Jamaica

Canada Would Gladly Take Omar McLeod From Homophobic Jamaica

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

I don't know about you, but if I just created history for my country on a world stage and my fellow citizens reacted by calling me derogatory names that could potentially put my life in danger, I would seriously think about moving to another country. Sadly, Jamaican athlete Omar McLeod was not so lucky.

The Best Tropical Cocktails To Sip This Summer

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Living
Parmjit Parmar

I've been fortunate enough over the last few years to travel to many tropical locations; and summer in Toronto, with its soaring temperatures makes me long for beaches and island drinks. So here are some of the best cocktails I've been lucky enough to sample from around the world.

The Overworked And Overtired Mom's Guide To Taking A Vacation

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Travel
Sharon Vinderine

I am one of those people who always feels guilty about leaving the office, leaving the team, leaving the kids. Guess what? I got over it. By the time you finish reading this, you'll be over it too.

The Heptones' Leroy Sibbles Talks His Return To Toronto

Stephen Weir | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Music
Stephen Weir

Reggae pioneer bass player and singer Leroy Sibbles knows what it means to take that boomerang ride. Born and raised in Jamaica, he moved to Toronto in 1973, married and became a citizen. That was then, now he is back living in Jamaica and visits The Big Smoke whenever he can.

Is This The Sign Of A Less Homophobic Jamaica?

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

When one thinks of Jamaica, two things immediately come to mind and it's not Bob Marley and Usain Bolt this time around. Rather, it's dancehall music and homophobia -- two things which are one and the same. So it was quite shocking when Jamaicans and residents from other Caribbean islands learned that the son of Mr. Ninja Man, a popular dancehall artist, was gay.

6 Fabulous Foodie Experiences In Jamaica

Lisa Jackson | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Come for the beach, stay for the food. While the cuisine may not be the initial draw to Jamaica, it's an excellent reason to stick around and explore the island -- both on and off the resort.

Miss Jamaica's Dreadlocks Just Made History

The Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Style

With dreadlocks like hers, Miss Jamaica needs no crown.

Marlon James Is A Ray Of Hope For The Caribbean LGBTQ Community

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

After being chastised by my own country of birth for coming out as a lesbian in April of this year and speaking out against the discrimination and harassment I had endured, I began to think that our Caribbean LGBTQ community would simply have to crawl back into our holes of pain and isolation and with muzzles over our mouths. That was until Marlon James!

7 Affordable Destinations to Visit This October

Allison Eberle | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

So it's getting cold and the air conditioners are off as you settle in for a cold winter, but it doesn't have to be the end of sunny adventures. There are tons of amazing destinations that you will fall in love with this October. With beautiful weather and for even better prices than you may have realized, here's to planning your next vacation!

Don't Forget Police Violence Happens Outside of America Too

Dr. Lisa Tomlinson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Dr. Lisa Tomlinson

I stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, New York and all over the world who are experiencing police violence. I encourage those of us who are committed to dismantling structural violence against black people that as we chant the slogan "Black Lives Matter", we must also remember "Black Lives Matter Everywhere". Let us not limit our desire for structural changes to only the United States.

Jamaican Me Hungry: A Culinary Adventure

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

If you are looking for a way to truly connect to the food culture of Jamaica then I have the culinary adventure for you! It turns out that the white-knuckle, hair-raising journey over the mountains from Montego Bay to Saint Elizabeth Parish, the breadbasket of Jamaica, is worth every minute.

Police Say Canadian Mother Was Murdered In Jamaica

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel

Family members of a Canadian mother of three who Jamaican police believe was murdered continue to seek answers as to who would have killed someone the...

The Amazing Power of Giving Back

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Hon. David C. Onley

Whether you're a billionaire, a small business owner, a student, or a retiree, I hope that you will make it a New Year's resolution to volunteer in your community. I can promise you that the personal benefits will be at least as great, and probably more long-lasting, than giving up chocolate or joining a gym!

Jet to Jamaica For an Experience That's Worlds Away

Vitamin Daily | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

For an authentic, laid-back Jamaican experience, VitaminDaily.com's Montreal editor Christine Laroche left the crowds behind and headed to the South Coast. It's just a scenic two-hour drive from Montego Bay but trust us: It feels like worlds away.

What Sergio Garcia's and Paula Deen's Racism Really Tell Us

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living
Charmaine Nelson

Both Sergio Garcia and Paula Deen, despite differences in age, sex and nationality, drew upon a limited knowledge of slave custom to express demeaning visions of blackness, which made light of or sanitized the brutality and institutionalized deprivations of slavery.

How Music And Art Can Change a Nation

Che Kothari | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Music
Che Kothari

The relationship between art and community can be naturally synergistic: the community nurtures the artist, who then reflects a vision of the community, helping to define its essence. That's what's going on in Jamaica right now -- the country is literally overflowing with fresh talent -- it's not just about music; it's about a mission.

Watching the Watchdog: My Brush With Richard Nixon

Tim Knight | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Richard Milhaus Nixon, 37th President of the United States, Leader of the Free World, walks out the White House all alone, between the ranks of the guard of honour, along the red carpet to stand at the top of the steps. He's maybe five feet from me.

Part 5: Can the Commonwealth Survive Without the Queen?

Tim Knight | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

The Queen has not been particularly successful at keeping her realms and territories together -- inheriting 32, but now reigning over only half that many. It's entirely possible that the Commonwealth is no longer particularly relevant to the modern world and will slowly fade away into history.

Ontarian Acquitted In Jamaica Slashing To Return Home

CBC | Posted 01.26.2012 | Canada

An Ontario man acquitted in Jamaica of slashing his wife's throat has told CBC News he is eager to get back to his children and his job as an element...