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 […]

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 […]

$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, […]

Dorian hammers Bahamas

Dorian hammers Bahamas

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas – Hurricane Dorian has left parts of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the catastrophe only beginning to emerge. Aerial video recorded over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island showed mile upon mile of flooded neighbourhoods, pulverized buildings, upturned boats and […]

Anti-gun violence advocate says government funding misdirected

Anti-gun violence advocate says government funding misdirected

By Nicole Georges Louis March, Founder of Zero Gun Violence Movement, a collaboration of 40 agencies and programs working towards the ambitious goal of zero gun violence in the city, says the millions of dollars pledged by the Federal government to fight illegal guns and gang violence should not go solely into policing. Federal Crime […]

Jamaica Stock Exchange is running hot and Canada wants in

Jamaica Stock Exchange is running hot and Canada wants in

By Stephen Weir   Call it JamStock, an evening love-in for Jamaicans Canadians with money to invest.  Last week the Jamaica Canadian Association’s meeting hall was jammed to the walls with Torontonians eager to learn how to get in bed with the Jamaican Stock Exchange (JES). The JES has been around for fifty years, but […]

Exxon talks oil with Guyanese community in Toronto

Exxon talks oil with Guyanese community in Toronto

By Jasminee Sahoye Canadians of Guyanese heritage want to know about Exxon Mobil’s plans should there be an oil spill during their oil production operations in Guyana. This was among a number of questions posed to the company’s executives during a Town Hall on Guyana’s Oil and Gas Development, organized by the Canadian Council for […]

Barbados: Glory days of sugar gone

Barbados: Glory days of sugar gone

The days of the mass production of sugar in Barbados are long gone. Cleviston Haynes, the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, said last Friday in response to a query about the state of the sugar industry, where low production, high costs and dwindling land under cultivation are impacting on the revival of this […]

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