Grenada-born community stalwart dies in Toronto at 85

Grenada-born community stalwart dies in Toronto  at 85

Grenada-born community stalwart Albert Frederick, a longtime volunteer with the annual Toronto Caribbean carnival, died at  Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto on February 17 last. He was 85. Shennel Frederick, his granddaughter, said he had been ailing with heart problems for several years and had spent about a month in hospital. Frederick worked as a […]

Jamaica bans travel to and from China over coronavirus fears

Jamaica bans travel to and from China over coronavirus fears

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Government has imposed a travel ban on all flights to and from China, and citizens have also been strongly advised not to travel to that country. The ban comes in the wake of the World Health Organization’s declaration of the new Coronavirus, which originated in the central Chinese city of […]

Canada’s Under-19 World Cup cricket squad of to South Africa

Canada’s Under-19 World Cup cricket squad of to South Africa

Canada’s 15 member squad, which will be captained by Astan Deosammy, managed by Anil Khanna with former Canadian national Senior Team Captain Farouk Kirmani as its Head Coach, departed for South Africa on Friday January 3. The Canadians left to join fifteen other competing country teams that will be participating in the South Africa hosted […]

Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States Congratulates Dominican Student on Academic Achievements in Morocco

Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States Congratulates Dominican Student on Academic Achievements in Morocco

Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco — The Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco (ECS Embassies) extends its warmest congratulations and highest regards to Mr. Terry Gregory Lovell for his recent academic accomplishments while pursuing his undergraduate studies at Groupe Miage, a private education institution in the Kingdom of Morocco. Mr. Lovell’s […]

Ian Williams wins $100,000 Giller Prize

Ian Williams wins $100,000 Giller Prize

By Stephen Weir These are salad days for Caribbean Canadian authors.  Earlier this week another Trinidadian-born author won big, really big, and the country has sat up and taken notice. On Tuesday evening Ian Williams won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his very first novel “Reproduction”, published by Random House Canada, taking home $100,000. […]

Guyana businessman charged for importing expired foodstuff from Canada

Guyana businessman charged for importing expired foodstuff from Canada

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – An importer is set to face legal action after Guyana authorities uncovered that he had knowingly imported expired or near expired food to put on local shelves. The substandard food items were imported from Canada by Faizal Asif Iqbal Alli, an East Coast Demerara businessman. They were shipped in four containers that […]

Tridents lift CPL trophy with impressive victory over Warriors

Tridents lift CPL trophy with impressive victory over Warriors

Barbados Tridents won their second Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title as Guyana Amazon Warriors’ perfect season unravelled at the worst possible moment. The Warriors had won all 11 matches – including three against the Tridents – before the final, but came off second best in the face of an inspired performance from the Barbados […]

Caribbean adopts remote sensing to prepare for hurricanes

Caribbean adopts remote sensing to prepare for hurricanes

ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad – The Caribbean is currently deploying a new technology to help it build resilience to natural disasters. Known as LIDAR, the acronym for light detection and ranging, the technology is being used to gather data that will help regional governments better predict the impacts of climate-related events and determine how best to […]