United National Congress to hold internal elections on December 6

United National Congress to hold internal elections  on December 6

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Leader of the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced December 6 as the date for the party’s internal elections. She made the announcement at a virtual meeting on Monday night. “Take notice that the UNC’s internal election to elect a new national executive for our party will […]

CARICOM foreign ministers sign declaration for post-COVID-19 recovery

CARICOM foreign ministers sign declaration for  post-COVID-19 recovery

SANTIAGO, Chile — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers have joined their counterparts in Latin America in signing a political declaration for a “sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery” post the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said that the declaration was signed in the framework of its 38th Session, […]

CARICOM divided on Venezuela at OAS assembly

CARICOM divided on Venezuela at OAS assembly

WASHINGTON – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were divided on the issue of “free and fair” elections in Venezuela, with The Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, and St Lucia all voting in favor of the resolution tabled at the 50th General assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) that ended here last week. Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, […]

Cuba says US sanctions have caused nearly $5.6B in losses

Cuba says US sanctions have caused nearly $5.6B in losses

  HAVANA  — The Cuban government said  on Thursday that the island has lost nearly $5.6 billion in one year as a result of economic sanctions imposed by US President Donald Trump. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez decried what he said was a growing number of sanctions suffocating the island, a topic that is on […]

Blanchet’s defence of N-word used by professor condemned by NDP and the Green Party

Blanchet’s defence of N-word used by professor  condemned by NDP and the Green Party

OTTAWA – Federal political parties are condemning the Bloc Québécois for defending the academic use of the N-word. New Democrat Matthew Green said academic freedom cannot be used to justify a racial slur that still hurts many, including himself, a Black MP. “For someone who has had that word hurled against them from the time […]

Marci Ien wins Toronto Centre for federal Liberals

Marci Ien wins Toronto Centre for federal Liberals

Marci Ien, the Liberal candidate for Toronto Centre, won the evenings election in a seat that was vacated after the resignation of former finance minister Bill Morneau. The federal Liberals have held on to the Ontario riding of Toronto Centre in Monday’s byelection, according to results from Elections Canada. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, […]

Ottawa man falls to his death from 12th-floor apartment during police drug raid

Ottawa man falls to his death from 12th-floor apartment during police drug raid

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ontario’s civilian police watchdog, is probing the circumstances of the death of  Anthony Aust, a 23- year old man who fell from his 12th floor apartment last week during an Ottawa police drug raid in which tactical officers used a controversial  ” dynamic entry” to search the apartment. The SIU […]

Iqaluit councillor resigns over social media post about Black Lives Matter

Iqaluit councillor resigns over social media post  about Black Lives Matter

IQALUIT, Nunavut — An Iqaluit city councillor has resigned over comments she made on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement. At a meeting  last week, city council unanimously passed a motion calling for the resignation of Malaiya Lucassie who issued a statement shortly after, saying she would resign immediately. Her resignation comes after […]

Work underway on Canada’s first Black arts centre

Work underway on Canada’s first Black arts centre

Alica Hall, executive director of the Nia Centre For The Arts in Toronto, said at a news  conference last Friday that work has started on the creation  of Canada’s first Black arts centre. She spoke of a $7.5-million renovation of the Nia Centre’s 14,000-square-foot headquarters on Oakwood Avenue to create “a safe, culturally affirming place […]

‘Meals to go’ comes to a halt

‘Meals to go’ comes to a halt

After seven months in operation, Community Strong, a grassroots organization which has been providing weekend meals to shut-in seniors in the Greater Toronto Area, has ended its food delivery service. Its last meals went out on Thanksgiving Day. Recipients were told several day before that the community meal initiative was coming to an end. But […]

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