Physicist Stephon Alexander on his book “Fear of a Black Universe”

Physicist Stephon Alexander on his book “Fear of a Black Universe”

Close your eyes, think of the words “eccentric genius,” and one of the first images is doubtlessly that of Albert Einstein. He is defined by his characteristic hair and aloofness, too smart and preoccupied with space and time to be consumed by the minutiae of daily grooming. But the idea of genius is often affected […]

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Russell Anselm Charter was born on April 21, 1934 on Hermitage Rd. Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad to mother Edna Charter and Father Edgar Leiba Jr. He died on November 14, 2021, at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario after a brief illness. He migrated to Oshawa in 1970 where he lived for over 40 […]

Richard Gant pegged for a role in Denham Jolly feature film

Richard Gant pegged for a role in Denham Jolly feature film

Casting is underway for In the Black, and popular American actor Richard Gant has been attached to the project in the role of Harry Gairy. Produced by CaribbeanTales Media Group and directed by Frances-Anne Solomon, the feature film is an adaptation of entrepreneur and activist Denham Jolly’s memoir of the same name. In the newly […]

Community leader Colin Benjamin “A Caribbean gem” dies at 85

Community leader Colin Benjamin “A Caribbean gem” dies at 85

Colin James Norbert Benjamin (fondly known as ‘Benji’ or ‘Smokey’) died peacefully in his 85th year on November 8, 2021. Born in Parrylands South Trinidad, on March 20, 1936 to parents Eworth and Nellie Benjamin. Brother to Louisa (deceased), Hollinsworth (deceased), Lenora, Griffith (deceased), Sybil, Earl, Eastlyn (deceased), Monica and Leroy. Beloved father to Frank […]

Caribbean Airlines Re-starts Service To Cuba

Caribbean Airlines Re-starts Service To Cuba

Piarco, Trinidad & Tobago, November 3 2021: Caribbean Airlines will return to Havana, Cuba from December 14. The airline will operate a weekly, non-stop service each Tuesday between Trinidad and Havana, Cuba with easy connections to other destinations. Flights are open for sale via www.caribbean-airlines.com, the Caribbean Airlines Reservations Sales and Service Center, the Caribbean Airlines Mobile App and Travel […]

November 1st declared National Authors Day in Tobago

November 1st declared National Authors Day in Tobago

The Tobago Writers Guild (TWG) has contributed to Tobago’s literary landscape and to the growth of Tobagonian literature from its inception in 2006, to its incorporation in 2010 to present day and in honour of Authors Day, which is widely recognized on November 1, the Guild has declared the date as National Authors Day, which […]

Trinidad Muslim leader Abu Bakr dead at 80

Trinidad Muslim leader Abu Bakr dead at 80

Yasin Abu Bakr, an influential Islamic leader in Trinidad and Tobago who once launched a bloody coup attempt that left dozens dead in his eastern Caribbean nation more than three decades ago, has died. He was 80. He died just two days after celebrating his birthday with family, and a day shy of the one-year […]

The Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection a special gift to the community

The Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection a special gift to the community

Rita received special recognition last weekend’s Black and Caribbean Book Fair 2021 By Lincoln DePradine The library material accessible through the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection in Toronto has been hailed for its multiple positive contributions, including assisting in student research for Master’s and doctoral degrees. “People spent weeks in the library doing […]

Move on to rename Cornwallis Street for Trindad-born civil rights pioneer Dr. Alfred Waddell

Move on to rename Cornwallis Street for Trindad-born civil rights pioneer Dr. Alfred Waddell

Move on to rename Cornwallis Street for Trindad-born civil rights pioneer Dr. Alfred Waddell In October 1749, Edward Cornwallis issued an order that came to be known as the Scalping Proclamation. His government would pay a bounty to anyone who killed [he offered a bounty for the capture or scalps of Mi’kmaw men] a Mi’kmaq […]

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