Not always happy with life in Canada but always Jolly

Not always happy with life in Canada but always Jolly

Denham Jolly’s autobiography wins Toronto Book Award By Stephen Weir The standing ovation began before City of Toronto librarian Vickery Bowles could finish announcing Denham Jolly’s name. On Thursday night in the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Jamaican Canadian businessman, radio pioneer, and now author, received the 2017 Toronto Book Award for […]

First Nations of Canada represented at First Peoples’ Day in Trinidad and Tobago

First Nations of Canada  represented at First Peoples’ Day in  Trinidad and Tobago

Chief Kevin Hart, Manitoba Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations of Canada, and Algonquin Hoop Dancer Mariah Smith Chabot were special guests representing Canada at the historic celebration of First Peoples’ Day in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday. It was the first time First Peoples’ Day was officially recognized as a public holiday […]

Quebec passes law obliging citizens to uncover their faces

Quebec passes law obliging citizens  to uncover their faces

QUEBEC — The Quebec national assembly has passed a controversial religious neutrality bill that obliges citizens to uncover their faces while giving and receiving state services. Members of the national assembly voted 66-51 in favour of Bill 62  yesterday. Tabled by Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee in 2015, it is the governing Liberals’ response to the […]

Dominican farm workers appeal to Canadian government to let them stay

Dominican farm workers appeal to Canadian government  to let them stay

Migrant farm workers from Dominica  which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last month, are appealing to the Canadian government to allow them to remain and continue to work in Canada  to help support their families back home. The category five hurricane  was reported to have left more than 20 people dead in Dominica and severely […]

Jamaica honours 257 for outstanding service

Jamaica honours 257 for outstanding service

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two hundred and fifty-seven Jamaicans received national honours and awards on Monday at the annual investiture and awards ceremony held on the lawns of King’s House in St Andrew. Famed musician Neville O’Reilly Livingstone, better known as “Bunny Wailer”, the only living member of the legendary Wailing Wailers band, headed the long […]

World Bank says region on course for modest growth

World Bank says region on course for modest growth

WASHINGTON – Despite the recent impact of natural disasters, the World Bank says the Latin American and Caribbean region remains on course to record modest economic growth for the first time in six years. The bank’s Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Carlos A. Végh issued the projection yesterday in the wake of […]

Islamophobia at our Canadian borders

But who shall guard the border guards themselves? How do we protect asylum-seekers entering Canada from naked islamophobia on the part of Canadian officials at our borders? How do we protect ourselves and our country’s egalitarian values from the consequences of such human rights abuses? Who is to protect our country’s institutions, policies and practices […]

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