Canada issues ‘Cautionary Travel Advisory’ for Trinidad and Tobago

Canada issues ‘Cautionary Travel Advisory’ for Trinidad and Tobago

Travelers to Trinidad and Tobago are advised to exercise a high degree of caution due to an uptick in violent crimes, including armed robberies, assaults, and sexual assaults, particularly in the capital city of Port of Spain. Tourists, including cruise ship passengers, have increasingly become targets of these criminal activities. The island nation has witnessed […]

‘Saldenah Carnival’ ready for a big launch

‘Saldenah Carnival’ ready for a big launch

By Stephen Weir He is the man. And when Louis Saldenah says he is planning a huge launch party, you better believe it is going to be one of the largest carnival events this spring. The leader of SALDENAH CARNIVAL, the largest mas band in the annual Caribbean Carnival, has just announced that his 2024 […]

Grenada bishop suspends priest for Gaza remarks

Grenada bishop suspends priest for Gaza remarks

Bishop Clyde Harvey of Grenada has suspended a Roman Catholic priest for persistent contentious remarks about the attack on Gaza and criticism of the church. Father Gerard Paul’s suspension, effective April 4, 2024, followed a public dispute with Bishop Harvey. The bishop emphasized adherence to Church rules and teachings, expressing concern that Father Paul’s unrepentant […]

Umoja Robotics team poised for World Championship

Umoja Robotics team poised for World Championship

African Canadian Christian Network Appeals for Donations to Send Award-Winning Team to Houston The African Canadian Christian Network (ACCN), a cornerstone for empowering Black youth in Toronto, has issued an urgent appeal to the community. The organization seeks support to send the Umoja Robotics team to the prestigious FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas, […]

Grenadian maestro James Clarkson lauded on 80th birthday

Grenadian maestro James Clarkson lauded on 80th birthday

By Lincoln DePradine Well-known Toronto-based saxophonist and arranger, Michael “Skell’’ Redhead described a colleague – who once arranged music for the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force band – as “one of the world’s greatest musicians’’. Redhead was referring to James Clarkson who, at 17, left his homeland Grenada to join the West India Regiment unit […]

Keith Merith’s book launches to a packed house

Keith Merith’s book launches to a packed house

‘A Darker Shade of Blue’ a must read Some might say that retired York Region police supervisor Keith Merith picked a good day to launch his autobiography last Saturday. Those in the book business would say it differently; rookie author Merith had an amazing launch for his new book, “A Darker Shade of Blue.” He […]

Guyana crowns Rodeo Queen 2024

Guyana crowns Rodeo Queen 2024

During the vibrant Easter weekend, Lethem, a bustling town in Guyana, was abuzz with excitement as the annual Rupununi Rodeo unfolded, attracting crowds from far and wide. Among the talented participants, 18-year-old Attisha Eusebio from Shulinab Village stole the spotlight, clinching the prestigious title of Miss Digicel Rupununi Ranchers’ Rodeo 2024. In a field of […]

Former president of Black Coalition of Quebec, Dan Philip, dies at 87

Former president of Black Coalition of Quebec, Dan Philip, dies at 87

The Black Coalition of Quebec announced the passing of Dan Philip, the former president, on Monday at the age of 87. Recognized as a stalwart advocate for the rights of Black Quebecers, Philip’s legacy spans decades of tireless activism and leadership within the community. In a statement released by the organization, Philip was hailed as […]

The BBPA unveils Harry Jerome Awards winners

The BBPA unveils Harry Jerome Awards winners

By Staff Reporter The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced last Friday the recipients of the 2024 Harry Jerome Awards. The disclosure was made at an event that was held at the Golden Mail building. Ross Cadastre, Board Chair of the BBPA, opened the event with a message about the importance of celebrating Black […]

Sharing a few must-have books in your homes

Sharing a few must-have books in your homes

by Yolanda T. Marshall The Medicine Chest: A Physician’s Journey Towards Reconciliation Written by Jarol Boan. “In The Medicine Chest, Boan exposes the healthcare disparities in a country that prides itself on an equitable healthcare system and examines the devastating effects of diabetes, the myth of “the drunken Indian,” the inner workings of hospitals, Missing […]

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