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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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Paulette Senior named CEO, president of CWF

Paulette Senior
By Admin 14.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Paulette Senior, YWCA Canada’s chief executive officer since January 2006, is transitioning to a new role as president and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF). The passionate advocate for women and girls takes up the new …

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Public meetings on police oversight

By Admin 14.09.2016

Justice Michael H. Tulloch, who was appointed by the Ontario government to independently review police oversight bodies, is holding a series of public meetings across the province to seek input into his recommendations. Justice Tulloch is reviewing the Special Investigations …

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Bartlett wants nationals to help grow Jamaica’s tourism sector

Jamaica’s tourism minister Edmund Bartlett
By Admin 14.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Concerned about the sharp decline in Canadian visitor arrivals, Jamaica’s tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, is urgently requesting the assistance of nationals here as the country seeks to restore growth in this market and to globally entice five …

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Migrant workers, supporters seek permanent residency

By Admin 14.09.2016

By TOM GODFREY Migrant workers in Toronto, including caregivers and farm workers, are appealing for permanent residency on arrival in Canada and that their families be granted permission to join them here. The workers and their supporters are also seeking …

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Bajan showcases culinary skills at vegetarian food fest

Taymer Mason
By Admin 14.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Taymer Mason’s dislike of meat products started at a very tender age. She recalled how, at the dinner table, she would remove the chicken from the plate, hide it in a plastic bag she placed under the …

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