Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid is now law

Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid is now law

OTTAWA — An emergency federal bill to give the government billions of dollars to spend to help anxious workers, families and employers cope with COVID-19 is now law. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette signed the bill at 12:18 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, after both the House of Commons and Senate issued speedy approvals earlier in the […]

Former Whitby MP talks about running again as a Liberal

Former Whitby MP talks about running again  as a Liberal

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the former Liberal Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario who sat as an Independent in Parliament after exchanging angry words with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last year, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to “active politics.” “I never stopped being a member of the Liberal Party,” she told The Caribbean […]

Hundreds of Canadians stranded in Guyana

Hundreds of Canadians stranded in Guyana

  More than 500 Canadians are now believed to be stranded in Guyana following the shutdown  on March 18 last of the country’s two major interntional airports – the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport. About 300 of the stranded Canadians were reported to have been awaiting the arrival of […]

Carpenters’ Union calls for halt on all construction projects in Ontario

Carpenters’ Union calls for halt on  all construction projects in Ontario

The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario is calling on Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Labour Laurie Scott to” temporarily halt ” all construction projects  in the Province of Ontario. A news release from the Carpenter’s Union notes that despite the COVID-19 global pandemic and the emergency  situation  which has been declared, so far […]

Simone Dalton wins top writing prize

Simone Dalton wins top writing prize

Writer and pan player Simone Dalton is keeping a Trinidadian Canadian tradition alive.  The young writer has just won the 2020 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award, making her the fifth Trinidadian Canadian to win a major Canadian writing prize in the past decade. Dalton, a longtime tenor pan player with Toronto Panatics, earned an MFA […]

Caribbean’s first peer-to-peer car rental platform launched

Caribbean’s first peer-to-peer car rental platform launched

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The emerging peer-to-peer car rental sector is projected to grow at 10 per cent annually, and it has finally reached the Caribbean. The region’s first peer-to-peer car rental platform, Rent Yuh Ride™ (RYR), was launched recently and will connect thousands of travellers to private car owners to facilitate car renting in a […]

Mentorship for Black youth crucial for success – Roslyn Baichoo

Mentorship for Black youth crucial for success – Roslyn Baichoo

By Nicole Georges Roslyn Baichoo, Deputy Legal Director with the Ontario government, has stressed the crucial role of mentorship in the success of Black youth.”   Speaking at the annual Black History Month celebration hosted by the Malvern Onyx Lion’s Club, she related the stories of famous jurists who were encouraged to pursue law by their […]

Brampton band brings Reggae back to Toronto Carnival

Brampton band brings Reggae back to Toronto Carnival

By Stephen Weir Maybe it is time the annual carnival changed its name again.  How about the Toronto and Brampton Caribbean Carnival? Newly minted band leader Johanna Grant, a long time Carnival reveller, is starting her own band  – The Freedom Mas Band – and has already organized her mas camp in Brampton. She has […]

Donna E. Young appointed dean of Ryerson University Faculty of Law

Donna E. Young appointed  dean of Ryerson University Faculty of Law

By Lincoln DePradine Ryerson University, which has embarked on several innovative changes over its history, is about to break new ground. It’s opening a law school later this year with Donna E. Young, a Canadian of Caribbean ancestry, as the founding dean. “I am very confident that Donna and her team will challenge the status […]

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