‘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, […]

Brampton couple fight to keep their daughter alive

Brampton couple fight to keep their daughter alive

A Brampton couple have taken their fight to court to keep their daughter “alive” at Brampton Civic Hospital although a physician at the  hospital has issued a death certificate  declaring her brain dead. Stanley Stewart and Alyson McKitty believe that the hospital acted  too hastily in declaring that their daughter, Taquisha, 27, was dead. And […]

Joy, success and benefits from CARIFESTA XIII

Joy, success and benefits from CARIFESTA XIII

By Michael G-A. Lashley The members of the Canadian-Caribbean contingent to the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA XIII) in Barbados (August 17-27, 2017) found joy, success and professional benefits galore. This was the first contingent of Caribbean Diaspora artists (resident outside of the Caribbean region) ever to be officially invited to participate in CARIFESTA. […]

Roots and Culture in Rhythm and Music

Roots and Culture in Rhythm and Music

Review by Meegan Scott Title Pimento and Hot Pepper — The Mento Story Nostalgia, pride, satisfaction and the roots of culture shared preserved and exposed.  A highly entertaining film with high ratings for utility when it comes to cultural exposition and preservation. Jamaica has much to thank Director Rick Elgood and 7Billwoods Production when it […]

“Standing still is not an option,’ says President of Brock University

“Standing still is not an option,’ says President of Brock University

President and Vice Chancellor of Brock University, Dr Gervan Fearon, called on scholarship recipients at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto on Saturday night to” define objectives” not just for themselves but “for the next generation.” Dr. Fearon who was born in England of Jamaican parents, was the keynote speaker at the Jamaican Canadian Association […]