Trinidad-born dress designer dies in Toronto at 89

Trinidad-born dress designer dies in Toronto at 89

Trinidad-born dress designer Genevieve Clothilda Thomas nee Lezama died  on June 21 last in  Toronto after a long illness. She was 89. Thomas ran Genevieve de Paris, a small dress shop on Bloor Street in Toronto, and was known by many in the Caribbean community for her exquisite bridal outfits. She was also the publisher […]

Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

Two  Bahamian men who were reported missing in Italy, were found dead in an Italian river last week,  according to international media reports. The body of  Blair John, 28, a  PhD student at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,  was recovered on June 5  last from the Po  River in  Turin . The discovery […]

Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga dies on 89th birthday

Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga dies on 89th birthday

Edward Philip George Seaga was born, in Boston, where his parents lived at the time. His father, Philip Seaga, was a businessman of Lebanese descent, and his mother, Erna (Maxwell) Seaga, was of mixed European and African heritage. The family was originally from Jamaica and returned there when Edward was an infant. He later went […]

Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man of ‘extraordinary vision’

Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man  of ‘extraordinary  vision’

By Lincoln DePradine The late entrepreneur and broadcast executive, Fitzroy Gordon, was a “credit to his race’’, according to Pastor Errol Lawrence. “Fitzroy Gordon was a credit to the human race; a great man, not just in Canadian history, but also in world history,’’ Lawrence said at Gordon’s funeral last Friday at Global Kingdom Ministries […]

Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte dies at 78

Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte  dies at 78

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados —Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte, one of the founders of the Nation Publishing company, died on Sunday following a long illness. He was 78. Hoyt who was Editor Emeritus of the Nation newspaper, had a long and distinguished career in journalism. which started at the Barbados Advocate in 1959. He later moved to Canada […]

Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Jamaica’s minister of culture, Olivia Grange, has paid tribute to Jamaican-Canadian broadcasting entrepreneur Fitzroy Gordon, who passed away  in Toronto last week. Minister Grange, herself a former resident of Toronto, said Gordon — who founded Canada’s Black and Caribbean- owned and operated radio station, G98.7FM — was an “outstanding promoter of Jamaican and Caribbean culture […]

Jamaican-born broadcaster Fitzroy Gordon dies at 65

Jamaican-born broadcaster Fitzroy Gordon dies at 65

By Lincoln DePradine Jamaican-born broadcasting entrepreneur, Fitzroy Gordon, is being remembered as a “towering figure’’ and, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “he’ll be deeply missed’’. Gordon, popularly known as “G’’, died Tuesday at a Toronto hospital, where he was on life support. He was 65. Prime Minister Trudeau and Toronto Mayor, John Tory, are […]

Singer Ranking Roger dies at 56

Singer Ranking Roger dies at 56

Roger Charlery, known as Ranking Roger, a singer with ska-pop band,The English Beat,  died at his home in the United Kingdom on  Tuesday. He was 56. As part of The Beat, Charlery spearheaded the two-tone movement with a distinctive vocal style influenced by the Jamaican rap technique of toasting. The Birmingham-born vocalist had suffered a […]

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