Remittances grew significantly in the Caribbean in 2017 – World Bank

Remittances grew significantly in the Caribbean in 2017 – World Bank

WASHINGTON — The World Bank says remittance flows into Latin America and the Caribbean grew 8.7 per cent in 2017, reaching another record high of nearly US$80 billion. The Washington-based financial institution said the main factors for the increase were stronger growth in the United States and tighter enforcement of US immigration rules, “which may […]

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 2.2 per cent this year – ECLA

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 2.2 per cent this year – ECLA

SANTIAGO, Chile – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) updated its economic activity growth projections for the region’s countries during 2018 and kept its estimate for average regional expansion at 2.2 per cent, after growing 1.2 per cent last year, the United Nations organization said. That remains the same as what […]

Growing numbers of Venezuelans seeking asylum in Trinidad-Tobago

Growing numbers of Venezuelans seeking asylum in Trinidad-Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The number of Venezuelan nationals seeking asylum or detained at the main immigration center here has increased significantly, a joint select committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament has been told. Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews, told the committee on Friday that an estimated 2,000 Venezuelans have applied for […]

CIBC leaving the Caribbean but FCIB staying put

CIBC leaving the Caribbean but FCIB staying put

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – The parent company of First Caribbean International Bank (FCIB) is pulling out of the region. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), which on October 14, 2002 joined with the London-based Barclays Bank PLC and combined their retail, corporate and offshore Caribbean banking business to launch CIBC FirstCaribbean, has now decided to sell […]

Business minister calls on Guyanese to ignore doom and gloom over oil and gas sector

Business minister calls on Guyanese to ignore  doom and gloom over  oil and gas sector

GEORGETOWN, Guyana– Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin is urging Guyanese to ignore the doom and gloom being peddled by some about the oil and gas sector. He wants them to focus on the benefits the evolving industry will bring the country. Gaskin accused some people of being “bent on killing the spirit and hopes of […]

‘Success can put you on the fast track to losing what you have built’

Dear Editor: You can call me crazy or anything else you want  but the reality is in this Toronto it seems that whenever the Black community builds something that’s the envy of the world, there are a couple of Black people around who will want to mash it up, cut it down, give it away  […]

Premier announces Ontario Cultural Media Fund

Premier announces Ontario Cultural Media Fund

Publishers of community newspapers trying hard to make ends meet at a difficult time in the industry, got some encouraging news from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Tuesday when she  spoke to the “mullticultural media ” at a Scarborough hotel. Acknowledging  the pressures facing  the media, Wynne told reporters that they are an important  link […]

The financial execution of the ACLC

As the clock ticked towards midnight last Saturday, the relevant Ontario government agencies completed a prolonged process: the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) had been tried, convicted and financially executed. Was it a hatchet job, as the ACLC argued? Was it the final silencing of a hyper-active Black community organization that militantly and fearlessly advocated […]

Consultation on license renewal for CKFG-FM scheduled for June 19

Consultation  on license  renewal for CKFG-FM scheduled  for  June  19

The  Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) held a hearing last Tuesday to consider the application  by Intercity Broadcasting Network Inc. (Intercity) to renew the broadcasting license for the Toronto radio station CKFG-FM (G98.7). But the CRTC has not yet  handed down a decision. The Caribbean Camera has learned that ” consultation with the  Commission” on this […]

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