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 […]

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,.  

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 […]

Mississauga mayor calls for ‘reforming community policing’

Mississauga mayor  calls for ‘reforming community policing’

Mississauga Mayor  Bonnie Crombie has released a statement  pointing out the need to “explore reforming community policing “following yet another fatal police shooting. Crombie said “in light of recent events here at home and south of the border,” the Peel Police Services Board will be analyzing the 2021 police budget “through a different lens.” And […]

Caribbean will have a different tourism product after the COVID-19 outbreak

Caribbean will have a different tourism product  after the COVID-19 outbreak

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The acting Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Neil Walters, says tourism in the Caribbean and the rest of the world will be considerably different as countries begin to reopen their borders to international traffic following the forced closures occasioned by the onset of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Walters […]

Canada contributes CAD$7.5 million to assist Caribbean countries to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Canada contributes CAD$7.5 million to assist Caribbean countries to combat COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA  – The Canadian government has made a CAD$7.5 million contribution to several Caribbean countries — under the auspices of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) — to assist them in combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Canada’s contribution comes, in addition to a previous allocation of CAD$1.5 million, made to PAHO this year, to support […]

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