‘ No time to cut seniors care’ – Ontario Premier

‘ No time to cut seniors care’ – Ontario Premier

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne  told a convention of long- term care and retirement home professionals in Etobicoke  yesterday that her government will “invest in care – not cuts.” “ All told, we’re investing more than $3.3 billion over the next three years to improve care for our seniors,” she said. Speaking at the “Together We Care” […]

Fight the Flu

Fight the Flu

FOCUS ON HEALTH By Heather Aspinall Influenza (often called the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs that is caused by influenza viruses.   In North America, although infections can occur at any time of the year, most infections occur during the fall and winter months, with peak activity occurring from December to […]

Guyana pastor sentenced to 40 years in jail for having sex with a 15-year old girl

Guyana pastor sentenced  to 40 years in jail for having sex with a 15-year old girl

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -A High Court judge in Guyana has sentenced a 46-year-old pastor to 40 years in jail after he was found guilty of having sex with a minor two years ago. “The victim has been grossly violated in every conceivable way. She had to face criticisms and publicity take the stand and recount the […]

Activist issues message of resistance against forces trying to deport him

Activist issues message of resistance against forces trying to deport him

NEW YORK –  Trinidad-born immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir issued a message of resistance against the forces trying to deport him and others as he returned last Thursday to the site here of his January 11 arrest. “There is a psychological warfare out there, and they want us to be weak,” said Ragbir outside 26 […]

Barbadian QC leading defence in case involving former Vincentian model

Barbadian QC leading defence in case  involving former Vincentian model

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Barbadian Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim is leading the defence in the case where a 23-year-old former model had been hospitalised at a mental institution while a magistrate decides on the arguments presented in court regarding the acceptance of a report from the psychiatric hospital. The appearance of Pilgrim follows a recent […]

Canadian tourists in Montego Bay warned to stay ‘within the resort compounds’

Canadian tourists in Montego Bay warned to stay  ‘within the resort compounds’

OTTAWA – Canadians vacationing in Montego Bay in Jamaica are warned to stay “within the  resort compounds.” Travel Canada issued the warning after the Jamaican government declared a state of emergency last week and deployed military forces to the island’s St. James Parish after a spike in thefts and murders. The Canadian advisory says there have been reports […]

Whitby MP to receive Madiba Award

Whitby MP  to receive Madiba Award

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, MP for the riding of Whitby, will receive the Madiba Award at the 11th Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration in Ajax, Ontario on February 3. (The  term Madiba signifies respect  and endearment and is one of the names by which Nelson Mandela was affectionately known.) The Award honours a leader of […]

Canadian singer cuts ties with H&M over racist ad

Canadian singer cuts ties with H&M over racist ad

Canadian pop singer The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) says he is cutting his ties with  H&M over the fast fashion retailer’s racist ad which has sparked international outrage. The Toronto-born rhythm and blues performer who twice  teamed up with H&M and performed at  its Spring 2017 fashion  show, said he was “deeply offended” by the picture […]

Winnipeg couple killed in Jamaica

Winnipeg couple killed in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two Winnipeg seniors have died after being assaulted during an apparent robbery at their vacation home in Jamaica. The bodies of Melbourne Flake, 81, and Etta Flake, 70, were discovered in their house in St. Thomas on Tuesday morning. The couple came to Canada 53 years ago from Jamaica in search of work, said their […]

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