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Time to decide where we stand on Caribana

By Arnold Auguste 23.01.2012

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Editor In a recent conversation, Denise Herrera-Jackson, the CEO of the Festival Management Committee (FMC), the organization which has run the Caribana festival for the past five years, told me that the FMC’s aim is to …

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Remember Caribana’s roots

By Arnold Auguste 02.06.2011

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Editor I watched, in dismay, the news on television last week Wednesday when a number of folks were shown at the podium announcing the name change for this year’s Caribana festival.   There they were, as …

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Four more Canadians have died in Afghanistan

By ed 20.03.2009

Well, it has happened again. Four more of our soldiers have died and another eight wounded. How much longer are we going to waste our precious human resources on a people who do not want us in their country?

First, it was to help the U.S. go after Al Qaeda and their supporters in the Taliban. And, that was the right thing to do. Our neighbours needed help and we were right to do our part. Then, the U.S. turned its focus to Iraq and we turned our attention to helping the people.

While that was a laudable enough goal, it was not why we were there. Now, 116 of our soldiers have paid the ultimate price. For what?

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