Zoomers Association of Trinidad and Tobago in Canada

Zoomers Association of Trinidad and Tobago in Canada

On Sunday August 25th 2019, Zoomers Association of Trinidad and Tobago in Canada (ZATTIC) celebrated 10 years of bringing Trinbagonians together! Through social and cultural integration, civic consciousness through awareness and participation ZATTIC hopes to foster unity. The Association welcomes Trinbagonias, their spouses and descendents, and extends its welcome to people of Caribbean background, and […]

The Caribbean Women’s Power Lunch for women of power

The Caribbean Women’s Power Lunch for women of power

By Jennifer Slay That saying “build it and they will come” made famous by the movie Field of Dreams over 30 years ago still holds true today.  Kerra Denel, a Trinidadian entrepreneur, humanitarian and founder of CWPL – Caribbean Women Power Lunch, was looking for a space where she could connect and develop relationships within […]

Brampton Hip Hop artist Haviah Mighty wins $50K Polaris Music Prize

Brampton Hip Hop artist Haviah Mighty wins $50K Polaris Music Prize

The star Polaris is 408 light years from Earth.  At the rate Haviah Mighty’s career has taken off, she should be there any day now! The Brampton Hip Hop artist won it all Monday night at the Carlu Hall in Toronto.  Not only did she win the Polaris Music Prize but her performance at the […]

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 […]

Canadian contingent makes lasting impact at CARIFESTA

Canadian contingent makes lasting impact at CARIFESTA

By Dayo Kefentse The contingent representing Canada during the 14th edition of The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) will be remembered as a unique and trendsetting addition to the festival. Canada was the only country with a Caribbean diaspora delegation participating in this year’s festival.  The 10-day feast of Caribbean culture held in Trinidad and […]

Nelson Mandela photo and museum exhibition to open in Toronto

Nelson Mandela photo and museum exhibition to open in Toronto

By Stephen Weir Two important exhibitions about the life and times of Nelson Mandela are set to be on display in Toronto this fall.  A free Mandela photo exhibit opens next Wednesday downtown at Brookfield Place and on October 10th, while a full-scale exhibition will open in North Toronto at the Meridian Art Centre (formerly […]

Caribbean Tales Picks 21 for Incubator Program

Caribbean Tales Picks 21 for Incubator Program

Caribbean Tales has announced the twenty-one (21) filmmakers that will take part in the Tenth Annual CaribbeanTales Market Incubator (CTI) in partnership with The Caribbean Development Bank, Ontario Creates and Telefilm Canada, and with support from the National Film & Video Foundation of South Africa.  At the annual Big Pitch, they will compete for prizes […]

Three Caribbean-Canadian authors on Giller Prize longlist

Three Caribbean-Canadian authors on Giller Prize longlist

By Stephen Weir A dozen Canadian authors were named to the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist and three of them are Caribbean-Canadian. The Scotiabank Giller Prize, one of the richest book awards in the country gives $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English. Giller finalists will receive […]

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