Jamaican woman world’s third-oldest person

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s oldest citizen, supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown, is approximately eight months younger than the world’s oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones of the U.S. That status comes from information available from the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) website. Moss Brown, who is ranked third by GRG, turned 116 on March 10. Mushatt Jones turned […]

‘One of world’s most rebellious women’

‘One of world’s most rebellious women’

NEW YORK CITY – TIME, the world’s biggest news magazine, has named Janet Jagan, a former president of Guyana, as one of history’s most rebellious women. In honour of International Women’s Day, the renowned magazine carried an article featuring what it described as some unlikely revolutionaries. Also named in the magazine’s top 16 were: Joan […]

Follow her from Jane-Finch to Harvard

Follow her from Jane-Finch to Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Toni Morgan came out of Jane and Finch and graced Harvard, thanks to a crowd-funding bid that raised more than $95,000 to cover the fees for her masters of education and expenses. Now this once-homeless woman is offering her shoulders for other students out of Jane-Finch to climb on in an invitation […]

Elissa healing in Toronto thanks to donors

Elissa healing in Toronto thanks to donors

Thanks to the generosity of strangers and a caring family and friends, Elissa Antonio is in a Toronto hospital healing and doing well, relatives said, after she accidently fell off a cliff in Trinidad and Tobago. To give Antonio, 40, time to recover in peace, the family asked that the hospital not be identified after […]

Trini cop faces trial on trafficking women

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – In Trinidad and Tobago’s first human trafficking case, a 55-year-old suspended police officer has been committed to stand trial on 13 charges of human trafficking and prostitution. Constable Valentine Eastman was found to have a case to answer at the end of a preliminary inquiry that was heard in camera […]

Group seeks to empower Islands women

In their quest to connect and empower women, a group has formed Caribbean Women’s Society (CWS), a not-for-profit registered organization, founded by Camille Kerr. If you are a successful Caribbean woman in the fields of financial planning, self-acceptance / self-confidence / self-esteem, relationships, health, fitness, career planning, stress management, adult education, etc., and ready to […]

An Islands woman on Canadian money?

As Canada was celebrating International Women’s Day, Canadians were asked to nominate a woman to appear in the 2018 bank note issue. And already there is interest in the Caribbean Diaspora to have one of their own in this historic and iconic move. “A Canadian woman will be featured on the very first of the […]

Augustine-Kanu new ambassador to Belgium

Augustine-Kanu new ambassador to Belgium

Former honourary consul general C.J. Agustine-Kanu has been appointed ambassador to Belgium where she will open a new Grenada embassy in Brussels. Recently, she officially welcomed new Consul General Derrick James who was formally introduced by Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell when he was in Toronto. “It’s been the most amazing experience working for […]