Calypsonian Structure wins the "car crown"

Calypsonian Structure wins the "car crown"

Reigning Toronto Calypso King, Brian Thornhill aka Structure receives a $500 cheque plus gifts from Jorge De Souza, General Sales Manager of Hogan Chevrolet, this year’s sponsor of Mas Toronto, one of the participants in the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Structure wowed a crowd of calypso lovers and the judges, at a calypso contest held last […]

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Stage Changes

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Stage Changes

MAS TIME: Toronto Carnival organisers met the media on Tuesday to announce plans and changes for the 2013 staging of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, which includes a new three year sponsorship agreement from title sponsor Scotiabank, a longer parade route and new safety initiatives. Here, from left, parliamentary assistant for the Minister of Tourism Laura […]

Miss Bond

Miss Bond

MISS BOND: We suspect James Bond creator Ian Fleming never had this young lady in mInd when he penned the books that went on to become a screen sensation. Nor, we’re sure, he never thought he’d see 007 become a Toronto Carnival band. But that’s just what is happening this year as Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto […]

Mastumes launch

Mastumes launch

RHYTHM OF LIFE: Mervyn Skeete’s Connections Mastumes Band is the latest of the Toronto Carnival bands to give fans a preview of its 2103 presentation. The launch of this year’s theme, Rhythm of Life, was held at the Twilight Restaurant in Scarborough last Friday, and the costumes were a big hit — easy to see […]

Jamaican migrant worker killed in car crash

Jamaican migrant worker killed in car crash

Three migrant workers from Jamaica were involved in a car accident in East Gwillumbury, north of Toronto, on Tuesday night. One of the workers, identified as a 31 year-old man,. was killed in the accident, while the other two, a 37 year-old and a 29 year-old, are in hospital. The names of the crash victims […]

New start-up visas for entrepreneurs

By Jasminee Sahoye Efforts are being made to recruit innovative immigrant entrepreneurs through a new program called the start-up visa. It is aimed at attracting the world’s best and brightest to launch their companies and create new wealth in Canada. The five-year pilot, which is set to launch on April 1, is part of a […]

No Flu Shot better get your Soup shot.

Homemade Chicken Soup Ingredients: 1 (3 pound) Whole Chicken 4 carrots, halved 4 Stalks celery, halved 1 large onion,halved water to cover salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules (optional) Directions Put the chicken, carrots, celery and onion in a large soup pot and cover with cold water. Heat and simmer, uncovered, […]

Canadians support T&T environmentalist on hunger strike

Canadians support T&T environmentalist on hunger strike

By Jasminee Sahoye Supporters of a well-known Trinidad and Tobago environmental activist, Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh are insisting that the island’s prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar honour her promise she made to concerned residents over a proposed highway expansion from San Fernando to Point Fortin. In a letter delivered to the Consulate General of Trinidad & Tobago […]