employees, alleging racial discrimination and defamation. Andre Henry and Jhody Batiste, who are Black, claimed they’re “living a nightmare of an embarrassment” after being removed from the plane over […]

Turks and Caicos Islands scores high in Readers’ Choice Awards

Turks and Caicos Islands scores high in Readers’ Choice Awards

  Condé Nast Traveler recently released the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with the Turks and Caicos Islands being voted the #3 Island in The Caribbean and The Atlantic with a rating of 87.98 – only 2.47 behind this year’s winner. Over 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers rated their travel experiences across the […]

Canadian Medical Association Journal focuses on anti-Black racism in next two issues

Canadian Medical Association Journal focuses on anti-Black racism in next two issues

Equitable cancer care for Black patients, medical schools’ responses to anti-Black racism, mental health of Black youth and gaslighting in academic medicine are some of the topics in two anti-Black racism in health care issues of CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) to be published October 24 and October 31, 2022. Anti-Black racism is a threat […]

Education Minister Stephen Lecce unveils $365 million “Plan to Catch Up’’  

Education Minister Stephen Lecce unveils $365 million “Plan to Catch Up’’  

By Lincoln DePradine As a dispute continues between the Ontario government and education workers, the ruling Conservatives say their focus remains on students and parents. “We’re supporting parents, we’re supporting kids,’’ education minister Stephen Lecce told reporters representing community media at a news conference last Friday. It was convened to address the latest initiatives, amounting […]

Denham Jolly finally presented with the Order of Canada medal

Denham Jolly finally presented with the Order of Canada medal

  Jolly was named to the Order in November 2020 At the first In Person investiture ceremony since Covid, Governor General Mary Simon invested 42 appointees into the Order of Canada at Rideau Hall, Ottawa Thursday October 20, 2022. Among them was well known Jamaican-Canadian businessman Denham Jolly. The Order of Canada is one of […]

Wes Hall from abusive childhood to leading Canadian businessman

Wes Hall from abusive childhood to leading Canadian businessman

When he was 12 years old and still living in Jamaica, Wes Hall remembers his mother beating him so badly in public that a passing one-legged man tried to intervene. “He said to my mom, ‘You should stop beating that boy. One day that boy could be the one that you rely on to look […]

Peel police launches pilot project to de-escalate mental health crises

Peel police launches pilot project to de-escalate mental health crises

Peel Regional Police has launched a pilot project to deal with calls from person with addictions or in mental health crises. Instead of sending out a team of police officers in response to such calls, two crisis workers would be dispatched. They would be equipped with the training and tools to safely de-escalate the situation […]

Prostate cancer: Black men more than three times more at risks

Prostate cancer: Black men more than three times more at risks

  Benefits of exercise cannot be overstated By Lincoln DePradine Extremely “strong and consistent evidence’’ exists “showing the benefits of exercise for men living with prostate cancer,’’ according to Dr Nicole Culos-Reed, a professor in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of Calgary. “Exercise is so good across different outcomes. Even five to ten […]

Dr. Rhonda McEwen installed as President of Victoria University

Dr. Rhonda McEwen installed as President of Victoria University

Trinidad-born Dr. Rhonda McEwen was installed on Wednesday, Oct 12th,  President and Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University. The installation ceremony took place as part of the university’s Charter Day celebrations which included steelband music and a live calypso performance by David Rudder. In her address at the installation, Dr. McEwan noted that Victoria University has “a well-articulated […]

Diwali leading us from darkness to light

Diwali leading us from darkness to light

Editorial Diwali leading us from darkness to light We’re in the middle of October. The days are short and grudgingly grant us a bit of sunlight. The gloom and dampness that surround us announce the cold of winter that will soon be upon us. Still, we must not complain because October has never lied to […]