Caribana

Dear Mr. Auguste:

By Admin 15.08.2013

On behalf of CARIBANA™ Management Team and CARIBANA™ Arts Group, I express our appreciation and thanks for the tremendous and well-needed support you and Share continue to give to CARIBANA™.

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Scotiabank Carnival is NOT 46 years old

By Admin 15.08.2013

As the General Manager/Artistic Director of the Caribana Management Team, which produced this year’s CARIBANA™ Flags and Colours for CARIBANA™ Arts Group, I must commend you and Share for pointing out that the FMC has claimed or implied falsely that …

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Gov’t funds for Caribbean carnival continue to dry up

By Arnold Auguste 15.08.2013

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor   Toronto City Councillor, Joe Mihevc, the city’s liaison to the Caribbean carnival, has been quoted as urging members of the community to call their federal Members of Parliament and urge them to prevail …

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Where is the money?

By Arnold Auguste 19.07.2012

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor
In another two weeks, some one-million people will converge on Lakeshore Boulevard for the annual Caribbean-styled carnival which has become a staple of this city’s summer festivities.
They will come from far and near and inject, according to the city’s own figures, more than $400-million into the local economy.

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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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Caribana, Africville and jazz: tales of our stolen culture

By Lennox Farrell 15.09.2011

In each instance in which Black people lost the Montreal Jazz Festival, saw Toronto’s Caribana re-branded, and were forcibly removed from Nova Scotia’s Africville, members of a City council played the seminal role.   However, in two of these cases, …

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Greed Is All Blade And No Handle

By Lennox Farrell 04.09.2011

The Russian novelist, Tolstoy, in ‘How much land does a man need?’ wrote about a farmer named Pahom. Born very poor, Pahom developed an obsession with owning land. Eventually, the more he got, by fair means or foul, the less …

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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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CAG vows to fight for Caribana

By ed 26.05.2011

The following is an edited version of a release from the Caribana Arts Group (CAG), the founders and owners of Caribana, regarding the renaming of the festival by the Festival Management Committee (FMC). This was sent out before a media conference Wednesday during which the FMC announced the new name.

After 44 years of success the CARIBANATM festival will not be renamed. The Festival Management Committee (FMC) announced last week that CARIBANATM will be renamed, however the FMC does not own the CARIBANATM festival or trademark, therefore they do not have the authority to rename it.

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