Guelph Black Heritage Society sees rise in vandalism

Guelph Black Heritage Society sees rise in vandalism

Members of the Guelph Black Heritage Society say recent incidents of vandalism around their building have prompted the organization to reinstate its community patrol group. Some incidents have involved finding feces at the building’s entrance, cut phone lines and security camera lines, discarded needles on the property — even threats and an incident where a […]

Tammara Thibeault, 4X400 relay team strike gold at Commonwealth Games

Tammara Thibeault, 4X400 relay team strike gold at Commonwealth Games

Canada’s Tammara Thibeault struck gold in women’s middleweight boxing final on Sunday, highlighting the country’s 4 gold medal day at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. The 25-year-old Montreal native defeated Rady Adosinda Gramane of Mozambique by unanimous decision. Thibeault added to her recent success, following a world championship gold medal at the 2022 IBA […]

Caribbean taste missing from the Carnival

Caribbean taste missing from the Carnival

  By Sonia Courtney After attending all of the major events at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2022 as a media representative, I would like to point out to the organizers of the festival some areas which require their urgent attention. First of all, the King and Queen show at Lamport Stadium. The stage appeared to […]

A glass of icy sorrel and a good read

A glass of icy sorrel and a good read

  By Yolanda Marshall Summer is hot! What are you reading while sipping your cold homemade sorrel drink, cane juice, coconut water or lemonade? Here are a few of my recommended Canadian books and most are fresh off the press. Wild Fires Written by Sophie Jai. Jai graduated from Humber School for Writers in Toronto […]

Toronto Carnival: “Stop recycling the same set of people who cannot get the job done”

Toronto Carnival: “Stop recycling the same set of people who cannot get the job done”

Letter to the editor  Toronto Carnival: “Stop recycling the same set of people who cannot get the job done” After two years of guava season (dry spell), Carnival was back with her comeuppance in the city of Toronto on Saturday, 30th July 2022. It was a cool morning, but the weatherman said it was going to be […]

Time to fix dire nursing shortages

Time to fix dire nursing shortages

A nurse’s view   “A bed is just a bed without a nurse to provide care” The crisis in health care in Canada has many dimensions, but the most obvious is the problem with labour shortages. For years, researchers, advocacy groups, and various government commissions identified the need for a national health care labour force […]

The BBPA and Little Jamaica present Sinting Fest

The BBPA and Little Jamaica present Sinting Fest

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) presents Sinting Fest from August 26-28, 2022. This free community event will celebrate Caribbean culture both locally and from around the Diaspora with food, fashion, music, and dance. Performers at the event will include Da’ville, Kairo McLean, Michie Mee, Jay Douglas, Rayzalution, and many more. The event will also host […]

‘Sally’ wins 21st ‘band of the year’ title

‘Sally’ wins 21st ‘band of the year’ title

Louis Saldenah’s spectacular “Streets on fire” won “band of the year” at the Toronto Caribbean carnival which hit the road on July 30 last after a two-year hiatus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Saldenah, popularly known as Sally in mas’ playing circles, has now won the “band of the year” title 21 times. […]

Welcome back to de road

Welcome back to de road

  by Jamea Zuberi The Toronto Caribbean Carnival celebrated its Emerald 55th anniversary this year 2022 with the Grande Parade taking over Lake Shore Boulevard in Toronto last Saturday, after missing 2 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers, the Festival Management Committee (FMC) board lead by chair Laverne Garcia, were welcomed back with […]

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