Jamaican government to address mental illness among prison inmates

Jamaican government to address mental illness  among prison inmates

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, State Minister for National Security,  says the Jamaican Government will be putting measures in place to deal with mentally ill people in lock-ups. “There are plans to allocate budgetary and manpower resources to meet the treatment needs of the mentally ill who are incarcerated. We also hope […]

Permanent residence for seasonal agricultural workers

  A new Report, prepared by the well intentioned and highly respected Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), has painted a far too rosy picture of the experiences of seasonal farm workers in Canada. Almost exactly one year ago, The Caribbean Camera issued an Editorial which included a strong appeal for seasonal farm workers […]

‘Please help to give me my life back’

‘Please help to give me my life back’

Ila HenryAn open letter to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship The following letter was sent to the Caribbean Camera by a 27-year old woman in St. Lucia. The letter has been forwarded to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and the federal Liberal Black caucus: Ila HenryDear Mr. Hussen, My name is Ila Henry and […]

Barbados health authorities raise concerns about syphillis

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados— Barbados health authorities are urging residents to educate themselves more about sexually transmitted infections (STI) as the island deals with an outbreak of syphilis. “The Ministry of Health first raised the alarm in July 2013 and commenced a health education campaign to increase awareness about STIs so more people would be tested […]

Minister of Children and Youth Services proposes game changer to deal with systemic racism

Minister of Children and Youth Services proposes game changer  to deal with systemic racism

Game changer! That’s a word Michael Coteau, Ontario’s Minister of Children and Youth Services, has been using  regularly  these days. Coteau optimistically views the new approach to  dealing with systemic racism in  Ontario as a “game changer.” And in a recent interview with the Caribbean Camera, he spoke about “the new approach” with  the introduction […]

TAIBU provides culturally-based healthcare programs

TAIBU provides culturally-based healthcare programs

Black  people in Canada are at greater risk than others of developing chronic medical conditions that can be traced to lifestyles, lack of proper nutrition, employment and physical activities. So says Liben Gebremikael, the Ethiopia-born Executive Director of TAIBU Community Health Centre in the Malvern neighbourhood in Toronto. (TAIBU is a greeting in Swahili which […]

Sleep: You Need Much More Than a Wink

Sleep: You Need Much More Than a Wink

(The following is an  excerpt from the recently published  book Let Food Be Your Medicine Today.)     Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. ~ Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (1572–1632)   Proper restful sleep is extremely important for your overall physical, mental, and spiritual health. But it is so […]

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