First day at school in Canada for Jamaica’s Leroy

First day at school in Canada for Jamaica’s Leroy

By Stephen Weir The  United States administration of President Donald  Trump has come under fire for the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border in the current crackdown on undocumented migrants. As the subject becomes a hot button topic in Canada, a new children’s book  is creating interest. It  too is about […]

Business women told networking is important for career advancement

Business women told networking  is important for career advancement

Hazel Smith, business operations leader with Rogers Communications,  reminded a group of business women at a ‘”Caribbean power lunch” in Toronto that networking was  important for the advancement of their careers. Speaking about her own life experiences, Smith said she understood the importance of developing relationships and ” digging deep to discover your strengths and […]

Mother and daughter ‘giving back’ to help children and seniors in Grenada

Mother and daughter ‘giving back’ to help children and seniors in Grenada

By Lincoln DePradine Shenae Harris and her mother, Marsha Hector, were both born outside of the Caribbean but have grown up with a passionate love for the region. So deep is that love that mother and daughter have embarked on projects to provide assistance to children and the elderly in the Caribbean. Canadian-born Harris spearheaded […]

Group launched in Guyana to help fleeing Venezuelans

Group launched in Guyana to help fleeing Venezuelans

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana – Several civic and faith-based organizations have partnered to launch the Venezuela Support Group (VSG), a body which will provide advice and assistance to Venezuelans seeking refuge here from the deprivations and insecurity currently gripping their homeland. According to a news release, the initial focus of the VSG will be on ensuring Venezuelans […]

Food Safety During Pregnancy

Food Safety During Pregnancy

FOCUS ON HEALTH   Food Safety During Pregnancy By Sylvanus Thompson Food poisoning is a major cause of preventable illness and avoidable death. The true impact of foodborne illness is not known because most persons who become ill do not seek medical attention or report their illness. However, available data suggests that approximately 30 per […]

More than100 killed in plane crash in Cuba

More than100 killed in plane crash in Cuba

HAVANA – More than 100 people   were killed after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on  Friday. The plane was carrying 104 passengers and nine foreign crew, according to local media Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo said the crash killed 110 people. Yzquierdo told reporters that among the […]

ABC teacher meets her author-student

ABC teacher meets her author-student

An elderly woman stunned guests at the Annual Mothers’ Day and Arrival Day celebrations of the Zoomers’ Association of Trinidad and Tobago ( ZATTIC) in Mississauga on Sunday. Dr Kris Rampersad, a Trinidad-based journalist and author was speaking about her efforts at ” developing literary and  heritage sectors  and creating global connections with Caribbean groups” […]

Sally launches his ‘Wonders of Spring’

Sally launches his ‘Wonders of Spring’

Louis Saldenah’s Mas-K-Club took no prisoners on Saturday night.  The biggest band, with a legacy of winning that stretches back to the early days of Caribana, held a dramatic costume launch at the Chandi Banquet Hall in Scarborough in front an estimated crowd of over a thousand people.  Sixteen sections with the theme of the […]

‘ 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” […]

‘Pack your Georgie bundle and go,’Barbados minister tells interfering diplomats

‘Pack your Georgie bundle and go,’Barbados  minister tells interfering diplomats

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In a scathing response to comments by Canada’s High Commissioner to Barbados Marie Legault, a  Barbados Government minister said that foreign diplomats who show bias in their positions on Barbadian politics should be asked to leave the country immediately. Speaking at the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) branch meeting at Lester Vaughan Secondary […]

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