Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated, says Antigua Prime Minister

Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated,  says Antigua Prime Minister

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne has announced plans to liquidate the regional carrier, LIAT. Browne, made the announcement on Saturday said a new entity will be formed and a meeting of all shareholders will be held shortly to discuss the matter. “COVID would have actually, let’s say increased […]

FMC pushes ahead with plans for a digital carnival

FMC  pushes ahead with plans for a digital carnival

By Stephen Weir The Festival Management Committee ( FMC), the organizer of  the Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020, is reported to  be pushing ahead with plans for its “digital jump up” beginning July 3rd with an official City Hall Proclamation of Toronto Caribbean Carnival Month. After the official opening, there will be four weeks of on-line […]

Mayor Tory promises to provide leadership in combating racism

Mayor Tory promises to provide leadership  in combating racism

By Lincoln DePradine Toronto Mayor John Tory has pledged to continue playing ” a leadership role ” in combating racism and discrimination in the city. The mayor was speaking at a virtual town hall last week with Scarborough Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Michael Thompson. During the discussions, participants raised questions about the deaths of George […]

Michael Jordan pledges $100 million to groups fighting for social justice and against racism.

Michael Jordan pledges $100 million to groups fighting  for social justice and against racism.

LOS ANGELES: Michael Jordan said Friday he is making a record $100 million donation to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice amid a wave of protests across the United States. The NBA legend said in a statement his Jordan Brand would distribute the money over 10 years to different organisations in a bid […]

Happy birthday to us

Happy birthday to us

Letter from the Publisher Happy birthday to us Dear Readers, We  are proud to announce that The Caribbean  Camera is now 30 years old. Unfortunately, at this time , we are experiencing problems which we have never had before in the entire history of the newspaper. As  many of our faithful readers are aware, back […]

Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange to address online Caribbean business seminar

Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange to address online Caribbean business seminar

Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange,  will be the guest speaker at the  online Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat seminar  which will be held today,  starting at 2.00 pm.  Forrest will address the topic “Diaspora Investment Opportunities: Rechanneling Remittances Towards Productive Capital & Climate Finance.” According to a news release from […]

Trudeau discusses COVID-19 pandemic with Jamaican Prime Minister

Trudeau discusses COVID-19 pandemic  with Jamaican  Prime Minister

OTTAWA  –  Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, held talks last week with his Jamaican counterpart, Andrew Holness, and United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for the developing world. A brief statement, from the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, said the leaders reaffirmed the importance of co-ordinated, multilateral […]

US immigration agency says it needs to raise fees

US immigration agency says it needs to raise fees

WASHINGTON  – The US government agency that processes citizenship applications and work visas is running out of money because of the COVID-19 pandemic and says it needs to raise its fees and receive emergency funding from Congress to stay afloat. US Citizenship and Immigration Services is typically funded through the fees it charges people seeking […]

Business Model Competition Widens Network: Deadline Extended for Select Countries

Business Model Competition Widens Network: Deadline Extended for Select Countries

Applications now open for the Cayman Islands, Suriname and Guyana! The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, in partnership with Republic Bank, extends the call for applications from growth-oriented, innovative and opportunity focused entrepreneurs from THE CAYMAN ISLANDS, SURINAME AND GUYANA.  Entrepreneurs who have already submitted applications from the OECS Members States, Jamaica, Trinidad […]

‘The old normal cannot be the new normal’

‘The old normal cannot be the new normal’

By Carlton Joseph In the United States last month, the unemployment rate registered a record 14.7 per cent, dropping by a historic 20.5 million jobs  as the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy, wiping out a decade of  gains in a single month. Meanwhile , the stock market has been experiencing significant gains. There are two […]

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