CDB, PAHO to support mental health after disasters

CDB, PAHO to support mental health after disasters

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As this year’s hurricane season gets underway, psychosocial support will be utilized to help Caribbean people when disaster hits. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have launched the “Stronger Together” campaign that draws attention to the information and tools available to assist communities in better coping with […]

Parents and grandparents sponsorship program in need of major overhaul

Parents and grandparents sponsorship  program in need of major overhaul

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Parents and grandparents sponsorship program in need of major overhaul Readers of my column may have heard the recent CBC news report that the Canadian  government is facing an angry backlash and legal action by some Canadians trying to bring their parents or grandparents into the country. Unfortunately, the Parents and […]

Mitzi Hunter gave Canada Day party that Ford took away

Mitzi Hunter gave Canada Day party that Ford took away

By Lincoln DePradine Former Ontario education minister, Liberal MPP Mitzie Hunter, is happy with the outcome of Monday’s Canada Day picnic at Queen’s Park, dismissing claims that the activity may have violated sponsorship and donation rules relating to political events. “No, we did not. There was nothing,’’ Hunter told The Caribbean Camera when asked whether […]

Africentric School defies the odds and graduates first kindergarten class

Africentric School defies the odds and graduates first kindergarten class

By Nicole Geoges Despite Herculean challenges, the inaugural kindergarten class of the Toronto’s first Africentric Alternative School, crossed the podium and proudly received their Grade 8 completion certificates on June 21; it was a historic moment for students, and also for the institution that was dismissed by high profile detractors as segregationist from its inception. […]

Rename Mississauga Celebration Square, “Irie Place”

Rename Mississauga Celebration Square, “Irie Place”

By Stephen Weir Happy. Exhausted. Full up to here with doubles and roti. Thousands and thousands of people spent two days soaking up the Soca and riding the Reggae wave at Mississauga’s TD Irie Music Festival. And for those that couldn’t get enough of headliner Farmer Nappy there was a perfect weather Sunday cruise aboard […]

Good news for those who failed to declare their dependent children

Good news for those who failed to declare their dependent children

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Good news for those who failed to declare their dependent children Many landed immigrants and Canadian citizens who did not declare their dependent children when they applied for permanent residence, found themselves barred from future sponsorship. In some cases, those who were not citizens and attempted to sponsor their child or […]

Kenneth Forth honoured with Doctor of Laws from University of Guelph

Kenneth Forth honoured with Doctor of Laws from University of Guelph

By Nicole Georges Kenneth E. Forth was endowed with a degree of Doctors of Laws Honoris Causa by the University of Guelph for his notable contribution and advocacy to the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program. Forth’s work has had a profound impact on the Canadian Food and vegetable industry, as well as on the lives of […]

Jamaica’s consistent economic growth accelerate HOPE programme

Jamaica’s consistent economic growth accelerate HOPE programme

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the local economy has been experiencing consistent growth for almost 18 consecutive quarters, and that the government will be accelerating the provision of shelter this year under the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme. Holness said Jamaica is seeing a return to sustainable periods of significant […]

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