Edison T. Williams publishes Bajan whodunit

Edison T. Williams publishes Bajan whodunit

By Lincoln DePradine A murder mystery novel is not the typical source of information to which one normally would look to learn about a country. However, in “Prickett’s Well’’, author Edison T. Williams has weaved Barbadian history, sociology and race relations into a novel in which a white woman is killed and solving the crime […]

New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles

New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles

By Catharine Paddock PhD  Scientists are hopeful that a new type of skin patch could replace needles as a method of flu vaccination. When they tested the skin patch on mice, it elicited an appropriate immune response without side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that the flu caused 48.8 million […]

Zoomers Association of Trinidad and Tobago in Canada

Zoomers Association of Trinidad and Tobago in Canada

On Sunday August 25th 2019, Zoomers Association of Trinidad and Tobago in Canada (ZATTIC) celebrated 10 years of bringing Trinbagonians together! Through social and cultural integration, civic consciousness through awareness and participation ZATTIC hopes to foster unity. The Association welcomes Trinbagonias, their spouses and descendents, and extends its welcome to people of Caribbean background, and […]

The Caribbean Women’s Power Lunch for women of power

The Caribbean Women’s Power Lunch for women of power

By Jennifer Slay That saying “build it and they will come” made famous by the movie Field of Dreams over 30 years ago still holds true today.  Kerra Denel, a Trinidadian entrepreneur, humanitarian and founder of CWPL – Caribbean Women Power Lunch, was looking for a space where she could connect and develop relationships within […]

Caribbean-Canadian mortgage lender on Growth 500 list…. again

Caribbean-Canadian mortgage lender on Growth 500 list…. again

By Stephen Weir Canadian Business and Maclean’s Magazine have just issued their 31st annual Growth 500 rankings.  This is the industry bible of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Caribbean Canadian Matrix Mortgage Global, the reigning two-time Brokerage of the Year (2018 & 2019) was ranked for a second consecutive year with 5-year revenue growth from 2013 to 2018 of 513% landing […]

Brampton Hip Hop artist Haviah Mighty wins $50K Polaris Music Prize

Brampton Hip Hop artist Haviah Mighty wins $50K Polaris Music Prize

The star Polaris is 408 light years from Earth.  At the rate Haviah Mighty’s career has taken off, she should be there any day now! The Brampton Hip Hop artist won it all Monday night at the Carlu Hall in Toronto.  Not only did she win the Polaris Music Prize but her performance at the […]

Mississauga Travel’s Lallan Roopnarine dead at 67

Mississauga Travel’s Lallan Roopnarine dead at 67

Lallan Roopnarine, former owner of Mississauga Travel, was born in Penal in South Trinidad in 1952 and died after a short fight with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday September 17 2019 in Mississauga. Lallan came to Canada in 1975 where he worked in the travel industry until he opened his very popular Mississauga Travel in 1990, […]

Miss Lou was not only “a hero of deeds but of words”

Miss Lou was not only “a hero of deeds but of words”

By Lincoln DePradine. The late Dr Louise Bennett-Coverley, the internationally renowned Jamaican folklorist and poet, who also held Canadian citizenship, ought to be regarded as more than an icon, according to Jamaican-born poet and novelist Olive Senior. She made the argument at an event last Tuesday at Founders College, York University. The panel discussion, titled […]

This teacher “real bex”

This teacher “real bex”

Port of Spain, Trinidad – Disciplinary action is being taken against a female teacher of the Tranquillity Government Primary School, heard in a viral voice recording berating and threatening her students. In the interim, the teacher has been pulled from classes and the school’s principal has made arrangements for her to operate from the staff […]

8th Inter-American Meeting opens in Barbados this week

8th Inter-American Meeting opens in Barbados this week

The Organisation of American States (OAS) says the 8th Inter American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities will be held this week in Bridgetown, Barbados. The OAS said the meeting will be held under the slogan: “Strengthening the Creative Economy and Culture Sector: Repositioning the Culture Sector to Secure Sustainable Development.” “The […]

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