Ottawa man falls to his death from 12th-floor apartment during police drug raid

Ottawa man falls to his death from 12th-floor apartment during police drug raid

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ontario’s civilian police watchdog, is probing the circumstances of the death of  Anthony Aust, a 23- year old man who fell from his 12th floor apartment last week during an Ottawa police drug raid in which tactical officers used a controversial  ” dynamic entry” to search the apartment. The SIU […]

Why vaccine nationalism should concern the Caribbean

Why vaccine nationalism should concern the Caribbean

By David Jessop Wealthy countries are vying to be the first to produce and roll out a fully tested and safe vaccine, test their citizens, and seize the global financial opportunity that being first presents.David Jessop asks how prepared the Caribbean is to respond to vaccine nationalism. How well prepared is the Caribbean to respond […]

Project launched to test members of the Black community in Ontario for COVID-19 immunity

Project launched to test members of the Black community in Ontario for COVID-19 immunity

A team of researchers has started testing persons in the Black community in Ontario  for COVID-19 infection “as indicated by antibody responses. ” Lead  investigator Dr. Upton Allen, head of the is the Infectious Diseases Division  at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, says persons  with antibody responses to COVID-19 are more likely than […]

How vitamin C could help over 50s retain muscle mass

How vitamin C could help over 50s retain muscle mass

Vitamin C could be the key to better muscles in later life—according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A study published  last week shows that older people who eat plenty of vitamin C—commonly found in citrus fruits, berries and vegetables—have the best skeletal muscle mass. This is important because people tend […]

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 […]