‘Driving while Black’ demonstration hits the streets of Montreal

MONTREAL – Long lines of  motor vehicles driven by Black drivers hit the streets here on Sunday as part of a demonstration to denounce racial profiling, and to bring awareness to the phenomenon of “driving while Black,” in which members of the Black community are frequently stopped by police. The demonstration took place a few […]

St Lucia to lift curfew tomorrow

St Lucia to lift curfew tomorrow

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The St Lucia government says it will tomorrow lift the curfew that had been imposed as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet made the announcement on Monday night, as he updated the island on the response of his administration to […]

Trinidad and Tobago elections on August 10

Trinidad and Tobago elections on August 10

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Keith Rowley has announced August 10 as the date for  general elections in Trinidad and Tobago. Rowley made the announcement in the parliament on Friday. In the last general elections on September 7. 2015, Rowley led the governing People’s National Movement (PNM) to a 23-18 victory over the […]

Stretching your legs may help prevent diseases such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes

Stretching your legs may help prevent diseases  such as  stroke, heart disease and diabetes

New research published  last week in the Journal of Physiology shows that 12 weeks of easy-to-administer passive stretching helps improve blood flow by making it easier for your arteries to dilate and decreasing their stiffness. Passive stretching differs from active stretching in that the former involves an external force (another person or gravity) stretching you, […]

Caribbean stars win big at JUNO’s

Caribbean stars win big at JUNO’s

The JUNO Awards 2020 ceremony , originally scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in  mid-March, was cancelled because of the virus lockdown. But on Monday evening  42 awards were presented online. The big winners were singer-songwriter Alessia Cara (3 awards) and Shawn Medes (Single of the Year Award).  For the second year in a row, […]

A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings

A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings

EDITORIAL A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings When more than one thousand protesters gather outside City Hall in Toronto to call for the defunding and abolition – yes, abolition – of all police forces in Canada, we should realize that  something is terribly wrong. While we believe that reform of police […]

More than 1,000 protesters in Toronto call for defunding and abolition of police and Special Investigations Unit

More than 1,000 protesters in Toronto call for defunding and abolition of police and Special Investigations Unit

More than 1,000 protesters  gathered at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto on Sunday afternoon to call for the defunding and abolition of all police forces in Canada and Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit. The No Pride in Policing Coalition, comprised of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), queer and transgender groups, organized the event. It was […]

The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides  update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism has released the BlackNorth Initiative CEO Pledge. It ask senior business leaders in Canada to commit their companies to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for all of those in the underrepresented Black, Indigenous, People Of Colour ‘BIPOC’ […]

Barbados Prime Minister to hand over chairmanship of CARICOM on Friday

Barbados Prime Minister to hand over chairmanship  of CARICOM on Friday

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley will hand over the chairmanship of the 15-member regional integration movement, CARICOM, on Friday during a special conference of regional leaders. Mottley, who has served in the position for the past six months, will hand over to St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves. […]

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