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 […]

Prospective immigrant placed on cash bond of $10,000

Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon  Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000 I am representing Gemma 56, and son Roy 21 (not real names) from the Caribbean who retained my firm to pursue a humanitarian and compassionate application from within Canada.  Gemma initially came to Canada in mid 2010 and her son later joined her. […]

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes

Dozens of  students gathered at Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto on Saturday calling for changes  with respect to  the issuing of work permits. The students say the requirements for graduates to gain permanent residency in Canada are too strict, and economic disruption from the COVID-19 crisis has made those requirements essentially impossible […]

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Police are searching for a man who fatally stabed  the 58-year old volunteer caretaker of a Toronto mosque  on Saturday. Guyana-born Mohammed -Aslim Zafis was reported to have been outside the International Muslim Organization  (IMO))  mosque controlling access to the building, when he was attacked by a man who ran away after stabbing him in […]

FIA investigating Hamilton for Breonna Taylor T-shirt -report

FIA investigating Hamilton for Breonna Taylor T-shirt -report

Mugello , Itally – Formula One’s ruling body is reported to be considering action against world champion Lewis Hamilton after he wore a T-shirt highlighting police brutality at Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix. The six-time world champion and series leader, who won the race, wore a T-shirt bearing a message that said “Arrest the cops who […]

Calypso legend Sir Rupert ‘King Swallow’ Philo dies

Calypso legend Sir Rupert ‘King Swallow’ Philo dies

One of Antigua and Barbuda’s best-known calypsonians, Sir Rupert Philo, known widely as King Swallow, has died at the age of 78. King Swallow died last Friday at his home in Antigua after a prolonged illness. Philo was known for his social and political commentary, as well as his many hits which include Fire in […]

Pompeo on two day visit to Guyana

Pompeo on two day visit to Guyana

GEORGETOWN – The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, is due to make to two-day visit here , a senior Guyana government official has confirmed. He is expected to arrive in Guyana on Thursday Pompeo was critical of the David Granger administration after the disputed March 2 regional and general elections and Washington threatened […]

Trinbago Knight Riders trounce Zouks to claim fourth CPL title

Trinbago Knight Riders trounce Zouks to claim fourth  CPL title

TAROUBA, Trinidad – Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) clinched a record fourth Caribbean Premier League title when they made light work of St Lucia Zouks by eight wickets in last Thursday’s ’s final, to complete an historic unbeaten campaign in the franchise tournament. Inspired by captain Kieron Pollard’s four-wicket haul, TKR withstood an early onslaught to […]

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 […]

The first Indians to Trinidad were not indentured

The first Indians to Trinidad were not indentured

BOOK REVIEW The First East Indian to Trinidad By Dennison Moore Publisher: Amazon The first Indians to Trinidad were not indentured By Ralph Paragg Dr. Dennison Moore has produced a masterpiece.  It should be of interest to both academic historians and lay readers with an interest in the migration of East Indians to the Caribbean […]

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