Jamaican diplomats take up appointments in Camada

Jamaican diplomats take up appointments in Camada

By Lincoln DePradine Two Jamaicans diplomats have taken up their new appointments in Canada. Sharon Miller is the High Commissioner based in Ottawa and Lincoln Downer is the Toronto consul general. Both are career public servants. Miller, who holds a Bachelor of Science in public administration, is a former Jamaica ambassador to the Republic of […]

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Police are searching for a man who fatally stabed  the 58-year old volunteer caretaker of a Toronto mosque  on Saturday. Guyana-born Mohammed -Aslim Zafis was reported to have been outside the International Muslim Organization  (IMO))  mosque controlling access to the building, when he was attacked by a man who ran away after stabbing him in […]

Workers groups mark Labour Day with push for changes in Liberals’ throne speech

Workers groups mark Labour Day with push for changes  in Liberals’ throne speech

OTTAWA — One of the country’s largest labour organizations has launched a campaign  coinciding with Labour Day to push the Trudeau Liberals for changes to the federal social safety net. The Canadian Labour Congress is hoping the government widens planned changes to the employment insurance system to provide jobless benefits to any worker in the […]

Voters are expecting the Jamaica Labour Party to deliver on its promises

Voters are expecting the Jamaica Labour Party  to deliver on its promises

By Carlton Joseph Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) says it was satisfied that last week’s general election in Jamaica was “conducted fairly and in the main free from fear”.  The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) was returned to power, winning 48 seats to the People’s National Party (PNP) 15 seats.   The huge […]

President Ali says government committed to racial harmony

President Ali says government committed to racial harmony

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) said on Monday  it was committed to easing racial tension in the country and appealed to citizens to do everything possible to follow its lead. President Ali said race conflict is a very important issue not only for his new government but for all Guyanese. “The […]

Protesters in Montreal topple John A. Macdonald statue, demand police defunding

Protesters in Montreal topple John A. Macdonald statue, demand police defunding

MONTREAL — Protesters in Montreal toppled and defaced a statue of John A. Macdonald on Saturday at the end of a peaceful raly  in which  about 200 people marched to call for police defunding. A spokesman for the Montreal police confirmed the statue of Canada’s first prime minister was unbolted, pulled down and sprayed with […]

Six persons shot outside bakery in ‘Little Jamaica’

Six persons shot outside bakery in ‘Little Jamaica’

Six persons – five men and one woman- were shot outside Spence’s Bakery on Eglinton Avenue West in  Toronto hours before dawn yesterday morning. The shooting in the neighbourhood known  as “Little Jamaica” is  believed to be “gang-related”  but  police say some of the people who were shot were innocent  bystanders. According to the police, […]

Jamaica prepares for September 3 vote amid covid-19

Jamaica prepares for September 3 vote amid covid-19

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is all set to receive nominations of candidates for the September 3 General Parliamentary Elections. “The necessary arrangements for Nomination Day have been completed. All nomination documents and supplies have been delivered to the constituencies and Returning Officers are ready to accept nominations,” said Glasspole Brown, Director of Elections […]

BOPSers call for a public service ‘free of anti-Black racism’

BOPSers call for a public service ‘free of anti-Black racism’

By Lincoln DePradine A Toronto lawyer says almost four weeks after writing Steven Davidson, secretary to the cabinet of Premier Doug Ford, about Black employees’ experience of a “corrosive’’ and “toxic workplace’’ in the Ontario Public Service (OPS), he is yet to receive a response from Davidson. “Do I expect him to write me? It […]

Time for Africans to move forward by uniting – Dr. Julius Garvey

Time for Africans to move forward by uniting  – Dr. Julius Garvey

By Lincoln DePradine The Coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity for people of African descent to break the “stranglehold’’ of the United States and Europe and move forward in unity, according to Jamaica-born surgeon and medical professor Dr Julius W. Garvey. “The pandemic has weakened Europe, weakened the United States,’’ said Garvey, keynote speaker at an […]

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