Friday, November 25, 2011

Breaking News: Colin Rickards passes on

Breaking News: Colin Rickards passes on

One of Toronto's best known voices and community journalists, Colin Rickards, passed away suddenly at his home in Toronto on Thursday night. Doctors said Rickards suffered a massive heart attack and died almost instantly.
A columnist with The Caribbean Camera newspaper for the last 15 years, Rickards was best known for his series on "Caribbean People", and was considered Canada's leading authority on Caribbean history and affairs. He was once nominated for an Order of Canada.
A former CBC radio contributor to the now defunct Radio Canada International, the British-born Rickards spent decades as a correspondent for numerous Caribbean newspapers for several major British dailies, before migrating to Canada, where he put his knowledge on the history on the region into a number of well-received books.
Rickards was also well known in literary circles in Canada, and was a personal friend of many of the world's best known writers, including CLR James, VS Naipaul and Samuel Selvon. He was often the "go-to" guy for information on the Caribbean for many of Canada's leading newspapers, television stations and radio stations.
"Life goes on, but it is going to be difficult without him," said Caribbean Camera editor Raynier Maharaj. "Colin was an integral part of this newspaper, and he gave me a lot of ideas when we first started this paper in 1990. More than that, we've been friends for 22 years. I will miss his friendship and his professional advice. There is none in Canada better than Colin when coming to knowing the history and current affairs of the Caribbean."
Rickards leaves to mourn his wife Ida and son Damien. Funeral arrangements are still to be announced.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Soca on Ice at Harbourfront Centre

Mark your calendars and grab your skates!!!

Soca on Ice

February 4, 2012
Come celebrate the Kuumba festival as DJ Skate Night explores hot Caribbean rhythms that will surely heat up the ice with Dr. Jay De Soca Prince.
Kuumba presented by TD


Everyone: FREE
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The Natrel® Rink
235 Queens Quay West

Monday, November 14, 2011

Casting Call - Kerwin Du Bois' Bacchanalist Video Shoot

Bacchanalist Video Shoot

Got attitude? Got style and sass?
The search is on for male/female models and dancers for "Bacchanalist" Video Shoot with Kerwin Du Bois.

We are currently seeking young, determined, beautiful, sexy women and vibrant men who have the "It" factor to tear up the smashing new video for "Bacchanalist".

"Bacchanalist" is the #1 played track on
for the 3rd straight week

Please ensure that you submit two (2) photos; one (1) full length swim suit photo and one (1) portrait photo, along with resumes and contact information to 

Participants MUST be eighteen (18) years and over in the Toronto area

Kerwin Du Bois - Bacchanalist (Antilles Riddim)
[written by Kerwin Du Bois & Kasey Phillips, produced & mixed by Precision Productions, mastered by Sterling Sound]

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day......LEST WE FORGET

A time to reflect, a time to pray. 
A time to say thank you to our fallen 
and those who stand in harm's way. 
From our first responders 
to our soldiers on the frontlines, 
thank you for what you do, 
your courage it daily shines. 
Their call to duty, they respond all the same. 
This remembrance day, 
we remember you lest forget a single name.
- Anonymous

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Toronto Revellers Christmas Fete



@ The Hickory House
440 McNicoll Ave (at Victoria Park), North York
Doors Open at 10pm

$10 Advance Tickets - Christmas price

Music by Revellers Djs:
DJ Chief, Dj Revz, Chris Nice, 2 Touch, Infinity Sound Crew

Hosted by:
Jamaal Magloire & Brenton B


Donna 416-262-2832 (Brampton)
Marion 416-709-0632 (East)
Christiane 416-528-2325 (Downtown)
BrentonB 416-697-7299 (Scarborough)
Stacey 647-342-3040 (Scarborough)
Whitney 416-902-8049 (North York)
Theresa 416-747-6845 (West)
Prior 289-892-2323

*** Please take the time to check your closets and consider contributing a COAT for those who are less fortunate. In the spirit of Christmas we will be collecting coat donations at the door to be delivered to the Salvation Army. Lets give a helping hand this Holiday Season! ***

Toronto Revellers... bringing you ¸.•°` `°•.¸¸.•°BOLLYWOOD°•.¸¸.•°` `°•.¸ for Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2012

Monday, November 7, 2011

G98.7 FM News......HOT off the twitter press!!!!

Hi readers,
G98.7's program line up has just been announced at today's press are the tweet deets!

  • G98.7’s Reggae Show will be hosted by Spex (Sundays from 8 pm - 11 pm) 
  • G98.7’s Chutney Show will be hosted by DJ Riyad with the Chutney Show (Sundays from 3 pm - 5 pm)
  • Start your Saturday and Sunday with Gospel Morning hosted by Grammy-award winning Carvin Winans
  • G98.7’s African Music Show hosted by  
  • G98.7’s Soca Show will be hosted by Dr. Jay  
  • Fitzroy Gordon and Allan Jones will host a current affairs call-in show on Sundays 
  • G98.7's news announcers are Chris Hayles and Leslie Dixon
  • Enjoy your favourite slow jams Monday to Friday with Kerry Lee Crawford 
  • G98.7’s Evening Show will be hosted by Peter and Candice. 
  • The G98.7 Drive Time Show will be hosted by  
  • They’re back! Mark & Jem will be the G98.7 Morning Show team!   
  • DJ Jason Chambers mixshow DJ, get ready to dance! 
  • Saturdays on G98.7 will feature Delroy G 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kurt Allen — When Will it End?

Kaiso Kaiso......

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