Dreadlocks in Jamaican schools? Not so fast.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – When the matter was called up in the downtown Kingston court the arguments were raised by attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan, who is representing Dale Virgo — the father of a five-year-old girl who was given an ultimatum to cut her dreadlocks before being enrolled in a St Catherine public institution last year. Buchanan […]

Assessing the best interests of the child

Assessing the best interests of the child

Immigration Matters Sukhram  Ramkissoon Assessing the best interests of the child In several of my columns, I have discussed  issues relating to the “best interests of the child” with respect to applications for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) grounds. This subject continues to be a matter of concern to many in our own  […]

York9 and Cavalry FC on track for another CPL showdown

York9 and Cavalry FC on track for another CPL showdown

By Darnel Harris With three wins and six goals for York since the Canadian Premier League (CPL) Fall Season started on July 6th, the Nine Stripes are improving quickly. After defeating Edmonton and drawing with Montreal, York was faced with defending home turf against Pacific FC on July 17th. Despite Pacific scoring four goals in […]

Leaders who fail to learn from history

By Carlton Joseph United States President Donald Trump invited the leaders of Jamaica, Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and St Lucia to his Mar-a-Lag “club” last week to show his support for Caribbean countries that support the overthrow of the elected President of the Venezuelan government. After the meeting, the Caribbean House Ni……s said that most […]

Stress Management: Attitude is Where it All Begins

Stress Management: Attitude is Where it All Begins

by Julie Christiansen, MA., RP When you think about stress management, what do you think of? Do you picture hammocks, white sandy beaches, and azure blue oceans? Do you think of soothing music, candles, and a hot bath in a claw-foot tub overflowing with bubbles? Or perhaps you are picturing yourself laying on a plush […]

Fighting Poverty

Homelessness is one of the more striking features of poverty in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), bearing in mind that Toronto now has the dubious honour of being Canada’s income inequality capital. That reality explains the shame and scandal created by the recent announcement from Toronto’s Medical Health Officer: at least seventy homeless persons have […]

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