Applying to remain in Canada under H&C grounds

Applying to remain in Canada under H&C grounds

Immigration matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Applying to remain in Canada under H&C grounds Every year thousands of persons apply to remain in Canada under Humanitarian and Compassionate (H & C)  grounds.  They may include those who have been convicted under the criminal code for certain offences, long term overstay applicants, persons who have previously misrepresented themselves, […]

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2019 ready to go

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2019 ready to go

By Stephen Weir  Jagmeet Singh loves us.  He said so as he danced on stage last Tuesday. Mayor John Tory said he loves us, but declined to soca– “because if you really want to know I can’t dance”.  Liberal MP Adam Vaughan really really loves us — and so the love-in went on for over […]

The Autobiography of I.B.M. — Intelligent Black Men at the Fringe Fest

The Autobiography of I.B.M. — Intelligent Black Men at the Fringe Fest

By Stephen weir The Toronto Fringe Festival is back! The annual fete will present 150 plays and dance performances in theatres and bars across Toronto. One of the come-out-of-nowhere hits this year is a quirky one-man show that gives a ribald look at history through the eyes of the Jamaican Canadian dancer, actor and playwright […]

A fabulous Sunday of world class football

A fabulous Sunday of world class football

By Aldwyn McGill USA won the FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating Netherlands 2-0 at Lyon Stadium in France. The victory witnessed by a crowd of 57,000 also strengthened the US women’s position on pay equity with the US Soccer Association. The final was part of Sunday’s soccer treat that showcased three championship finals and […]

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

A cross-section of Dominican-Canadians has launched the Security Awareness of Emergencies in Dominica to address disaster preparedness and relief for the Commonwealth of Dominica.  SAFE-D (Canada) group represents a non-partisan approach to disaster preparedness, according to the group’s Executive Director Frances Delsol. “Regardless of your political affiliations, your religious affiliations, your personal affiliations, I think […]

Lots of bloody action in The Yardie, while audience not happy with subtitles

Lots of bloody action in The Yardie, while audience not happy with subtitles

By Stephen Weir Yardie, a British/Jamaican action movie directed by superstar actor Idris Elba received its Canadian debut last week at the Royal Cinema in downtown Toronto.  And while the 108-minute feature film was awash with blood and murder, everybody in the sold-out theatre left on their own two feet arguing about the Jamaican to […]

Trinidad-born dress designer dies in Toronto at 89

Trinidad-born dress designer dies in Toronto at 89

Trinidad-born dress designer Genevieve Clothilda Thomas nee Lezama died  on June 21 last in  Toronto after a long illness. She was 89. Thomas ran Genevieve de Paris, a small dress shop on Bloor Street in Toronto, and was known by many in the Caribbean community for her exquisite bridal outfits. She was also the publisher […]

Parents and grandparents sponsorship program in need of major overhaul

Parents and grandparents sponsorship  program in need of major overhaul

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Parents and grandparents sponsorship program in need of major overhaul Readers of my column may have heard the recent CBC news report that the Canadian  government is facing an angry backlash and legal action by some Canadians trying to bring their parents or grandparents into the country. Unfortunately, the Parents and […]

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