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 […]

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean grew by ten per cent last year – World Bank

Remittances  to Latin America and the Caribbean grew  by ten per cent last year – World Bank

WASHINGTON,—The World Bank says remittance flows into Latin America and the Caribbean grew by 10 per cent to US$88 billion last year supported by a strong United States economy. The Washington-based financial institution said Mexico continued to receive the most remittances in the region, posting about US$36 billion in 2018, up 11 per cent over […]

Sale of Scotiabank could have anti-competitive effect in three member states -CARICOM Commission

Sale of Scotiabank could have anti-competitive effect in three member states -CARICOM Commission

PARAMARIBO, Suriname –The Suriname-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Competition Commission says the intended sale of Scotiabank’s assets in nine Caribbean countries could have anti-competitive effects in at least three CARICOM member states. “The Commission remains cognisant of the provisions of Article 175 of the RTC (Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas) and at this time reminds national competition […]

United States to provide funds to assist Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad-Tobago

United States to provide funds to assist Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad-Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The United States says it is providing US$1.6 million to Trinidad and Tobago to assist Venezuelans fleeing the economic and political situation in that South American country. A statement issued by the US Embassy here said that the funds have been made available through the United States Agency for International […]

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