Toronto school cricketers will play for the ‘Premier’s Cup’ in 2024

Toronto school cricketers will play for the ‘Premier’s Cup’ in 2024

In his opening remarks at the launch of a new cricket competition for schools, Ken Jeffers, president of the Ontario Schools Cricket Association (OSCA) referred to Sir John A. Macdonald’s 1867 declaration that cricket was Canada’s national sport. Last Monday, Toronto made a major commitment to nurturing cricket as a major sport with the launch […]

‘Civil War’ opened in theatres last Friday

‘Civil War’ opened in theatres last Friday

Review By: Janet Grant In the latest cinematic offering, “Civil War,” director Alex Garland presents a thought-provoking and visually arresting portrayal of a nation divided. The film, set in a near-future America, is a masterful blend of speculative fiction and a poignant commentary on the state of contemporary society. Garland, known for his cerebral approach […]

Wes Hall and Tim Coldwell launch Indigenous real estate firm

Wes Hall and Tim Coldwell launch Indigenous real estate firm

Wes Hall, the Founder and Chairman of the BlackNorth Initiative, as well as the Founder and Executive Chairman of Kingsdale Advisors, brings his extensive experience as an investor, philanthropist, and Dragon on Canada’s Dragons’ Den. Teaming up with Tim Coldwell, a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, a professional engineer, and a […]

Two-time Grammy Winner Casey Benjamin dies at 45

Two-time Grammy Winner Casey Benjamin dies at 45

The global music community is in mourning following the unexpected passing of Casey Benjamin, a pioneering jazz musician from Grenada. Benjamin, renowned for his innovative saxophone sound and groundbreaking musical techniques, secured two prestigious GRAMMY awards during his illustrious career. His untimely demise at the age of 45 on March 30 in Maryland has left […]

Malvern residents meet to deal with road safety concerns

Malvern residents meet to deal with road safety concerns

By Lincoln DePradine Discussions are underway to garner feedback on a proposal that includes greater safety on the streets of Malvern, in east Scarborough, for senior residents, cyclists, schoolchildren and other pedestrians. Under an MWSP – “Malvern West Streets Plan’’ – they are described as “vulnerable road users’’. The MWSP was the subject of a […]

Jamaican government plans to improve overseas farm work program

Jamaican government plans to improve overseas farm work program

By Neil Armstrong Jamaica’s Minister of Labour and Social Security Pearnel Charles Jr. has announced plans to improve the Overseas Employment Program, better known as the Farmwork Program. This follows recommendations that a fact-finding team made in April 2023 and a visit that the minister made to farms in Canada and the United States later […]

Film Industry Titans Gather in Barbados for Cross Continental Forum

Film Industry Titans Gather in Barbados for Cross Continental Forum

This April in Barbados, an unprecedented gathering will take place, bringing together esteemed figures from the film industry. Acclaimed actress CCH Pounder, renowned film producer Paul Garnes, and a cohort of international media executives will join 26 top-tier producers from Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and various Caribbean nations for the inaugural Cross Continental […]

Exhibition telling stories of remarkable migrants at Market Gallery in Toronto

Exhibition telling stories of remarkable migrants at Market Gallery in Toronto

By Neil Armstrong A new exhibition in the Market Gallery – once Toronto’s first purpose-built City Council Chambers at St Lawrence Market – is sharing the stories of six individuals “who arrived, stayed, and flourished in Toronto.” “Migrant Stories” sheds light on “the challenges, triumphs and resilience of those who have overcome adversity to call […]

Canada issues ‘Cautionary Travel Advisory’ for Trinidad and Tobago

Canada issues ‘Cautionary Travel Advisory’ for Trinidad and Tobago

Travelers to Trinidad and Tobago are advised to exercise a high degree of caution due to an uptick in violent crimes, including armed robberies, assaults, and sexual assaults, particularly in the capital city of Port of Spain. Tourists, including cruise ship passengers, have increasingly become targets of these criminal activities. The island nation has witnessed […]

Guyana procures India-made planes to boosts defense capabilities

Guyana procures India-made planes to boosts defense capabilities

Two weeks subsequent to Guyana’s procurement of two Dornier aircraft from India at a cost of US$23.27 million for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), sources confirmed the arrival of the aircraft via two Boeing C-17 Globemaster military transport planes at Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Sunday. The arrival of these Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)-manufactured Dornier […]

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