The CCJ won’t set elections date, but Guyana Gov’t must be caretaker only

The CCJ won’t set elections date, but Guyana Gov’t must be caretaker only

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) says it cannot set a date for elections in Guyana, throwing the ball back into the court of the government which lost a no-confidence motion seven months ago. Despite ruling last month that the no-confidence motion passed against the government in December was valid, the CCJ […]

St. Vincent issues Cannabis licenses

St. Vincent issues Cannabis licenses

The first set of licenses to begin producing medicinal cannabis in St. Vincent and the Grenadines were issued this week. The island’s Minister of Agriculture and Industry, Hon. Saboto Caesar, embraced the milestone noting “many challenges amidst immense opportunities.” “The journey over the past 20 months to put the legislative and administrative frameworks in place was certainly […]

Barbados reverses visa-free access for Haitians

Barbados reverses visa-free access for Haitians

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A year after scrapping visa requirements for Haitians, the Barbados government has reversed its decision. Barbados’ Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), David Comissiong last Friday that the government was forced to do so because of the “large influx” of people of Haitian nationality coming from Panama and Chile who were not […]

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2019 ready to go

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2019 ready to go

By Stephen Weir  Jagmeet Singh loves us.  He said so as he danced on stage last Tuesday. Mayor John Tory said he loves us, but declined to soca– “because if you really want to know I can’t dance”.  Liberal MP Adam Vaughan really really loves us — and so the love-in went on for over […]

The Autobiography of I.B.M. — Intelligent Black Men at the Fringe Fest

The Autobiography of I.B.M. — Intelligent Black Men at the Fringe Fest

By Stephen weir The Toronto Fringe Festival is back! The annual fete will present 150 plays and dance performances in theatres and bars across Toronto. One of the come-out-of-nowhere hits this year is a quirky one-man show that gives a ribald look at history through the eyes of the Jamaican Canadian dancer, actor and playwright […]

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

A cross-section of Dominican-Canadians has launched the Security Awareness of Emergencies in Dominica to address disaster preparedness and relief for the Commonwealth of Dominica.  SAFE-D (Canada) group represents a non-partisan approach to disaster preparedness, according to the group’s Executive Director Frances Delsol. “Regardless of your political affiliations, your religious affiliations, your personal affiliations, I think […]

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