Mrs. Money Baggs wants to be a billionaire

Mrs. Money Baggs wants to be a billionaire

Mrs. Money Baggs has made a lot of money since she created her first gig in Malvern. At five years of age, she picked flowers and sold them to her neighbours in Scarborough on their way home from work. Since those early days as a entrepreneur, Mrs. Money Baggs (aka Nicolle Williams) has made a […]

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 […]

Valarie Steele receives BADC Legend Award

Valarie Steele receives BADC Legend Award

  Community organizer Valarie Steele, a longtime member of the Black Action Defense Committee (BADC), receives the BADC Legend Award from Lloyd Wilks, Jamaica’s Consul General in Toronto, at the seventh annual Dudley Laws Scholarship Brunch, held recently at the Jamaican Canadian Centre. Keynote speaker at the brunch was Nancy  Simms, Director of the Centre for […]

CARICOM calls for end to US embargo against Cuba

CARICOM calls for end to US embargo against Cuba

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), ,  has called on the United States to lift the “unwarranted economic embargo and sanctions” against Cuba. Addressing the 22nd meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) on Monday,  LaRocque said that next month, the 15-member grouping will host the Sixth […]

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. […]

We have to fight back

Editorial We have to fight back Shortly after the Ontario provincial elections last year, we reminded our readers in an editorial that people usually get the government they deserve. We were referring, of course, to the not-so-Progressive Conservative government of Premier Doug Ford and the fact that  many people in the Black community had declared  […]

Carnival Nationz goes on the road with Kes

Carnival Nationz goes on the road with  Kes

Carnival Nationz whose theme this year is “The Music of Kes, ” launched its band on Saturday. More than 1.700  carnival fans showed up for the launch at the band’s mas’ camp in Scarborough ( Kes, a soca/pop group which hails from  Trinidad , is known for its unique blend of soulful vocals, calypso inspired […]

Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Jamaica’s minister of culture, Olivia Grange, has paid tribute to Jamaican-Canadian broadcasting entrepreneur Fitzroy Gordon, who passed away  in Toronto last week. Minister Grange, herself a former resident of Toronto, said Gordon — who founded Canada’s Black and Caribbean- owned and operated radio station, G98.7FM — was an “outstanding promoter of Jamaican and Caribbean culture […]

Grenada’s foreign minister will be the keynote speaker at alumni association reunion in Toronto

Grenada’s foreign minister will be the keynote speaker at alumni association reunion in Toronto

  By Lincoln DePradine Peter David, Grenada’s foreign affairs minister and a former Canadian resident who studied at Carlton University in Ottawa, will visit Toronto later this month at the invitation of past students of the Grenada Boys’ Secondary School (GBSSS). David is also a graduate of GBSS that opened in February 1885 as the […]

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