Now easier for Caribbean nationals to apply for resident status

Now easier for Caribbean nationals to apply for resident status

OTTAWA, Canada — Building on a government commitment made earlier this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says it is now easier for foreign nationals, including Caribbean immigrants to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada. Last Tuesday, the immigration agency said foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent […]

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine The world’s attention was riveted on the AIDS epidemic and the HIV virus in the 1980s. Further global spotlight was grabbed in 1991 when Earvin “Magic’’ John, the basketball superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, retired abruptly after announcing that he had contracted HIV. It’s been 28 years since Johnson’s announcement and AIDS […]

Sickle Cell Christmas party set for this Sunday

Sickle Cell Christmas party set for this Sunday

Families living with Sickle Cell Anemia will have a chance to socialize and bond with each other at the annual Sickle Cell Community Children’s Christmas Party, on Sunday December 8. The 38 year-old Sickle Cell Association of Ontario is co-hosting the Party with the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario and Camp Jumoke. Vice President […]

New Democrats to call for action plan to address anti-Black racism in Peel schools

New Democrats  to call for action plan to address anti-Black racism in Peel schools

 New Democrat MPP Sara Singh (Brampton Centre)  will put forward a motion  today in the Ontario Legislature calling on the Doug Ford government to commit to an independent, transparent investigation into anti-Black racism allegations at the Peel District School Board and a properly funded action plan to address its findings. “Anti-Black racism in schools is, […]

New type of e-cigarette vaping injury described

New type of e-cigarette vaping injury described

A research case report describing lung injury related to e-cigarette use in a 17-year-old Canadian may be the first documented case of a new form of damage from vaping products. The article, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides new evidence on forms of lung injury that can result from vaping. Recently, several cases […]

Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States Congratulates Dominican Student on Academic Achievements in Morocco

Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States Congratulates Dominican Student on Academic Achievements in Morocco

Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco — The Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco (ECS Embassies) extends its warmest congratulations and highest regards to Mr. Terry Gregory Lovell for his recent academic accomplishments while pursuing his undergraduate studies at Groupe Miage, a private education institution in the Kingdom of Morocco. Mr. Lovell’s […]

“No” to same-sex marriage in Cayman Islands

“No” to same-sex marriage in Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands– The Court of Appeal in the Cayman Islands has sided with the government of the British Overseas Territory, overturning a lower court’s ruling that granted marriage equality. At the same time, the government has been ordered to move to quickly establish a marriage equivalent for same-sex couples. The ruling handed down […]

Rise in Hunger and Obesity in Caribbean & Latin America

Rise in Hunger and Obesity in Caribbean & Latin America

NEW YORK, United States – Since 1975, adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean region has tripled, while one in four are going hungry, according to figures published by the United Nations. And the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / […]

Keeping Soca Parang alive in Canada

Keeping  Soca Parang alive in Canada

Keeping  parang soca alive in Canada   Whoever said that parang soca is a dying art form, should have attended the 19th annual Lime put on by Joan Alexander and Friends on  Sunday at the Metropolitan  Centre in  Scarborough. Hundreds filled the hall for what is arguably the biggest annual parang soca show in Canada. […]

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