Shirley Bynoe has passed on

Shirley Bynoe has passed on

Shirley Victoria Bynoe, age 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 6, 2021, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She was born in Trinidad on July 28, 1943, the 9th of 10 children: Cleve, Cynthia, Aldwin, Gloria, Charles, George, Jean, Selma, Shirley, and Anthony A beloved Sister, Cousin, Friend, Aunt, God Mother, and much […]

Philosopher Charles W. Mills, who cut his academic teeth in Canada, dies at 70

Philosopher Charles W. Mills, who cut his academic teeth in Canada, dies at 70

A London native of Jamaican parentage who grew up in Jamaica Charles W. Mills, a social and political philosopher who sought to rethink Western liberalism, arguing that white supremacy undergirded the modern world and that philosophy had ignored fundamental issues of race and justice, died Sept. 20 at a care center in Evanston, Ill. He […]

Guyana-born academic Arnold Harrichand Itwaru has passed away

Guyana-born academic Arnold Harrichand Itwaru has passed away

Arnold Harrichand Itwaru has died at the age of 79. He was a big light for so many people and will be remembered and celebrated for time to come. In the trajectory of his life he has touched thousands with his teaching, with his writing, his painting creations and with his presence. He leaves behind […]

Oldest Grenadian dies at 119  

Oldest Grenadian dies at 119  

The tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has been plunged into mourning as its oldest citizen Leonora Massima Noel, who was 119 years old, has passed away and been recorded as a COVID-19 related death.  Noel of L’Esterre in Carriacou, was hospitalised at the Princess Royal Hospital on September 13 after contracting COVID-19 […]

Trinidad born Moseley Peter Jack Dies in British Columbia just days shy of 85

Trinidad born Moseley Peter Jack Dies in British Columbia just days shy of 85

Moseley Peter Jack (born September 13th, 1936, died August 28th, 2021) Trinidad-born Moseley Peter Jack, passed away peacefully in his adapted home province of British Columbia, Canada.  He was two weeks shy of his 85th birthday. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to William and Pearl Jack, he came a long way from […]

Jamaica-born Black Montreal community stalwart dies at 87

Jamaica-born Black Montreal community stalwart dies at 87

Noel Alexander, a prominent member of the local Black community who was synonymous with the organization he presided over for decades, has died. He spent 35 years as the president of the Jamaica Association of Montreal (JAM). In his role, “Prezy” — as he was affectionately called — promoted vocational studies, helped people acquire math […]

The senseless and violent death of Jerome Sylvester

The senseless and violent death of Jerome Sylvester

By all accounts, Jerome Sylvester was a hard working family man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was gunned down on August 14th in a drive-by triple shooting near Black Creek and Trethewey in Toronto; he was 42 years old. Sylvester, son-in-law of veteran Black Community Leader and Advocate […]

Reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry Dead at 85

Reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry Dead at 85

Tributes have been paid to the legendary Jamaican singer and music producer Lee “Scratch” Perry, who has died at the age of 85. He died in hospital in Lucea, north-west Jamaica, local media reported. Perry is known for his pioneering experiments in dub, which revolutionised not only reggae, but also hip hop, dance and other […]

Body of Rwanda-born Canadian athlete recovered from Lake Ontario

Body of Rwanda-born Canadian athlete recovered from Lake Ontario

The family of a 24-year-old Ottawa man who represented Canada at the 2015 Junior Pan American Games said police have recovered his body from Lake Ontario. Nkusi was born in Kigali, Rwanda, and grew up in the Orléans area of Ottawa, his family said. He was a University of Ottawa alumnus with a finance degree […]