Migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

VANCOUVER — Migrant workers and advocates called for a “just recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic during a digital rally on Saturday. The pandemic has shown how heavily Canada relies on migrant and undocumented workers to perform essential jobs, said Chit Arma, who chairs the Migrant Workers Centre’s board of directors in Vancouver. “The pandemic has […]

Ian Williams – Award winning poet now online literary star

Ian Williams – Award winning poet  now online literary star

By Stephen Weir Earlier this month, Trinidadian Canadian writer Ian Williams passed over from being a rising talent to literary star.  In September the award winning poet and author was made a spokesman for Canada’s richest fiction prize, was featured in an exclusive magazine for the country’s well-heeled authors and still found time to oversee […]

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes

Dozens of  students gathered at Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto on Saturday calling for changes  with respect to  the issuing of work permits. The students say the requirements for graduates to gain permanent residency in Canada are too strict, and economic disruption from the COVID-19 crisis has made those requirements essentially impossible […]

Guyana Returning Officer arrested for electoral fraud

Guyana Returning Officer arrested for electoral fraud

Guyana Police arrested the Returning Officer (RO) of Region Four, Clairmont Mingo, and his assistant, Carolyn Duncan, on elections forgery charges. Mingo’s arrest comes just five days after the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) announced that a comprehensive investigation will commence into allegations of electoral fraud committed by Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, and […]

Montrealers call on federal government to grant temporary visas to spouses

Montrealers call on federal government to grant temporary visas to spouses

MONTREAL – Dozens of Montrealers took to the streets on Saturday afternoon as thousands of families across the country have been left in limbo since March, waiting for a response or update in their family sponsorship applications. They’re calling on the government to grant temporary visas. Last month, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) told […]

Admiral lashes out at ‘hateful, misogynistic and racist’ comments

Admiral lashes out at ‘hateful, misogynistic and racist’ comments

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Navy’s deputy commander has responded to a series of online posts criticizing the military’s plan to drop the term “seaman” by warning that there is no place in the force for sailors who subscribe to “hateful, misogynistic and racist” beliefs. Rear-Admiral Chris Sutherland issued the admonition in a Facebook post […]

Grace & Saleem The Caribbean’s first ‘On The Road’ movie

Grace & Saleem  The Caribbean’s first  ‘On The Road’ movie

Director Jian Hennings found his actors on Facebook and then took them on a Trinidad road trip. Hennings, director and writer of Grace &Saleem, concedes that it is hard to make a “road movie” in Trinidad. “It is a small island, you can drive around our little world in 3 or 4 hours.” Everyone has […]

Radio Station G98.7-FM to be sold

Radio Station G98.7-FM to be sold

Intercity Broadcasting Network, a Toronto-based company that operates  Radio Station G98.7-FM  which was placed in” investigative receivership ” on June last year, has been ordered  by an  Ontario Court to be sold. The station which  has a large Caribbean listenership, is reported to be deeply in debt Farber & Partners Inc has been authorized to […]

Bermuda to get first Black and first female Governor

Bermuda to get first Black and first female Governor

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda is to get its first Black and first female Governor later this year, it was officially announced on Friday. Government House said Rena Lalgie, who is married with two children, will succeed John Rankin in December. Lalgie, who is currently the director of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation in the […]

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