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LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS – Preparations for 2018 Business Social Underway

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO New year, new goals? As with every new year that rolls around, many of us spend time reflecting on another year gone, and the promise of the new one set before us. We resolve to make the most of this year, taking advantage of another chance to grasp missed opportunities, chase our dreams and embark on new...

TIFF Celebrates 100 Years of Black Film with Jamaican Classic ‘The Harder They Come’

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON The 1972 Jamaican Crime Drama film ‘The Harder They Come’ written, directed and produced by Perry Henzell was screened recently as part of the TIFF Cinematheque Retrospective Black Star: Celebrating 100 Years Of Black Excellence On Screen, a collection of classic black films that ran from November through December. The film over four decades later stands refreshingly...

Dive Into Caribbean Coast!

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO What does it take to run a small business? How much time, how much effort has to be committed to making something a success? When Zaheeda Yhap, owner of Caribbean Coast Restaurant and Lounge in Scarborough decided to take on the challenge of running a restaurant it wasn’t her first choice for a business endeavor, but she...

Hodan Nalayeh: Enlightening, Empowering and Inspiring Thru The Power of Digital Storytelling

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO 2017 was a huge year for women. They decided it was time to stand up for their rights, make their voices heard, and most importantly of all love and put themselves first above all else. No stranger to speaking her mind, and sharing her beliefs is Hodan Nalayeh, a proud Somalian woman, an influential public figure, speaker...

Setting Up Your Year

BY: COLLEEN LINDBERG Well, it’s a brand new year.  We’ve all survived 2017, some of us with more trauma and challenges than others but a lot of us definitely have been through growth experiences this last year. And what I encourage you today is take a look at, you know, based on your reflection that you did in 2017, “What is...

End The Year With Wisdom, Start The Year With Wisdom

BY: SIMONE JENNIFER SMITH  So, we are off! We have made a few resolutions that we swear we are going to keep. I will be honest with you; if you had not already begun implementing your resolutions in 2017, you are not going to do as well as you think. Behavior is very difficult to change, especially when you have...

Get Involved, Pay Attention

BY: KATHY MCDONALD  It seems preposterous that I am writing my first article for the 2018 year. As I reflect on what I think is best described as an eventful three hundred and sixty-five days, I can honestly say that I am looking forward to an even more action-packed twelve months. This is an election year both provincially and municipally....

Drishti

BY: TRISHA CURLING  We are now beginning to settle into the first month of the New Year. How are you feeling about some of the intentions you have set?  Are they still at the forefront of your mind?  Are you taking real steps and actions each day to fulfill these intentions? Or are they already losing steam as we come...

Planning For The Care Of Disabled Relatives – The Henson Trust

BY: VALERIE DYE  In Estate planning it is important to give special consideration to the needs of a disabled child or relative. This is so particularly if the disabled person is a recipient of disability benefits from the Government. Under the Ontario Disability Support Programme (ODSP) anyone who has assets in excess of $5,000 may not be eligible to receive...

Ontario Minimum Wage Goes To $14.00 Per Hour

BY: FAZAAD BACCHUS A very Happy and prosperous New Year to my readers and let me wish you a great 2018! Good news!  The minimum wage has gone up to $14.00 per hour and that in itself gives a little breathing space to low-income earners. If you are on minimum wage, then you can expect to earn approximately four hundred dollars...

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LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS – Preparations for 2018 Business Social Underway

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO New year, new goals? As with every new year that rolls around, many of us spend time reflecting on another year gone,...

TIFF Celebrates 100 Years of Black Film with Jamaican Classic ‘The Harder They Come’

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON The 1972 Jamaican Crime Drama film ‘The Harder They Come’ written, directed and produced by Perry Henzell was screened recently as part...

2017: Year in Review

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  2017 is one of those years that will forever be etched in our memories for reasons and events that brought forth states...

African Aid Project Raises Awareness for Children in Poverty

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time of giving, of hope, happiness, and miracles. However, amongst all of the...

Take Your Education & Leadership Skills International! – Applications Open for Young Leaders...

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO The volunteer work we partake in during our time at school prepares us for a future on our chosen career path. The...