Now easier for Caribbean nationals to apply for resident status

Now easier for Caribbean nationals to apply for resident status

OTTAWA, Canada — Building on a government commitment made earlier this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says it is now easier for foreign nationals, including Caribbean immigrants to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada. Last Tuesday, the immigration agency said foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent […]

Jodi Kovitz a powerful advocate for humanity and inclusion

Jodi Kovitz a powerful advocate for humanity and inclusion

by Gwyn Chapman Jodi Kovitz’s leadership, vision and intentional actions is the answer to fulfilling Canada’s promise to all its citizens; to give all people from all races, backgrounds and experiences, an opportunity to have a seat at the table, to be a part of realising the full potential of this nation and its people. […]

Locals celebrate 53 years of Barbados independence

Locals celebrate 53 years of Barbados independence

By Lincoln DePradine One of the ideas Mia Mottley has been advocating since becoming Prime Minister of Barbados, in May 28, is getting Barbadians in Canada and other parts of the Diaspora to return to the Caribbean for a year-long celebration to reconnect with family and friends, and also to invest in the building and […]

Dominica Association of Hamilton’s 40th Anniversary celebration

Dominica Association of Hamilton’s 40th Anniversary celebration

Dominican-Canadians from Hamilton and environs, joined together last Saturday for a joyous celebration of Dominican culture and traditions, at the 40th Anniversary observance of the Commonwealth of Dominica Association Hamilton (CODAH). President Lucia Joy Stewart reflecting on the accomplishments of the Association over its 40 year history, thanked the efforts of its founders, past and […]

Well-known Jamaica-born barber dies in Toronto at 72

Well-known Jamaica-born barber dies in Toronto at 72

Well-known  Jamaica-born barber Ronald Ashford Wisdom, popularly known as Jimmy, died on Thursday of a suspected heart attack. He was 72. Wisdom  collapsed at his home in  North York and was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead, his daughter, Ninfa, told the Caribbean Camera. She said her father who was born in Montego Bay, […]

Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

FOCUS ON HEALTH Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO Four in five adolescents worldwide do not get enough physical activity, to the detriment of their health, the World Health Organization said last week, warning that girls especially need more exercise. In its first ever report on global trends for adolescent physical activity, the […]

Black youth in foster care need culturally sensitive essentials

Black youth in foster care need culturally sensitive essentials

Staff Writer A petition has been started that can change the lives of Black youth in foster care by the Natural Kids Movement to inform Minister Todd Smith (Ontario Minister of Children, Community & Social Services) of the problem and how it can be addressed. In 2014, the Toronto Star revealed that 41% of youth […]

An open letter to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino

An open letter to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon An open letter to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino Dear Mr. Minister, First of all, let me congratulate you on your appointment as  Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. It comes as no surprise that your appointment has been greeted with elation in your riding of Eglinton-Lawrence with its  large  immigrant community. […]

Moving the Dial for Black youth

Moving the Dial for Black youth

By Gwen Chapman The Annual Move “The Dial Global Summit” was recently held at Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto.  The event was the work of Jodi Kovitz, a former lawyer, passionate, with a big heart, great vision, and determination to follow her dream – a global initiative to empower women and girls in the areas of […]

Caribana/TO Carnival’s John Kam laid to rest

Caribana/TO Carnival’s John Kam laid to rest

John Kam, 68-year former bandleader, carnival king and festival executive, passed away last week and was buried on Friday. The funeral was held  at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in Scarborough, followed by a burial at the York Cemetery. As this photograph by Tang Canada of a Caribbean dancer shows, Mr. Kam’s church service included […]

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