JN Money Services to host ‘breast cancer awareness’ session

JN Money Services to host ‘breast cancer awareness’ session

Dr. Nadine Wong, CEO of Alabaster Wellness Clinic in Pickering, Ontario, will be the main speaker at a “breast cancer awareness” session to be hosted by  Jamaica National Money Services, a subsidiary of the Jamaica National Bank, on Thursday October 24. This event, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be held at the […]

Cuban-Jamaicans offer hope to Jamaica

Cuban-Jamaicans offer hope to Jamaica

Jamaica’s Ambassador to Cuba Kathryn Phipps is urging local entities to look to the Spanish-speaking country for specialists and consultants. Scores of Cubans with Jamaican heritage have applied for their Jamaican citizenship and could provide a pool of highly-trained personnel to provide temporary solutions to several shortages in the island’s labour force. While a shortage […]

Students may be removed from Canada for breach of conditions of study

Students may be removed from Canada for breach of conditions of study

By Sukhram Ramkissoon    According to reported statistics, Canada welcomed over 572,415 students in 2018. India continues to be the big story in Canada’s international education sector as its numbers grew by 40 percent in 2018. This amounts to more than 172,600 Indian students that came to Canada last year, a benchmark that means India will […]

Jamaica-born Canadians give back to Lottery Primary School

Jamaica-born Canadians give back to Lottery Primary School

By Lincoln DePradine Many Jamaica-born professionals now living in Canada, credit Lottery Primary School for giving them a head start with a solid early education. “Lottery Primary School was the start of my life,’’ says popular event planner Ettie Dawkins. The school, located in Saint James Parish, was founded in 1904 by the Jamaica Baptist […]

Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce workshop shows the way

Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce workshop shows the way

By Lincoln DePradine It’s been just over five months since the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) was formally inaugurated at a ceremony at Metro Hall in Toronto. Since then, says founding-president Michael Forrest, there have been requests to launch CBCC) chapters in various Canadian cities, including as far away as Edmonton. “It has been […]

Michelle Obama and Claudette McGowan electrifying at “Elevate”

Michelle Obama and Claudette McGowan electrifying at “Elevate”

By Gwyn Chapman Toronto, Meridian Hall (Former Sony Centre) – Close to 3,000 attendees jumped to their feet in  tumultuous  applause for what can be said was the highlight of “Elevate”, one of the fastest growing Tech festivals in the country. It was a conversation with Former American First lady Michelle Obama, moderated by Canada’s […]

Brampton Hip Hop artist Haviah Mighty wins $50K Polaris Music Prize

Brampton Hip Hop artist Haviah Mighty wins $50K Polaris Music Prize

The star Polaris is 408 light years from Earth.  At the rate Haviah Mighty’s career has taken off, she should be there any day now! The Brampton Hip Hop artist won it all Monday night at the Carlu Hall in Toronto.  Not only did she win the Polaris Music Prize but her performance at the […]

This teacher “real bex”

This teacher “real bex”

Port of Spain, Trinidad – Disciplinary action is being taken against a female teacher of the Tranquillity Government Primary School, heard in a viral voice recording berating and threatening her students. In the interim, the teacher has been pulled from classes and the school’s principal has made arrangements for her to operate from the staff […]

Luther Brown a leader with style

Luther Brown a leader with style

Recently the Jamaican Canadian Centre played host to an exciting event where the Caribbean community, along with the Toronto’s first Africentric School, celebrated the retirement of their principal Mr. Luther Brown. The evening was hosted by actor Marcia Brown and the guest include Lloyd Wilks, Consul General of Jamaica in Toronto, singer Jay Douglas, along […]

Nelson Mandela photo and museum exhibition to open in Toronto

Nelson Mandela photo and museum exhibition to open in Toronto

By Stephen Weir Two important exhibitions about the life and times of Nelson Mandela are set to be on display in Toronto this fall.  A free Mandela photo exhibit opens next Wednesday downtown at Brookfield Place and on October 10th, while a full-scale exhibition will open in North Toronto at the Meridian Art Centre (formerly […]

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