Santiago de Cuba – Cuba’s cultural Mecca

Santiago de Cuba – Cuba’s cultural Mecca

Nestled near Cuba’s eastern tip and closer to Haiti than Havana, Santiago de Cuba stands out with its unique architecture and cultural ambiance. Established in 1514 as Cuba’s second city, its hilltop setting blends French-Haitian, African, and Spanish influences. While the historic center holds UNESCO World Heritage status, the city offers numerous captivating attractions, many […]

Canada issues ‘Cautionary Travel Advisory’ for Trinidad and Tobago

Canada issues ‘Cautionary Travel Advisory’ for Trinidad and Tobago

Travelers to Trinidad and Tobago are advised to exercise a high degree of caution due to an uptick in violent crimes, including armed robberies, assaults, and sexual assaults, particularly in the capital city of Port of Spain. Tourists, including cruise ship passengers, have increasingly become targets of these criminal activities. The island nation has witnessed […]

Trini violinist André J. Donawa kept the joint jumpin’ last Saturday

Trini violinist André J. Donawa kept the joint jumpin’ last Saturday

It’s not every day Caribbean folk get to jam to a Trinidad & Tobago violinist playing calypso and reggae. Yes, that’s right, “violin playing kaiso”. But André J. Donawa did precisely that last Saturday at a well-attended concert in Scarborough. The young violinist lived up to his billing by “electrifying” the audience with a repertoire […]

‘Saldenah Carnival’ ready for a big launch

‘Saldenah Carnival’ ready for a big launch

By Stephen Weir He is the man. And when Louis Saldenah says he is planning a huge launch party, you better believe it is going to be one of the largest carnival events this spring. The leader of SALDENAH CARNIVAL, the largest mas band in the annual Caribbean Carnival, has just announced that his 2024 […]

Guyana procures India-made planes to boosts defense capabilities

Guyana procures India-made planes to boosts defense capabilities

Two weeks subsequent to Guyana’s procurement of two Dornier aircraft from India at a cost of US$23.27 million for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), sources confirmed the arrival of the aircraft via two Boeing C-17 Globemaster military transport planes at Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Sunday. The arrival of these Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)-manufactured Dornier […]

Grenada bishop suspends priest for Gaza remarks

Grenada bishop suspends priest for Gaza remarks

Bishop Clyde Harvey of Grenada has suspended a Roman Catholic priest for persistent contentious remarks about the attack on Gaza and criticism of the church. Father Gerard Paul’s suspension, effective April 4, 2024, followed a public dispute with Bishop Harvey. The bishop emphasized adherence to Church rules and teachings, expressing concern that Father Paul’s unrepentant […]

Tackling Ontario’s housing crisis

Tackling Ontario’s housing crisis

Editorial The housing dilemma has reached a critical juncture nationwide, with Ontario encountering particularly acute hurdles as average home prices have surged twofold in under a decade. Governments at various levels are scrambling for solutions and vying for acknowledgment of their endeavors. Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s administration, upon winning a majority, vowed to confront the […]

Toronto Revellers ready to bring Street Theater to Carnival

Toronto Revellers ready to bring Street Theater to Carnival

The Toronto Revellers, led by Jamaal Magloire, set the 2024 Toronto Caribbean Carnival season ablaze with their grand band launch of “GAIA: Mother of All Life” at the upscale Parkview Manor Banquet Hall. A crowd of just under 1,000 was treated to a spectacle of colourful costumes and captivating performances, showcasing the Revellers’ innovative take […]

US sponsored ‘Exercise Tradewinds’ perpetuates cycle of oppression in the Caribbean

US sponsored ‘Exercise Tradewinds’ perpetuates cycle of oppression in the Caribbean

By Tamanisha John Between December 5-7, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas military planners from the United States, Canada, Barbados, and other CARICOM entities met to make plans for Tradewinds ’24. There, it was determined that the 39th iteration of Exercise Tradewinds (EXTW24) would take place, at least in the first phase, in Barbados. Between January […]

Umoja Robotics team poised for World Championship

Umoja Robotics team poised for World Championship

African Canadian Christian Network Appeals for Donations to Send Award-Winning Team to Houston The African Canadian Christian Network (ACCN), a cornerstone for empowering Black youth in Toronto, has issued an urgent appeal to the community. The organization seeks support to send the Umoja Robotics team to the prestigious FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas, […]

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