UWI Vice Chancellor to Address US Congress on Reparations

UWI Vice Chancellor to Address US Congress on Reparations

WASHINGTON, United States – Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir is due to address a historic sitting of the United States Congress on Reparations today. Sir Hilary, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, will participate in the long anticipated hearing by Texas Democrat representative Sheila Jackson Lee to appear […]

G98.7 Legal and Financial Troubles

G98.7 Legal and Financial Troubles

Not the way Fitzroy Gordon would want it to Grove.  By Stephen Weir The first time a grieving Marvette Gordon knew there was serious trouble at her late husband’s radio station was when a letter appeared in her mailbox a few weeks ago. She learned that the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice had placed G98.7 […]

Guyanese Appointed to Senior UN Post

Guyanese Appointed to Senior UN Post

NEW YORK, USA – Guyanese national Catherine Pollard has been appointed  the next United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance. She was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to succeed Jan Beagle of New Zealand. A statement from the UN said that Pollard brings to the position over three decades of […]

Commonwealth Secretariat needs urgent reform

LONDON, England – According to a leaked internal report obtained by the BBC, the Commonwealth Secretariat in London is in “urgent need” of reform; there are “deep concerns” about the governance structures of the organisation which “lacks clarity” and needs to be “more transparent and accountable”. Furthermore, there’s a “serious and urgent need” to stabilise […]

Mrs. Money Baggs wants to be a billionaire

Mrs. Money Baggs wants to be a billionaire

Mrs. Money Baggs has made a lot of money since she created her first gig in Malvern. At five years of age, she picked flowers and sold them to her neighbours in Scarborough on their way home from work. Since those early days as a entrepreneur, Mrs. Money Baggs (aka Nicolle Williams) has made a […]

CARICOM calls for end to US embargo against Cuba

CARICOM calls for end to US embargo against Cuba

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), ,  has called on the United States to lift the “unwarranted economic embargo and sanctions” against Cuba. Addressing the 22nd meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) on Monday,  LaRocque said that next month, the 15-member grouping will host the Sixth […]

‘When we start supporting our own communities, that’s when we have success ‘ – Ron Busby

‘When we start supporting our own communities, that’s when we have success ‘ –  Ron Busby

By Lincoln DePradine African-American entrepreneur, Ron Busby, is a millionaire businessman who is “excited’’ at the formation of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC). “The Canadian Black Chamber will be the advocate for black businesses and a black economic agenda that would move this country forward,’’ Busby said April 25 in Toronto at the […]

Viola Desmond $10 bill wins banknote competition

Viola Desmond $10 bill wins banknote competition

Viola Desmond is the first Canadian woman to appear on the face of a banknote. A Canadian $10 bill has won the top prize in an international banknote competition. The bill, featuring Canadian civil rights activist Viola Desmond, beat 15 other banknotes to win the International Bank Note Society award. The Bank of Canada won […]

Ontario budget eliminates legal aid funding for refugee and immigration services

Ontario budget eliminates legal aid funding for refugee and immigration services

The Ontario government of  Premier Doug Ford is slashing the budget of Legal Aid Ontario, including eliminating funding for refugee and immigration law services. Legal Aid Ontario sent a letter to staff  on Thursday as the government tabled its first budget, saying the province is reducing funding to the organization by 30 per cent. That […]

Cancer survivor organizes ‘healing hope’ fundraiser

Cancer survivor organizes ‘healing hope’ fundraiser

By Lincoln DePradine Jamaica-born Letna Allen-Rowe, a businesswoman and an author, is a cancer survivor with strong optimism that a cure for the disease will be discovered. “It might not happen in my lifetime, but I’m sure, as there is a God, it will happen,’’ Allen-Rowe told the Caribbean Camera last Sunday at a health […]

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