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 […]

‘Alarming’ levels of mercury found in skin bleaching products used in Jamaica

‘Alarming’ levels of mercury found in skin bleaching products used in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies (UWI) says a recently published study has found that some popular skin lightening products used in Jamaica contain “alarmingly high levels of mercury”. Noting that skin bleaching is a significant health concern among Jamaicans, the researchers pointed out that a common ingredient in skin lightening products […]

Free Information book explaining the Coronavirus to children

Free Information book explaining the Coronavirus to children

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by award-winning independent children’s book publisher, Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the publishing company, the book has had expert input: […]

Ontario extends state of emergency

Ontario extends state of emergency

Ontario extended its state of emergency for another four weeks on Tuesday, as Premier Doug Ford pledged to move more resources to the province’s hard-hit long-term care homes. Ford said the focus of the fight against COVID-19 has shifted to the province’s more than 600 long-term care facilities where more than 1,200 cases of the […]

Haiti seeks enhanced cooperation with Canada to develop health care system

Haiti  seeks enhanced cooperation with Canada  to develop health care system

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti is seeking to strengthen its health system by developing enhanced cooperation with Canada. This was one topic discussed during a meeting between Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe and the Canadian Ambassador accredited to Haiti, Stuart Savage. During the recent meeting, Savage said he was open to any request from the Haitian Government […]

Towards a more caring society

Towards a more caring society

Editorial Towards a more caring society As  the Grim Reaper continues to claim thousands of lives around the word during the current viral pandemic, let  us open our eyes and  recognize the sobering reality: Canada will never be the quite same after this evil plague leaves us. Leave us it will even if we do […]

Taking heed of the killer virus

Taking heed of the killer virus

On Monday last, Mayor John Tory declared a State of Emergency in Toronto, Canada’s largest city which has seen a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. Tory pointed out that the next few days”are absolutely critical” in the City’s ongoing efforts to slow down the spread of the disease and he called on residents […]

Jamaica welcomes Cuban medical team

Jamaica welcomes Cuban medical team

KINGSTON – Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton on Saturday welcomed 140 health care professionals, including 90 specialist nurses, who will help to bolster the country’s frontline staff in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). The team from Cuba which was met by the minister on their arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport, also […]