Barbados, China discuss extradition

Barbados, China discuss extradition

Barbados, China discuss extradition Talks on a mutual extradition treaty are going well, both countries agree. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados has begun talks with China on a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Criminal Matters and Extradition. A government statement said the Chinese delegation is led by the Director-General of the Department of Treaty and Law […]

Crematorium loses at OMB

Crematorium loses at OMB by Brad Savage Mississauga City Councillor Bonnie Crombie says “the appeal by Benisasia Funeral Homes to operate a crematorium  at their Derry Road location has been dismissed by the Ontario Municipal Board.” Since co-owners of Benisasia Funeral Homes, which cater to the Caribbean community – the only one of its kind […]

Who cares about racial inequalities?

Who cares about racial inequalities? By Gerald V. Paul A 2014 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario evaluated the positions of the three main Ontario political parties and found them wanting when it comes to addressing racial inequalities. “In this election, issues such as human rights, racial profiling and legal aid have largely been ignored […]

Sudz Sutherland Wins Best Director

Sudz Sutherland Wins Best Director

Sudz Sutherland, Canadian born of Jamaican roots, won the Best Director Award for the ‘Phantoms’ at the recent Canadian Screen Awards in a Dramatic Programme for 2014. And the congrations are pouring in: “Congrats Sudz. You make us proud in your work of faith and labour of love,”enthused Pauline Christian, President, The Black Business and […]

Trini Ready: St. Patrick’s Day parade

Trini Ready: St. Patrick’s Day parade

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Toronto, Sunday, March 17, it is essential to have a great costume and tons of green paraphernalia. You know, the whole works: emerald-green wigs, shamrocks in every shape and size, imaginative green costumes, leprechaun hats….oops, and of course, the funny sunglasses! Whew. Yes, you will need the sunglasses to […]

Holi – celebrating the festival of colours

Holi – celebrating the festival of colours

By Jasminee Sahoye. Hindus here and around the world will celebrate Holi or Phagwah, the festival of colours on Monday March 17. It is also known as the spring festival. In countries like Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, the festival was introduced by Indian indentured labourers, who worked on the sugar plantations more than 150 […]

CARICOM Leaders to Debate Marijuana Legalization

CARICOM Leaders to Debate Marijuana Legalization

St. Vincent – Delplesche, 27, is unemployed. But over the past few weeks he has “earned” EC$60,000 (One EC dollar = US$0.37 cents) from the illegal marijuana trade. He is among those Caribbean nationals anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Inter-Sessional summit that began last Monday in St. Vincent where the issue […]

Canadian Author

Canadian Author

Come April 29, ‘ Moving Forward like a Crab’ will be available in bookstores. This Doubleday Canada, 336 pages, was penned by filmmaker and visual artist Shani Mootoo, one of Canada’s boldest and most respected writers. Mootoo, who was born in Trinidad grew up there and Ireland is the author of the novels Cerus Blooms […]