The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides  update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism has released the BlackNorth Initiative CEO Pledge. It ask senior business leaders in Canada to commit their companies to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for all of those in the underrepresented Black, Indigenous, People Of Colour ‘BIPOC’ […]

Toronto city council passes motion on police reform

Toronto city council passes motion on police reform

Toronto city council has passed a motion seeking reform of the city’s police department, but rejected a cut to the force’s budget. Mayor John Tory put forth a motion proposing changes to policing that includes overhauling the response to those in crisis along with anti-racism measures and the implementation of body-worn cameras. In a series […]

Foreign-trained doctors file human rights complaint claiming systemic discrimination

Foreign-trained doctors file human rights complaint  claiming systemic discrimination

VANCOUVER – A group of internationally-trained physicians and medical graduates have taken their fight against what they call systemic racism in British Columbia’s residency program to the province’s human rights tribunal. The 33-page complaint, filed earlier this month, names B.C.’s Ministry of Health, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (CPSBC) and the University […]

Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated, says Antigua Prime Minister

Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated,  says Antigua Prime Minister

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne has announced plans to liquidate the regional carrier, LIAT. Browne, made the announcement on Saturday said a new entity will be formed and a meeting of all shareholders will be held shortly to discuss the matter. “COVID would have actually, let’s say increased […]

Protesters denounce changes to Quebec immigration program

Protesters denounce changes to Quebec  immigration program

MONTREAL — Demonstrators denounced proposed changes to a Quebec immigration program that fast-tracks foreign students and workers, describing the reforms during several protests  on Saturday as a dehumanizing vision of immigration policy. The changes to the Quebec experience program are expected to come into effect soon and demonstrators holding signs that read “A promise is […]

WMO warns of effects of Saharan dust on the Caribbean

WMO warns of effects of Saharan dust on the Caribbean

GENEVA – The World Meteorological Office (WMO)  said on Friday that the massive dust storm currently blanketing many parts of the Caribbean, is posing a significant threat to regional health and has noted the importance of having effective warning systems in place. The storm arrived in the Eastern Caribbean from North Africa, affecting a wide […]

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

OPEN  FOR BUSINESS

Barber Omar Anderson puts the finishing touches on customer Jairo ‘s haircut at O’ Cuts Master Barbers in Ajax, Ontario. Restaurant patios, barber shops and beauty salons were among business in Toronto which opened yesterday for the first time in months as the city moved into the second stage of Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery plan,.  

Community activist donates face masks

Community activist donates face masks

Community activist Joan Howard is busy at her sewing machines these day, turning out face masks. “It’s my latest project in giving back to the community,” said the Trinidad-born mother of two sons, one of whom she lost to gun  violence. ” My son, Kenpton, was murdered in 2003. He was 24. Since his death […]

Jamaica is in ‘ the major league of national images’ – Simon Anholt

Jamaica is in ‘ the major league of national images’  – Simon Anholt

By Lincoln DePradine People worldwide love Jamaica but the Caribbean nation isn’t using the global goodwill in as many ways as it could, says Simon Anholt, the British-born author, who has been studying and researching the images of countries for more than 20 years. Jamaica is in the “major league of national images,” Anholt said […]

1 2 3 87