Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man of ‘extraordinary vision’

Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man  of ‘extraordinary  vision’

By Lincoln DePradine The late entrepreneur and broadcast executive, Fitzroy Gordon, was a “credit to his race’’, according to Pastor Errol Lawrence. “Fitzroy Gordon was a credit to the human race; a great man, not just in Canadian history, but also in world history,’’ Lawrence said at Gordon’s funeral last Friday at Global Kingdom Ministries […]

David Chariandy wins the $220,000 Windham Campbell Prize

David Chariandy wins the $220,000 Windham Campbell Prize

By Stephen Weir David Chariandy’s novel, Brother, is now one of the the most successful Canadian fiction titles in terms of prize purses. The Trinidadian  Canadian writer is one of the eight winners of the 2019 Windham Campbell Prize of $165,000 US ($220,000). He was awarded the prize for his 2017 book about two young Trinidadian […]

Future development of Barbados lies in ’emphasis on education ‘ – Sir Hilary Beckles

Future development of Barbados lies in ’emphasis on education ‘ – Sir Hilary Beckles

  By Lincoln DePradine Sonia Marville-Carter arrived in Toronto late last year, just as winter was setting in, to be Barbados’ top diplomat in Toronto. She says she has been enjoying the working relationship with her colleagues in the Caribbean consular corps, as well as her interaction with members of the city’s Barbadian and Caribbean […]

Sir Hilary Beckles to speak at ‘Bring On The Spring Event’ in Scarborough

Sir Hilary Beckles to speak at ‘Bring On The Spring Event’ in Scarborough

Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, will  be the guest speaker at the “Bring On The Spring Event” on Saturday at the Peter and Paul Banquet Hall in Scarborough. The ” dinner event ” is organized  by the Barbados Canada Foundation to raise funds for the purchase of medical […]

Trudeau to apologize to black Nova Scotians for racial profiling incident

Trudeau to apologize to black Nova Scotians for racial profiling incident

Two Black Nova Scotians who reported being racially profiled on Parliament Hill during a visit earlier this month say the apology they received from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a private meeting last Thursday was genuine. “I totally respect his apology and also we shared some thoughts on ways to involve the youth, the upcoming generation,” Trayvone […]

Caribana Arts Group will hold AGM on Saturday

Caribana Arts Group will hold AGM on Saturday

Several persons will vying for leadership positions in the Caribana Arts Group (CAG) when the organization holds its annual general meeting on Saturday, starting at noon. But the meeting  to be held in the basement of the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel on College Street in Toronto,  is not expected to attract large numbers of […]

Appeal for liver donor

Appeal for liver donor

An urgent appeal has been launched in Toronto’s  Caribbean community for  a liver donor for 63-year old Rasheeda  De Franca , now a patient at the Toronto General hospital. Trinidad-born De Franca who has been  living in Scarborough for 40 years, was first diagnosed with a liver problem about five years ago. But according to her […]

Scarborough Cricket Association on the ‘upward trend,’ president reports

Scarborough Cricket Association on the ‘upward trend,’ president reports

The Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) is on  “the upward  trend”  with a record number of teams getting ready for the 2019 season, says Shiv Persaud, president of the Association. Speaking at  the Association’s recent annual general meeting at the Agincourt community centre, Persaud   said  that “over the past season, we have  had a record number […]

Two Black Canadian singers won Grammy awards

Two Black Canadian singers won Grammy awards

Two Black Canadian singers were honoured at  the 61st annual Grammy Awards that took place at Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday. Toronto-born rap star Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham), a multi-Grammy award winner, picked up  the Rap Song of the Year award for God’s Plan. And R&B singer Daniel Caesar  won his first Grammy […]

Martha De Gannes appointed regional senior Justice of the Peace

Martha De Gannes appointed regional  senior Justice of the Peace

Trinidad-born  Martha De Gannes has been appointed regional senior Justice of the Peace for the Central East region in Ontario, effective March 1. (Central East region includes Barrie. Durham Region, Lindsay, Newmarket and Peterborough,) She  will replace Senior Justice of the Peace Brian Norton. De Gannes was appointed Justice of the Peace in Newmarket in […]

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