New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

A cross-section of Dominican-Canadians has launched the Security Awareness of Emergencies in Dominica to address disaster preparedness and relief for the Commonwealth of Dominica.  SAFE-D (Canada) group represents a non-partisan approach to disaster preparedness, according to the group’s Executive Director Frances Delsol. “Regardless of your political affiliations, your religious affiliations, your personal affiliations, I think […]

Windies lose 6 straight despite Pooran’s ton

Windies lose 6 straight despite Pooran’s ton

The struggling Caribbean outfit were beaten by 23 runs by Sri Lanka, in a clash of two eliminated teams, at Chester-le-Street, England. Chasing a victory target of 339, TT’s Nicholas Pooran struck 118 runs off 103 deliveries, inclusive of 11 fours and four sixes, and received useful support from Fabian Allen who hit his highest […]

Jamaica Industry Minister here to talk about Agriculture

Jamaica Industry Minister here to talk about Agriculture

By Stephen Weir Earlier this month a birthday party was held at the posh Windsor Arms Hotel along Toronto’s Mink Mile.  And while the 50 or so guests were there to mark Jamaican Minister ’s 67th birthday, most in attendance also wanted to talk about medical ganja. Members of Toronto’s black business and political communities […]

Deception – When three Christian women go online to land a man

Deception – When  three Christian women go online to land a man

By Stephen Weir Marcie Brown’s new play, Deception, has left the city of Brampton in stitches. It wasn’t just the down-home Caribbean humour. It was the twists and turns of a Jamaican Canadian story that could be true. Or is the well-known playwright and actress just messing with us? “What we saw in Brampton and […]

Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

Two  Bahamian men who were reported missing in Italy, were found dead in an Italian river last week,  according to international media reports. The body of  Blair John, 28, a  PhD student at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,  was recovered on June 5  last from the Po  River in  Turin . The discovery […]

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 […]

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