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 […]

Caribbean American legislator applauds bid to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests

Caribbean American legislator applauds bid to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests

NEW YORK – A Caribbean American New York City councilman has applauded New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that he will work to reduce unnecessary arrests and disparity in enforcement for marijuana possession in New York City. “As other states across the country legalise marijuana usage, the supposed progressive beacon of New York […]

ABC teacher meets her author-student

ABC teacher meets her author-student

An elderly woman stunned guests at the Annual Mothers’ Day and Arrival Day celebrations of the Zoomers’ Association of Trinidad and Tobago ( ZATTIC) in Mississauga on Sunday. Dr Kris Rampersad, a Trinidad-based journalist and author was speaking about her efforts at ” developing literary and  heritage sectors  and creating global connections with Caribbean groups” […]

Several Caribbean countries named in Interpol report

Several Caribbean countries named in Interpol report

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – Several Caribbean countries have been named in a new report by Interpol released on Monday showing that hundreds of suspected victims of modern slavery were rescued in a major crackdown on human traffickers in 13 countries. According to the global police organisation, the 350 possible victims of sexual exploitation and forced labour […]

Saving Wakanda before the bad guys can destroy the world

Saving Wakanda before the bad guys can destroy the world

Review Black Panther By Oya Xun It is the morning after, and the brilliant orange of a Scarborough sunrise transports me back to the awe-inspiring sunset and imagery of WAKANDA. Although a composite city patterned after an African state, Wakanda was created from scenes shot in South Korea, Argentina, and Georgia seamlessly integrated with aerial […]

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