Nova Scotia SIRT investigates woman’s controversial arrest

Nova Scotia SIRT investigates woman’s controversial arrest

Santina Rao, a 23 year-old mother of two young children, was confronted by Halifax police officers in a Walmart store, and accused of shop lifting. Rao, was then filmed by another customer, angrily protesting her innocence, and then being forcibly slammed to the ground and arrested. During the incident, Roa says she suffered a broken […]

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx who has been featured in such movies as “Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django and Unchained” alongside and Brie Larson of “Room,” “Short Term 12,” and “Captain Marvel” star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big […]

Impaired driving conviction makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada

Impaired driving conviction  makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada

Immigration Matters:- Sukhram Ramkissoon Impaired driving conviction  makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada I have recently received a letter from a ” regular reader” on a subject which I believe will be of interest to many readers of my column. Here is the letter followed by my response: Dear Mr. Ram, I am a refugee […]

Man charged after allegedly acting as unauthorized immigration consultant

Man charged after allegedly acting as unauthorized immigration consultant

A man has been charged with acting as an immigration consultant without being authorized as well as encouraging refugee claimants to misrepresent the facts on applications to remain in Canada. Francois Teasdale appeared in court in Montreal on Monday after being originally charged on Dec. 5 last under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. According […]

Black youth more likely to be charged for minor offences

Black youth more likely to be charged for minor offences

By Lincoln DePradine Negatively bias treatment from service providers, including police officers and healthcare professionals, is an often repeated story from Blacks and other racial minorities in Canada. In some instances, the anecdotes are supported by research, investigations and studies. Information just released from one of the latest studies, conducted by Kanika Samuels-Wortley of the […]

Dominica opposition party says election was rigged

Dominica opposition party says election was rigged

ROSEAU, Dominica –Leader of the main opposition United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, complaining that the December 6 general elections were “rigged”, says his party will not recognise the results of the polls and called for fresh elections in Dominica. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was sworn in to office last Saturday for a fourth consecutive term, […]

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 […]

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