Christine Kangaloo elected President of Trinidad and Tobago

Christine Kangaloo elected President of Trinidad and Tobago

Former Senate President Christine Kangaloo has been elected President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She received 48 votes while opposing candidate Israel Rajah Khan received 22, when a full complement of the Electoral College convened last Friday in Parliament. There were three spoiled ballots. (The Electoral College comprises all members of the House […]

Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa Marley dies at age 31

Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa Marley dies at age 31

Last Tuesday, January 17, Jo Mersa Marley was interred at Nine Miles, St Ann, like his legendary grandfather, Bob Marley. Jo Mersa (born Joseph Marley) passed away suddenly in Miami, at the tender age of 31, on December 27th. The Reggae singer is survived by more than 50 family members, including his wife, Qiara, and […]

Family friendly St Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Family friendly St Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Saint Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has been selected as a Good Housekeeping 2023 Family Travel Award Winner in the category Baby-Friendly Vacation. The resort caters to families in its Splash Wing and the CocoLand Kidz Klub is celebrated for welcoming infants to 12-year-olds. Judges made up of Good Housekeeping Institute analysts and […]

Usain Bolt defrauded of $12.7 million

Usain Bolt defrauded of $12.7 million

Lawyers for eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt say their client has been defrauded of $12.7m from his account with a private investment firm in Jamaica that authorities are investigating. Bolt was informed last week that his account balance at Kingston-based Stocks and Securities Ltd (SSL) had inexplicably dwindled. Linton P Gordon, a lawyer of […]

The Caribbean influenced Martin Luther King and he influenced it

The Caribbean influenced Martin Luther King and he influenced it

  Staff Writer, Philadelphia Tribune The death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a defining time not only for African Americans who were born in this country but for immigrants of color as well. When King was alive, racial inequality was evident and openly practiced in most states in this country. Today, racial inequality […]

The late Horace Thorne – a community man to the end

The late Horace Thorne – a community man to the end

He was a proud Trinidadian Canadian who never said no when asked to help the community.  Last week Horace Reginald Thorne passed away at the age of 85. A photographer, a community organizer, a tireless long-time Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Caribana) volunteer and a loving family man, he will be remembered and honoured at the Trinidad […]

Verdad Nicaragua gets the kids away from iPhones and into adventure

Verdad Nicaragua gets the kids away from iPhones and into adventure

Are your kids spending way too much time on their iPhones instead of actually engaging in life? Need to get them to shake it off and shake things up? Verdad Nicaragua is serving up family vacations that beats screen time any time. Every parent knows that getting their kids to untether from their phones long […]

Toronto dancer about to take to the big stage with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

Toronto dancer about to take to the big stage with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

By: Stephen Weir Not only is it the first weekend for Black History Month in Toronto, it will also be two days of first for dance fans.  On February 3rd and 4th “America ‘s Cultural Ambassador to the World” the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre will kick off its 2023 North American tour with a trio […]

Peter David looking to succeed Keith Mitchell as party leader in Grenada

Peter David looking to succeed Keith Mitchell as party leader in Grenada

By Lincoln DePradine Dr Keith Mitchell, the former Grenada Prime Minister who had indicated that the 2022 election campaign was his final as he prepared to close the door on politics, is showing no sign of leaving anytime soon, but could face a challenge to his leadership stranglehold on the opposition New National Party (NNP). […]

Does the Canadian army have a white supremacist problem?

Does the Canadian army have a white supremacist problem?

University of Alberta Andy Knight, a professor of international relations and the school’s first provost fellow in Black excellence and leadership, made a proposal to the federal department last fall in which he drew attention to racism in the military. Over the next year, he is to assess just how entrenched radicalization, antisemitism, xenophobia and […]

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