Raptors Kawhi Leonard for mayor?

Raptors Kawhi Leonard for mayor?

Jubilant fans have demanded on social media that Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors be handed the Toronto Mayor’s job along with anything else he wanted. Leonard, triggered a fan frenzy after making an incredible shot at the end of Game 7 to beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. And Toronto Mayor John Tory jokingly […]

Mrs. Money Baggs wants to be a billionaire

Mrs. Money Baggs wants to be a billionaire

Mrs. Money Baggs has made a lot of money since she created her first gig in Malvern. At five years of age, she picked flowers and sold them to her neighbours in Scarborough on their way home from work. Since those early days as a entrepreneur, Mrs. Money Baggs (aka Nicolle Williams) has made a […]

Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man of ‘extraordinary vision’

Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man  of ‘extraordinary  vision’

By Lincoln DePradine The late entrepreneur and broadcast executive, Fitzroy Gordon, was a “credit to his race’’, according to Pastor Errol Lawrence. “Fitzroy Gordon was a credit to the human race; a great man, not just in Canadian history, but also in world history,’’ Lawrence said at Gordon’s funeral last Friday at Global Kingdom Ministries […]

Cultural centre to house the Colin Rickards book collection

Cultural centre to house the Colin Rickards  book collection

By Stephen Weir: Toronto bookstore owner Itah Sadu  is busy organizing hundreds of books that have just been donated to her Different Booklist Cultural Centre on Bathurst Street in preparation for the unveiling later this month of the Colin Rickards Collection. Rickards, a tireless reporter and columnist for the Caribbean Camera, suffered a fatal heart […]

Trinidadian woman to be reunited with Haitian husband

Trinidadian woman to be reunited with Haitian husband

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon   Trinidadian woman to be reunited with Haitian husband Sponsors are understandably upset when their applications for permanent residence on behalf of their spouses are refused on the grounds that their marriages are not genuine but were solely for immigration purposes. Too often the blame for refusal does not rest with […]

We have to fight back

Editorial We have to fight back Shortly after the Ontario provincial elections last year, we reminded our readers in an editorial that people usually get the government they deserve. We were referring, of course, to the not-so-Progressive Conservative government of Premier Doug Ford and the fact that  many people in the Black community had declared  […]

Carnival Nationz goes on the road with Kes

Carnival Nationz goes on the road with  Kes

Carnival Nationz whose theme this year is “The Music of Kes, ” launched its band on Saturday. More than 1.700  carnival fans showed up for the launch at the band’s mas’ camp in Scarborough ( Kes, a soca/pop group which hails from  Trinidad , is known for its unique blend of soulful vocals, calypso inspired […]

Canada’s foreign minister urges Cuba to be ‘part of the solution’ in Venezuela

Canada’s foreign  minister urges Cuba to be  ‘part of the solution’ in Venezuela

OTTAWA, — Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday urged Cuba to line up with Lima Group nations and end its support for Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. “Cuba needs to not be part of the problem in Venezuela, but become part of the solution,” Freeland told reporters in a conference call. “That is something that we […]

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 […]

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