by - 18 July 2010
The interim chairman of the All People’s Congress (Canada Inc.) Peter Koroma, has been announced as the newly elected and substantive chairman of the just concluded APC general elections in Winnipeg, Western Canada.
Koroma (top photo) won the highest seat with 13 points and his opponent, Mohamed Taqi, emerged with 10 points.
Koroma’s running-mate, Samuel James-Decker, won the vice-president position with 16 points.
For the position of secretary general, Mark Mangay Turay was (...)
5 June 2010
YORUBA GALA NIGHT, BC.
Start Time: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 6:00pm
End Time: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 2:00am
Location: BOLLYWOOD BANQUET HALL , Surrey, British Columbia.
Photo: Aare Olawale Lewis Oladuntoye, President, Yoruba Association of BC.
4 June 2010
For immediate release June 3, 2010
Vancouver, BC – Losing one’s home can mean losing one’s very identity. Every day, tens of millions of refugees are forced to give up their homes and work, to lose family, friends and culture, and to embark on a journey of grave uncertainty.
In order to draw public attention to the challenges facing refugees worldwide, a number of local refugee-service organizations are marking World Refugee Day with a free, public event (...)
28 May 2010
By Abayomi Charles Roberts, a proud dad.
Mallan Roberts recently returned from a sport camp, with all the accolades any kin, pal or parent would be truly proud of. Close to his eighteenth birthday, Mallan is making all the waves in high school football.
Actually, as far as sport goes, anything Mallan touches turns to gold. He has the trophies, shields and medals to show for that. On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, The Edmonton Journal daily newspaper formally recognized Mallan at an (...)
22 May 2010
Vancouver, Canada, is the home away from home of the Patriotic Vanguard newspaper and there are a lot of things happening here that are of direct relevance and importance for Sierra Leone and the rest of Africa. One of these things is that Vancouver is now a Fair Trade town. We would let Jeff Geipel(top photo), Executive Director of Vancouver Fair Trade explain what that means and the relevance of it all for developing countries like Sierra Leone. Here we go:
Patriotic Vanguard: Please (...)
7 May 2010
At a council meeting Thursday morning, Vancouver City Council passed a motion to endorse an application to become a Fair Trade Town, which has made Vancouver the first major city in Canada to achieve this status.
Jeff Geipel, Executive Director of Fair Trade Vancouver, says the Fair Trade Town requirements were mostly completed before the organization started the application process, largely due to the fact there is such widespread support for Fair Trade in the city. “This award (...)
by - 30 April 2010
Sierra Leonean born Canada based rapper and producer, Sam Bockarie aka "Leone Star", is out for real this time around.
For the very first time in his music career, the PegCity maestro opened up to talk about his life, his passion and his undying love for music.
In some high profile music circles, he’s simply addressed by the bosses as "The Heat Man." This is due to his strong conscious lyrics and his electrifying performances.
At 22, Leone Star (photo) is poised to take Salone (...)
24 April 2010
Canada’s Governor General Michaėlle Jean ( seen with Prime Minister Stephen Harper) has brushed off a question about whether she might consider a career in politics.
An African journalist asked Canada’s Governor General recently in Senegal whether she might enter politics when her term expires on Sept. 27.
Jean burst out laughing at the question, which came a day after she confirmed that her five-year term would not be extended beyond its scheduled end.
Then she said there (...)
16 April 2010
On April 9, Dr. Alice Wong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, and Moira Stilwell, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, signed the new Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement.
“The signing of today’s agreement with British Columbia will support the integration of newcomers, helping to ensure that they’re able to contribute to our economy and succeed in (...)
22 March 2010
jhr’s Night for Rights this Friday—Last Chance to Get Tickets
jhr’s 7th annual Night for Rights is almost sold out! A limited number of tickets are still available — go online right now to get yours while you still can!
Set in the Oasi at 99 Sudbury in Toronto’s west end, the night will feature Toronto’s hottest DJs, African drumming, an all-inclusive bar, amazing silent auction and raffle prizes, including a chance to win tickets to anywhere WestJet (...)