Applying to remain in Canada under H&C grounds

Applying to remain in Canada under H&C grounds

Immigration matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Applying to remain in Canada under H&C grounds Every year thousands of persons apply to remain in Canada under Humanitarian and Compassionate (H & C)  grounds.  They may include those who have been convicted under the criminal code for certain offences, long term overstay applicants, persons who have previously misrepresented themselves, […]

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2019 ready to go

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2019 ready to go

By Stephen Weir  Jagmeet Singh loves us.  He said so as he danced on stage last Tuesday. Mayor John Tory said he loves us, but declined to soca– “because if you really want to know I can’t dance”.  Liberal MP Adam Vaughan really really loves us — and so the love-in went on for over […]

The Autobiography of I.B.M. — Intelligent Black Men at the Fringe Fest

The Autobiography of I.B.M. — Intelligent Black Men at the Fringe Fest

By Stephen weir The Toronto Fringe Festival is back! The annual fete will present 150 plays and dance performances in theatres and bars across Toronto. One of the come-out-of-nowhere hits this year is a quirky one-man show that gives a ribald look at history through the eyes of the Jamaican Canadian dancer, actor and playwright […]

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 […]

Trinidad-born dress designer dies in Toronto at 89

Trinidad-born dress designer dies in Toronto at 89

Trinidad-born dress designer Genevieve Clothilda Thomas nee Lezama died  on June 21 last in  Toronto after a long illness. She was 89. Thomas ran Genevieve de Paris, a small dress shop on Bloor Street in Toronto, and was known by many in the Caribbean community for her exquisite bridal outfits. She was also the publisher […]

Parents and grandparents sponsorship program in need of major overhaul

Parents and grandparents sponsorship  program in need of major overhaul

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Parents and grandparents sponsorship program in need of major overhaul Readers of my column may have heard the recent CBC news report that the Canadian  government is facing an angry backlash and legal action by some Canadians trying to bring their parents or grandparents into the country. Unfortunately, the Parents and […]

Celebrating Black Excellence at U of T

Celebrating Black Excellence at U of T

By Nicole Georges: Ninety-seven Black students from the three University of Toronto (U of T) campuses, St. George, Scarborough and Mississauga, celebrated their graduation at the 3rd Black Graduation Celebration organised by the University’s Black Scholars community. Treasurer of the event organizing committee, Henry Ssali, says the initiative to recognize Black students should be picked […]

Island Foods closes Parkdale branch after 33 years

Island Foods closes Parkdale branch after 33 years

After 33 years, Island Foods, a West Indian food institution, has closed its Parkdale location. Ruth Sawh, matriarch of Island Foods, said that it was not their decision; the building where the landmark restaurant at 1182 King St. W will be demolished to make way for two massive condo towers. Island Foods’ dates back to […]

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