Brock President Gervan Fearon receives Vice-Chancellor’s Award from University of the West Indies

Brock President Gervan Fearon receives Vice-Chancellor’s Award from University of the West Indies

By Michelle Pressé Brock University President Gervan Fearon has received the University of West Indies (UWI) 2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Award. The 11th annual University of the West Indies Toronto Benefit Gala was originally to be held in early April, but was instead postponed and held virtually on Saturday, June 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fearon’s […]

Toronto woman plunges to her death from 24th floor apartment

Toronto woman  plunges to her death from 24th floor apartment

Did Regis Korchinski-Paquet fall to her death from her 24th floor apartment ? Or was the 29-year old Black woman pushed? Or is there some other explaination as to how her lifeless body ended up on Wednesday last week in front of the High Park Avenue  high-rise building in Toronto where she lived, after police […]

Trudeau takes a knee at anti-racism protest on Parliament Hill

Trudeau takes a knee at anti-racism protest  on Parliament Hill

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knelt on the ground as part of a crowd gathered on Parliament Hill on Friday afternoon, in solidarity with anti-racism demonstrators protesting police killings of black people. The demonstration is one of   several events in Canada, following days of demonstrations against racism and police brutality in numerous American cities. Trudeau had […]

Venezuela – proxy for a ‘cold war’ in the Americas

Venezuela – proxy for a ‘cold war’ in the Americas

By David Jessop A few days ago, Venezuela’s government and opposition signed a joint request to the Pan American Health Organisation requesting funding to address the Coronavirus pandemic. Whether this was a step towards dialogue on other issues between the country’s two irreconcilably divided sides, or simply recognition by both that the high incidence of […]

Canada-wide warrant issued for teen in connection with shooting death of Toronto rapper

Canada-wide warrant issued for teen in connection with shooting death of Toronto rapper

Toronto police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a teen wanted in connection with a gunfight that claimed the life of  Toronto rapper  Dimarjio Jenkins known as Houdini. He  was one of Canada’s most streamed independent rappers last year, with 19.2 million plays on Spotify. He is best known for tracks including Late Nights, Myself, […]

Caribbean Tales Film Festival goes online

Caribbean Tales Film Festival goes online

The theatres were booked, the movies picked and the stars were making plans to come to  Toronto to walk the Caribbean Tales Film Festival’s (CTFF’s) red carpet this September.Then, yesterday,the CTFF announced that although the show must go on, it will not be taking place in any bijous in the year of COVID-19. “It is […]

The Bahamas government denies it is ‘running out of money’

The Bahamas government denies it is ‘running out of money’

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas government  has  described as “false”, reports that it is “running out of money” and that the local currency is under threat of being devalued. “Our economy has not survived and thrived for so long because of good fortune. As a country, we have historically taken a very prudent approach to […]

Monkey in operating threatre at Port of Spain hospital

Monkey in operating threatre at Port of  Spain hospital

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –  The Port of Spain General hospital has  confirmed that a monkey was discovered inside the building, but angrily denied a snake was with it. The simian was reportedly spotted in Port-of-Spain General Hospital’s operating theatre early on Friday by medical staff, who were preparing to resume elective surgeries following a […]

School council chairman fired over Islamophobic tweet

School council chairman fired over Islamophobic tweet

The Peel District School Board says it has fired a school council chairman in Caledon, Ont., after he posted an Islamophobic tweet last week. Ravi Hooda made the comment in reply to Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, who announced a by-law would allow mosques to play daily calls to prayer over loudspeakers during Ramadan. Brown said […]

Time to fix the farm workers programme

Time to fix the farm workers programme

Now more than 50 years old, the Canada-Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SWAP)  has some long-standing problems which deserve immediate attention from the powers that be. SWAP has often being described as a win-win program – a win for the farmers who need to get their crops harvested and a win for the foreign workers […]