NBA players, coaches and referees kneel in solidarity as bubble season begins

NBA players, coaches and referees kneel in solidarity as  bubble season begins

Players and coaches from the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz knelt alongside one another before the first game of the NBA restart on Thursday night in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The coaches — New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry and Utah’s Quin Snyder — were next to one another, their arms locked together. Some players raised […]

Thousands in Canada protest the police killing of George Floyd

Thousands in Canada protest the police killing  of George Floyd

By Lincoln Depradine Thousands of people in Canada, the Caribbean and other parts of the world, have joined millions in the United States in expressing anger at the police killing in Minnesota of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man. A medical examiner on Monday classified Floyd’s death as a homicide, saying the man’s heart stopped […]

Let’s help rid our society of racial discrimination

Let’s help rid our society of racial discrimination

  On Saturday, countries around the world, including Canada, will observe the annual International Day for the Elimination of  Racial Discrimination which this year will focus on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent. Whether as descendants of the victims of the transatlantic slave trade or as more recent migrants, […]

Dominica opposition party says election was rigged

Dominica opposition party says election was rigged

ROSEAU, Dominica –Leader of the main opposition United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, complaining that the December 6 general elections were “rigged”, says his party will not recognise the results of the polls and called for fresh elections in Dominica. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was sworn in to office last Saturday for a fourth consecutive term, […]

Boldon pleads sprinter Briana Williams’ innocence

Boldon pleads sprinter Briana Williams’ innocence

Former TT sprinter Ato Boldon said he is ready for a hearing, expressing confidence that contaminated tablets led his Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams to test positive for diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). Boldon, who has coached Williams for a number of years, said, “The comments made by her attorney are what we are going with right now. […]

Cornrow discrimination case heads to Quebec Human Rights Tribunal

Cornrow discrimination case heads  to Quebec Human Rights Tribunal

MONTREAL – A case against, a Madisons New York Grill & Bar restaurant in Montreal for discrimination against an English-speaking young Black hostess who wore her hair in cornrows, will proceed to the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal. In March 2015, Lettia McNickle’s employment was terminated due in part to the local restaurant owner’s disapproval of […]

Sammy, Gayle and Russel to play in opening match in Global T20 Canada League

Sammy, Gayle and Russel to play in opening match  in Global T20 Canada League

  A matchup featuring West Indies stars and team mates Daren Sammy, Chris Gayle and Andre Russell will open the inaugural edition of Global T20 Canada. according to the schedule released  on Tuesday for the first professional Twenty20 cricket league in North America. Sammy’s Toronto Nationals will face Vancouver Knights with Chris Gayle and Andre […]

Restaurant ordered to pay $10,000 after asking Black patrons to pay in advance for their meals

Restaurant ordered to pay $10,000 after asking Black patrons to pay in advance for their meals

A Chinese restaurant in Toronto was ordered by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to pay $10,000 to a Black man after ruling that it discriminated against him by asking him and his three friends,  all  Black, to pay in  advance for their meals. In the recent ruling, adjudicator  Esi Codjoe found that Hong Shing Chinese […]

Protect yourself from Hepatitis A

Protect yourself from Hepatitis A

By Sylvanus Thompson Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. The disease is primarily spread when an uninfected person ingests food or water that is contaminated with the faeces of an infected person. It is therefore closely associated with unsafe water or food, inadequate sanitation and poor personal hygiene. Hepatitis […]

Usain Bolt loses 2008 Olympic gold medal in doping case

Usain Bolt loses 2008 Olympic gold medal in doping case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland  — Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals in a doping case involving teammate Nesta Carter. The  International Olympic Committee (IOC ) said yesterday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Carter and Bolt were teammates on the winning […]