Regina celebrates CariSask

Carnival revellers took to the streets of Regina on Saturday for the 10th annual CariSask parade put on by the Saskatchewan Caribbean Canadian Association (SCCA). CariSask which is modelled after the Trinidad carnival, brought together people from various parts of the Caribbean community in the province of Saskatchewan. A large flatbed truck covered in the  […]

The struggle continues

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn is right. As she said on Thursday night at a public meeting in Toronto to discuss systemic racism, governments need to do more to battle discrimination. She also said that governments haven’t gone far enough to create an equitable society. Right again, Madam Premier. Then she went on to tell us […]

Funding for Caribbean filmmakers

Funding for Caribbean filmmakers

By Jasminee Sahoye A telecommunications company in the Caribbean is injecting some $1M over a five-year period into an incubator programme to help filmmakers from the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora in North America further develop their skills. Canadian-born, John Reid, CEO of Flow, a broadcasting company, whose parent company is Cable and Wireless Communications, […]

CARICOM is in danger of losing relevance

CARICOM is in danger of losing relevance

By W. Andy Knight   The Caribbean Community ( CARICOM) held its 37th regular Heads of Government meeting in Guyana from July 4-6, 2016. The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister of Dominica,  Roosevelt Skerrit. It is fitting that this meeting was held in Guyana which is celebrating its 50th year of independence from […]

Austin Clarke gave a tremendous gift of letters to Barbados and the Caribbean -eulogist

Austin Clarke gave a tremendous gift of letters to Barbados and the Caribbean -eulogist

Acclaimed Barbados-born author Austin Tom Clarke who died on June 26 last, was remembered at his funeral last Friday as a man whose life ” defies summation.” Delivering the eulogy at the Cathedral church of St. James in downtown Toronto, Rinaldo Walcott, an associate professor of sociology and equity studies at the University of Toronto, […]

Toronto Carnival launched

Toronto Carnival launched

In  a spectacular blaze of colour, under a blazing sun, Toronto Caribbean carnival 2016  was launched yesterday at Nathan Phillips Square. Officially opening the festival  was Toronto Mayor John Tory. Onstage were more than 100  models in costume from no fewer than 12 mas’ bands as the  rhythmic sounds of soca, the steelband and tassa […]

Common Ground in Canada

Today I put the question to our Caribbean community: Do we have ” Common Ground”? If we do, where were our Caribbean community  media representatives when Ontario’s Ombudsman  Paul Dube released his historic report titled “A Matter of Life and Death” at Queen’s Park last Friday? Yes, the Eyes Guy was the only community media […]

Trinidad-born CEO shares secret to success after receiving honorary doctorate of laws

Trinidad-born CEO shares secret to success after receiving honorary doctorate of laws

Trinidad-born Roger Mahabir, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tracker Networks Inc.of Toronto, a cyber-security and risk management firm, told graduates of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University  that “there’s no magic to success. “But with endurance and perseverance, success is magical.” Addressing convocation last week, Mahabir who received from […]