Carnival Kiddies Hits It Outta The Park

Carnival Kiddies Hits It Outta The Park

By Stephen Weir New venue. New vibe. New Super Cool costumes. The Junior King and Queen Showcase was held outdoors last Sunday afternoon at the Malvern Town Centre in Scarborough.  The event attracted an estimated 2,000 people; many stayed all afternoon to see the new big costumes that will be worn in this Saturday’s Children’s […]

Island Foods closes Parkdale branch after 33 years

Island Foods closes Parkdale branch after 33 years

After 33 years, Island Foods, a West Indian food institution, has closed its Parkdale location. Ruth Sawh, matriarch of Island Foods, said that it was not their decision; the building where the landmark restaurant at 1182 King St. W will be demolished to make way for two massive condo towers. Island Foods’ dates back to […]

Pan Fantasy’s night in praise of their “Pannies”

Pan Fantasy’s night in praise of their “Pannies”

By Lincoln DePradine Pan Fantasy Steelband musicians are certain they’ll be participating in the “Pan Alive’’ panorama competition of 2019; a competition they’ve won in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. What they are unsure about is what selection they’ll be performing at the Ontario Steelpan Association (OSA) competition on August 2 at […]

Great week to be a kid in Scarborough

Great week to be a kid in Scarborough

By Stephen Weir As the school year winds down and the warm weather finally moves in, Last weekend it proved to be a great time to be a kid in Scarborough. There were three, count ‘em three, kiddies costume band launches in the city this past Saturday and Sunday and there are more launches to […]

Machel rocks Atlantic Mas band launch

Machel rocks Atlantic Mas band launch

By Stephen Weir & Craigg Slowly Pictures by Anthony Berot No Bunji Jumping this year, but Machel Mantano sure performed and danced up a storm.  The Trinidad superstar was the crowning touch on Saturday’s massive costume launch for the newly reconstituted Atlantic Mas band. The afternoon costume show and musical performance was held at Rebel […]

African Canadian Heritage Association celebrates 50 years of educating Black youth

African Canadian Heritage Association celebrates 50 years of educating Black youth

The African Canadian Heritage Association, fondly known as ACHA, celebrated its milestone 50th year anniversary of teaching African and Caribbean history to children in our community on Saturday the 18 and Sunday May 19, 2019, to a packed house at the beautiful Centennial College Event Centre in Scarborough. Saturday featured A Nia Circle and Family […]

Tringo Brunch to fund scholarships

Tringo Brunch to fund scholarships

By Lincoln DePradine Tyme Boucaud-Coley is a young Trinidadian-Canadian, who is aspiring to have a professional career in fashion design. She has started on the path; at present, she’s involved in fashion design as a hobby. Boucaud-Coley has been accepted as a student at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan, New York. […]

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 […]

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