New doctor wants to make ‘a substantive impact’

Dr Jamal Depradine (left) and Consul General Derrick James
By Admin 15.06.2016

By RON FANFAIR Jamal Depradine was the only Black student among the 340 newly accredited doctors to receive a special award at the University of Toronto’s (U of T) Faculty of Medicine convocation ceremony. He was presented with the Dr. …

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Ray Chang’s philanthropy remembered at U of T event

Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong
By Admin 08.06.2016

By RON FANFAIR The late Ray Chang’s name was invoked several times during Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong’s keynote address at the University of Toronto’s (U of T) Faculty of Medicine 14th annual educational achievement celebration recently. And for good …

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Consummate steelpan artist, educator honoured

Dr. Lennox Borel
By Admin 20.01.2016

An active steelplan player in his native Trinidad & Tobago, Dr. Lennox Borel assumed that life was behind him when he arrived in Canada in 1960 to pursue post-secondary studies at the University of Toronto. He was so wrong. Just …

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Storytelling and the empowerment of Black mothering

By Admin 16.09.2015

Many Afrikan children in the Caribbean grew up on a steady diet of Anansi (Anancy, Ananse or Kwaku Ananse) stories. Anansi is the wise, charismatic and clever spider man whose ability to communicate with others ensures that he normally comes out on top in very dangerous or unfavourable situations.

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Sir Shridath’s book analyzes challenges that dominated Caribbean

Sir Sridath Sonny Ramphal
By Admin 26.11.2014

Fearful they might lose their grip on power in their respective countries, Caribbean leaders selfishly rejected the crucial recommendation for a central executive authority to ensure the implementation of the decisions taken together by Caribbean Community & Common Market (CARICOM) heads of state in their collective sovereignty, contends former Commonwealth secretary-general Sir Shridath “Sonny” Ramphal.

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