New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles

New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles

By Catharine Paddock PhD  Scientists are hopeful that a new type of skin patch could replace needles as a method of flu vaccination. When they tested the skin patch on mice, it elicited an appropriate immune response without side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that the flu caused 48.8 million […]

The Caribbean Women’s Power Lunch for women of power

The Caribbean Women’s Power Lunch for women of power

By Jennifer Slay That saying “build it and they will come” made famous by the movie Field of Dreams over 30 years ago still holds true today.  Kerra Denel, a Trinidadian entrepreneur, humanitarian and founder of CWPL – Caribbean Women Power Lunch, was looking for a space where she could connect and develop relationships within […]

Caribbean-Canadian mortgage lender on Growth 500 list…. again

Caribbean-Canadian mortgage lender on Growth 500 list…. again

By Stephen Weir Canadian Business and Maclean’s Magazine have just issued their 31st annual Growth 500 rankings.  This is the industry bible of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Caribbean Canadian Matrix Mortgage Global, the reigning two-time Brokerage of the Year (2018 & 2019) was ranked for a second consecutive year with 5-year revenue growth from 2013 to 2018 of 513% landing […]

Brampton Hip Hop artist Haviah Mighty wins $50K Polaris Music Prize

Brampton Hip Hop artist Haviah Mighty wins $50K Polaris Music Prize

The star Polaris is 408 light years from Earth.  At the rate Haviah Mighty’s career has taken off, she should be there any day now! The Brampton Hip Hop artist won it all Monday night at the Carlu Hall in Toronto.  Not only did she win the Polaris Music Prize but her performance at the […]

The story of the JCA Cultural Centre

The story of the JCA Cultural Centre

By Nicole Georges  On August 6, 1962, a group of Jamaican-Canadians, celebrated the independence of Jamaica from colonial rule. The patriotic fervour of this group led to the founding of the Jamaica Canadian Association, and the desire to have a Centre – a physical space which would act as a hub for its social and […]

T&T Massy mega store to open in Guyana

T&T Massy mega store to open in Guyana

Trinidadian conglomerate Massy will next Wednesday open one of its largest stores in the Caribbean at Turkeyen, East Coast, Demerara, Guyana. Located in the MovieTowne compound, “Massy Stores –Mega” will be opened three years after its first supermarket here. In 2016, Massy’s supermarket was opened at Providence. The store’s design incorporates extensive aisles to comfortably […]

St Lucia’s Allen Chastanet talks climate change in Geneva

St Lucia’s Allen Chastanet talks climate change in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – On Monday 9 September 2019, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia The Hon. Allen Chastanet began an official visit to the United Nations (UN) Office and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. Prime Minister Chastanet was received by the Director General of the UN Office in Geneva, Her Excellency Dr. Tatiana Valvoya; […]

“Happy people don’t kill themselves”

“Happy people don’t kill themselves”

Two hundred and forty Jamaicans attempted suicide in 2018, but experts are of the view that this number could be higher, as this is an area that is heavily under-reported. According to the Economic and Social Survey, these 240 patients were seen in the accident and emergency units of public hospitals across the island. Listed […]

$25 million for national institute for Black Canadians

$25 million for national institute for Black Canadians

By Stephen Weir The Caribbean community came out in force a week ago Tuesday to a media conference at the Different Booklist Cultural Centre on Bathurst St.  Liberal MP Adam Vaughan was there to announce a new Federal Government programme specifically targeted to help Black Canadians. Although few media covered the hastily called press conference, […]

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