Don’t turn a blind eye to violence against women and girls, urges Jamaica’s gender minister

Don’t turn a blind eye to violence against women and girls, urges Jamaica’s gender minister

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is appealing for Jamaicans “not to turn a blind eye” to acts of violence against women and girls. She was speaking at a church service to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) held at the Power of Faith […]

Call for more Black candidate in Ontario elections in 2022

Call for more Black candidate in Ontario elections in 2022

Call  for more Black candidate in Ontario elections in 2022 By Lincoln DePradine An Ontario general election is due by 2022 and an effort is underway to mobilize Black community members to run as candidates. Marjorie Knight was unsuccessful in her bid to become a Member of Provincial Parliament, when she ran as an Ontario […]

Harris inspiring young Black Canadian women toward politics – MPs

Harris inspiring young Black Canadian women  toward politics – MPs

  OTTAWA — The election of Kamala Harris as vice-president of the United States will inspire more young Black women in Canada to engage in politics and run for office, says Velma Morgan, a Black Canadian activist based in Toronto. Harris’s father was born in Jamaica, her mother in India. She is the first woman […]

Jamaican netball champion Jhaniele Fowler-Reid wins Fever’s prized awards

Jamaican netball champion Jhaniele Fowler-Reid wins Fever’s prized awards

PERTH, Australia— West Coast Fever Head Coach Stacey Marinkovich hailed Jamaican goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid as the best overseas goal shooter to ever play in domestic Australia netball competition. Marinkovich congratulated Fowler following another outstanding season, which culminated in her being crowned Fever’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the second consecutive year and also the […]

Caribbean-Canadian business organizations to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020

Caribbean-Canadian business organizations to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020

Several organizations from the Caribbean diaspora will join business leaders and their supporters in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 to be held November 16-22, organizers have confirmed “ This year we will be celebrating the event under the banner BIDEM 2020 GEW Brawta,” said Meegan Scott, founder of  The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant […]

Trudeau calls Kamala Harris an ‘inspiration’

Trudeau calls Kamala Harris an ‘inspiration’

OTTAWA  – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  on Monday  praised the “historic milestone” marked in the United States by the election of Kamala Harris to the nation’s second-highest office. During a news conference in Ottawa, Trudeau congratulated Harris and U.S. president-elect Joe Biden and said he looks forward to working with them to address common challenges […]

New travel protocols for Trinidad and Tobago

New travel protocols for Trinidad and Tobago

TRAVEL New travel protocols for Trinidad and Tobago PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government   announced on Saturday  new protocols for entry into the country as it eased slightly some of the existing measures in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, speaking at a news […]

Dominica celebrates 42nd anniversary of political independence

Dominica celebrates 42nd anniversary  of political independence

ROSEAU, Dominca  – Dominica  celebrated its 42nd anniversary of political independence from Britain on Tuesday, overshadowed by the coronavirus ((COVID-19) pandemic that has prevented the traditional military parade and other activities. But nationals   were urged to bind together to build a country that could be an example to the rest of the world. Prime Minister […]

Ginella Massa to join CBC News Network as primetime host

Ginella Massa to join CBC News Network  as primetime host

Journalist Ginella Massa will join CBC News Network as the host of a new primetime show, the Crown corporation announced  last week  as part of programming changes over the next few months. “She’s just got a spark and curiosity to her that is refreshing at a time when there’s so much to be interested in, […]

BBPA launches ‘MentorMe’ Program for Black youth

BBPA launches ‘MentorMe’ Program for Black youth

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) will launch a six-month mentorship program for Black youth across Canada on November 11 and 12. Noting that there are thousands of Black youth who are eager to access networks, resources and information that will accelerate their career and personal development, BBPA President Nadine Spencer said that the […]

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