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Caribbean Carnival’s Over: Complaints, Successes And Challenges

By Lincoln Depradine Pride Contributing Writer TORONTO, Ontario – Festival Management Committee (FMC) organizers and mas’ lovers agree on one thing: This year’s Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival parade did not go as expected. The FMC “planned well’’, chief administrative officer, ...

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Canada Announces $15 million In Assistance To Caribbean

By Lincoln Depradine Pride Contributing Writer TORONTO, Ontario – Canada is providing $15 million in funding “to enhance public financial management in the Caribbean’’, federal finance minister Joe Oliver has announced. Jamaica is receiving  five million of the $15 million ...

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Flags Flown At Half-mast On Passing Of G. Raymond Chang

Flags Flown At Half-mast On Passing Of G. Raymond Chang

By Neil Armstrong Pride Contributing Writer TORONTO, Ontario — Flags at Ryerson University, where G. Raymond Chang was chancellor from 2006-2012 – the university’s third chancellor, and at the University of the West Indies, where he was a well-known benefactor, ...

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Jamaica Mourns Passing Of G. Raymond Chang

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – Jamaica-born, Canadian business leader, Raymond Chang, died Sunday in Canada – his adopted homeland, after a long illness. On the news of his death, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller expressed sadness at Chang’s passing, saying both ...

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Grenadian-Canadian Author Chronicles Immigrant Experiences

Grenadian-Canadian Author Chronicles Immigrant Experiences

By Lincoln Depradine Pride Contributing Writer “The Tears In Their Laughter’’, a new novel, chronicles the experiences of Grenadian and other Caribbean students attending St Francis Xavier University (St FX) in Nova Scotia, Canada, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. ...

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Jamaica Builds Database Of Its Diaspora

Jamaica Builds Database Of Its Diaspora

By Neil Armstrong Pride Contributing Writer TORONTO, Ontario – Jamaica is hoping to harness the skills of Jamaicans in the diaspora to contribute to the development of the country by completing a database of Jamaicans in the diaspora by June ...

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