We have to fight back

Editorial We have to fight back Shortly after the Ontario provincial elections last year, we reminded our readers in an editorial that people usually get the government they deserve. We were referring, of course, to the not-so-Progressive Conservative government of Premier Doug Ford and the fact that  many people in the Black community had declared  […]

Former Trinidad-Tobago Attorney General and Opposition Senator appear in court on corruption charges

Former Trinidad-Tobago Attorney General and Opposition Senator appear in court on corruption charges

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– Former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and United National Congress (UNC) Senator and attorney Gerald Ramdeen appeared in court on Monday on corruption charges, five days after being held for questioning by police over an alleged conspiracy to financially reward themselves with fees from legal briefs from the State. But Ramlogan says […]

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study

FOCUS ON HEALTH  Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study A new study has shown that traditional labels of ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘straight’ do not capture the full range of human sexuality, and whether a person is attracted to the same, or opposite sex can change over time. The study, published […]

Grenada-born centenarian dies in Stouffville at 102

Grenada-born centenarian dies in Stouffville at 102

Grenada-born centenarian dies in Stouffville at 102 Michael Alvan Antoine of Stouffville,Ontario  who was a teacher in his native Grenada and in Trinidad  and a well known  parang aficionado,  died at hospital on February 13 last,  one week after he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He was 102. Antoine  who was born in the town […]

‘People are to be judged according to their own behaviour’ -Federal court judge

‘People are to be judged according to their own behaviour’ -Federal court judge

Immigration Matters with: Sukhram Ramkissoon The Temporary Resident Visa problem   ‘People are to be judged according to their own behaviour’ -Federal court judge All too often I hear complaints from families in Canada  that their relatives abroad cannot join them for special occasions such as seasonal festivities, weddings or funerals. Why? Because they have […]

Veteran pannist Selwyn Gomes dies in Stouffville at 84

Veteran pannist Selwyn  Gomes dies in Stouffville at 84

Trinidad-born  veteran pannist Selwyn “Sello” Gomes who taught business courses at several secondary schools in Scarborough, died at the Parkview Nursing Home in Stouffville, Ontario on Saturday after suffering a stroke. He was 84. Lennox Borel, founder of the Toronto steelband, Panniks which was formed in the 1960s, and a friend of  Gomes, said  that   […]

” We still have a lot of work to do to achieve a truly equitable society ‘ – Kayonne Christy

” We still have a lot of  work to do  to achieve a truly equitable  society ‘ – Kayonne Christy

Staff Reporter: Kayonne Christy, co-fonder of the Black Outreach Leadership Directive (BOLD), described the late Lincoln Alexander  who served as Ontario’s 24th Lieutenant  Governor, as ” courageous, strong-willed, determined, and passionate.” Christy who was guest speaker at the Lincoln   Alexander Day  Celebration in Hamilton, Ontario  on Monday, noted that Alexander who was Canada’s first Black […]

Toronto photographer Don Moreland dies at 55

Toronto photographer Don Moreland dies at 55

By  Stephen Weir Photographer  Don Moreland  whose  outstanding images of  the  Toronto carnival scene have earned him the  plaudits of mas’ aficionados in Canada, has died. Moreland  passed away in Toronto last Friday. He was 55. For over a decade Don “Donnie” Moreland has been photographing  the men, women  and children who play mas’ at […]

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