Generation Lockdown examines the fallout of the American gun epidemic

Generation Lockdown examines the fallout of the American gun epidemic

By Stephen Weir The fear of gun violence in  schools in the United States is raising students’ stress levels to Code Red.  Generation Lockdown, a new 17-minute film about mass shootings in schools, will in all likelihood scare students, concern parents and make educators wonder if it could happen  in Canada. Lockdown – the protocol […]

SIU waits on further evidence in its investigation into the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet

SIU waits on further evidence in its investigation  into the death  of Regis Korchinski-Paquet

  The Special Investigations Unit (SIU),  Ontario’s police watchdog, says it’s looking to speak to one more witness in its investigation into the death of  Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a Toronto woman who fell from her balcony while police were in her apartment. It says it has spoken to three of  the dead woman’s  family members about […]

Gun violence rages in Toronto amid COVID-19 closures

Gun violence rages in Toronto amid COVID-19 closures

The number of shootings in Toronto is up over this time last year despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. According to Toronto Police statistics, there have been more  245 shootings in the city so far this year and 24 people were killed by guns during the same period. That’ s more than the total for January-July […]

‘Reparation is not simply about a money payment ‘ – Barbados diplomat

‘Reparation is not simply about a money payment ‘ – Barbados diplomat

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  -The Barbados Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom), David Commissiong,  said on Saturday that it is just not enough to simply have good intentions as the Caribbean seeks reparations from Europe for the slave trade. “Rather, what is required is a determination to pitch our demands for reparatory reforms at a level where, […]

British policeman suspended after video shows him kneeling on Black suspect’s neck

British policeman suspended after video shows him  kneeling on Black suspect’s neck

LONDON — London’s police force has suspended an officer after video footage emerged showing him kneeling on the head and neck of a Black man during an arrest. The Metropolitan Police referred the circumstances of the arrest, which took place two Thursdays ago in north London, for investigation by the independent police watchdog for England […]

Police Commissioner says foreign assassins paid to kill him

Police Commissioner says foreign assassins paid to kill him

PORT OF SPAIN,  Trinidad -Trinidad and Tobago’s  Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, says he is aware of plans to assassinate him, using foreign killers but said he is not perturbed and would continue his job to deal with the criminal elements in the country. Addressing front-line police officers and their families at the Police Academy last […]

A New Day in Guyana

A New Day in Guyana

Jamaica, July 11, 2020. The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Professor of Economic History. Sometimes it requires a personal rather than political or professional perspective to see beyond the borders of a seemingly divisive circumstance, and to offer a dispassionate comment. I was named by my father after his cousin, Hilary […]

Was the recently established Community Recovery Committee in Trinidad just an election gimmick ?

Was the recently established Community Recovery Committee in Trinidad just an election gimmick ?

By Gerard Johnson   It was a day of rage and mayhem unlike anything the capital had seen since the Black Power revolt of 1970. From Beetham to Belmont, Sea Lots to Cocorite, from Laventille to Morvant, hundreds of angry marauding youths from these depressed areas  rampaged through the streets of Port of Spain, blocking […]

Protesters attacked with hockey stick following rally in Winnipeg

Protesters attacked with hockey stick following rally  in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG –  Winnipeg Police  is investigating an incident on Saturday in  which two protesters were attacked with a hockey stick after a Black and Indigenous Lives Matter rally Video of the incident, which was reported to police just after 8 p.m. on Saturday is circulating on social media. In one video, a woman can be […]

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