Guyana’s first oil lift – tanker arrives to make history

Guyana’s first oil lift – tanker arrives to make history

GEORGETOWN– The Marshall Islands-registered crude oil tanker, Yannis P, has arrived in Guyana as the country will soon lift the first one million barrels of crude from the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Production in Guyana commenced on December 20, last year, less than five years after the first-ever commercial discovery in the South American country […]

Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in the youth justice system

Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in the youth justice system

Children and adolescents detained in the youth justice system experience poor health across a range of physical and mental health domains, according to new research. In the first global review, researchers from the University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and University of Sheffield in the UK have examined the health of detained adolescents […]

Obsidian Theatre going through change

Obsidian Theatre going through change

Theatre Shorts By: Stephen Weir The Obsidian Theatre, Canada’s leading culturally diverse theatre company is now going through a major change.  After twenty years, the theatre’s founder and CEO has retired. He has been replaced by a young African Canadian director who will take over the running of the company in August. Philip Akin has been acting […]

Obama helps with creating an economic conscious society

Obama helps with creating an economic conscious society

By Gwyn Chapman Rhiannon Rosalind is by far one of Canada’s most relevant and conscious leaders.  She is the CEO of the Economic Club of Canada, an organisation with an impressive record of presenting a platform for North America’s top decision makers, in politics, social development, and business. Rhiannon has hosted an event with First […]

U of T launches Future Black Lawyers program

U of T launches  Future Black Lawyers program

The University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law launched a new program aiming to support Black students who aspire to go to law school, beginning in 2021. According to a Nov. 25 letter from Edward Iacobucci to the law school community, the goal of the Black Future Lawyers Program is to increase the number of Black […]

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx who has been featured in such movies as “Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django and Unchained” alongside and Brie Larson of “Room,” “Short Term 12,” and “Captain Marvel” star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big […]

Rhoma Spencer’s “Force” comes through in “The Solitudes”

Rhoma Spencer’s “Force” comes through in “The Solitudes”

By Stephen Weir Take a bow, Rhoma Spencer, take a bow.  You are the toast of Toronto’s theatre world for your current role in the new assembly play The Solitudes. Critical reviews.  A quarter page colour picture of you in the Toronto Star. And there is an incredible TTC poster of you with hands on […]

Grenadians mourn the passing of Jimmy Emmanuel

Grenadians mourn the passing of Jimmy Emmanuel

By Lincoln DePradine Grenadian Jimmy Emmanuel’s many friends included the late Grenada Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and Sir Vaughan Lewis, the former Prime Minister of St Lucia, where Emmanuel lived and worked for many years. Sir Vaughan is also a former director general of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), whose commission is based in St […]

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

By Stephen Weir The A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC), in conjunction with Penguin Random House is marking Martin Luther King Day with a superstar evening book signing.  On January 20th, Nompumelelo (Mungi) Ngomane, the granddaughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be launching her new book “Everyday Ubuntu” in Canada. “This book will […]

Trinbago sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye banned for two years

Trinbago sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye banned for two years

PARIS, France — Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye, an Olympic sprint finalist, has been banned for two years after “whereabouts failures”, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced. Ahye, sixth in both the 100 and 200m at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and again sixth in the 100m at the 2017 London world championships, is suspended […]

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