Scarborough Progressive Cricket Club pledges support to C.D.O.A Christmas Event

The Scarborough Progressive Cricket Club has pledged increased sponsorship of the annual Children’s Christmas party produced by the Commonwealth of Dominica Ontario Association (C.D.O.A). Recently the C.D.O.A hosted its yearly family event for children of the Dominican diaspora in Toronto, at the Lawrence Heights Community Centre. Despite snowy conditions, the young patrons enjoyed free refreshments, entertainment by Intelligent Sound & Roosevelt St.Jean, games, and gifts from Santa. President of the CDOA, Hetty Lawrence said the Association intoduced the Christmas party as part of efforts to unify the diaspora, “We wanted…

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U.S. Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology.

By Cassandra Garrison and Caroline Stauffer MIAMI/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – U.S. Olympic gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology on Friday and his teammate Jimmy Feigen agreed to pay 35,000 reais (8,411.72 pounds) to a charity after Brazilian police said they lied about being robbed at gunpoint at the weekend. Rio Games organisers hope the swimmers’ atonement, combined with an official apology from the U.S. Olympic Committee, will draw a line under a controversy that has dominated news coverage of South America’s first Olympics and embarrassed the host…

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