Jamaican diplomats take up appointments in Camada

Jamaican diplomats take up appointments in Camada

By Lincoln DePradine Two Jamaicans diplomats have taken up their new appointments in Canada. Sharon Miller is the High Commissioner based in Ottawa and Lincoln Downer is the Toronto consul general. Both are career public servants. Miller, who holds a Bachelor of Science in public administration, is a former Jamaica ambassador to the Republic of […]

Immigrants and refugees comprise nearly half of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases – report

Immigrants and refugees comprise nearly half  of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases – report

 Immigrants, refugees and other newcomers accounted for nearly 44 per cent of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases in the first half of the year, according to a report released last week by the ICES, a non-profit research institute based in Toronto. ICES examined provincial health administrative data collected between Jan. 15 and June 13, 2020. Immigrants and […]

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 […]

TAIBU to receive $800,000 for mental health programs for Black Canadians

TAIBU to receive $800,000 for mental health programs  for Black Canadians

TAIBU Community Health Centre (TCHC) in Malvern, Ontario will  receive $800,000 in funding from the federal government to help provide culturally appropriate and focused mental  health programs for Black Canadians. The multidisciplinary, non-for-profit health centre is  one of 22 community organizations across Canada which will benefit from an investment of $11.5 million to promote mental […]

664Connect to host the first virtual regional fashion Show

664Connect to host the first virtual regional fashion Show

  PETER’S, Montserrat – While major fashion houses and prominent retailers worldwide succumb to the pressure of a post COVID-19 reality, the online platform 664Connect will be hosting its first virtual regional fashion show on Saturday starting at 3. p.m.(. ECT.) A limited number of guests will experience the live events, which will take place […]

Families of five people injured or killed by Peel police demand action from mayors

Families of five people injured or killed by Peel police demand action from mayors

Families of five people injured or killed by Peel Regional Police met with mayors from the region in Malton last week to demand an end to police violence. The families of Jamal Francique, D’Andre Campbell, Ejaz Choudry, Chantelle Krupka and Michael Headley spoke with Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown at Malton […]

Black Canadians hit harder by COVID-19 – national study

Black Canadians hit harder by COVID-19 – national study

Black Canadians are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19 physically and financially, according to a new study  which was carried out by the Edmonton-based African Canadian Civic Engagement Council and Innovative Research Group. The study looked at the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 from the perspectives of Black Canadians and those in the broader […]

Governor of Cayman Islands approves same-sex partnership law

Governor of Cayman Islands approves  same-sex partnership law

GEORGE TOWN  – The Governor of the Cayman Islands Martyn Roper on Friday approved a law making same-sex partnerships legal in the British Overseas territory. “Today we will end the discrimination being suffered by Caymanians and others on our islands whilst protecting the institution of marriage,” said Roper. “This action does not alter or undermine […]

What you need to know about vaccines

What you need to know about vaccines

Vaccines save lives. That’s the message Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic, wants the public to know. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Sampathkumar says it is doubly important that everyone get a flu vaccine. While getting a flu vaccine won’t protect against COVID-19, flu vaccines have been shown to reduce […]

Protesters in Montreal topple John A. Macdonald statue, demand police defunding

Protesters in Montreal topple John A. Macdonald statue, demand police defunding

MONTREAL — Protesters in Montreal toppled and defaced a statue of John A. Macdonald on Saturday at the end of a peaceful raly  in which  about 200 people marched to call for police defunding. A spokesman for the Montreal police confirmed the statue of Canada’s first prime minister was unbolted, pulled down and sprayed with […]

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