Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership bids to acquire Toronto radio station CKFG (G98.7

Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership  bids to acquire Toronto  radio station CKFG (G98.7

By Lincoln DePradine Tomorrow  will be an important juncture in efforts by various parties to acquire ownership of  Toronto radio station  CKFG (G98.7), the FM radio station once owned by the late Jamaican-Canadian entrepreneur , Fitzroy Gordon. It will be the closing day for the submission of ownership bids to acquire the station, which some […]

Jamaican sprinter leaves field behind in world-leading 10.85 at Rome Diamond League

Jamaican sprinter leaves field behind in world-leading 10.85  at Rome Diamond League

Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a world-leading 10.85 seconds (0.2m/s) to win the women’s 100m last week in the Rome Diamond League meeting in Italy, extending her unbeaten run in the event to six straight this season. Thompson-Herah, who took over the world lead from compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who ran 10.86 seconds in Kingston on August […]

Time to repurpose Caribbean public sector

Time to repurpose Caribbean public sector

By David Jessop Over the last twelve months the Caribbean has been able to demonstrate through the ballot box that its democracies remain strong. Despite flaws and low coronavirus virus related turnouts, general elections have taken place in Jamaica, Trinidad, the Dominican Republic, Suriname, Guyana, St Kitts, Anguilla and Montserrat, and the outcome accepted. Even […]

Tennis champion Naomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father’s homeland

Tennis champion Naomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father’s homeland

Three-time Grand Slam singles  champion Naomi Osaka arrived in Haiti on Monday last for a “surprise and discreet visit.” An official from the Haitian Ministry of Sports said that Osaka, 22, was accompanied by a few members of her family and is expected to visit the famous Citadelle Laferrière, in Milot (North). The winner of […]

Former Jamaica prime minister urges CARICOM to be more united

Former Jamaica prime minister urges CARICOM  to be more united

Former Jamaica prime minister has warned against fragmentation of the regional integration grouping, CARICOM, and is urging regional leaders to ensure that the Caribbean is present “at the table” as negotiations continue for a new world order. Patterson was part of a virtual panel discussion on Sunday as part of the Bocas Lit Fest that […]

Jamaica establishes Tourism Advocacy Council

Jamaica establishes Tourism Advocacy Council

The Jamaica government has announced the establishment of a Tourism Advocacy Council that it says is  necessary “to create and craft a new narrative, but also to have another voice” within the sector. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, said the Council, comprising non-tourism stakeholders, will be led by Dr. Wesley Hughes, the former chief executive officer […]

US Secretary of State and President Ali discuss democracy in Venezuela

US Secretary of State and President Ali discuss democracy in Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo has been given assurances by the Guyananese government that it supports democracy in Venezuela. “We support and respect the need for free and fair elections in our hemisphere, Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali told a signing ceremony with Pompeo last Friday, adding “with urgency, we […]

Haiti moves closer to constitutional referendum, elections

Haiti moves closer to constitutional referendum, elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE- Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed nine members to a provisional electoral council tasked with preparing a constitutional referendum and organizing local, municipal, legislative and presidential elections in Haiti. Moise has ruled the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation by decree since mid-January and in recent weeks renewed protests against his leadership have flared up. The […]

Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives in rural Ontario riding

Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives  in rural Ontario riding

OTTAWA — Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis, the Toronto lawyer who finished third in the federal Conservative leadership race last month, says she’ll seek election as an MP in a rural Ontario riding. Lewis said on Tuesday she hopes to run in Haldimand-Norfolk, held since 2004 by Conservative stalwart Diane Finley. Finley announced in August that she […]

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