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 […]

Mas’ in London

Mas’ in London

Notting Hill carnival in London, often described as Europe’s biggest street party, brought thousands of revellers together during the August Bank Holiday weekend which ended on Monday. At  the opening ceremony doves were released in tribute to those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire last June and a multi-faith prayer was said. More than […]

Anti-Black racism is ‘alive and well” in Canada

Anti-Black racism is ‘alive and well” in Canada

Mofaba Baker, program director of the African  Canadian Legal clinic in Toronto, told the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva on Monday that Anti-Black racism is “alive and well” in all spheres of Canadian society. In his submission to CERD, Baker  said that ” while Canada is often hailed […]

Trinidadian raises flag on highest mountain in Europe

Trinidadian raises flag on highest mountain in Europe

Trinidad-born Henry Mungalsingh successfully raised the Trinidad and Tobago flag on the summit of the highest mountain in Europe, Mount Elbrus, Russia on July 27 last. Mungalsingh, who resides in London, embarked on the climb of 18,500 feet and he surpassed the target of achieving a $1 donation for every foot climbed. His mission was […]

Police to use facial recognition software at Notting Hill carnival

Police to use facial recognition software at Notting Hill carnival

LONDON – Police will use facial recognition software to scan the faces of tens of thousands of revellers at this year’s  Notting Hill carnival even though civil liberties groups believe such an action would be discriminatory, according to The Guardian newspaper. The Metropolitan Police has described the planned deployment as a pilot project intended to […]

Raul Castro warns of ‘a setback’ in US-Cuba relations

Raul Castro warns of  ‘a setback’  in US-Cuba relations

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban President Raul Castro said that Donald Trump’s hardline stance towards the country marks “a setback” in relations with the United States after ties were gradually restored in 2015. “The announcements made by the current president… mean a setback in bilateral relations,” Castro said  on Friday in remarks, broadcast on state television, […]

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