Diversity will be a major priority in Battle of the Blades

Diversity will be a major priority in Battle of the Blades

Canadian figure skating reality show Battle of the Blades is making diversity a major priority for the upcoming sixth season with its selection of competitors and judges. Four Black athletes and one Black judge will be taking part in the new season, and three female hockey players are participating for the first time in the […]

School to be renamed

School to be renamed

The Vaughan Secondary school in the Greater Toronto Area is to be renamed. The York Region District School Board trustees have voted unanimously to rename the school after consultations with the public. In an announcement last week, Board officials said the word “Vaughan” was removed from the school’s name, leaving it unnamed for now. According […]

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 […]

Jamaican sprinter leaves field behind in world-leading 10.85 at Rome Diamond League

Jamaican sprinter leaves field behind in world-leading 10.85  at Rome Diamond League

Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a world-leading 10.85 seconds (0.2m/s) to win the women’s 100m last week in the Rome Diamond League meeting in Italy, extending her unbeaten run in the event to six straight this season. Thompson-Herah, who took over the world lead from compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who ran 10.86 seconds in Kingston on August […]

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 […]

Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives in rural Ontario riding

Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives  in rural Ontario riding

OTTAWA — Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis, the Toronto lawyer who finished third in the federal Conservative leadership race last month, says she’ll seek election as an MP in a rural Ontario riding. Lewis said on Tuesday she hopes to run in Haldimand-Norfolk, held since 2004 by Conservative stalwart Diane Finley. Finley announced in August that she […]

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 […]

Buddy Services Centre for Seniors receives $25,000 grant

Buddy Services Centre  for Seniors receives $25,000 grant

The recently established Buddy Services Centre for Seniors in Toronto has received a grant of $ 25,000  from the Emergency  Community  Support Fund (COVID-19 ECSF)   to help fulfill the  needs of the “vulnerable population ” in  the O’Connor-Parkview community during the current global pandemic, says a  news release from the Centre. The release notes that […]

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 […]