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Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Two Jamaican-Canadian authors have written new books to inspire children to, in one case, love themselves, and in the other, to believe in the power of faith and prayer.Shakara Andem, who is an early childhood educator and has a passion for writing...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Toronto, Canada:Toronto-based author, musician, and educator Nadia L. Hohn's Malaika's Costume received an honourable mention at the 2017 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature organised by the Centre for Latin American Studies.The...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Toronto, ON:Educator and historian, Natasha Henry, says education is a transformative tool that can address anti-black racism. She says education plays a crucial role in combating the racism faced by African Canadians.Based on her work as a...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Lisa Tomlinson's new book, The African-Jamaican Aesthetic: Cultural Retention and Transformation Across Borders, adds to the body of research examining the ways in which diasporic African-Jamaican writers create their works by tapping into the...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

The enthusiasm of 650-plus students about to graduate from high school was on full display at an event to celebrate their accomplishments and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary education."When I say 'I am,' you say 'great'" said educator...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Toronto, ON:Luther Brown, principal of the Africentric Alternative School (AAS) in Toronto, says his experience has been good since starting at the school on February 1."The parents are welcoming and supportive, staff are enthusiastic and showing a...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Toronto, Canada:Cornel West says that in these times, there is a spiritual blackout which "is the relative eclipse of integrity, the relative eclipse of honesty, the relative eclipse of decency, the relative eclipse of courage".He said that in the '...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Ontario's Education minister, Mitzie Hunter, believes that the province has one of the best education systems in the world.She says that she has seen how teachers, school leaders, and educators are working every day on behalf of students.The...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Toronto, ON:For the past two years, Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada, has been developing partnerships with institutions in Jamaica and elsewhere in the world.Its president and vice-chancellor, Gervan Fearon, who is of Jamaican parentage, says...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Toronto, ON:Luther Brown has been appointed the principal of the Africentric Alternative School (AAS) in Toronto, which has been welcomed by many in the African Canadian community.Brown, who was born in Jamaica and went to Canada in the late 1980s,...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 3:28 PMNeil Armstrong

Fort McMurray, Alberta: Although they were among more than 80,000 people who had to flee their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta because of the raging wildfire, several Jamaicans are glad that they and their families are safe in Edmonton. Since...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

All the Jamaicans living in Fort McMurray, Alberta, are safe despite the raging wildfire in the province, which has seen the mass evacuation of more than 80,000 people - the largest evacuation caused by fire in Alberta's history.Since Tuesday, the...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Most Jamaicans in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, are pleased that the general election date in Jamaica - February 25 - has finally been announced.Maureen A. Ennis, interim...

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