Financial boost for Tropicana Pre-apprenticeship Training Program

Financial boost for Tropicana Pre-apprenticeship Training Program

By Lincoln DePradine When junior Ontario government minister Vincent Ke showed up in Scarborough to announce more than $269,000 in funding for a program of Tropicana Community Services (TCS), the organization’s executive director Raymund Guiste called it a “great day’’. The Pre-apprenticeship Training Program, overseen by the Employment Centre of TCS, prepares youth, between the […]

Keeping Soca Parang alive in Canada

Keeping  Soca Parang alive in Canada

Keeping  parang soca alive in Canada   Whoever said that parang soca is a dying art form, should have attended the 19th annual Lime put on by Joan Alexander and Friends on  Sunday at the Metropolitan  Centre in  Scarborough. Hundreds filled the hall for what is arguably the biggest annual parang soca show in Canada. […]

Trinidad-born centenarian attributes her long life to ‘a good diet, exercise and holding on to her goals’

Trinidad-born centenarian attributes  her long life to ‘a good diet, exercise and holding on to her goals’

Trinidad -born retired psychiatric nurse Iva Harper-Smith who lives in Scarborough, Ontario, turned 100 on November 4 last.   Mamma Iva, as she is affectionately called, attributed her long life to ” a good diet, exercise and holding on to her goals.” In a telephone interview on Tuesday last, she told the Caribbean Camera, that  […]

Zanana Akande urges community to speak with one voice

Zanana Akande urges community to speak with one voice

By Lincoln DePradine Former educator and retired politician, Zanana Akande, is urging African-Canadians to avoid attempts at dividing the community, and appealing to them to unite in the fight against anti-Black racism. “The collective is still extremely important,’’ Akande said last Saturday in Scarborough at a fundraiser of the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation Inc. The […]

Celebrating 30 years of dance with Dance Caribe

Celebrating 30 years of dance with Dance Caribe

By Lincoln DePradine Trinidad-born Martin Scott-Pascall, a veteran of the performance arts, and members of Dance Caribe Performing Company (DCPC), are somewhat busier than they usually are. Not only is DCPC celebrating 30 years as a group, but the dancers also are looking ahead to a major European performance next year. “We will be preparing […]

Scrunter back for the Soca Parang Lime on Sunday

Scrunter  back for the Soca Parang Lime on Sunday

Scrunter (Irwin Reyes Johnson), the uncrowned soca parang king, will be back at the Metropolitan  Centre in  Scarborough on Sunday for the 19th annual Soca Parang Lime. Show promoter Joan Alexander said  Scrunter’s fans are anxiously looking forward to his  return to the Metroplitan Centre where he will once again  be the headliner at this […]

Scarborough street named after Denham Jolly

Scarborough street named after Denham Jolly

By Lincoln DePradine Few Black people in Canada have had the honour of having a street named after them. However, when the moment happened on November 1 for Jamaican-born Denham Jolly, he shared it with others, recalling the important contributions made to Canada by people such as the late community activists Dudley laws and Charles […]

Farm worker approved for permanent residence from within Canada

Farm worker approved for permanent residence from within Canada

By Sukhram Ramkissoon Humanitarian and Compassionate factors are assessed by Immigration Officers to determine whether to grant an exemption from certain legislative requirements.  This is required under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to allow applications to be processed within Canada for permanent residence status. So it is important that when authorized persons represent non […]

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, […]

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