Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Police are searching for a man who fatally stabed  the 58-year old volunteer caretaker of a Toronto mosque  on Saturday. Guyana-born Mohammed -Aslim Zafis was reported to have been outside the International Muslim Organization  (IMO))  mosque controlling access to the building, when he was attacked by a man who ran away after stabbing him in […]

Calypso legend Sir Rupert ‘King Swallow’ Philo dies

Calypso legend Sir Rupert ‘King Swallow’ Philo dies

One of Antigua and Barbuda’s best-known calypsonians, Sir Rupert Philo, known widely as King Swallow, has died at the age of 78. King Swallow died last Friday at his home in Antigua after a prolonged illness. Philo was known for his social and political commentary, as well as his many hits which include Fire in […]

Phyllis Coard, member of ‘Grenada 17,’ dies in Jamaica

Phyllis Coard, member of ‘Grenada 17,’ dies in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The only woman who was convicted in Grenada for the 1983 murder of the country’s Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop, has died. Jamaica-born Phyllis Coard, 73, died at a hospital in Kingston on Sunday.  She was the wife of former Deputy Prime Minister of Grenada, Bernard Coard, who was believed to be the […]

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

LOS ANGELES  – Actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed Jackie Robinson in the 2013 motion picture “42” before starring as T’Challa in “Black Panther,” has died after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43. He died at his home in California on Friday with his family by his side, according to a post on […]

Salome Bey, Canada’s first lady of the blues, dies at 86

Salome Bey, Canada’s first lady of the blues, dies at 86

Singer Salome Bey, known as Canada’s first lady of the blues, has died. She was 86. Born in Newark, New.Jersey., on Oct. 10, 1933, Bey toured the United States., Europe and Canada as part of the sibling act – Andy & the Bey Sisters. In 1964, Bey moved to Toronto where she played the jazz […]

Admiral lashes out at ‘hateful, misogynistic and racist’ comments

Admiral lashes out at ‘hateful, misogynistic and racist’ comments

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Navy’s deputy commander has responded to a series of online posts criticizing the military’s plan to drop the term “seaman” by warning that there is no place in the force for sailors who subscribe to “hateful, misogynistic and racist” beliefs. Rear-Admiral Chris Sutherland issued the admonition in a Facebook post […]

‘A true champion of regionalism’

‘A true champion of regionalism’

A tribute to former Prime Minister of Barbados, Owen Arthur ‘A true champion of regionalism’ By W. Andy Knight At 12:26 am on Monday, 27 July 2020, Owen Seymour Arthur released his final breath in the intensive care unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados. This small island giant gave his heart not only […]

Hundreds took part in the ‘Regis Korchinski-Paquet Walk for Justice’ in Toronto on Saturday

Hundreds took part in the ‘Regis Korchinski-Paquet Walk for Justice’ in Toronto on Saturday

By Lincoln DePradine Family and friends wept openly at a weekend public memorial for Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a Black woman who fell to her death from a balcony while police were in her apartment on the 24th floor of a building at 100 High Park Avenue in Toronto. “I want to extend my love to you,’’ […]

Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur dies at 70

Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur dies at 70

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Former Prime Minister Owen Seymour Arthur died during the early hours of Monday, a brief government statement has confirmed. He was 70. It said that Arthur, the longest serving head of government, died at 12:26 am (local time). Arthur, an economist, had been hospitalized earlier this month at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital […]

Civil rights leader John Lewis dies at 80

Civil rights leader John Lewis dies at 80

ATLANTA , Georgia  –  John Lewis, a leader of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, has died. He was 80. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Lewis’ passing late Friday night, […]

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