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 […]

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 […]

The story of the JCA Cultural Centre

The story of the JCA Cultural Centre

By Nicole Georges  On August 6, 1962, a group of Jamaican-Canadians, celebrated the independence of Jamaica from colonial rule. The patriotic fervour of this group led to the founding of the Jamaica Canadian Association, and the desire to have a Centre – a physical space which would act as a hub for its social and […]

Nigerian Mother denied refugee status; daughter faces child marriage

Nigerian Mother denied refugee status; daughter faces child marriage

Nigerian born Morufat Ogunkoya, her son and two daughters, are urgently seeking an appeal to their denied application for refugee status by Immigration Canada. Ogunkoya, who is being assisted by two advocacy groups in her appeal, claims that her own father and male relatives have threatened her safety, due to her conversion from Islam to […]

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