Harry Belafonte awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit

Harry Belafonte awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit

KINGSTON,  Jamaica  – American singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, whose mother was of Jamaican descent, has been accorded Jamaica’s fourth highest order — the Order of Merit — for outstanding contribution in the field of music. Belafonte, 91, was dubbed the “King of Calypso” for popularizing calypso music with an international audience in […]

Court clears way for dreadlocked child to start school

Court clears way for dreadlocked child to start school

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The Supreme Court of Jamaica granted an injunction last Friday preventing the board of management of the Kensington Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine, from blocking a five-year-old girl from entering the school because of her dreadlocked hairstyle. The injunction was granted on a motion filed by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), a human […]

Work on Barbuda airport halted by court injunction Tweet on Twitter

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Construction on the controversial airport development in Barbuda has been suspended following a high court injunction. The interim injunction handed down on Thursday stems from a legal challenge against the government over the international airport development. The injunction was granted after the case was lodged by Barbudans John Mussington, a school principal and marine biologist, […]

A spousal application should always be fully documented

A spousal application should always be fully documented

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon   A spousal application should always be fully documented I have often written about spousal sponsorship applications and the obstacles that sponsors and applicants face in having their applications approved. But who is to be blamed when a spousal application is refused?  The visa officer?  Or the applicants? The  applicants often […]

Time for action to deal with perennial problems

Congratulations are in order to carnival bandleader Louis  Ronald Saldenah, mas’ man extraordinaire, who copped the “Band of the Year” title at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival 2018. Louis Saldenah has now won the title 19 times – an achievement of which another notable bandleader, his father, the late Harold Saldenah, would have been justly […]

‘The Rock has never left my heart’

By Sylvanus Thompson As Jamaica celebrated the 56th anniversary of its independence on Monday, many Jamaicans in Canada have been reflecting on developments in the land of their birth and  their own personal developments. In this article, Sylvanus Thompson  writes about growing up on The Rock, as he affectionately calls Jamaica: Even though I now […]

King and queen of carnival to be crowned at Lamport Stadium

King and queen of carnival to be crowned at Lamport Stadium

Extravagant costumes and talented masqueraders will be in the spotlight at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival King and Queen Showcase tomorrow night. The event at Allan Lamport Stadium in Toronto’s Liberty Village will present the creative works of masqueraders, designers and engineers of the authentic costumes that are recognized worldwide, says a news release from […]