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Tag Archives: Canada

  1. Sunburn and a Spidey case, free Eyecare from Sandals has many hidden challenges – Cautionary Tale

    If you’re heading for Maxwell between now and Thursday for free eyecare, here are some things to consider… Some patients decided to ambush be there from as early as 4:30 or 5:00 am, but do make sure to carry sunblock, have a large water canteen and two sandwiches plus a folding stool. Be prepared to […]

    August 9, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  2. Miguel Maestre delivers new sizzling single ‘Toronto’

    With all of the excitement and high anticipation surrounding the return of Carnival events comes brand spanking new Soca music. Singer-songwriter Miguel Maestre has released a new 2022 track dedicated to his hometown and its unmistakable festival vibe; the song is aptly titled ‘Toronto’. The new groovy Soca single positively highlights the unique facets of […]

    July 14, 2022MusicNo comments
  3. Barbados Triathlon Team to Contend 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

    The staging of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Mixed Relay Triathlon on Sunday 31 July in Sutton Park, Birmingham, will be historic for Barbados, marking the first time the island has competed in this event. Athletes who made the qualifying criteria for the Mixed Relay are Matthew Wright, Niel Skinner, Zahra Gaskin, and Chara Hinds – […]

    July 14, 2022AthleticsNo comments
  4. THE MAN FROM TORONTO (2022) Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson & Kaley Cuoco

    The world’s deadliest assassin and New York’s biggest screw-up are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental.

    June 15, 2022Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. Co-Chairs’ Statement: 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group Meeting

    On April 1st, 2022, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration for Belize, and Chair of the Caribbean Community Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) co-chaired the 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group meeting, which was held virtually. Ministers reaffirmed the enduring value […]

    April 2, 2022TravelNo comments
  6. We All Stand With Ukraine: Joint Reaction to Putin Atrocity

    People across the globe have been shocked and moved by the harrowing scenes from Ukraine. Whole cities are being destroyed by Russian missiles, with hospitals, apartment buildings and railway stations reduced to rubble. Thousands have been killed, including many children. Three million people – equivalent to the entire population of Jamaica – have fled their […]

    March 21, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. Caribbean Development Bank and Global Affairs Canada collaborate with PAHO on vaccine uptake project

    The Caribbean will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at promoting COVID-19 vaccine uptake among healthcare workers and most at-risk populations. This collaborative effort by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Global Affairs Canada and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) promises to be a community driven, inclusive, culturally-responsive and evidence-informed approach to addressing […]

    March 3, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. Miguel Maestre jump starts the Soca season with ‘Fan’

    Even with the absence of major in-person Carnival events, the eruption of new Soca music releases still remains constant. Singer-songwriter and admitted Soca fan Miguel Maestre has released his latest 2022 single dedicated to the global community of Soca music devotees and appropriately titled ‘Fan’. Fan is described as a lively mid-tempo track which is […]

    February 11, 2022MusicNo comments
  9. CPA Canada Barbados Chapter event focuses on mental health during the pandemic

    For almost two years, the pandemic has put a strain on all of us, including members of the accounting profession who have toiled relentlessly to protect clients and the overall economy. Preserving mental health during such hard times was the focus of an online workshop event hosted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) […]

    February 2, 2022BusinessNo comments
  10. United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Zoom event

    will be sharing highlights from her award-winning book, Meant to Be, as the Guest Speaker for a United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Zoom event hosted by the Interfaith Council of Halton in Halton, Ontario. Advance registration is at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf-ChrDstE9QlKNwLzUUxQiEgbAf0R2lK. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details. Please share this important […]

    January 20, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. Champeon sings one for the ‘Girls’

    With the current plethora of in-person events and the return of physical Carnival celebrations throughout the diaspora, all-round entertainer and artiste Champeon has brought forward a fresh Soca song that is dedicated to the ladies. The new release is aptly titled “Girls”. “Girls” is described as a dance-party Soca track that shines the spotlight on […]

    October 14, 2021MusicNo comments
  12. Biz Music Inc. provides support for Caribbean & World music professionals

    With 13 years of music industry experience the diligent team at Canada-based independent record label Biz Music Inc. continues to create opportunities for Caribbean artistes and music projects to obtain international success. In addition to being a creative, entertainment force, Biz Music Inc. has always stayed very true to its name by placing a major […]

    September 30, 2021MusicNo comments
  13. MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN – Kyle Chandler, Jeremy Renner, Feaven Abera & Tobi Bamtefa

    The McLusky family – power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality.

    September 2, 2021Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. ‘Blessed’ heats up the season with new track “Summa Gyal”

    Hot on the heels of his mega-hit ‘Black Man’, Jamaican Reggae artiste Blessed has churned out a new sizzling smash in the form of his new single ‘Summa Gyal’. Summa Gyal was written by Peter ‘Blessed’ Skinner and produced by Marcus Cain (a former producer at Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Record Label). The mid-tempo […]

    August 19, 2021MusicNo comments
  15. Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles, and Triumph of the Human Spirit

    Amid a global pandemic that refuses to end and a world of divisiveness, it seems that the message of hope, resiliency, and forgiveness has never been more sorely needed. Roslyn Franken provides exactly that with her book, Meant to Be. In her own words and those of her parents garnered through archival letters and countless […]

    July 25, 2021BooksNo comments
  16. Miguel Maestre releases Soca Anthem – ‘Carnival I Miss You’

    Toronto-based artiste Miguel Maestre has released a new track which is dedicated to all Soca fans and international lovers of Carnival culture who share a common void due to the near 17 month lack of physical festival celebrations. This latest musical offering is entitled ‘Carnival I Miss You’. The Trinidadian-Canadian, singer, songwriter, producer and audio […]

    July 20, 2021MusicNo comments
  17. Synergy TV Welcomes Trinbagonian Hit Reality Show ‘Auntie Jillian’ To Their Primetime Line-up This Summer

    Canada’s first Black Caribbean reality show, Auntie Jillian, begins airing on Synergy TV on Sunday 20th June 2021, at 8pm EST with a Live “Meet The Danfords” post-show special hosted by Fusion’s DJ DLife. “I never thought people would be interested in my family, let alone make Canadian television history,” exclaimed Jillian Danford, aka Auntie […]

    June 11, 2021CultureNo comments
  18. Blessed strikes positive chord with ‘Black Man’ and latest EP ‘New to You’

    Award-winning Jamaican Reggae sensation Blessed has been echoing in the consciences of the music-loving masses with his song ‘Black Man’. The Toronto-based artiste has been enlightening listeners with this uplifting offering which is the lead single off his recently released EP, ‘New to You’. Black Man was written by Blessed and produced by Jumpshot Records. […]

    June 10, 2021MusicNo comments
  19. Satan finds his dream job

    Guy is on a hot streak!  

    May 11, 2021Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. Jael Joseph, the girl with the BIG idea

    As an immigrant in Canada Jael Joseph quickly realized in her early days in the North American country, that her ethnicity would play a great role in how she navigated life in this new locale.  She was part of the minority and even so, her heritage made her part of a smaller grouping within the […]

    April 5, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  21. PERCY VS GOLIATH: Christopher Walken, Monique Alvarez & Pathy Aiyar

    A Canadian farmer takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops.

    April 4, 2021Agriculture, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. CRISIS – Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer & Evangeline Lilly

    Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the USA, an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep […]

    February 12, 2021Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. ‘Writing your book’ By Roslyn Franken

    When doing author presentations about my book, Meant to Be, people often ask me afterwards, “How did you write your book?”  I answer, “Why do you ask?” and inevitably they tell me that they too have an inspirational story they want to share but have no idea how to write a book or even get started. What I discovered […]

    December 11, 2020BooksNo comments
  24. Barbadian experts teach CPA’s the latest about fraud at CPA Canada event

    Tough times, like the current pandemic, often pull people together but, for others, it’s an opportunity to pull off a fraud. Leading fraud experts hammered that message home at a free online learning session hosted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) for members in the United States and across the Caribbean region on […]

    November 2, 2020BusinessNo comments
  25. University Canada West Promotes Women’s Leadership with virtual seminar & MBA Scholarship for Women

    University Canada West (UCW) recently announced details on its next public program, a Women in Leadership virtual seminar with prominent Caribbean speaker: Lisandra Rickards on October 7th at 6pm EST. The featured topic is “Risk and Reward: Lessons from Caribbean Women in Entrepreneurship.” In June 2020, the Vancouver-based UCW unveiled the Women in Leadership MBA […]

    October 3, 2020EducationNo comments