Jamaican health minister calls on fellow alumni to ‘do more’ for Jamaica

Jamaican health minister calls on fellow alumni  to ‘do more’ for Jamaica

Jamaica’s Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher  Tufton, has appealed to his Canadian-based  fellow alumni to  work  more closely together to “do more”  for Jamaica. Dr. Tufton who was Head Boy at Manchester High school in Central Jamaica, suggested that members of  the school’s  alumni association in Toronto  should adopt a community health clinic “back home.” […]

‘Too many of our kids are failing’

‘Too many of our kids are failing’

Margaret Lazarus, a Superintendent of  Education with the Durham District School Board, warned parents at a Black Educators Network conference in Ajax on Saturday that unless they realize what their responsibilities are, their children  will  be  “going nowhere.” “We need to understand that our children are losing right now and I believe that they are losing […]

Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park may have new species

Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park may have new species

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – More than 30 species of fish, plants and other creatures that may have been undiscovered until recently, have been found in Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) made the disclosure last week as it launched its Kaieteur-Upper Potaro Biodiversity Assessment Survey Report, following the second in a series of three […]

“Standing still is not an option,’ says President of Brock University

“Standing still is not an option,’ says President of Brock University

President and Vice Chancellor of Brock University, Dr Gervan Fearon, called on scholarship recipients at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto on Saturday night to” define objectives” not just for themselves but “for the next generation.” Dr. Fearon who was born in England of Jamaican parents, was the keynote speaker at the Jamaican Canadian Association […]

Jamaican students host ‘engaging’ tourism, travel and trade show in Toronto

Jamaican students host ‘engaging’ tourism, travel and trade show in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine It’s rare to find young people anywhere in Canada and the Caribbean who want to pursue a life in politics. Jamaican student Daren Miller, who has just ended a visit to Canada, is an exception. “I am really going to be going into politics,’’ said Miller, a Jamaican Youth Ambassador, and also […]

Respect rules to prevent drownings

There can be no doubt that respect for the rules is the most important factor in the prevention of drowning during school outings. This is the critical issue underlying all the questions being raised after the recent drowning of student Jeremiah “Jerry” Perry during a school outing to Algonquin Park. The pain of all the […]

BLM Toronto stages school ‘walk-out ‘

BLM Toronto stages school ‘walk-out ‘

By Judy Pham Black Lives Matter (BLM)  Toronto staged a school “walk-out ” on Monday at York Wood Library Theatre  in Toronto   to protest racism towards Black students in the school system. The protest was in response to a York University report which found that Black students are twice as likely to be enrolled in […]

Recipients of Harry Jerome Awards are ‘agents of change’ – Prime Minister Trudeau

Recipients of Harry Jerome Awards are ‘agents of change’  – Prime Minister Trudeau

By Murissa Barrington Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised recipients of the 2017 Harry Jerome Awards last Saturday night, describing them as “extraordinary Canadians” who chose to be ” agents of change.” The Prime Minister was the keynote speaker at the Awards ceremony at the International Centre in  Mississauga. “Trailblazers, young entrepreneurs, lifetime achievers, entertainers – […]

Nine writers in Bocas Prize longlist

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Bocas Lit Fest has announced books by nine writers for its longlist for this year’s OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. The Prize recognises books in three categories—poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction—published by Caribbean authors in 2016. In the poetry category, the judges have named books by three younger […]

Rihanna receives Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award

Rihanna receives Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award

Grammy award-winning singer Rihanna ( Robyn Rihanna Fenty)has been honoured by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations for her philanthropic work to improve cancer treatment in her native Barbados and in support of education projects. Rihanna who has set up a college scholarship program to help students from the Caribbean further their studies […]