Canadian book on mosquitoes tells how the big itch came to the New World

Canadian book on mosquitoes tells how the big itch came to the New World

By Stephen Weir This is the last year for the RBC Charles Taylor Prize. The non-fiction Canadian book prize is closing down in March after marking 20-years of rewarding the country’s best authors. The Prize recently announced the last five authors on the shortlist to win the Prize.  One of their books, Timothy Winegard’s history […]

Trinidad hijab-wearing cop get compensation

Trinidad hijab-wearing cop get compensation

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A year after she won the right to wear a hijab while on duty, a special reserve policewoman will receive $185,000 in compensatory damages for the breaches to her constitutional right to freedom of religion. Constable Sharon Roop was denied her request to wear her headdress by former police commissioner […]

Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States Congratulates Dominican Student on Academic Achievements in Morocco

Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States Congratulates Dominican Student on Academic Achievements in Morocco

Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco — The Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco (ECS Embassies) extends its warmest congratulations and highest regards to Mr. Terry Gregory Lovell for his recent academic accomplishments while pursuing his undergraduate studies at Groupe Miage, a private education institution in the Kingdom of Morocco. Mr. Lovell’s […]

University of Western Ontario to tackle racism on campus

University of Western Ontario to tackle racism on campus

  The University of Western Ontario has launched a working group to address issues of racism and oppression on campus. The launching of the group was announced last week in a letter published on the university’s newspaper website after a student had called out Professor Andrew Wenaus for saying the  word ” nigger” in class. […]

Birthright Programme brings Jamaican Canadians back home for a month

Birthright Programme brings Jamaican Canadians back home for a month

By Stephen Weir Jamaica’s Grace Kennedy Company is once again offering 2nd and 3rd generation Jamaicans who have never actually lived in Jamaica the opportunity to spend a month next summer in the homeland. Every year four Jamaican Canadian university students are brought back to the island to learn about their heritage through Grace Kennedy’s […]

The BBPA announces its new Board of Directors

The BBPA announces its new Board of Directors

Toronto, ON – The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced its slate of new board members, at its Annual General Meeting held on September 30th, 2019.   Current president Nadine Spencer said that one of her main goals is to redouble the effort of expanding the organization’s reach while staying true to its founding […]

Dionne Brand wins Toronto Book Award

Dionne Brand wins Toronto Book Award

TORONTO – Dionne Brand has been awarded the Toronto Book Award for her novel “Theory”.  It’s the second time she has won the award. The announcement was made at at an awards ceremony held at the Toronto Reference Library. Brand also won the 2006 Toronto Book Award for her novel What We All Long For. […]

Four Canadian Caribbean Cultural Icons in the National Spotlight

Four Canadian Caribbean Cultural Icons in the National Spotlight

By Stephen Weir September and early October has been a rewarding time for four Canadian Caribbean artists, dramtists and writers – Stan Douglas just won a really big one while Amanda Parris, Ian Williams and André Alexis are up for some big ones too! Ten days ago Vancouver photographic artist Stan Douglas was awarded the […]

Race-based data; depends on what you do with it

Race-based data; depends on what you do with it

By Lincoln DePradine Toronto police soon will be implementing a policy directing officers to collect race-based data in their interaction with the public. In the Black community, there have been both applause and questions on the policy directive that has been approved by the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB). “I’m glad they’re making it official […]

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