Keeping Soca Parang alive in Canada

Keeping  Soca Parang alive in Canada

Keeping  parang soca alive in Canada   Whoever said that parang soca is a dying art form, should have attended the 19th annual Lime put on by Joan Alexander and Friends on  Sunday at the Metropolitan  Centre in  Scarborough. Hundreds filled the hall for what is arguably the biggest annual parang soca show in Canada. […]

Trinidad-born centenarian attributes her long life to ‘a good diet, exercise and holding on to her goals’

Trinidad-born centenarian attributes  her long life to ‘a good diet, exercise and holding on to her goals’

Trinidad -born retired psychiatric nurse Iva Harper-Smith who lives in Scarborough, Ontario, turned 100 on November 4 last.   Mamma Iva, as she is affectionately called, attributed her long life to ” a good diet, exercise and holding on to her goals.” In a telephone interview on Tuesday last, she told the Caribbean Camera, that  […]

‘Gun violence is a public health crisis’- Mitzie Hunter

‘Gun violence is a public health crisis’- Mitzie Hunter

TORONTO, ON –  Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood is calling on all members of the provincial government to pass her Private Member’s Bill (PMB) to address gun violence, Bill 129: The Safe and Healthy Communities Act (Addressing Gun Violence), 2019.  If passed, the Bill would declare gun violence as a public health issue and allow […]

Zanana Akande urges community to speak with one voice

Zanana Akande urges community to speak with one voice

By Lincoln DePradine Former educator and retired politician, Zanana Akande, is urging African-Canadians to avoid attempts at dividing the community, and appealing to them to unite in the fight against anti-Black racism. “The collective is still extremely important,’’ Akande said last Saturday in Scarborough at a fundraiser of the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation Inc. The […]

Book Launch: Behind the Frontline packs a punch

Book Launch: Behind the Frontline packs a punch

by Jasmine Gellineau Last Friday, members of Toronto’s Social work Sector filled A Different Booklist Cultural Centre to capacity to support and celebrate their colleague, Alana Jones, who launched her debut book, Behind the Frontline. The gathering was a virtual Who’s Who in Social Work within the GTA. Members of this sector packed the ‘People’s […]

Representation deficient and resulted in miscarriage of justice – judge

Representation deficient and resulted   in miscarriage of justice – judge

Immigration Matters  By: Sukhram Ramkissoon Representation deficient and resulted in miscarriage of justice – judge  The Federal Court of Canada  has recently set aside a negative decision on an application for humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) review on behalf of a 59 year old citizen of Grenada who has lived in Canada ” out of status” for […]

Hamilton Forges through Calgary to claim the CPL’s North Star Shield

Hamilton Forges through Calgary to claim the CPL’s North Star Shield

By Darnel Harris Several thousand fans packed Spruce Meadows in Alberta on Saturday afternoon as Hamilton’s Forge FC and Calgary’s Calvary FC battled in the second leg of the Canadian Premier League’s first Final. Despite high expectations, Hamilton’s suffocating defense and goalkeeping for one hundred and eighty minutes snuffed out Calgary and secured Forge’s championship. […]

Celebrating 30 years of dance with Dance Caribe

Celebrating 30 years of dance with Dance Caribe

By Lincoln DePradine Trinidad-born Martin Scott-Pascall, a veteran of the performance arts, and members of Dance Caribe Performing Company (DCPC), are somewhat busier than they usually are. Not only is DCPC celebrating 30 years as a group, but the dancers also are looking ahead to a major European performance next year. “We will be preparing […]

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