A fabulous Sunday of world class football

A fabulous Sunday of world class football

By Aldwyn McGill USA won the FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating Netherlands 2-0 at Lyon Stadium in France. The victory witnessed by a crowd of 57,000 also strengthened the US women’s position on pay equity with the US Soccer Association. The final was part of Sunday’s soccer treat that showcased three championship finals and […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sunday Soccer Treat  

Sunday Soccer Treat  

  By Aldwyn McGill  Featuring FIFA Women’s World Cup, Gold Cup and Copa America finals This coming Sunday July 7th 2019 marks the end of some of the biggest football/soccer tournaments in the world. At the FIFA Women’s World Cup final in France, it will be defending champions USA facing Netherlands after the United States […]

Trinidad-Tobago Opposition leader cleared of investigation into marijuana found at her private residence

Trinidad-Tobago Opposition leader cleared of investigation into marijuana found at her private residence

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar has been cleared of any culpability in con­nec­tion with the discovery of mar­i­jua­na found on her private residence six years ago when she was Prime Minister. At a press conference last week, Commissioner of Police Gary Grif­fith said that the small amount of ganja found on […]

Canada Post Union now led by Caribbean woman

Canada Post Union now led by Caribbean woman

By Lincoln DePradine When Jan Simpson was brought to Canada as a three-year-old from Barbados, she hardly could have imagined that one day she’ll create history in this country and become one of Canada’s most prominent trade union leaders. Simpson, a postal worker from Scarborough, is the newly elected National President of the Canadian Union […]

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are ready for the world

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are ready for the world

By Aldwyn McGill Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz sent a warning to their world cup opponents at the International Friendly match against Panama last Sunday night in Jamaica. The game was played at the National Stadium in Kingston and before the largest crowd the Girlz had ever played in Jamaica. This was a farewell match for local […]

Snake eyes and lizards on stage for Venom Mas’ costume launch

Snake eyes and lizards on stage for Venom Mas’ costume launch

  By Stephen Weir More than 80 reptilian mas’ models slithered, slinked and strutted onto a huge V-shaped stage in Toronto early Sunday morning. Despite a very late start, the models put on a fashion show that wowed the more than 1,000 people who crammed into the Grand Cinnamon Banquet & Convention Centre on McNicoll […]

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