Washington consolidates its position in the Caribbean

Washington consolidates its position in the Caribbean

  By David Jessop Speaking recently at Bocas Lit Fest, Jamaica’s former Prime Minister, P J Patterson, observed that in recent years there had been a “deliberate attempt” to split the Caribbean. After referencing the EU’s divisive action in relation to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Nations (the ACP), he went on to […]

Caribbean health ministers urge PAHO to continue providing support in fight against COVID-19

Caribbean health ministers urge PAHO to continue providing support in fight against COVID-19

Health ministers from the Americas, including the Caribbean, have committed themselves to maintaining as well as expanding the sustained actions needed in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), which ended a two-day 58th Directing Council meeting last week, said that the Americas will most likely experience recurring epidemic […]

Oshawa wedding declared an outbreak event after eight persons tested positve for COVID-19

Oshawa wedding declared an outbreak event after eight persons tested positve for  COVID-19

Durham Region Health Department is urging anyone who attended a wedding on Sept. 19 last at the Caribbean Cultural Centre in Oshawa, to contact the Health Department as soon as possible The Health Department has been notified of eight cases of COVID-19 associated with this event and is having difficulty obtaining a full list of […]

Alberta premier condemns racist rally

Alberta premier condemns racist rally

SPRUCE GROVE, ALBERTA – Police broke up a demonstration involving opposing groups  last week in the city’s northeast. About 100 people were involved and police say physical confrontations took place between those calling themselves patriots and others calling themselves anti-fascists. Kenney says racists and white supremacists are un-Canadian and un-Albertan. He says Canada, while imperfect, […]

Annamie Paul is the new leader of the Green Party of Canada

OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto’s Annamie Paul as their new leader. Paul, who is Black and Jewish, took the microphone in an Ottawa art gallery after her win was announced and declared herself the descendant of slaves and an ally of those, such as Indigenous people, who are fighting for […]

Court rules in favour of gay conjugal sponsorship application

Court rules in  favour of  gay conjugal sponsorship application

Immigration  Matters    Sukhram Ramkissoon Court rules in  favour of  gay conjugal sponsorship application The Federal Court of Canada recently set aside a negative decision of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD)  with respect to a conjugal sponsorship appeal launched by a gay man. Let us look at some of the pertinent facts of the case.  The […]

Army commander orders Canadian soldiers to call out racism in the ranks

Army commander orders Canadian soldiers  to call out racism in the ranks

OTTAWA – Soldiers will be expected to blow the whistle to their superiors under a sweeping new order issued last week by the commander of the Canadian Army. The new directive, which is being distributed to all army units across the country, also warns of consequences for those who turn a blind eye. “We will […]

‘ For too many Canadians, systemic racism is a lived reality ‘ – throne speech

‘ For too many Canadians, systemic racism is a lived reality ‘ – throne speech

OTTAWA –  The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises to address systemic racism ” informed by the lived experiences of racialized communities and Indigenous  peoples.” In the throne speech, read  last week by Governor General Julie Payette to mark the reopening of Canada’s Parliament,   the government notes that ” for too many Canadians, […]

Assault by off-duty cop changed his view of police – Dafonte Miller

Assault by off-duty cop changed his view of police – Dafonte Miller

OSHAWA-  A young Black man who was assaulted by an off-duty Toronto police officer more than three years ago said the incident permanently changed his life and the way he views police. Dafonte Miller laid out the lingering impact of the Dec. 28, 2016 encounter in a statement read by prosecutors on Friday at a […]

Grenadian man charged with illegally publishing private pictures of former partner

Grenadian man charged  with illegally publishing  private pictures of former partner

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — A 28-year-old man who was charged under section ten of the Electronic Crimes act was ordered last week to pay the court EC$50,000 after he pleaded guilty to violating the privacy of a woman – his former intimate partner. Jamar Griffith pleaded guilty to the charge of Violation of Privacy at […]

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