Not always happy with life in Canada but always Jolly

Not always happy with life in Canada but always Jolly

Denham Jolly’s autobiography wins Toronto Book Award By Stephen Weir The standing ovation began before City of Toronto librarian Vickery Bowles could finish announcing Denham Jolly’s name. On Thursday night in the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Jamaican Canadian businessman, radio pioneer, and now author, received the 2017 Toronto Book Award for […]

Dominican farm workers appeal to Canadian government to let them stay

Dominican farm workers appeal to Canadian government  to let them stay

Migrant farm workers from Dominica  which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last month, are appealing to the Canadian government to allow them to remain and continue to work in Canada  to help support their families back home. The category five hurricane  was reported to have left more than 20 people dead in Dominica and severely […]

Money woes at the Trinidad-Tobago consulate in Toronto

Money woes at the Trinidad-Tobago consulate in Toronto

Short staffing in the Trinidad and Tobago  consulate in Toronto  is reported to be affecting the  level of service at the offices. Several long-serving employees of the consulate have recently been sent home and no one has been hired  to replace them. And nationals have been complaining about “longer wait time” to obtain fairly routine […]

World Bank says region on course for modest growth

World Bank says region on course for modest growth

WASHINGTON – Despite the recent impact of natural disasters, the World Bank says the Latin American and Caribbean region remains on course to record modest economic growth for the first time in six years. The bank’s Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Carlos A. Végh issued the projection yesterday in the wake of […]

Cornwallians 40th anniversary gala

Cornwallians  40th anniversary gala

Hundreds of  past students of Cornwall College in Jamaica – or Cornwallians, as they are called  – came from far and wide  to attend the 40th anniversary gala of the Cornwall College Alumni Association  (CCAA) of  Toronto  two Saturdays ago. The  gala held under the patronage of  Mary Anne Chambers, a former Ontario government minister […]

Jamaican farm worker wins compensation case

Jamaican farm worker wins compensation case

A Jamaican farm worker who suffered an on-the-job injury nine years ago in Canada was handed a major victory by  the Workplace  Safety and Insurance  Tribunal which ruled that a policy that cuts benefits to injured migrant farm workers was illegal. In the landmark decision, which was handed down last week, the tribunal ordered the […]

Grenadian investor taking advantage of CBI program

Grenadian investor taking  advantage of  CBI program

GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government has welcomed a move by a local entrepreneur to invest an estimated EC$20 million (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) in a hotel utilising the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program(CBI), “Projects like that benefits so many,” Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell said at the sod turning ceremony. Grenada, like several other […]

‘One tourist is more valuable than a barrel of oil,’ says Trinidad-Tobago tourism minister Tweet on Twitter

‘One tourist is more valuable than a barrel of oil,’   says Trinidad-Tobago tourism minister Tweet on Twitter

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –  Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister, Shamfa Cudjoe, says one tourist is more valuable than a barrel of oil. Speaking at the Stakeholders’ Appreciation Cocktails for the 2017 Stay to Get Away campaign held at the Chaquacabana Resort and Beach Club in Chaguaramas recently, she said her ministry is in the […]

Rihanna nominated for Best Song at MTV EMA Awards

Rihanna nominated for Best Song at MTV EMA Awards

LONDON– Barbadian superstar Rihanna was among the nominees announced last week in this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards. Her popular summer hit, “Wild Thoughts”, a collaboration with American musician DJ Khaled and singer Bryson Tiller, which was released on June 16, has been nominated for Best Song. “Wild Thoughts” topped the UK charts, making it […]

Balloons to help restore Puerto Rico’s telephone networks

Balloons to help restore Puerto Rico’s telephone networks

NEW YORK – Google’s parent company is set to launch balloons into the Caribbean skies in an attempt to restore telephone networks in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Alphabet Inc, which controls Google, obtained authorisation from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy the devices — developed from 2013 as part of a project known as […]

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