Jagmeet Singh voted NDP leader

Jagmeet Singh voted NDP leader

Jagmeet Singh, the 38-year old turbaned Sikh lawyer and MPP for Bramalea-Gore-Malton who says he has been carded and racially profiled, has become the first person of colour to lead a federal political party in Canada. The New Democrats have elected Singh to take over from Tom Mulcair and lead the party into the next […]

Juliet Holness to deliver keynote address at A-Supreme gala

Juliet Holness to deliver keynote address at A-Supreme gala

Jamaican Member of Parliament Juliet Holness (St. Andrew East Rural) and  wife of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, will deliver the keynote address at the A-Supreme Foundation’s ” New Era of Care”  gala at the International Plaza hotel in Toronto on Saturday. The gala is designed to further improve the A-Supreme Foundation’s critical contributions to providing […]

‘Overwhelming ‘ support in Toronto for hurricane relief efforts

‘Overwhelming ‘ support in  Toronto for hurricane relief efforts

The Antigua and Barbuda Association of Toronto reports that support for their hurricane relief efforts has been ” overwhelming ,” Soon after Hurricane Irma had battered the island of Barbuda, members of the association and the  Antigua and Barbuda consulate in Toronto had immediately sprung into action, organizing relief supplies for those from the affected […]

Grenada operating well below capacity, says NDC leader at Toronto meeting

Grenada operating well below capacity, says  NDC leader at Toronto meeting

  By Lincoln DePradine Nazim Burke, the man, who wants to replace Dr Keith Mitchell as Grenada’s prime minister, says the country is “operating well below its capacity.’’ And Burke blames the problem on Mitchell. Burke, leader of Grenada’s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), told Grenadians in Toronto that Grenada, under the rule of […]

Missed details of the life and times of Trinidad artist

Missed details of the life and times of Trinidad artist

By Dennison Moore    Sybil  Atteck, Artist: A Brief Biography by Helen Atteck & Keith Atteck (HED ATTECK Publisher) Sybil Atteck, a well-known Trinidadian painter and sculptor, was born in 1911 in Tableland, a small village of coffee and cacao plantations in the south-east of the island. Her extensive artistic works, produced over several decades, […]

Rally held to protest defunding of African Canadian Legal Clinic

Rally  held to  protest defunding of African Canadian Legal Clinic

A large group of supporters of the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) held a rally  in Toronto  on Saturday to protest the defunding of the Clinic by Legal Aid Ontario. The rally started at the front of the 52 Division Police station and made its way east to the  office of Legal Aid Ontario. From […]

Jamaica-born broadcast executive now ‘ out of critical care’

Jamaica-born broadcast executive  now ‘ out of critical care’

Jamaica-born Fitzroy Gordon, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto radio station CKFG-FM (G98.7), who has been a patient at the Sunnybrook Hospital for more than three weeks with” serious health challenges,” is now reported  to be ” improving” and  “out of critical care.” Gordon is believed to have suffered a stroke though this has […]

Barbados offers help to neighbouring hurricane-affected islands

Barbados offers help to neighbouring hurricane-affected islands

By Lincoln DePradine Barbadian Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, says his country quickly reached out to Dominica and all the other hurricane-affected countries of the Caribbean, offering logistical support, technical assistance and help with the “management of their human resources challenges’’. Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma battered several other countries in the region, including  Barbuda, Anguilla, […]