Ramdath Jagessar

Ramdath Jagessar

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Ramdath Jagessar has put in over 40 years promoting and defending the Indian cause in Trinidad and Canada, with his latest activity being a columnist for ICDN.today and a lead researcher with the Wismar Massacre Research Group. His earlier efforts included membership in the Society for the Promotion of Indian Culture at UWI St Augustine in 1973, writing for the Indian resistance group Mukdar from 1974, president of the Indian Revival and Reform Association and secretary of the Indian Arrival Day Committee that developed the festival of Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad. He was also a coordinator for the Committee Against Racism in Calypso of 1988 that protested anti-Indian racism by calypsonian Cro Cro. Ram migrated to Canada in 1989 and immediately became secretary of the India Canada Association of Sudbury. He moved to Toronto in 1996 to take up the position of coordinator of the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians. In 1997 he was one of the founders of the Indo Trinidad Canadian Association of Toronto, and helped expand celebrations of Indian Arrival Day into Indian Arrival and Heritage Month. This month was passed into law in Ontario as South Asian Heritage Month. Ram was a nine year columnist with the Indo Caribbean World newspaper, started his own newspaper Indo Caribbean Times, helped develop the heritage web site Indo Caribbean Heritage and worked with the Debe Penal Chowtal Association to promote chowtal in Canada. He has worked with the Gita in Every Home group, for which he edited Mahatma Gandhi`s translation of the Bhagavad Gita. He is currently an executive member of the Voice of Dharma mandir, and has been a member of the Canadian Divine Light mandir and the Satya Jyoti Cultural Sabha.

Member since Feb 20, 2018 ramdath@icdn.today

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Letters
Cro Cro’s Corruption in Common Entrance was racist rubbish

Cro Cro’s Corruption in Common Entrance was racist rubbish

I hear Cro Cro been dragging his behind financially and now get a lil wuk with CEPEP...

Opinions
Niala Maharaj’s gross indecency

Niala Maharaj’s gross indecency

After my last look at some of your comments on this thread, I took a day off before...

Opinions
Canada leads the way with New Guyana Independence Day May 19

Canada leads the way with New Guyana Independence Day May...

With four celebrations across Canada on May 19 this year, Guyanese Canadians and...

Opinions
The myth of Black dominance in sports

The myth of Black dominance in sports

One of the good old Trinidad myths that I brought unexamined with me to Canada was...

Opinions
Tribute to Honest Ed

Tribute to Honest Ed

Ask who help me most In this white man land I will say until I dead That man is...

Columns
The Myth of Carnival as a necessary escape valve

The Myth of Carnival as a necessary escape valve

In my younger days in the fifties and sixties in Trinidad we were fed many myths...

Columns
Food crisis hits Venezuela, can Trinidad be next?

Food crisis hits Venezuela, can Trinidad be next?

Trinidadians who have been shocked at the spectacle of starving Venezuelans dashing...

Columns
Caribbean and South American Hindus in growth and decline

Caribbean and South American Hindus in growth and decline

If you ask me how Hindus originally from the Caribbean and South America are doing...

Opinions
TRINIDAD POLICE AND MEDIA ENCOURAGING RANSOM KIDNAPPING

TRINIDAD POLICE AND MEDIA ENCOURAGING RANSOM KIDNAPPING

If anybody wanted evidence that Trinidad’s idiot police and equally dumb media are...

Opinions
Macaulay's children as enemies of Hinduism from within video

Macaulay's children as enemies of Hinduism from within...

Dr Naveen Chandra and I talk about the children past and present of that nasty racist...

Opinions
Another 1970 uprising in Trinidad is not on the cards

Another 1970 uprising in Trinidad is not on the cards

My good friend, Jai Parasram, has posted on his Facebook page this question:  "UWI...

Opinions
The Caribbean Man is a White Man

The Caribbean Man is a White Man

Calypsonian Black Stalin’s name has come up in relation to the controversy about...

Columns
Who killed the Petrotrin refinery? Call names and I will whistle.

Who killed the Petrotrin refinery? Call names and I will...

I don’t see anybody asking the multi-million dollar question why was Petrotrin losing...

Columns
BLACK PEOPLE DEMAND THEIR SHARE OF BUSINESS

BLACK PEOPLE DEMAND THEIR SHARE OF BUSINESS

Philip Alexander is the latest addition to the demented chorus of commentators moaning...

Letters
Wismar Massacre Research Group - Established May 26, 2018

Wismar Massacre Research Group - Established May 26, 2018

We announce the formation of the Wismar Massacre Research Group, following up on...

Community News
Wismar Massacre Memorial Toronto

Wismar Massacre Memorial Toronto

Voice of Dharma Temple in Scarborough was the venue on May 26, 2018 for the historic...

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