Two Caribbean leaders to attend G7 Summit

Two  Caribbean leaders to attend G7 Summit

The chairman of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping, President Jovenel Moise of Haiti, and Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness are among world leaders who will  attend the G7 Summit that begins in Quebec on Saturday. (The G7 nations are United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.) A CARICOM Secretariat tweet […]

Group launched in Guyana to help fleeing Venezuelans

Group launched in Guyana to help fleeing Venezuelans

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana – Several civic and faith-based organizations have partnered to launch the Venezuela Support Group (VSG), a body which will provide advice and assistance to Venezuelans seeking refuge here from the deprivations and insecurity currently gripping their homeland. According to a news release, the initial focus of the VSG will be on ensuring Venezuelans […]

Detention and release under Canadian immigration law

Detention and release under Canadian immigration law

Immigration matters Sukhram Ramkissoon   Detention and release under Canadian immigration law In the many years that I have represented clients at immigration hearings, I have  found that people  who come to my office often do not have  basic information about  detention and  release under Canadian law. I would like, therefore, to discuss  this subject […]

Program to support black parenting skills launched in Durham

Program to support black parenting skills  launched in Durham

By Lincoln DePradine A program to “support and enhance black parenting skills” has been launched for families in Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. The program which is funded through the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (BYAP) will receive $30,000 over four years and is being administered by Side by Side Access Services. “We are very excited […]

Nostalgia night at the Metropolitan Centre in Scarborough

Nostalgia night at the Metropolitan Centre in Scarborough

About 200 people -mainly in the 50-plus age  range – took a musical trip down memory lane last Saturday  night at the sixth annual   presentation of Nostalgia at the Metropolitan Centre in Scarborough. Don  Silver Fox Ali and his band serenaded the audience with  calypso classics,  Indian hits  and other popular numbers of yesteryear at […]

V.S. Naipaul on the shortlist for the Golden Man Booker Prize

V.S. Naipaul on  the shortlist for the Golden Man Booker Prize

Trinidad-born author V.S. Naipaul has been selected as  one of the five finalists for the Golden Man Booker Prize. This special one-off award for Man Booker Prize’s 50th anniversary celebrations ” will crown the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize.” The ‘Golden Five’ – the books thought to have […]

Global T20 Canada launched

Global T20 Canada launched

By Stephen Weir By Stephen Weir Global T20 Canada, a new professional league in the Twenty20 format, was launched in Toronto last week. The  league will consist of six teams, five representing Canadian cities – Edmonton Royals, Montreal Tigers, Toronto Nationals, Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks – with a sixth, Cricket West Indies representative team, […]

CDB to help promote growth and reduce poverty

CDB to help promote growth and reduce poverty

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said on Monday that it will renew support for a programme designed to help countries in the region strengthen their human and institutional capacity to design and implement policies which promote growth and reduce poverty. The CDB has since approved one million US dollars towards […]