44th Carifiesta carnival takes over downtown Montreal

44th Carifiesta carnival takes over downtown Montreal

Thousands of people paraded down Rene-Levesque in a vibrant, colourful celebration of all things Caribbean last Saturday. Every year, the Montreal Carifiesta carnival makes Caribbean Montrealers feel like they’re back in the islands. “My family is from Barbados,” said parade organizer Tenisha Collins. “We’re here to represent all the islands: Trinidad, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, […]

Celebrating Black Excellence at U of T

Celebrating Black Excellence at U of T

By Nicole Georges: Ninety-seven Black students from the three University of Toronto (U of T) campuses, St. George, Scarborough and Mississauga, celebrated their graduation at the 3rd Black Graduation Celebration organised by the University’s Black Scholars community. Treasurer of the event organizing committee, Henry Ssali, says the initiative to recognize Black students should be picked […]

Jamaican Canadian features in record NBA draft

Jamaican Canadian features in record NBA draft

By Lincoln DePradine Rowan Barrett, the Scarborough-born Canadian of Jamaican heritage, had more than one good reason to celebrate last week when teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) – including newly crowned champions Toronto Raptors – participated in drafting new players to the league. Barrett, a 46-year-old former Canadian national basketballer who is now […]

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz ambushed by gunman in Dominican Republic

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz ambushed  by gunman in Dominican Republic

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was hospitalized on Monday following surgery for a gunshot wound after being ambushed by a man in a bar in his native Dominican Republic, police said. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo around 8:50 […]

Jamaican attorney pleads guilty in corruption case involving former Trinidad-Tobago Attorney General

Jamaican attorney pleads guilty in corruption case involving former Trinidad-Tobago Attorney General

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – One of three men charged in connection with a legal fees kickback scheme which allegedly took place under the former Trinidad and Tobago government, pleaded guilty last week to corruption conspiracy after a High Court judge accepted his deal with prosecutors that will see him testifying against his co-accused. Jamaica-born […]

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