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 […]

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 MP calls on fellow nationals to help create a ‘first world Jamaica’

Jamaican MP calls on fellow nationals to help create a ‘first world Jamaica’

By Lincoln DePradine Jamaican parliamentarian Juliet Holness is looking to overseas-based fellow nationals to help in creating a “first world Jamaica’’. “Ladies and gentlemen, it is possible,’’ Holness, MP for St Andrew East Rural, said last Saturday while delivering the keynote address at a ” grand charity  gala” in Toronto. “Join us in building a […]

Fighting the bed bug invasion

Fighting the bed bug invasion

Bed bugs are small biting insects that can multiply quickly and travel easily.  It is possible for anyone to have an infestation of bed bugs regardless of income or type of dwelling.  People dealing with an extreme active infestation can experience stress and anxiety, lose sleep and spend a lot of money.  As with all […]

Barbados offers help to neighbouring hurricane-affected islands

Barbados offers help to neighbouring hurricane-affected islands

By Lincoln DePradine Barbadian Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, says his country quickly reached out to Dominica and all the other hurricane-affected countries of the Caribbean, offering logistical support, technical assistance and help with the “management of their human resources challenges’’. Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma battered several other countries in the region, including  Barbuda, Anguilla, […]

Brampton couple fight to keep their daughter alive

Brampton couple fight to keep their daughter alive

A Brampton couple have taken their fight to court to keep their daughter “alive” at Brampton Civic Hospital although a physician at the  hospital has issued a death certificate  declaring her brain dead. Stanley Stewart and Alyson McKitty believe that the hospital acted  too hastily in declaring that their daughter, Taquisha, 27, was dead. And […]

Joy, success and benefits from CARIFESTA XIII

Joy, success and benefits from CARIFESTA XIII

By Michael G-A. Lashley The members of the Canadian-Caribbean contingent to the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA XIII) in Barbados (August 17-27, 2017) found joy, success and professional benefits galore. This was the first contingent of Caribbean Diaspora artists (resident outside of the Caribbean region) ever to be officially invited to participate in CARIFESTA. […]

“Standing still is not an option,’ says President of Brock University

“Standing still is not an option,’ says President of Brock University

President and Vice Chancellor of Brock University, Dr Gervan Fearon, called on scholarship recipients at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto on Saturday night to” define objectives” not just for themselves but “for the next generation.” Dr. Fearon who was born in England of Jamaican parents, was the keynote speaker at the Jamaican Canadian Association […]

BLM Toronto protests deportation of Jamaican woman

BLM Toronto protests deportation of Jamaican woman

Members of Black Lives Matter (BLM) Toronto, the activist group protesting black racism, blocked the busy Yonge and Bloor intersection for about 20 minutes during morning rush hour on Tuesday to protest the deportation of Beverly Braham, a 38-year old Jamaican woman. Protestors locked arms, forming a human wall and  holding signs and chanting “let […]

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