‘ 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 […]

Dr. Fry to speak at launch of CaribbeanMenCan solidarity campaign in Trinidad

Dr. Fry to speak at launch of CaribbeanMenCan solidarity campaign in Trinidad

Trinidad-born Dr.Hedy Fry,  Liberal Member of  Parliament for Vancouver Centre since 1993 and  the  longest serving female Canadian Member of Parliament, will be the  keynote speaker today at a  networking event in Trinidad at which  #CaribbeanMenCan solidarity campaign will be launched. The High Commission for Canada in Port of Spain has teamed up with Interclub, […]

Jamaican poet laureate receives literature award

Jamaican poet laureate receives literature award

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison was among a sterling group of writers announced by Yale University on Wednesday as being the 2018 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prizes. The eight recipients, honoured for their literary achievement or promise, will receive a US$165,000 individual prize to support their writing. “This wonderful award will allow me […]

Akande calls on women to ‘unpack the burden of division’

Akande calls on  women to ‘unpack the burden of division’

Thousands of women, many of them from the Caribbean community, descended on Nathan Phillip’s Square on Saturday for the Toronto Women’s March. The event marked the anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington at which millions rallied against the Donald Trump presidency, sexual assault and several other feminist issues. But with  both provincial and municipal […]

Canada U-20 Women advance to semi-finals at 2018 CONCACAF championship

Canada U-20 Women advance to semi-finals at 2018 CONCACAF championship

By Aldwyn McGill Canada advanced to the semi-finals of the 2018 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, winning all three of their games and finished atop Group A. The offensive power of the Canadian team proved to be too much for Haiti, Costa Rica and host Trinidad and Tobago. Scoring hat tricks for […]

Trinidad and Tobago elects first woman president

Trinidad and Tobago elects first woman president

Trinidad – Retired judge Paula-Mae Weekes was elected President of Trinidad and Tobago on Friday by the Electoral College comprising members of the country’s House of Representatives and the Senate. She is the first woman President of the two-island nation and will be the only female President in the region once Chile’s Michelle Bachelet leaves office on March […]

Calls for greater priority to be given to outsourcing sector in the Caribbean

Calls for greater priority to be given to outsourcing sector  in the Caribbean

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Given the existing contribution of the outsourcing sector to job creation in the Caribbean region, coupled with its potential for expansion, calls are being made for greater levels of priority to be given to the outsourcing sector. Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agencysaid more needs to be done by regional governments […]

Canada Soccer names roster for Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad-Tobago

Canada Soccer names roster for Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad-Tobago

Canada Soccer has named the 20 players who will represent Canada at the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, which serves as the qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 to be held later in the year. The tournament running from  January 17 to  January 28 will see Canada, […]

New Governor General of Barbados installed

New Governor General of Barbados installed

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Dame Sandra Mason was installed on Monday as Barbados’ eighth Governor General.  In the presence of Members of Parliament, members of the Senate, the judiciary, the diplomatic corps, family and friends, the 68-year-old former Justice of Appeal took the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office for the execution of the […]

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