L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’ from skin products

L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’  from skin products

PARIS – French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said  on Saturday that it will remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States. The company said in a statement Saturday that it “has decided to remove the […]

Venezuela – proxy for a ‘cold war’ in the Americas

Venezuela – proxy for a ‘cold war’ in the Americas

By David Jessop A few days ago, Venezuela’s government and opposition signed a joint request to the Pan American Health Organisation requesting funding to address the Coronavirus pandemic. Whether this was a step towards dialogue on other issues between the country’s two irreconcilably divided sides, or simply recognition by both that the high incidence of […]

South Africa Women tour of West Indies postponed but no word on changes to Men’s tour

South Africa Women tour of West Indies postponed but no word on changes to Men’s tour

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies (CWI) officials are still hopeful South Africa’s tour of the West Indies will come off later this year, even as they announced yesterday the Proteas’ upcoming Women’s and ‘A’ Team series have been put on hold. CWI said agreement had been reached with Cricket South Africa (CSA) to […]

Italian author Francesca Melandri writes a letter from the future

Italian author Francesca Melandri writes a letter from the future

This may have been written for the French however it applies to all of us in Canada today. On the 18th of March, Italian author Francesca Melandri wrote a letter to the French titled, ‘Letter to the French from the future.’ She wrote the letter while under lockdown in Rome, where she has been confined […]

Caribbean literary giant Edward Kamau Brathwaite dies at 89

Caribbean literary giant Edward Kamau Brathwaite dies at 89

Edward Kamau Brathwaite contended that the English spoken by the descendants of slaves in the Caribbean carried a suppressed African identity. Edward Brathwaite, also known as Kamau Brathwaite, who has died aged 89, was a Caribbean poet and historian, praised by the American poet Adrienne Rich for his “dazzling inventive language, his tragic yet unquenchable […]

Trade war could have a devastating effect on the Caribbean

By Lincoln DePradine A decade ago, events began unfolding in the United States that, at first,  received little or no attention from Caribbean politicians and other citizens of the region. Those events began in 2007 with a crisis in the United States mortgage market and mushroomed into a full-blown international banking crisis and a global […]

Free UK citizenship and compensation for ‘Windrush generation’

Free UK citizenship and compensation for ‘Windrush generation’

LONDON – Immigrants from the Caribbean who are included in the so-called Windrush generation – the generation who arrived in the United Kingdom before 1973 – will be eligible for free citizenship, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced. The offer, which will be available to people from all Commonwealth countries, will extend to individuals […]

British government promises to formalise status of Windrush migrants

British government promises to formalise status  of Windrush migrants

LONDON  – The British government says Commonwealth nationals, including those from the Caribbean, who came to Britain between 1948 and 1973 would have their status formalised following the controversy that erupted over the so-called undocumented United Kingdom (UK) immigrants Home Secretary Amber Rudd in a statement to Parliament on Monday apologised for the change in […]

Climate change could affect health – PAHO Director

Climate change could affect health – PAHO Director

WASHINGTON– The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has warned of the effects of climate change on health, as she called for building resilient health systems. Dr Carissa Etienne says climate change is increasing the risk of disease. She outlined the effects of environmental pollution and climate change on health at an event […]

CIBC launches Remi to aid transfer of money

CIBC launches Remi to aid transfer of money

CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) announced recently the introduction of Remi, the digital assistant designed to help clients send no-fee Global Money Transfers (GMT). Remi offers clients and people using Facebook Messenger the ability to check foreign exchange rates, keep track of exchange rate fluctuations with recurring alerts and get answers to product questions. Remi […]

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