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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Financial boost for Tropicana Pre-apprenticeship Training Program

Financial boost for Tropicana Pre-apprenticeship Training Program

By Lincoln DePradine When junior Ontario government minister Vincent Ke showed up in Scarborough to announce more than $269,000 in funding for a program of Tropicana Community Services (TCS), the organization’s executive director Raymund Guiste called it a “great day’’. The Pre-apprenticeship Training Program, overseen by the Employment Centre of TCS, prepares youth, between the […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week Event Invite

Global Entrepreneurship Week Event Invite

“Think and Live Your Business Growth” Dear Esteemed  Entrepreneurs:  You are cordially invited to participate in the “Think and Live Your Business Growth” workshop series, discussion, business clinic, and networking event to be held on November 21, 2019 at George Brown College. Join us in celebrating, supporting, recognizing and amplifying the voices of entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship […]

André Alexis wins the Writer’s Trust

André Alexis wins the Writer’s Trust

By Stephen Weir Author André Alexis is the toast of English Canada.  Last Tuesday in Toronto the Trinidadian Canadian won the prestigious $50,000 Writer’s Trust fiction prize for his English language novel “Days by Moonlight”. This is the fourth time Alexis has been nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and second time he […]

CARICOM says embargo against Cuba hurts the Region

CARICOM says embargo against Cuba hurts the Region

UN General Assembly votes on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. NEW YORK, United States – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states say the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba is impeding regional development as a whole, as the […]

Grenada Govt minister seeks more investment from nationals in Canada

Grenada Govt minister seeks more investment from nationals in Canada

By Lincoln DePradine A senior Grenada government minister has suggested that nationals in Canada and other parts of the Diaspora ought to consider investing in healthcare and in other sectors in the Caribbean nation. “All areas of investment are open to persons in the Diaspora,’’ said minister of foreign affairs, Peter David, as he announced […]

Canada to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

Canada to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

More than  25 Canadian organizations  have come together to sponsor Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Canada 2019 – November  18-25 – and to “connect and celebrate ” business leaders and their contributions to economic growth and job creation. Apart from the official sponsors of GEW Canada  2019, several GEW partners and organizations will host events in […]

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