Act in declaring an electoral result without further delay

Act in declaring an electoral result without further delay

Letter to Justice (retired)  Claudette Singh,  Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (Geocom)  Act in declaring an electoral result without further delay The following letter was sent to the Chair of Geocom by York University Professor Radhakrishnan Persaud, President of the recently founded Institute for the Gobal Avancement of Constitutional Principles: Dear Justice Singh: As […]

Zalika Reid-Benta’s Flying Plantain wins two major literary prizes

Zalika Reid-Benta’s Flying Plantain wins two major literary prizes

Last month young Zalika Reid-Bent won two different literary prizes in the space of two days. On June 25 last her book, Frying Plantain won the $10,000 Kobo Emerging Writer’s Literary Fiction Prize. The day before it was announced that she had won the Writers’ Union of Canada’s annual $10.000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Zalika […]

Ismalia Alfa takes over from Matt Galloway on Metro Morning

Ismalia Alfa takes over from Matt Galloway on Metro Morning

CBC radio’s Metro Morning is the most listen to morning radio show in Toronto. Hosting the  talk show is one of those jobs that come around only about once every ten years. So when veteran announcer Matt Galloway left his morning gig to take over hosting the national morning public affairs show, The Current, the […]

Atlantic Mas’ delivers ‘Black Lives Matter ‘ messge with a Caribbean beat

Atlantic Mas’ delivers ‘Black Lives Matter ‘ messge  with a Caribbean beat

More than 200 placard-carrying protesters walked a circuitous route along sidewalks and streets from City Hall in Toronto to Queen’s Park and back on Saturday to the rhythms of Caribbean music from a sound truck a la Caribana. The protest demonstration was organized by Atlantic Mas’ bandleader Akil Heywood who delivered a  “Black Lives Matter” […]

15th annual CTFF goes online with nine feature films

15th annual CTFF goes online with nine feature films

Best break out bags and bags of popcorn. You will need a shopping basket full to get through this year’s Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) – and, oh gosh. you are going to have to pop them all yourself. The festival is going online this year. So all the movies will have to be  seen […]

Protesters demand more rights for migrant workers

Protesters demand more rights for migrant workers

Dozens of protesters gathered outside Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino’s office in Toronto on Saturday, calling on the federal government to give more rights to non-permanent residents in the country — including full immigration status. “The prime minister of Canada must step in and give everybody status so that everyone in the country has the same […]

‘Driving while Black’ demonstration hits the streets of Montreal

MONTREAL – Long lines of  motor vehicles driven by Black drivers hit the streets here on Sunday as part of a demonstration to denounce racial profiling, and to bring awareness to the phenomenon of “driving while Black,” in which members of the Black community are frequently stopped by police. The demonstration took place a few […]

Caribbean stars win big at JUNO’s

Caribbean stars win big at JUNO’s

The JUNO Awards 2020 ceremony , originally scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in  mid-March, was cancelled because of the virus lockdown. But on Monday evening  42 awards were presented online. The big winners were singer-songwriter Alessia Cara (3 awards) and Shawn Medes (Single of the Year Award).  For the second year in a row, […]

A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings

A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings

EDITORIAL A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings When more than one thousand protesters gather outside City Hall in Toronto to call for the defunding and abolition – yes, abolition – of all police forces in Canada, we should realize that  something is terribly wrong. While we believe that reform of police […]

More than 1,000 protesters in Toronto call for defunding and abolition of police and Special Investigations Unit

More than 1,000 protesters in Toronto call for defunding and abolition of police and Special Investigations Unit

More than 1,000 protesters  gathered at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto on Sunday afternoon to call for the defunding and abolition of all police forces in Canada and Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit. The No Pride in Policing Coalition, comprised of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), queer and transgender groups, organized the event. It was […]