Aneesa is back on the board of the FMC

Aneesa is back on the board of the FMC

Aneesa Oumarally is back. The former CEO of the Festival Management Committee (FMC) which runs the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival, had “stepped down” last month. Now Omarally is returning to the FMC  – but as a member of the board, a position in which she had previously served. She joins four  new board members, most […]

Migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

VANCOUVER — Migrant workers and advocates called for a “just recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic during a digital rally on Saturday. The pandemic has shown how heavily Canada relies on migrant and undocumented workers to perform essential jobs, said Chit Arma, who chairs the Migrant Workers Centre’s board of directors in Vancouver. “The pandemic has […]

Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership bids to acquire Toronto radio station CKFG (G98.7

Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership  bids to acquire Toronto  radio station CKFG (G98.7

By Lincoln DePradine Tomorrow  will be an important juncture in efforts by various parties to acquire ownership of  Toronto radio station  CKFG (G98.7), the FM radio station once owned by the late Jamaican-Canadian entrepreneur , Fitzroy Gordon. It will be the closing day for the submission of ownership bids to acquire the station, which some […]

Barbados to hold by-election after MP steps down to accept diplomatic post

Barbados to hold by-election after MP steps down to accept diplomatic post

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Voters in the St George North constituency of Barbados will go to the polls later this year to elect a new parliamentary representative, after Gline Clarke, who has been representing the constituency for the past 26 years, steps down to accept the post of Barbados High Commissioner to Canada. Prime Minister Mia […]

Prospective immigrant placed on cash bond of $10,000

Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon  Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000 I am representing Gemma 56, and son Roy 21 (not real names) from the Caribbean who retained my firm to pursue a humanitarian and compassionate application from within Canada.  Gemma initially came to Canada in mid 2010 and her son later joined her. […]

Jamaica establishes Tourism Advocacy Council

Jamaica establishes Tourism Advocacy Council

The Jamaica government has announced the establishment of a Tourism Advocacy Council that it says is  necessary “to create and craft a new narrative, but also to have another voice” within the sector. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, said the Council, comprising non-tourism stakeholders, will be led by Dr. Wesley Hughes, the former chief executive officer […]

US Secretary of State and President Ali discuss democracy in Venezuela

US Secretary of State and President Ali discuss democracy in Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo has been given assurances by the Guyananese government that it supports democracy in Venezuela. “We support and respect the need for free and fair elections in our hemisphere, Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali told a signing ceremony with Pompeo last Friday, adding “with urgency, we […]

Toronto mayor discusses anti-Black racism with unions after nooses found on construction sites

Toronto mayor discusses anti-Black racism with unions  after nooses found on construction sites

Toronto Mayor John Tory met with construction unions on Friday to discuss how to rid the industry of anti-Black racism after five nooses were reported on constructions sites around the city over the summer.. “The leadership at the construction unions acknowledged in the meeting that the violent and hateful nature symbolized by the noose is […]

Minority companies need access to contracts

Minority companies need access to contracts

By Carlton Joseph Congratulations to Prime Minister’s Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government on its initiative to launch Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program.  Trudeau announced investments of up to nearly $221 million in partnership with Canadian financial institutions, including up to nearly $93 million from the Government of Canada over the next four years.  The program is expected […]

Advocacy group launches project to help families ‘navigate’ education system

Advocacy group launches project to help families  ‘navigate’ education system

Parents of Black Children , an advocacy group, launched a project on Tuesday  designed to support families with Black children as they  ” navigate  Ontario’s education system.” A news release from the  group says the project is funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Family Innovations Stream and will consist of three parts: Education System Workshops:  […]

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