Moving the Dial for Black youth

Moving the Dial for Black youth

By Gwen Chapman The Annual Move “The Dial Global Summit” was recently held at Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto.  The event was the work of Jodi Kovitz, a former lawyer, passionate, with a big heart, great vision, and determination to follow her dream – a global initiative to empower women and girls in the areas of […]

CArt is Jamaica bound! New art fair set for Mandeville

CArt is Jamaica bound! New art fair set for Mandeville

By Stephen Weir Attention Jamaica, a group of Caribbean Canadian art experts is about to put the spotlight on art and artists from Jamaica and other Caribbean nations. A 3-day exhibition and sale of local art beginning January 30th will take place in Mandeville Jamaica. The fair is being spearheaded by well-known founder of the […]

Caribbean officials said to be selling diplomatic passports

Caribbean officials said to be selling diplomatic passports

Politicians in the Caribbean are said to be involved in a corrupt trade of diplomatic posts in exchange for money, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed. In Diplomats for Sale, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit exposes politicians in Dominica and Grenada willing to accept secret campaign contributions from wealthy foreign businessmen in exchange for diplomatic passports. […]

Trinidad hijab-wearing cop get compensation

Trinidad hijab-wearing cop get compensation

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A year after she won the right to wear a hijab while on duty, a special reserve policewoman will receive $185,000 in compensatory damages for the breaches to her constitutional right to freedom of religion. Constable Sharon Roop was denied her request to wear her headdress by former police commissioner […]

Tobago Tourism unveils eco-initiatives for 2020

Tobago Tourism unveils eco-initiatives for 2020

Tobago Tourism is going green. Speaking at a press conference at the World Travel Market in London, Tourism officials from the island unveiled the vision for Tobago’s tourism industry that focuses on eco-initiatives aimed at environmental sustainability and preservation, as well as product and human resource development projects to enhance the on-island experience for visitors. […]

Ocho Rios poised for record cruise ship arrivals

Ocho Rios poised for record cruise ship arrivals

Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is posed for a record 2019/2020 cruise ship season with some of the largest vessels in the world scheduled to call at the resort town. Some 15 vessels have stopped in Ocho Rios since the start of November. “Ocho Rios, alone, will be seeing over 756,000 visitors for the cruise-shipping season,” according […]

Trinidad rejected IMF proposals

Trinidad rejected IMF proposals

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Finance Minister Colm Imbert said last Monday that the Trinidad and Tobago government was being urged to adopt a structural adjustment programme more than two decades after the oil-rich twin island republic ended a similar programme with the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF). “Indeed, 25 years after we got ourselves […]

de Lima and Caribbean Fusion debut Sunday in Scarborough

de Lima and Caribbean Fusion debut Sunday in Scarborough

By Stephen Weir It is not his stage debut, not by a long shot, but for Zachary de Lima this Sunday evening’s gig is a coming-out-party for the young Trinidad Canadian guitar singing performer.  de Lima and Caribbean Fusion will be giving their first indoor Toronto performance November 24th at Scarborough’s Victoria’s Pub. The de […]

Police fight protesters in Dominica

Police fight protesters in Dominica

JOHN’S, Antigua — A protest over election reform erupted on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with more than 200 people fighting police before being dispersed with tear gas, officials last Tuesday. The former French and British colony of about 75,000 residents holds elections on Dec. 6. The opposition United Workers’ Party has been pushing the […]

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