Habiba Cooper-Diallo’s Sweet 16 birthday was different from most young girls coming of age celebration.
The deciding factor in Ravin Moorthy succeeding Ranjit Saini as Cricket Canada’s new president may never be known. With each candidate securing nine votes, it was up to the delegates from the nine provinces to come up with a tiebreaker because there is no mechanism in the constitution that addresses the breaking of a deadlock.
Unless you turned 54 last Saturday, you have missed out on being able to apply for Old Age Security (OAS) at age 65. Under a plan announced by federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in last week’s budget, anyone now 53 and younger will not be eligible to receive OAS until age 67.
KINGSTON, Jamaica: Under pressure for the recent spike in fatal shootings, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the country’s five representative police groups will be adopting several new procedures designed to lessen the number of fatal incidents during operations.
Thousands of activists from across the United States are expected to join the NAACP and other civil rights leaders in Sanford, Florida on Saturday, March 31 to honour the memory of Trayvon Martin and to move the national conversation on race from anger to answers.
For the most part, entertainers have erratic schedules that can prevent them from pursuing interests and, though in good spirits and engaging, Trinidad & Tobago’s high-energy soca artist, Destra Garcia, was understandably subdued when she arrived in Toronto last Good Friday for a series of events that included a photo shoot, a CD signing and an appearance at the Polson Pier’s Fire Fete.
What memories and historical parallels might Ethiopian Orthodox Rabbi Sharon Shalom, visiting from Israel, stir among Caribbean peoples in Toronto? For one thing, the old people usually referred more to the country as ‘Abyssinia’ than ‘Ethiopia’.