Questionnaire targeting Muslims ‘unacceptable’ -Refugee minister

Questionnaire targeting Muslims ‘unacceptable’     -Refugee minister

VANCOUVER – Canada’s immigration minister is condemning an RCMP questionnaire that targets Muslim asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States into Quebec. Speaking in Vancouver on Friday, Ahmed Hussen described the Mounties’ interview guide as unacceptable, saying it is incompatible with the government’s anti-discrimination policy. Among other things, the document directed applicants to […]

First Nations of Canada represented at First Peoples’ Day in Trinidad and Tobago

First Nations of Canada  represented at First Peoples’ Day in  Trinidad and Tobago

Chief Kevin Hart, Manitoba Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations of Canada, and Algonquin Hoop Dancer Mariah Smith Chabot were special guests representing Canada at the historic celebration of First Peoples’ Day in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday. It was the first time First Peoples’ Day was officially recognized as a public holiday […]

Quebec passes law obliging citizens to uncover their faces

Quebec passes law obliging citizens  to uncover their faces

QUEBEC — The Quebec national assembly has passed a controversial religious neutrality bill that obliges citizens to uncover their faces while giving and receiving state services. Members of the national assembly voted 66-51 in favour of Bill 62  yesterday. Tabled by Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee in 2015, it is the governing Liberals’ response to the […]

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 […]

Jamaica honours 257 for outstanding service

Jamaica honours 257 for outstanding service

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two hundred and fifty-seven Jamaicans received national honours and awards on Monday at the annual investiture and awards ceremony held on the lawns of King’s House in St Andrew. Famed musician Neville O’Reilly Livingstone, better known as “Bunny Wailer”, the only living member of the legendary Wailing Wailers band, headed the long […]

Canada-born candidate in by-election to formalise his Jamaican citizenship

Canada-born candidate in by-election to formalise his Jamaican citizenship

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP),  in a  news release last week, said Dr Shane Alexis, the party’s candidate for the by-election to be held in St Mary South Eastern on Oct.30, will formalise his Jamaican citizenship immediately. The party reiterated that Alexis has been duly nominated in keeping with the provisions […]

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 […]

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