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Kwame Delfish's work is recognized by The Antigua and Barbuda Association of Toronto.
Among other things, Emily Mills works tirelessly on initiatives for women, youth and the black/Caribbean community of Toronto.
2012 First Antiguan to be inducted into The Royal Society of Canada *
2013 Winner of the Harry Jerome Award for Professional Excellence
*The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) was established under an Act of Parliament in 1882 as the
senior Canadian collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists. Carl James, an Antiguan-
Barbudan has now joined this elite group.
Carl E. James is Director of the York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC). He teaches
in the Faculty of Education, and in the Graduate Programs of Sociology and Social Work at York
University. As director of YCEC, lames serves as a catalyst for mobilizing research, promoting
university/school/community partnerships, and advancing public discussions that address educational
and social issues. He holds a PhD in Sociology and was once the Affirmative Action Officer for the
A former youth worker, his research interests include educational and occupational access and equity
for marginalized youth; schooling matters of second-generation suburban area students; and the
complementary and contradictory nature of sports in the schooling and educational attainments of
racialized students. Though known for his support, mentorship and supervision of students, lames
also works with educators, social service workers, and community agency workers in professional
lames is recognized nationally and internationally for his work in equity and cultural studies. He has
studied settlement issues of international immigrants in Sweden, and remains an active Caribbean
Studies scholar conducting research and writing about the social, political, religious and educational
issues of the region. He appropriately uses the insights gathered to inform his work about Caribbean
Canadians. lames is currently conducting research with Prof. Andrea Davis comparing youth
experiences with violence in Jamaica and Toronto.
Prior to receiving the above two awards, lames has received many other academic and community
awards, including: Prime Minister's Special 25th Anniversary Independence Award - recognizing the
contributions of Antiguans abroad (2006), the William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations, City of
Toronto (2008), and the African Canadian Achievement Award for educational success (2009).
A prolific writer-authored and co-authored 18 books-- his work advocates equity and anti-racism
and seeks to address the effects of various types of oppression. He has been published in Swedish and
French. His most consistent international work has been at Uppsala University in Sweden where for
17 years he has been teaching classes in multicultural education to Swedish and international students,
and in 2006, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Uppsala University for his work in equity,
muIticultural and social justice education.
Carl, born in Jennings, Antigua, was a student at Cedar Hall School and Princess Margaret School. His
mother is Milderine Tonge, and he has one sister Dome, also a university graduate. Carl's son Kai
holds a PhD in aerospace engineering and is currently a post-doctorate Research Scientist at Columbia
University, New York. The pursuit of learning continues.
Making history in her native island of Antigua and Barbuda, Claudette "CP" Peters, OH, has become the island's only four-peat Soca Party Monarch. In 2011 she was again crowned the Groovy Soca Monarch.
With an undeniable voice that echoes versatility, this Soca Queen easily transitions between genres, from the smooth tempos of R&B to the commanding rhythm and strength of soca. Add her explosive presence on stage and you've got, in a petite frame, a powerful voice that delivers dynamic and unforgettable performances.
In 2004, she grabbed and held the soca world with her hit single, Something's Got a Hold on Me and has since kept the soca arena in her grasp with one hit after another every year. Since then she's been leaving her mark on the Caribbean and International markets with hits such as, All I Know, Make Wave, Bring it On, Carnival Day, Jumping Away, For Carnival, Still in Love, Best Friend and most recently, Madd, Dung Dae and Still Jammin. In fact, her hit single, All I Know has topped several DJ Charts throughout Europe.
A phenomenal force on stage, leaving her audience in a frenzy with each performance, CP has taken her talent to New York, Miami, Atlanta, England, Dominica, St. Croix, Trinidad, and other islands. She's also shared the stage with other soca giants such as Destra Garcia and Soca King Machel Montano, with whom she'd done a collaboration; along with dancehall giants Tanya Stephens and Beenie Man.
Receiving accolades for the strides she's made on the soca scene, in 2005 she was awarded "Best Female Artiste" and "Song of the Year" at the Annual National Vibes Star Project Award in Antigua and Barbuda; also in 2005, she was dubbed "Best Soca Artist" by the Twilight Soca Awards. The following year she capped the title of "Best New Female Soca Artist of the Year" at the 2006 International Soca Awards held in New York.
A household name in her native Caribbean island, CP remains humble and grounded sharing her time between family the studio, performance and charity work. A soft spot for children with disabilities, for the last four years, she's been working with the Adele School, an institution for Special Needs children on the island. Additionally, she annually hosts special events just for children of all ages.
Noting her talent and charisma, CP became the Antiguan face and spokeswoman for the Caribbean mobile giant Digicel in 2005. Gracing the media and billboards for just over three years the franchise even sponsored the production of her music video Jumping Away. The following year, she was honoured on a national level when she was awarded title of "Order of the Most Princely Heritage (OH)" by Antigua's Governor General under leadership from the Queen of England. As such, she continues to be an ambassador to her Caribbean twin-island state.
In 2011, marking the centenary celebration of International Women's Day, the Institute for Gender & Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus selected CP to receive an award. A predominantly male arena, the committee honoured women across the region who have made contributions to the Caribbean music forms. In their release, CP was chosen for her "popularity and changing face of Caribbean music."
In 2011, CP became the first artiste signed to The Marketing Machine - an agency spearheaded by Marketing Manager Chalita Rose and Music Producer Herbert "Burga" Joseph. Taking the Soca Queen to another level, she is now backed by a complete team dedicated to a vision of taking this phenomenal talent to each corner of the world.
Dr. Everton S. Nicholas, MD, FRCPC. ENDOCRINOLOGIST Toronto East General Hospital, ON. Born in Antigua,
grew up in Cedar Grove.
Dr. Everton Nicholas has been an Endocrinologist at Toronto East General Hospital since 1995.
After graduating from St. Joseph's Academy in 1974, completing his studies in medicine at the University of the
West Indies in Jamaica in 1985, interning at the Princess Margaret Hospital in the Bahamas, he entered the residency programme in internal medicine at the University of Toronto.
From there, he specialized in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Western Ontario. By 1995, he was certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) to practise internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism.
In addition to his staff position at Toronto East General, Dr. Nicholas is active in his community, particularly with diabetic education programs, promoting awareness of the disease, along with measures to prevent its complications.
He is affiliated with several professional bodies, including the Endocrine Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association (Clinical and Scientific Section).
His Honours include ACAA Medicine 2001, John H. Fowler Award for Excellence in Teaching, Toronto East General, Family Practice Residents, 2001.
Dr. Nicholas' motto is "Heights reached and kept by great men were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night. (Longfellow)
He is currently Head of the Division of Endocrinology at Toronto East General Hospital. Dr. Everton Nicholas can be contacted at 416-463-6280
(Source: Who's Who in Black Canada by Dawn P. Williams)