Parents and grandparents sponsorship program in need of major overhaul

Parents and grandparents sponsorship  program in need of major overhaul

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Parents and grandparents sponsorship program in need of major overhaul Readers of my column may have heard the recent CBC news report that the Canadian  government is facing an angry backlash and legal action by some Canadians trying to bring their parents or grandparents into the country. Unfortunately, the Parents and […]

Jamaican micro entrepreneurs to benefit from $10m grant

Jamaican micro entrepreneurs to benefit from $10m grant

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The St James Municipal Corporation has doubled its support to small entrepreneurs in the parish under the Local Economic Development (LED) Programme. Chief executive officer (CEO) at the Corporation, Gerald Lee, said that $10 million is being spent this fiscal year to assist some 400 persons in push-starting business operations. Lee was […]

Rename Mississauga Celebration Square, “Irie Place”

Rename Mississauga Celebration Square, “Irie Place”

By Stephen Weir Happy. Exhausted. Full up to here with doubles and roti. Thousands and thousands of people spent two days soaking up the Soca and riding the Reggae wave at Mississauga’s TD Irie Music Festival. And for those that couldn’t get enough of headliner Farmer Nappy there was a perfect weather Sunday cruise aboard […]

An interview with Toronto Raptor Danny Green

An interview with Toronto Raptor Danny Green

By Gwyn Chapman: As Canada celebrates winning the NBA 2019 Championship, I met with Danny Green, one of the players who was instrumental in bringing the trophy to Canada, to speak about his passion for success, basketball, community and the characteristics that helped him to get to the top. Caribbean Camera: We know that you’ve […]

Jamaica Industry Minister here to talk about Agriculture

Jamaica Industry Minister here to talk about Agriculture

By Stephen Weir Earlier this month a birthday party was held at the posh Windsor Arms Hotel along Toronto’s Mink Mile.  And while the 50 or so guests were there to mark Jamaican Minister ’s 67th birthday, most in attendance also wanted to talk about medical ganja. Members of Toronto’s black business and political communities […]

Jamaican Canadian features in record NBA draft

Jamaican Canadian features in record NBA draft

By Lincoln DePradine Rowan Barrett, the Scarborough-born Canadian of Jamaican heritage, had more than one good reason to celebrate last week when teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) – including newly crowned champions Toronto Raptors – participated in drafting new players to the league. Barrett, a 46-year-old former Canadian national basketballer who is now […]

Michael Coteau wants to be Liberal Party leader

Michael Coteau wants to be Liberal Party leader

By Lincoln DePradine Michael Coteau, who wants to become leader of the Ontario Liberal Party (OLP), says the job of unseating Premier Doug Ford’s Conservative government is possible under his leadership but requires people’s support. “We need to do this together,’’ said Coteau. “It’s not me who is going to defeat the conservatives; it’s going […]

UWI Vice Chancellor to Address US Congress on Reparations

UWI Vice Chancellor to Address US Congress on Reparations

WASHINGTON, United States – Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir is due to address a historic sitting of the United States Congress on Reparations today. Sir Hilary, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, will participate in the long anticipated hearing by Texas Democrat representative Sheila Jackson Lee to appear […]