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JCA honours students for academic excellence, community service

Page 1B-Dr. Ezra Nesbeth with Wadia Forrester and Karissane Redwood.
By Admin 21.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Though small in stature, 18-year-old Alexandria Montague packs quite a punch as is evident by her strong academic showing and sterling community engagement. In a six-month span late last year and early in 2016, the St. Thomas …

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Benefits of Caribbean Court of Justice discussed

Dr. Trevor Carmichael
By Admin 21.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is a significant monument to constitutional decolonization and self-belief within the region, suggests renowned Barbadian lawyer, Sir Trevor Carmichael. Like most of the British Commonwealth, the Privy Council was the final …

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Special Investigations Unit criticized at public consultation

By Admin 21.09.2016

By TOM GODFREY The Jamaican Canadian Centre was packed with irate community members who came out to voice their mounting criticism against the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which they claim is too secretive and caters to police. The meeting last …

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Gloria Fallick was someone ‘people accepted and loved’

Gloria Fallick and former Toronto mayor, June Rowlands
By Admin 21.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Family and friends celebrated the life of former YWCA Toronto president and community volunteer, Gloria Fallick, last Sunday night at the Royal Ontario Museum. She passed away last month at age 80. Born and raised in Los …

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New law society bencher applauds scholarship winners

Benjamin McDonald
By Admin 21.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Last Saturday wasn’t just a big moment for the 15 United Achievers Club of Brampton (UACB) scholarship winners. It was most memorable for Bay St. law firm owner, Tanya Walker whose keynote address at the 32nd annual …

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Muriel Fanfair celebrates 90th birthday with family, friends

Birthday girl Muriel Fanfair
By Admin 21.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Her demeanour is the same as it was 90 years ago. “She’s easy-going, always smiling and just the nicest person to be around,” eldest child Michael Fanfair said of his mother, Muriel Fanfair, who celebrated the milestone …

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Posthumous awards at Guyana Gala

By Admin 21.09.2016

  The Guyana 50th Independence Anniversary (Canada) Inc. Committee has announced that it will present five Posthumous Awards in addition to the 10 Awards to Guyanese Canadians who have made exceptional contributions to the community. Over the last few weeks, …

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Campaign to commemorate Contrast newspaper

By Admin 21.09.2016

By TOM GODFREY A campaign is underway for developers and the City of Toronto to install a historic plaque in honour of Contrast newspaper, where many of this city’s top Black journalists learned their craft. The trailblazing weekly newspaper that …

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A Different Booklist nominated for Premier’s Award

Itah Sadu & husband Miguel San Vicente
By Admin 14.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR With the emergence of the digital age, independent bookstores are quickly becoming extinct. Miguel San Vicente and Itah Sadu, co-owners of A Different Booklist located at 746 Bathurst St., were reminded last week that bookstores still matter …

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Visitors to Canada now need new travel document

By Admin 14.09.2016

By TOM GODFREY Travellers from the Caribbean and elsewhere booking flights to visit relatives here for Christmas will now have to go online and obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) document before they can board a flight to Canada. New …

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