Climate science and the Caribbean voice

By David Jessop  In the last few days new evidence has been published suggesting that scientists are now 99 per cent certain that human activity is causing global warming. As if to validate this, temperatures in parts of Northern Europe spiked in the last week of July  at 44.9C (113F), breaking records and confirming changing […]

Robert Mugabe

Robert Gabriel Mugabe died within the last fortnight. The floodgates of Western criticism were opened. It seems that Mugabe’s professional life and rule of post-independence was one of unrelieved violence and failure. We wish to enter a most profound disagreement with these gloomy and biased assessments. We believe that during Mugabe’s long reign as President, […]

SNC, Canadian mining companies, and Foreign Policy

Editorial SNC, Canadian mining companies, and Foreign Policy In 2015 the RCMP charged SNC Lavalin, the Montreal-based multinational corporation, with bribery and corruption when they found that SNC had offered bribes of over $47 million to Libyan officials between 2001 and 2011. Last week the office of the ethics commissioner stated that Prime Minister Justin […]

The Parade: Time to go back to the drawing board

The Parade: Time to go back to the drawing board

This year marked the 52rd time the Toronto Caribbean Carnival/Caribana grand masquerade (parade) pranced along one of Toronto’s famous boulevards. Before proceeding we wish to assert that the use of the word “Caribana” is not an attempt to stir up controversy that has dogged the festival regarding its ownership. We are quite aware that the […]

Puerto Rico: Toppling Governor is only a first step

Puerto Rico: Toppling Governor is only a first step

By Carlton Joseph Recent weeks heralded a new era of people power on the island of Puerto Rico.  Mass protests and demonstrations forced Governor Ricardo Rosselló to step down – the first time in Puerto Rico’s history that protests have toppled a sitting governor. An estimated half a million Puerto Ricans took to the streets […]

Court orders new hearing for woman who paid $50,000 for bogus marriage

Court orders new hearing for woman  who paid $50,000 for bogus marriage

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkisson Court orders new hearing for woman  who paid $50,000 for bogus marriage I have written several  columns on misrepresentation under the Immigration Refugee and Protection Act. However, I am returning to this subject this week because it remains a matter of major concern. I believe  a recent case published on the […]

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