African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine The world’s attention was riveted on the AIDS epidemic and the HIV virus in the 1980s. Further global spotlight was grabbed in 1991 when Earvin “Magic’’ John, the basketball superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, retired abruptly after announcing that he had contracted HIV. It’s been 28 years since Johnson’s announcement and AIDS […]

Trinidad’s Sat Maharaj dead at 88

Trinidad’s Sat Maharaj dead at 88

Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS), Satnarayan Maharaj, has died. He passed away shortly before midnight last Friday. Maharaj, 88, suffered a stroke in early November. Maharaj was one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most easily recognised personalities. This is owed to his prolific public speaking on matters he believed negatively impacted Hindus […]

Rastas in Barbados allowed to use ganja for religious purposes

Rastas in Barbados allowed to use ganja for religious purposes

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – Barbados’ Rastafarian community will soon be able to lawfully use marijuana in their religious sacrament. During debate in Parliament on the Medical Cannabis Industry Bill – which was passed – Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Dale Marshall said draft legislation to allow the use of cannabis for religious purposes is being […]

Tobago actors in new TV roles

Tobago actors in new TV roles

Tobago-born actors Winston Duke and Dominique Jackson are raising their stock with new TV roles. Duke and Jackson will both be appearing in new shows on screens in the near future. Duke, who broke out with his role as M’baku in the ‘Black Panther’ and Avengers movies and in the Jordan Peele thriller ‘Us’, will […]

New Hummingbird species found in T&T

New Hummingbird species found in T&T

Trinidad and Tobago’s Hummingbird population has just expanded by one with the recent addition of a new species. The glittering-throated Emerald, Amazilia Fimbriata, was discovered on October 8 at Yerrete, a Hummingbird attraction in the Maracas Valley, in the Northern Range of Trinidad. Theodore Ferguson, who owns the facility with his wife, Gloria, said the […]

Boomerang to bring visitors to Tobago

Boomerang to bring visitors to Tobago

The Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd (TTAL) has announced a strategic move to increase visitor arrivals to destination Tobago. TTAL said it has engaged European travel specialist, Boomerang Reisen, to sell the island with a digitally-focused approach. At ITB Berlin held in March of this year, one of the Tobago Tourism Agency’s objectives was to reinforce […]

Luther Brown a leader with style

Luther Brown a leader with style

Recently the Jamaican Canadian Centre played host to an exciting event where the Caribbean community, along with the Toronto’s first Africentric School, celebrated the retirement of their principal Mr. Luther Brown. The evening was hosted by actor Marcia Brown and the guest include Lloyd Wilks, Consul General of Jamaica in Toronto, singer Jay Douglas, along […]

Dorian hammers Bahamas

Dorian hammers Bahamas

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas – Hurricane Dorian has left parts of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the catastrophe only beginning to emerge. Aerial video recorded over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island showed mile upon mile of flooded neighbourhoods, pulverized buildings, upturned boats and […]

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