Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Jamaica’s minister of culture, Olivia Grange, has paid tribute to Jamaican-Canadian broadcasting entrepreneur Fitzroy Gordon, who passed away  in Toronto last week. Minister Grange, herself a former resident of Toronto, said Gordon — who founded Canada’s Black and Caribbean- owned and operated radio station, G98.7FM — was an “outstanding promoter of Jamaican and Caribbean culture […]

Over 20 feared dead as Venezuelan boat capsizes on route to Trinidad

Over 20 feared dead as Venezuelan boat capsizes on route to Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, last Friday The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard had joined the search and rescue mission for a boat carrying 25 people from Venezuela, which overturned on its way to the twin-island republic. So far, only four of those on board the Venezuelan-registered pirogue have been rescued. The other 21 are unaccounted […]

Dionne Brand on shortlist for Griffin Poetry prize

Dionne Brand on shortlist  for  Griffin Poetry prize

Trinidad-born poet is on the shortlist for this year’s Griffin Trust For Excellence in Poetry Prize. There are seven books shortlisted in two categories for the Griffin Poetry Prize – International poetry and Canadian poetry. The two winners, to be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, June 6, will each be awarded $65,000 (plus […]

Appeal for liver donor

Appeal for liver donor

An urgent appeal has been launched in Toronto’s  Caribbean community for  a liver donor for 63-year old Rasheeda  De Franca , now a patient at the Toronto General hospital. Trinidad-born De Franca who has been  living in Scarborough for 40 years, was first diagnosed with a liver problem about five years ago. But according to her […]

BBPA announces honourees at 37th annual Harry Jerome Awards

BBPA  announces honourees at 37th  annual Harry Jerome Awards

Film-maker Frances-Ann Solomon and  reggae artist Exco Levi  will be among more than a dozen persons who will be  honoured at the 37th annual Harry Jerome Awards to be held at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road in Toronto on April 27. Solomon will receive the culture award and Exco Levi will be presented with […]

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

MIAMI  – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year. The team won top honors in the finale of the 2018 Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami last Thursday evening, after also winning the Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef categories. Trinidadians in winners’ […]

Antigua and Barbuda confronts US at WTO over unsettled gaming dispute

Antigua and Barbuda confronts US at WTO  over unsettled gaming dispute

GENEVA, Switzerland– Antigua and Barbuda is losing hope that “a sense of justice and fairness would prevail” in its 15-year dispute with the United States. And now it may ask the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to appoint a mediator in its 15-year contention with the United States, the twin-island nation’s Ambassador Sir […]

First day at school in Canada for Jamaica’s Leroy

First day at school in Canada for Jamaica’s Leroy

By Stephen Weir The  United States administration of President Donald  Trump has come under fire for the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border in the current crackdown on undocumented migrants. As the subject becomes a hot button topic in Canada, a new children’s book  is creating interest. It  too is about […]

Miss Lou’s treasured stories and poems discovered at book sale in UK

Miss Lou’s treasured stories and poems  discovered at book sale in UK

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) says a signed copy of one of the first books written by the late Dr Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley has been discovered at a second-hand book sale in the United Kingdom (UK). The book titled Anancy Stories and Jamaica Dialect Poems, which was written in 1944 […]

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