Spy versus Spy

When the cold war was hot, the Soviet Union, “the headquarters of world communism”, was public enemy number one everywhere in the western world, including the colonized countries from Africa to the Caribbean to South American continent. While the spying business is as old as the hills, we were trained to believe that “real spying” […]

A fabulous Sunday of world class football

A fabulous Sunday of world class football

By Aldwyn McGill USA won the FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating Netherlands 2-0 at Lyon Stadium in France. The victory witnessed by a crowd of 57,000 also strengthened the US women’s position on pay equity with the US Soccer Association. The final was part of Sunday’s soccer treat that showcased three championship finals and […]

Lots of bloody action in The Yardie, while audience not happy with subtitles

Lots of bloody action in The Yardie, while audience not happy with subtitles

By Stephen Weir Yardie, a British/Jamaican action movie directed by superstar actor Idris Elba received its Canadian debut last week at the Royal Cinema in downtown Toronto.  And while the 108-minute feature film was awash with blood and murder, everybody in the sold-out theatre left on their own two feet arguing about the Jamaican to […]

Jamaican Canadian features in record NBA draft

Jamaican Canadian features in record NBA draft

By Lincoln DePradine Rowan Barrett, the Scarborough-born Canadian of Jamaican heritage, had more than one good reason to celebrate last week when teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) – including newly crowned champions Toronto Raptors – participated in drafting new players to the league. Barrett, a 46-year-old former Canadian national basketballer who is now […]

CARICOM calls for end to US embargo against Cuba

CARICOM calls for end to US embargo against Cuba

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), ,  has called on the United States to lift the “unwarranted economic embargo and sanctions” against Cuba. Addressing the 22nd meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) on Monday,  LaRocque said that next month, the 15-member grouping will host the Sixth […]

On The Rock for Rock City’s Carnival

On The Rock for Rock City’s Carnival

By Jáedee S.K. Caines Although  the Caribbean island of St. Thomas has not yet fully recovered from the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the American tropical paradise in September 2017, the island is hosting its annual month-long carnival. This year’s carnival,  which started on April 6, is  organized under the theme “Culture, […]

Cuban president calls for strengthened defences, economy in response to Trump threats

Cuban president calls for strengthened defences, economy in response to Trump threats

HAVANA – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country’s defences and economy. Diaz-Canel, in a speech closing the National Assembly, said the United States is engaging in an “asphyxiating financial […]

United States to provide funds to assist Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad-Tobago

United States to provide funds to assist Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad-Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The United States says it is providing US$1.6 million to Trinidad and Tobago to assist Venezuelans fleeing the economic and political situation in that South American country. A statement issued by the US Embassy here said that the funds have been made available through the United States Agency for International […]

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