Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid is now law

Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid is now law

OTTAWA — An emergency federal bill to give the government billions of dollars to spend to help anxious workers, families and employers cope with COVID-19 is now law. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette signed the bill at 12:18 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, after both the House of Commons and Senate issued speedy approvals earlier in the […]

Former Whitby MP talks about running again as a Liberal

Former Whitby MP talks about running again  as a Liberal

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the former Liberal Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario who sat as an Independent in Parliament after exchanging angry words with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last year, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to “active politics.” “I never stopped being a member of the Liberal Party,” she told The Caribbean […]

British government issues another warning on Guyana elections

British government issues another warning  on Guyana elections

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The British government issued a warning to Guyana on Tuesday that “any government sworn in, on the basis of non-credible results, will face strong international condemnation”, as the country still awaits the official results of the March 2 general election — 24 days ago. British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, in a second […]

Simone Dalton wins top writing prize

Simone Dalton wins top writing prize

Writer and pan player Simone Dalton is keeping a Trinidadian Canadian tradition alive.  The young writer has just won the 2020 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award, making her the fifth Trinidadian Canadian to win a major Canadian writing prize in the past decade. Dalton, a longtime tenor pan player with Toronto Panatics, earned an MFA […]

Let’s help rid our society of racial discrimination

Let’s help rid our society of racial discrimination

  On Saturday, countries around the world, including Canada, will observe the annual International Day for the Elimination of  Racial Discrimination which this year will focus on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent. Whether as descendants of the victims of the transatlantic slave trade or as more recent migrants, […]

Guyana High Court grants injunction blocking recount of votes

Guyana High Court grants injunction blocking recount of votes

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A High Court judge on Tuesday granted an injunction against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) preventing it from carrying out a national recount of votes from the disputed March 2 regional and general elections. said that the injunction remains in effect pending a hearing on Friday, March 20. The injunction was granted […]

Books to read while on a self-imposed isolation

Books to read while on a self-imposed isolation

The Different Booklist and Cultural Centre in Toronto has announced that it is closed because of the current  Coronavirus pandemic. Itah Sadu, co-owner of the bookstore told The Caribbean Camera  that she and her partner, Miguel San Vincente are concerned about the “safety of our staff and customers.” But she noted that while customers cannot […]

CWI suspends last two rounds of Regional 4-day competition, youth tournaments

CWI suspends last two rounds of Regional 4-day competition, youth tournaments

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Cricket West Indies (CWI)  has announced it would suspend the last two rounds of the marquee first class championship, along with an entire suite of youth tournaments for the next 30 days, as it braces for the full impact of the deadly coronavirus across the region. In a statement, CWI said […]

Couple who entered third marriage succeeds at immigration appeal hearing

Couple who entered third marriage succeeds  at immigration appeal hearing

Immigration  Matters       Sukhram Ramkissoon Couple who entered third marriage succeeds at immigration appeal hearing I have been asked by a reader, a Canadian citizen who was previously married and divorced, whether he can sponsor  his spouse who herself was previously married and divorced. Like him, she has entered into her third marriage. Well, of course, […]

CARIFTA Games postponed because of Coronavirus

CARIFTA Games postponed because of Coronavirus

HAMILTON, Bermuda– The CARIFTA Games will not be held next month in Bermuda as scheduled, with organizers concerned about the threat of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has reached several Caribbean countries. At a press conference held  last Friday with Sports Minister Lovitta Foggo, the chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee Donna Raynor said the […]

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