In memory of community leader Henry Goodridge who passed away at 80

In memory of community leader Henry Goodridge who passed away at 80

Henry Walter Goodridge aka “The King”, was born on the 28 March 1942 in Barataria Trinidad and Tobago. He migrated to Canada in 1969.  Goodridge died on the 3rd of September 2022 at Lakeridge Health Network, Ajax, Ontario. He suffered was hospitalized for five years before his death. Goodridge retired after working 27 years for […]

Canadian Caribbean photographers’ exhibition reflects diversity and artistic vision

Canadian Caribbean photographers’ exhibition reflects diversity and artistic vision

“Beyond the Carnival 5” is the latest exhibition of photographs of the Canadian Caribbean Photographic Arts Collective (CCPAC) and is now on at the Station Gallery in Whitby. The show of photographs by seven well known Toronto photographers opened early this month and runs until July 2nd. This show, the groups fifth, features the work […]

Margo Harris – another great loss to our community

Margo Harris – another great loss to our community

Margo Veronica Harris nee Yarde, 64, of Oshawa, peacefully passed away on June 10th, after a difficult battle with colon cancer. Margo was born on January 16th, 1958, to Randolph and Dorothy Yarde (both deceased) in Barbados. She was the sister of Sonia (also deceased). She was the Vice President of House of Culture, a […]

Coroner’s inquest into the death of Marc Ekamba Boekwa

Coroner’s inquest into the death of Marc Ekamba Boekwa

The Black Action Defense Committee: “This inquest is not about laying blame. It is about ensuring that no family again goes through what the Boekwa family has gone through.” The commencement of this coroner’s inquest marks just over seven years since Mr. Marc Ekamba was killed by Peel Regional Police. On March 20, 2015, police […]

Meet Catherine Mosca, Liberal Party candidate for Oshawa

Meet Catherine Mosca, Liberal Party candidate for Oshawa

Twenty-seven years ago, Catherine Mosca immigrated to Canada from Trinidad and Tobago. She was a single parent and, with her two young children, settled in Oshawa. And it’s in Oshawa where she plans to make her most significant contribution to her adopted country – representing the people of Oshawa as a member of the provincial […]

Durham Community Action Group hands out more food to local families

Durham Community Action Group hands out more food to local families

Last weekend the Durham Community Action Group, along with the Durham ACES Association, held another food distribution service for the Black community.  This time they handed out food to deserving community members at Club Carib in Oshawa. They attracted about 125 families who got the opportunity to obtain high quality food such as three different […]

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Russell Anselm Charter was born on April 21, 1934 on Hermitage Rd. Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad to mother Edna Charter and Father Arthur Leiba Jr. not Edgar Leiba Jr. He died on November 14, 2021, at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario after a brief illness. He migrated to Oshawa in 1970 where he […]

Ontario will pump $270 million this year into LTC homes to increase staffing  

Ontario will pump $270 million this year into LTC homes to increase staffing   

Up to $4.9 billion in next four years The Ontario government will provide up to $270 million this year to long-term care homes across the province to increase staffing levels, leading to more direct care for residents. This includes $726,676 for long-term care homes in Ajax. This is part of the province’s commitment to ensure […]

Black candidates should work across party lines – Coteau

Black candidates should work across party lines – Coteau

  By Lincoln DePradine It appears that a record number of Black Canadians are participating in Monday’s federal election, and one candidate, Michael Coteau, has suggested that the winners should consider working across party lines to deal with the challenges confronting people of African descent. “I hope that many of us would be able to […]

No reprieve for Toronto cop who assaulted Dafonte Miller

No reprieve for Toronto cop who assaulted Dafonte Miller

Ontario’s top court has upheld the conviction and sentence of Const. Michael Theriault, the off-duty Toronto police officer who assaulted Dafonte Miller in an attack that left the young Black man blind in one eye. Earlier this year, Const. Michael Theriault was found guilty of assault in connection with a December 2016 attack on Miller, […]

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