Prof Dexter Voisin warns against racialized poverty

Prof Dexter Voisin warns against racialized poverty

By Lincoln DePradine A University of Toronto (U of T) professor, who recently moved here from the United States, is warning Canadians about the dangers of “racialized poverty’’, saying it leads to the kind of “structural’’ and “neighbourhood violence’’ that is prevalent in American cities like Chicago. “In Canada, we are moving towards racialized poverty, […]

Trinidad rejected IMF proposals

Trinidad rejected IMF proposals

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Finance Minister Colm Imbert said last Monday that the Trinidad and Tobago government was being urged to adopt a structural adjustment programme more than two decades after the oil-rich twin island republic ended a similar programme with the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF). “Indeed, 25 years after we got ourselves […]

US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

Officials in Anguilla are preparing a warrant for the arrest of a Connecticut man who refused to return to the Caribbean island to face charges in the death of a hotel resort worker, the attorney general for the British territory said last week. Attorneys for Scott Hapgood, of Darien, said he skipped the pretrial hearing […]

Actor John Witherspoon dies aged 77

Actor John Witherspoon dies aged 77

  Actor John Witherspoon, who starred alongside rapper Ice Cube in the hit “Friday” comedy movie franchise, died last Tuesday at the age of 77, his family said. “We love you “POPS” always and forever,” his family said on his Twitter account, referring to another of his roles – John ‘Pops’ Williams on the long-running […]

Minister demands Kanye withdraw Ja-branded items online

Minister demands Kanye withdraw Ja-branded items online

KINGSTON – Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange, has demanded the withdrawal of items of clothing and other products with the country’s national symbols, that are being sold online. Grange issued the statement in the aftermath of a concert held here by US rapper Kanye West. The items were being sold on West’s online store. The merchandise […]

Miami Junior Carnival bigger and better than ever

Miami Junior Carnival bigger and better than ever

Photos by: Jetta Photo Miami Carnival kicked off in style when the children of South Florida got their chance to celebrate their Caribbean culture. The young masqueraders (age 14 and under) paraded around Central Broward Regional Park, dancing in their brightly colored costumes to classic Caribbean Soca music. With more than ten junior masquerade bands, […]

Trinidad and Tobago praised for helping Venezuelans

Trinidad and Tobago praised for helping Venezuelans

UN Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director Dr Natalia Kanem has praised TT for its responses to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, natural disasters at home and in the Caribbean region. Speaking at the Eric Williams memorial lecture at the Central Bank auditorium in Port of Spain last Friday, Kanem said the crisis in Venezuela is […]

Guyana Health Minister elected to WHO Executive Board

Guyana Health Minister elected to WHO Executive Board

Guyana Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was elected Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO) during the just-concluded 71st Session of the body’s Regional Committee for the Americas. A statement issued by the Ministry said Lawrence led Guyana’s delegation to the WHO meeting as well as 57th Directing Council of the […]

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