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 […]

CAG partners with TIFF to screen “Sprinter”

CAG partners with TIFF to screen “Sprinter”

– film about Jamaican running phenom CaribanaTM Arts Group, Members of the public are invited to join the CaribanaTM Arts Group, The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and writer-director Storm Saulter for an exclusive preview of Saulter’s coming-of-age drama, Sprinter — executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith — about a Jamaican track-and-field […]

Island Foods closes Parkdale branch after 33 years

Island Foods closes Parkdale branch after 33 years

After 33 years, Island Foods, a West Indian food institution, has closed its Parkdale location. Ruth Sawh, matriarch of Island Foods, said that it was not their decision; the building where the landmark restaurant at 1182 King St. W will be demolished to make way for two massive condo towers. Island Foods’ dates back to […]

Dominican diaspora invited to participate in ‘Bring-A-Friend’ tourism campaign

Dominican diaspora invited to participate  in ‘Bring-A-Friend’ tourism campaign

By Jerry Roman Still can’t stop talking excitedly about your last visit to Dominica? Looking forward to returning to “the Nature Island”? Well, if you’re a member of the Dominican diaspora, you may have a chance to win a vacation to Dominica for two through the current “Bring-A-Friend” campaign organized by the Discover Dominica Authority. […]

Jamaica Seeks Chinese Funding to Expand Coffee Industry

Jamaica Seeks Chinese Funding to Expand Coffee Industry

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Last week Minister Shaw said that Jamaica had requested US$100 million in grant funding from the Chinese Government to advance the development of its coffee industry. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw said the money will be used to rebuild the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee brand. “I have already had […]

Roger McTair launches ‘My Trouble with Books’

Roger McTair launches ‘My Trouble with Books’

By Lincoln DePradine Roger McTair is an accomplished Canadian; a pioneer, too, in his birthplace of Trinidad and Tobago. Now, at 74, he has released “My Trouble with Books, “a collection of short stories. It was recently launched at The Theatre Centre in Toronto. McTair, who has  been living in Toronto since 1970, is a […]

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