Drought aids science in Dominican Republic

Drought aids science in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The recent lengthy drought in the Dominican Republic, which began to ease in late 2015, caused serious losses in agriculture and prompted national water rationing measures and educational campaigns. But the most severe December-April dry season in the last 20 years helped convince the authorities to listen to the local […]

Coping mechanisms and sunny ways

Having spent the last four days searching for good news about how to deal with the economic crisis that is holding the world in unending suspense, I am still battling with myself over the meager harvest I have in hand. Fortunately, I am an expert in counting my blessings and enjoying them. The more limes […]

Thompson: Protect child arrivals

Thompson: Protect child arrivals

With Everton Biddersingh found guilty of first-degree murder of his daughter, Toronto Coun. Michael Thompson has renewed his call for improved co-ordination between local, provincial and federal bodies to monitor newly arrived children and ensure their well-being. Thompson, himself a child who came to Canada from Jamaica to be with his Mom, stressed the need […]

Findlay cops IWAA media honour

Findlay cops IWAA media honour

Sophia Findlay has been given the International Women Achievers Award (IWAA) Media Award. The Jamaica-born Findlay is a veteran journalist and advertising executive both in Jamaica and Canada and a mother and community builder. Findlay is looking forward to having numerous family and friends join her at the IWAA gala on March 5 at the […]

CTRC fiddling as ethnic TV burns?

The CRTC decision to sit on its hands until sometime in 2017 instead of ordering Rogers to resume the local news it promised to broadcast on its five ethnic TV stations ignores the importance of local news to those communities, said Kelly Dobbs, president of Unifor 723M, the union local representing OMNI workers in Toronto. […]

New Cuban missile crisis unfolds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An inactive Hellfire missile sent to Europe for training use was shipped back to Cuba by mistake where it has remained since 2014. The Hellfire is an air-to-surface missile (ASM) first developed to be fired from helicopters for anti-tank use but later models were developed for precision strikes by the U.S. or […]

Chief Saunders in focus with The Camera

Chief Saunders in focus with The Camera

While Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders has been repeatedly taken to task on racial profiling and carding, he stressed that the issue is currently in the hands of the provincial government, specifically with Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Yasir Naqvi. Naqvi’s task is to draft regulations for every police service in Ontario. And, […]

Ontario standardizes background checks

The Ontario government has passed legislation that standardizes what background information is released from police records. Police can now only release information in background checks with the permission of the person involved and after the person has reviewed what police plan to release. The legislation is the first of its type in Ontario and impacts […]