Jamaican diplomats take up appointments in Camada

Jamaican diplomats take up appointments in Camada

By Lincoln DePradine Two Jamaicans diplomats have taken up their new appointments in Canada. Sharon Miller is the High Commissioner based in Ottawa and Lincoln Downer is the Toronto consul general. Both are career public servants. Miller, who holds a Bachelor of Science in public administration, is a former Jamaica ambassador to the Republic of […]

Aneesa is back on the board of the FMC

Aneesa is back on the board of the FMC

Aneesa Oumarally is back. The former CEO of the Festival Management Committee (FMC) which runs the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival, had “stepped down” last month. Now Omarally is returning to the FMC  – but as a member of the board, a position in which she had previously served. She joins four  new board members, most […]

Migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

VANCOUVER — Migrant workers and advocates called for a “just recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic during a digital rally on Saturday. The pandemic has shown how heavily Canada relies on migrant and undocumented workers to perform essential jobs, said Chit Arma, who chairs the Migrant Workers Centre’s board of directors in Vancouver. “The pandemic has […]

Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership bids to acquire Toronto radio station CKFG (G98.7

Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership  bids to acquire Toronto  radio station CKFG (G98.7

By Lincoln DePradine Tomorrow  will be an important juncture in efforts by various parties to acquire ownership of  Toronto radio station  CKFG (G98.7), the FM radio station once owned by the late Jamaican-Canadian entrepreneur , Fitzroy Gordon. It will be the closing day for the submission of ownership bids to acquire the station, which some […]

Let’s hope for the best and prepare for the worst

Let’s hope for the best and prepare for the worst

Editorial Let’s hope for the best  and prepare for the worst The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to mas’ makers in 2020 but as we face the prospect of a second wave of the deadly virus, the Festival Management Committee  (FMC) which runs the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, is looking forward to better days […]

Barbados to hold by-election after MP steps down to accept diplomatic post

Barbados to hold by-election after MP steps down to accept diplomatic post

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Voters in the St George North constituency of Barbados will go to the polls later this year to elect a new parliamentary representative, after Gline Clarke, who has been representing the constituency for the past 26 years, steps down to accept the post of Barbados High Commissioner to Canada. Prime Minister Mia […]

Prospective immigrant placed on cash bond of $10,000

Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon  Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000 I am representing Gemma 56, and son Roy 21 (not real names) from the Caribbean who retained my firm to pursue a humanitarian and compassionate application from within Canada.  Gemma initially came to Canada in mid 2010 and her son later joined her. […]

Ian Williams – Award winning poet now online literary star

Ian Williams – Award winning poet  now online literary star

By Stephen Weir Earlier this month, Trinidadian Canadian writer Ian Williams passed over from being a rising talent to literary star.  In September the award winning poet and author was made a spokesman for Canada’s richest fiction prize, was featured in an exclusive magazine for the country’s well-heeled authors and still found time to oversee […]

Toronto mayor discusses anti-Black racism with unions after nooses found on construction sites

Toronto mayor discusses anti-Black racism with unions  after nooses found on construction sites

Toronto Mayor John Tory met with construction unions on Friday to discuss how to rid the industry of anti-Black racism after five nooses were reported on constructions sites around the city over the summer.. “The leadership at the construction unions acknowledged in the meeting that the violent and hateful nature symbolized by the noose is […]

‘Akilla’s Escape’ shows cycle of violence hurting Black boys

‘Akilla’s Escape’ shows cycle of violence hurting Black boys

Toronto-raised filmmaker Charles Officer remembers returning to his home city after playing professional hockey in England around age 18 and his mother being upset over his dreadlocks. “The front cover of every newspaper was a Black boy criminalized with dreadlocks and my mother was freaking out,” Officer, now 44, recalled in an interview. “She wanted […]

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