Achampong launches legal challenge against seat slashing legislation

Achampong launches legal challenge against seat slashing legislation

Toronto lawyer Rocco  Kusi Achampong  says he is ready to fight the Progressive Conservative govermnent of  Premier Doug Ford over  legislation – The Better Local Government Act – to  slash the number of Toronto City Councillors from  47  to 25. Ghana-born Achampong  who is  one of several persons in  Toronto’s Black community who entered the […]

Jamaica-born human rights champion Bromley Armstrong dies at 92

Jamaica-born human rights champion Bromley Armstrong dies at 92

By Lincoln DePradine In more than 70 years in Canada, Bromley Armstrong faced death threats, experienced racial discrimination firsthand and suffered health problems in an endless struggle for equity and human rights for all people. But Armstrong – who died last Friday at 92 – never has had any regrets about his actions and was […]

Rowley to contest leadership of the ruling PNM

Rowley to contest leadership of the ruling PNM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The leader of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM), Dr Keith Rowley said he will head a slate contesting the leadership of the party when it holds internal elections on September 30. Addressing supporters at the party’s Family Day in Central Trinidad on Sunday, Rowley said that while the elections […]

Guyana to establish temporary settlement for Venezuelan refugees

Guyana to establish temporary settlement  for Venezuelan refugees

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -– The government of Guyana has announced plans to establish a settlement area for over 200 Venezuelan refugees. This was disclosed by Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, who said the homestead settlement will be for 260 Venezuelans who are occupying areas in the community of Barima-Waini. Felix made the announcement during an interview with the […]

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

MIAMI  – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year. The team won top honors in the finale of the 2018 Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami last Thursday evening, after also winning the Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef categories. Trinidadians in winners’ […]

Summitry? But to what end?

Summitry? But to what end?

By Carlton Joseph   Congratulations to President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un on the recently concluded summit.  The pragmatic Trump finally arrived at this meeting – at least for a very brief moment.  That same week Trump showed his belligerent, bullying side to America’s allies.  He refused to sign a joint statement with the […]

‘We have to pay for our development by growing our economy’ – Jamaican prime minister Holness

‘We have  to pay for our development by growing our economy’  – Jamaican prime minister Holness

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness  told fellow nationals in  Mississauga, Ontario last Thursday  that  Jamaica’s debt to GDP ratio will fall below one hundred per cent by the end of the financial year. “This is not a political achievement. It is a national achievement. But it is forcing us now to pay for our development […]

Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico higher than official count – study

Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico higher  than official count – study

Hurricane Maria claimed the lives of 4,645 people in Puerto Rico last year and not the 64 long pegged by the island’s government as the official death toll, according to a survey of thousands of residents by a research team led by Harvard University. The researchers estimated that most victims of the storm died between […]

Trinidad-Tobago and China sign cooperation agreements

Trinidad-Tobago and China sign cooperation agreements

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation within the Framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative with China, according to an official statement issued here on Monday. The statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said […]

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