Canada stands up against softwood lumber attack

Canada stands up against softwood lumber attack

By Carlton Joseph The U.S. government has launched investigations to determine whether softwood lumber imports from Canada were dumped into the country and harmed the American forestry sector.   The U.S. Commerce Department (DoC) says it will work with the U.S. International Trade Commission to examine allegations that wood was dumped at less than its fair […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: The Ontario government announced last week in its budget that it will provide free prescription drugs to young people up to age 25.The medicines will be provided to everyone in that age group regardless of their income or their parents’ income. Should  free prescriptions drugs be provided to low income people of […]

Growing opportunities for investment in Trinidad-Tobago – Mayor Boodan

Growing opportunities for investment in Trinidad-Tobago –  Mayor Boodan

Gopaul Boodan, Mayor of the Borough of Chaguanas in Central Trindad, sees growing opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago nationals in Canada who wish to invest ” back home.” In an interview with the Caribbean Camera  on Monday, Mayor Boodan who was on a brief visit to Toronto, said  “Chaguanas is open for business and those […]

UWI Mona students barred from final exams to receive $9 million (Jamaican) in grants

UWI Mona students barred from final exams   to receive $9 million (Jamaican) in grants

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The Jamaica Ministry of Education will  provide $9 million (Jamaican) in grants to some final year students of the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) who were barred from sitting final year examinations due to outstanding fees owed to the university. The students had lobbied the Ministry for help. […]

Moody’s downgrades Trinidad-Tobago

Moody’s downgrades Trinidad-Tobago

NEW York-based Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Trinidad and Tobago to what investors call “junk” status. The Moody’s downgrade last week came four days after fellow New York-based Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) also downgraded the country, replacing its “A-” rating with a “BBB+” rating. T&T’s new rating is “Ba1” from Moody’s, down from […]

One hundred days in which normal rules do not apply

by Carlton Joseph On October 22, Donald Trump travelled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to announce his “Contract with the American Voter,” which formalized his pledges for the next 100 days.   It listed 18 actions he would take under his executive authority as president, and 10 pieces of legislation he would introduce in Congress. On the executive […]

Recipients of Harry Jerome Awards are ‘agents of change’ – Prime Minister Trudeau

Recipients of Harry Jerome Awards are ‘agents of change’  – Prime Minister Trudeau

By Murissa Barrington Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised recipients of the 2017 Harry Jerome Awards last Saturday night, describing them as “extraordinary Canadians” who chose to be ” agents of change.” The Prime Minister was the keynote speaker at the Awards ceremony at the International Centre in  Mississauga. “Trailblazers, young entrepreneurs, lifetime achievers, entertainers – […]

More than $100,000 raised for UWI’s scholarship fund at Toronto Benefit Gala

More than $100,000 raised for UWI’s scholarship fund  at Toronto Benefit Gala

Another successful, sold out event. That’ s how organizers  of the eighth annual UWI Toronto Benefit Gala described last Saturday night’s festivities at the Ritz-Carlton which brought together leaders in arts, finance, academia and law and members of the diplomatic circle. The Gala honours Canadian / Caribbean individuals and organizations as well as global citizens […]

A race kart for Reagan

A race kart for Reagan

Mention the name Reagan Rodrigues to auto racing enthusiasts in Guyana and you are likely to hear some amazing stories about speed on the South Dakota circuit. Rodrigues who was managing director of the family business – Rick and Sari Industries – in Georgetown, had a passion for racing – on bicycles, motor bikes and […]

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