Edison T. Williams publishes Bajan whodunit

Edison T. Williams publishes Bajan whodunit

By Lincoln DePradine A murder mystery novel is not the typical source of information to which one normally would look to learn about a country. However, in “Prickett’s Well’’, author Edison T. Williams has weaved Barbadian history, sociology and race relations into a novel in which a white woman is killed and solving the crime […]

Mississauga Travel’s Lallan Roopnarine dead at 67

Mississauga Travel’s Lallan Roopnarine dead at 67

Lallan Roopnarine, former owner of Mississauga Travel, was born in Penal in South Trinidad in 1952 and died after a short fight with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday September 17 2019 in Mississauga. Lallan came to Canada in 1975 where he worked in the travel industry until he opened his very popular Mississauga Travel in 1990, […]

Retired Trinidad-born professor dies in Winnipeg at 78

Retired Trinidad-born  professor dies in Winnipeg  at 78

Retired Trinidad-born professor Deo Harry Poonwassi died at his home in Winnipeg on Sunday. He was 78. Poomwassi who taught for several years at the University of Manitoba and Brandon  University, suffered a stroke last April. Former Trinidad and Tobago foreign minister Winston Dookeran, a graduate of the University of Manitoba, told the Caribbean  Camera […]

Canadian contingent makes lasting impact at CARIFESTA

Canadian contingent makes lasting impact at CARIFESTA

By Dayo Kefentse The contingent representing Canada during the 14th edition of The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) will be remembered as a unique and trendsetting addition to the festival. Canada was the only country with a Caribbean diaspora delegation participating in this year’s festival.  The 10-day feast of Caribbean culture held in Trinidad and […]

Brazil Supreme Court Judge Says Lula Deserves Retrial

Brazil Supreme Court Judge Says Lula Deserves Retrial

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice believes jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva deserves a retrial after leaked social media conversations appeared to show the trial judge hearing Brazil’s largest-ever corruption case collaborated with prosecutors. Justice Gilmar Mendes said in an interview that the so-called Car Wash investigation was a success in battling the “metastasis […]

Coteau blasts Ford’s cuts to municipalities

Coteau blasts Ford’s cuts to municipalities

Third-term MPP commits to broad-based municipal governance review OTTAWA—Ontario Liberal MPP Michael Coteau blasted Premier Doug Ford’s planned cuts to Ontario municipalities. “Doug Ford’s heavy-handed approach to municipalities does not consider today’s realities and challenges they face. Municipalities need a new, modern deal with Ontario,” Coteau said. “Ontario must welcome its municipalities to the table […]

Dr. Julius Garvey speaks to the people about emancipation

Dr. Julius Garvey speaks to the people about emancipation

Last Monday Dr. Julius Garvey was a special guest at what was billed as “Black Economic Renaissance, An Evening with Dr. Julius Garvey & Guests.” The event, held at the Jamaica Canadian Association, was hosted by the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Emancipation 400 Jubilee Committee. Dr. Garvey is the son of […]

Joe Grant: A life well lived

Joe Grant: A life well lived

This past weekend the Caribbean community gathered to say a last farewell to Joseph Oswald Clarendon Grant, a community stalwart who passed away on August 14th in Toronto at the age of 86. To those who crossed his path he was simply known as Joe, and was the second of four children born in Mahaica […]

Ja going strong in Sweden

Ja going strong in Sweden

Members of Sweden’s small Jamaican community turned out at Lappis Beach in Stockholm on August 6 to celebrate their country’s Independence Day. The crowd, estimated at 1,300, enjoyed a day of cultural fare and live performances from Agent Sasco, Jamaican artiste Stein, British rapper Mettal, local act Gelica, as well as dance groups from Stockholm […]

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