Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller launches new political party

Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller launches new political party

An activist who took the British Government to court over Brexit has launched her own political party. Businesswoman Gina Miller’s new True and Fair party was unveiled to an almost empty room as she vowed ‘long overdue changes to British politics’. Ms Miller made headlines in 2016 when she launched a constitutional challenge against the […]

Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader’s slaying

Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader’s slaying

Haiti’s National Police said last Saturday that a former senator who is a prominent suspect in the July 7 killing of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers confirmed that John Joël Joseph was in custody. No further information was immediately available. Meanwhile, Jamaica Police Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said that […]

When Sidney Poitier met the Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband in 1964

When Sidney Poitier met the Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband in 1964

by Clevil James In 1964, The Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband performed at the Moral Re-Armament Conference at Mackinac Island, Michigan. Maybe it was serendipity that caused Bahamian born American actor Sidney Poitier (1927-2022) to be present at one of the band’s performances while he was visiting his daughter, who was attending the conference. He […]

Natasha Ferguson wanted more women workers so she started her own construction business 

Natasha Ferguson wanted more women workers so she started her own construction business 

In a Toronto condo under construction near Richmond Street and Spadina Avenue, Natasha Ferguson can be found hard at work, covered in dust — her focus, on sanding. She isn’t afraid to get her hands or her hair dirty. It’s kind of like a metaphor, she says, for what she has had to go through […]

Four things to know about flying into Trinidad

Four things to know about flying into Trinidad

Travel protocols are ever-changing in this climate and so it’s pretty important to stay on your toes about what each country requires. With many planning to either return to Trinidad and Tobago or visit for the first time, we’ve compiled a list of things that you should know and prepare for when flying into the […]

Anti-Asian racism still experienced in Canada

Anti-Asian racism still experienced in Canada

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amy Go knew Canada was about to repeat history. The president of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice said she braced herself for the targeting of Asian Canadians, as had occurred in the 19th century with the “yellow peril” discourse accusing the population of being dirty […]

Useful tips for parents and grandparents sponsorship 2022

Useful tips for parents and grandparents sponsorship 2022

  By Sukhram Ramkissoon Potential sponsors who did not provide their interest in 2020 and/or invited to apply to sponsor their parent or grandparent last year, are anxiously waiting for the program to re-open. Let us look at how the process previously operated. If the Government chooses to adopt the same procedure, it will be […]

AFROWAVETO announces its virtual winter concert series lineup 

AFROWAVETO announces its virtual winter concert series lineup 

AFROWAVETO, Toronto’s newest Black music festival announces its much anticipated virtual winter concert series lineup. To kick off 2022, this year’s three-part concert series, which carries three distinct sub themes (Celestial, Supernatural, Invincible) features a total of 24 buzzworthy Toronto acts who will be participating in the concert series leading up to this year’s festival. […]

Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah will pilot team in Beijing Olympics

Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah will pilot team in Beijing Olympics

“Being a Black athlete in a winter sport makes it that much sweeter when I am successful…” Cynthia Appiah says she faced the biggest setback of her athletic career at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games in South Korea. After years of hard work and sacrifice, the Toronto athlete was told she’d be just an alternate […]