Caribbean stars win big at JUNO’s

Caribbean stars win big at JUNO’s

The JUNO Awards 2020 ceremony , originally scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in  mid-March, was cancelled because of the virus lockdown. But on Monday evening  42 awards were presented online. The big winners were singer-songwriter Alessia Cara (3 awards) and Shawn Medes (Single of the Year Award).  For the second year in a row, […]

Call for Commission of Inquiry after policeman is convicted of beating a Black man who lost an eye

Call for Commission of Inquiry after policeman  is convicted of beating a Black man who lost  an eye

More than 19,000 viewers watched the live streaming last Friday of  the decision in the high profile case of a Toronto police officer who was convicted of assault in the beating of a young Black man more than three years ago. Dafonte Miller, 22, victim of the assault, lost an eye as a result of […]

Barbados Prime Minister to hand over chairmanship of CARICOM on Friday

Barbados Prime Minister to hand over chairmanship  of CARICOM on Friday

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley will hand over the chairmanship of the 15-member regional integration movement, CARICOM, on Friday during a special conference of regional leaders. Mottley, who has served in the position for the past six months, will hand over to St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves. […]

Time for President Granger to concede

Time for President Granger to concede

  By W. Andy Knight and Winston Dookeran We have followed the general election in Guyana held on 2 March last with great interest and grave concern.  This particular election has significant implications for democratic governance, not only for Guyana but, for the entire Caribbean. What we have been witnessing over the past 120 days […]

Foreign-trained doctors file human rights complaint claiming systemic discrimination

Foreign-trained doctors file human rights complaint  claiming systemic discrimination

VANCOUVER – A group of internationally-trained physicians and medical graduates have taken their fight against what they call systemic racism in British Columbia’s residency program to the province’s human rights tribunal. The 33-page complaint, filed earlier this month, names B.C.’s Ministry of Health, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (CPSBC) and the University […]

L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’ from skin products

L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’  from skin products

PARIS – French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said  on Saturday that it will remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States. The company said in a statement Saturday that it “has decided to remove the […]

Protesters denounce changes to Quebec immigration program

Protesters denounce changes to Quebec  immigration program

MONTREAL — Demonstrators denounced proposed changes to a Quebec immigration program that fast-tracks foreign students and workers, describing the reforms during several protests  on Saturday as a dehumanizing vision of immigration policy. The changes to the Quebec experience program are expected to come into effect soon and demonstrators holding signs that read “A promise is […]

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

OPEN  FOR BUSINESS

Barber Omar Anderson puts the finishing touches on customer Jairo ‘s haircut at O’ Cuts Master Barbers in Ajax, Ontario. Restaurant patios, barber shops and beauty salons were among business in Toronto which opened yesterday for the first time in months as the city moved into the second stage of Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery plan,.  

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