Jodi Kovitz a powerful advocate for humanity and inclusion

Jodi Kovitz a powerful advocate for humanity and inclusion

by Gwyn Chapman Jodi Kovitz’s leadership, vision and intentional actions is the answer to fulfilling Canada’s promise to all its citizens; to give all people from all races, backgrounds and experiences, an opportunity to have a seat at the table, to be a part of realising the full potential of this nation and its people. […]

Jamaica to set up shelters for victims of gender-based violence

Jamaica to set up shelters for victims of gender-based violence

Jamaica’s government is building up to three state-run covers for casualties of sexual orientation-based savagery. The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has just finished the acquisition of one property to fill in as a national safe house. What’s more, Minister Olivia Grange said the administration is currently completing the procedure to gain the […]

Jamaica women’s lacrosse team makes history

Jamaica women’s lacrosse team makes history

Jamaica’s senior women’s lacrosse team recently made history, becoming the first Caribbean team to qualify for the 2021 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. The 2019 Pan American Lacrosse Association (PALA) Women’s World Lacrosse Qualifier was a 4-day tournament held this past weekend at the PALA headquarters, Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in Auburndale, FL, just west of […]

Trinidad hijab-wearing cop get compensation

Trinidad hijab-wearing cop get compensation

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A year after she won the right to wear a hijab while on duty, a special reserve policewoman will receive $185,000 in compensatory damages for the breaches to her constitutional right to freedom of religion. Constable Sharon Roop was denied her request to wear her headdress by former police commissioner […]

What a laugh – Copy That!

What a laugh – Copy That!

By Stephen Weir Playwright Jason Sherman, you’ve got some ‘splaining’ to do! Sherman’s new Canadian play – Copy That – had its world premier at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre last week, and while the subject matter of the play should immediately resonate with anyone who has had or knows someone who has lived through a DWB experience, […]

Gonsalves urges CARICOM to speed up reparation claims

Gonsalves urges CARICOM to speed up reparation claims

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves  has urged  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to  raise  the issue of reparations for indigenous peoples and African slaves with their  European counterparts  as a priority, according to the New York-based Black group, Institute for Black World 21st Century (IBW21). Gonsalves said if those conversations do not […]

Trinidad-born centenarian attributes her long life to ‘a good diet, exercise and holding on to her goals’

Trinidad-born centenarian attributes  her long life to ‘a good diet, exercise and holding on to her goals’

Trinidad -born retired psychiatric nurse Iva Harper-Smith who lives in Scarborough, Ontario, turned 100 on November 4 last.   Mamma Iva, as she is affectionately called, attributed her long life to ” a good diet, exercise and holding on to her goals.” In a telephone interview on Tuesday last, she told the Caribbean Camera, that  […]

Zanana Akande urges community to speak with one voice

Zanana Akande urges community to speak with one voice

By Lincoln DePradine Former educator and retired politician, Zanana Akande, is urging African-Canadians to avoid attempts at dividing the community, and appealing to them to unite in the fight against anti-Black racism. “The collective is still extremely important,’’ Akande said last Saturday in Scarborough at a fundraiser of the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation Inc. The […]

Canada to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

Canada to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

More than  25 Canadian organizations  have come together to sponsor Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Canada 2019 – November  18-25 – and to “connect and celebrate ” business leaders and their contributions to economic growth and job creation. Apart from the official sponsors of GEW Canada  2019, several GEW partners and organizations will host events in […]

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