Asafa Powell’s statue to be unveiled in Jamaica on Feb 9

Asafa Powell’s statue to be unveiled in Jamaica on Feb 9

  The statute of Olympian and former world record holder over 100 metres, Asafa Powell, is to be unveiled at Independence Park at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday, February 9. That’s according to the Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange who has said all is on track for next month’s unveiling. She gave the […]

Jamaica-born professor confirmed as US District Court Judge

Jamaica-born professor confirmed as US District Court Judge

Last Thursday, the US chamber voted 68-21 to confirm Jamaican-born Richard E. Myers, a former journalist turned attorney and law professor, to the US District Court vacancy in eastern North Carolina in a bipartisan vote. This is the end of the nation’s longest federal court vacancy after nearly 14 years of foot-dragging and volatile politics […]

Miley Cyrus pays $300 Million to Jamaican songwriter

Miley Cyrus pays $300 Million to Jamaican songwriter

Miley Cyrus has reached a settlement in the $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit that accused the singer of stealing her 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop.” Cyrus’ lawyers previously revealed a settlement agreement had been made in a December 12th letter that would be filed “pending payment of the settlement proceeds.” Terms of the settlement were […]

The time has come for Caribbean food

The time has come for Caribbean food

Jamaican Canadian Chef Noel Cunningham is Leading The Charge. By Stephen Weir Toronto diners are always looking to catch the next wave. They have gone crazy over Italian pizza, Korean Pho and French everything. Mexican burritos and Japanese cheese cake. But when will it be Caribbean cuisine’s time in the bright lights of Canada’s biggest […]

Ethan Small strikes gold in Junior World Karate

Ethan Small strikes gold in Junior World Karate

By Lincoln DePradine It is widely known that Canada’s top individual female global sporting champion is Bianca Andreescu, who won the U.S. Open Tennis championship last September. What’s not so well-known is that the latest male individual world champion is a Black Canadian, Ethan Small, whose parents were born in Jamaica. Small travelled to Chile […]

Jimmy Wisdom remembered as community stalwart

Jimmy Wisdom remembered as community stalwart

Hundreds of customers and friends of  Jamaica-born barber Ronald Ashford Wisdom  who died on November 25 last, showed up  at his funeral service on Saturday  at the Salvation  Army Yorkminister Citadel in Toronto. Many at the service described Wisdom, popularly known as Jimmy, as ” a community stalwart.” He was also described as being  “fiercely […]

Belief that fat women more attractive feeding obesity

Belief that fat women more attractive feeding obesity

The man who warned that the Caribbean region, led by Jamaica, is the amputation capital of the world, is urging Jamaicans to fight back against the alarming rates of obesity here, especially among women, as they feast this Christmas season. Professor Dalip Ragoobirsingh, director of the Diabetes Education Programme at the University of the West […]

Miss Jamaica crowned 2019 Miss World

Miss Jamaica crowned 2019 Miss World

Toni-Ann Singh has won the 69th Miss World beauty pageant. It’s the first time in history that black women hold the titles for Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and Miss World. The 23-year-old student was born in St Thomas, Jamaica, and plans to study medicine and become a doctor. She tweeted […]

Nathan Downer’s TV career takes an upward turn

Nathan Downer’s TV career takes an upward turn

By Stephen Weir He is one of the good guys and he is one of ours.  Long time CP-24 stalwart Nathan Downer has been bumped up to the big times and is now delivering the news to a much bigger Toronto TV audience on a much bigger screen. CTV News Toronto (CFTO) announced that as […]

CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway new host of The Current

CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway new host of The Current

Matt Galloway, who hosted the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s popular morning radio show “Metro Morning” since 2010 following the retirement of the well-respected Andy Barrie, signed off last Friday December 6th to head the CBC current affairs show “The Current”. Galloway was born in Newmarket, Ontario to an African-American father and a Canadian mother. He is […]

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