Cancellation of Carnival Kingdom leaves ticket holders angry and disappointed

Cancellation of Carnival Kingdom leaves ticket holders  angry and disappointed

Less than two hours before a soca concert in Vaughan was due to start on Saturday night, the show was  cancelled, leaving thousands of ticket holders angry and disappointed. Carnival  Kingdom, hosted by Summer of Sound (SOS)  Fest Inc, was to be held at the Improve Canada outdoor entertainment complex, starting at  9 p.m. But […]

A spousal application should always be fully documented

A spousal application should always be fully documented

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon   A spousal application should always be fully documented I have often written about spousal sponsorship applications and the obstacles that sponsors and applicants face in having their applications approved. But who is to be blamed when a spousal application is refused?  The visa officer?  Or the applicants? The  applicants often […]

Time for action to deal with perennial problems

Congratulations are in order to carnival bandleader Louis  Ronald Saldenah, mas’ man extraordinaire, who copped the “Band of the Year” title at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival 2018. Louis Saldenah has now won the title 19 times – an achievement of which another notable bandleader, his father, the late Harold Saldenah, would have been justly […]

‘The Rock has never left my heart’

By Sylvanus Thompson As Jamaica celebrated the 56th anniversary of its independence on Monday, many Jamaicans in Canada have been reflecting on developments in the land of their birth and  their own personal developments. In this article, Sylvanus Thompson  writes about growing up on The Rock, as he affectionately calls Jamaica: Even though I now […]

Bill to reduce size of Toronto City Council constitutional but unconventional

By Dr. Radhakrishnan Persaud The Ontario government’s introduction of legislation on Monday to reduce the number of councilors in Toronto’s city council to 25 from 47 is not unconstitutional. However, the government’s unilateral approach to altering the structure of representation in Canada’s largest city is unconventional and has engendered much criticism from opposition parties in […]

Action can be taken against a spouse for misrepresentation

Action can be taken against a spouse  for misrepresentation

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Action can be taken against a spouse for misrepresentation Over the many years that I have been writing my weekly Immigration Matters column, I have had numerous  inquiries from readers about  what action could be taken against cheating spouses – persons who got married to a Canadian resident or citizen for […]

New York governor pardons Caribbean nationals

New York governor pardons Caribbean nationals

NEW YORK, United States–  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted pardons to Caribbean and other immigrants convicted of minor offences, even as President Donald Trump and the United States Federal Government continue to wage war on immigrant communities. On Monday, Cuomo issued pardons to seven individuals, including nationals from Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominica […]

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