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 […]

It is time to reconsider reporting on visitor arrival numbers

By David Jessop When it comes to valuing tourism’s economic contribution, most Caribbean governments share publicly only arrivals numbers and the country of origin of their visitors. Then, usually at budget time, they produce generalised figures that indicate overall spend and contribution to GDP. Few provide the in-depth analysis that would determine how profitable their […]

Obama to speak on global citizenship in Toronto

Obama to speak on global citizenship in Toronto

Former United States president Barack Obama is scheduled to speak on global citizenship at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on September 29. The lunchtime event is hosted by Canada 2020, a non-profit,  Ottawa-based think-tank. It will be Obama’s second visit to Canada since leaving the White House. Last June he spoke about local and global […]

Will G98.7 lose its licence?

Will G98.7 lose its licence?

Radio station CKFG-FM not in danger of losing its licence – Fitzroy Gordon  By Lincoln DePradine Jamaica-born Fitzroy Gordon, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto radio station CKFG-FM (G98.7), has dismissed the idea that the station is in any imminent danger of losing its broadcasting licence. The license for the station was granted in […]

Caribbean has potential to lead a revolution in wastewater management – IDB

Caribbean has potential to lead a revolution  in wastewater management – IDB

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said on Monday that Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to lead a revolution in the management of wastewater as a resource by reusing it in agricultural and industrial activities, and by promoting circular economy models while at the same time striving to meet Sustainable Development […]

Black Canadian Parliamentarians meet in Ottawa

Black Canadian Parliamentarians meet in Ottawa

OTTAWA  – The Canadian  Caucus of Black Parliamentarians  met here this week for  its third annual summit which ended on Tuesday. According to a news release  issued at the close of the summit, four key issues were discussed: the efforts to adopt the United Nations’ Decade for People of African Descent; the social justice and […]

What of the future of the African Canadian Legal Clinic ?

So when last did you hear about “financial mismanagement”? Remember Caribana? Was the festival not removed from the cash-starved community-based organization which had been running  it, because of “financial mismanagement” and placed in the hands of a small clique who found  favour with the powers that be? Is it not the same clique which has […]

Jamaican students host ‘engaging’ tourism, travel and trade show in Toronto

Jamaican students host ‘engaging’ tourism, travel and trade show in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine It’s rare to find young people anywhere in Canada and the Caribbean who want to pursue a life in politics. Jamaican student Daren Miller, who has just ended a visit to Canada, is an exception. “I am really going to be going into politics,’’ said Miller, a Jamaican Youth Ambassador, and also […]

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