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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jean Augustine S.S. Set to Open September 2016

BY KATHY MCDONALD  February is a busy month filled with many holidays and celebrations. There is Valentine’s Day, Family Day, Chinese New Year and Black...

Success for the Caribbean and Black Student

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System was established in 1992. The commission’s study examined the practice, procedures...

2016 Reflect, Plan and Execute

BY KATHY MCDONALD  2015 ended with kind words of encouragement and for this I am truly grateful. One year ago I had just embarked on...

Reflections of my First Year in Office

BY KATHY MCDONALD December 1st marks one year since I was sworn into office. It seems like just yesterday I was pounding the pavement with...

Sex Education – Myth vs Facts

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The Ministry of Education revised the Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum. This update was well overdue as there have been significant...

Work to Rule Comes to an End

BY KATHY MCDONALD The Principals and Vice Principals were about the only group that were not on strike when the school year started. By the...

Labrish with Trustee McDonald

BY KATHY MCDONALD  Applied or academic? How do they impact my child? What is an IEP …Individual Educational Plan?  What is an OSR (Ontario Student...

Community News

A Helping Hand to Childhood Education in Jamaica

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON In Jamaica, a central and popular belief is that “education is the key to success” and it all starts at the elementary...

Caribbean Tales International Film Festival 2017

BY: LEANNE BENN This year, the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival celebrated twelve years through the act of diversity and legacy in the city of...

Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra Brings Home The Gold!

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Steelpan or Steel drums are a musical instrument originating from the Island of Trinidad and Tobago. It is made from large 55-gallon...

A-Supreme Foundation Prepares To Host Gala In Support Of Seniors

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON A-Supreme Foundation, a charitable organization aimed at providing care and support to vulnerable and low-income seniors unable to afford adequate home care,...

Jamaican Diaspora Presents New Crime Prevention Strategies At Conference

BY: JELANI GRANT  On the Canadian Travel Advice and Advisories website, it is recommended that travellers exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to...