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 […]

Understanding labels on pre-packaged foods

Understanding labels on pre-packaged foods

FOCUS ON HEALTH By Sylvanus Thompson Information about dates on pre-packaged food is extremely useful for consumers. However, consumers need to have  a basic understanding of the terms that are used on the labels. There are different kinds of date markings on pre-prepacked foods, depending on the product. The most common terms are “best-before” dates, […]

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 […]

Jamaica-born broadcast executive now ‘ out of critical care’

Jamaica-born broadcast executive  now ‘ out of critical care’

Jamaica-born Fitzroy Gordon, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto radio station CKFG-FM (G98.7), who has been a patient at the Sunnybrook Hospital for more than three weeks with” serious health challenges,” is now reported  to be ” improving” and  “out of critical care.” Gordon is believed to have suffered a stroke though this has […]

Antiguans and Barbudans in the GTA organize relief efforts

Antiguans and Barbudans in the GTA organize relief efforts

Hundreds of Antiguans and Barbudans from the Greater Toronto Area met on the weekend at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto  where an ” information session”  was held to provide an update about the situation in Barbuda, hard hit by Hurricane Irma, and relief efforts were discussed. The meeting was organized by the Antigua and […]

Jamaica lauded for being regional leader in operating drug treatment courts

Jamaica lauded for  being regional leader  in operating drug treatment courts

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica is being touted as a regional leader in its operation of drug treatment courts (DTCs) and a model for other countries implementing them. Representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Jamaica, Jeanelle van Glaanen Weygel, says experts from Jamaica have played a key role in the establishment of drug treatment […]

Research shows marijuana users have higher risk of dying from hypertension

Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to research published last month in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Steps are being taken towards legalisation and decriminalisation of marijuana in the United States, and rates of recreational marijuana use may increase substantially as a result,” said lead author Barbara […]

Political leaders ignoring Toronto’s gun violence crisis

Political leaders ignoring Toronto’s gun violence crisis

By Louis March Seven shootings in six days, with two fatalities. That was the tally  in Toronto last week, and not one word of concern heard from political leaders at all three levels of government. Over the past three years, we have seen an almost 100 per cent increase in gun homicides and incidents in […]

Why eat slave plantation food ?

Why eat slave plantation food ?

FOCUS ON HEALTH By Guildford Joe Thomas   The pre-slavery ancestors of  people of the African Canadian community ate food directly harvested from the land.  But their enslaved ancestors were forced to eat whatever was provided to them by the slave owners. They often ate the entrails and appendages of farm animals, including pig’s feet, […]

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