The immorality of denying anyone medical support

The immorality of denying anyone medical support

By David Jessop Last month a bill was introduced into the US Senate by three Republican Senators. In part, it proposes that nations contracting with Cuba to receive medical support be designated as engaged in ‘human trafficking’. Responding, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) issued a strongly worded statement ‘repudiating’ the measure and praising […]

‘Alarming’ levels of mercury found in skin bleaching products used in Jamaica

‘Alarming’ levels of mercury found in skin bleaching products used in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies (UWI) says a recently published study has found that some popular skin lightening products used in Jamaica contain “alarmingly high levels of mercury”. Noting that skin bleaching is a significant health concern among Jamaicans, the researchers pointed out that a common ingredient in skin lightening products […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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,.  

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 […]

Prime Minister wants to move ‘very quickly’ on anti-racism initiatives, minister says

Prime Minister wants to move ‘very quickly’  on anti-racism initiatives, minister says

OTTAWA — Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos says the prime minister wants to move “very quickly” to dismantle barriers that contribute to systemic racism. The government is making modest progress at diversifying the federal public service, but there is more work to do, especially in the senior ranks, Duclos told a media briefing on Monday. […]

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