Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address  at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at  the Black Business and Professional Association’s 35th annual Harry Jerome Awards at the International Centre in Mississauga on Saturday. The Awards is established in memory of Harry Jerome, an African-Canadian Olympic athlete, scholar and social advocate. Presented by TD Bank, it honours the […]

How might the Caribbean respond to Brexit?

By  David Jessop On March 29, after forty years of membership, the British government formally gave notice that it will leave the European Union (EU) in 2019. In a carefully worded, conciliatory letter, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, told the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, that after separating, the UK hopes for […]

Property Watch for Jamaicans in Canada

Property Watch for Jamaicans in Canada

Jamaica’s National Land Agency (NLA) launched its new online anti-property fraud service, Property Watch,  at the recent Jamaica National Group Expo held at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario. The event brought together companies in the JN (Jamaica National ) Group, government agencies and real estate developers and construction companies to provide a one-stop […]

Husband and wife wanted on fraud charges, now back in Jamaica

Husband and wife wanted on fraud charges, now back in Jamaica

A  Jamaican couple, Khurt Comrie,40, and his wife, Collette,44, wanted by Toronto Police on fraud changes,  are reported to be back in Jamaica.  The couple who operated a Toronto financial investment and mortgage brokerage company called Keystone Financial Services between 2014 and  2016 , are now believed to be living in Kingston, the Jamaican capital. […]

Coteau discusses implementation of Black Youth Action Plan

Coteau discusses implementation of Black Youth Action Plan

Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, told a meeting at Tropicana Community Services in Toronto last week that the Ontario government is ready to take on the responsibility to dismantle systemic racism in the province. And he noted that the recently released $47 million Ontario Black Youth Action […]

Guyana at the cusp of transformation, US Deputy Chief of Mission tells oil and gas conference

Guyana at the cusp of transformation, US Deputy Chief  of Mission tells oil and gas conference

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Terry Steers-Gonzales, Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy, says now is the best time for the Guyana government to consider how revenues which are expected to be gained from the oil sector will be spent on various areas of development. Steers –Gonzalez was speaking at the opening ceremony of […]

Police open probe into T&T president’s housing allowance

Police open probe into T&T president’s housing allowance

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A police investigation has begun in Trinidad and Tobago into the controversial housing allowance paid to President Anthony Carmona, who assumed office on March 18, 2013. However, according to acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, this is not yet a criminal investigation, the Trinidad Guardian reported. The investigation into the matter […]

FMC anounces new Board as part of its restructuring

FMC anounces new Board as part of its restructuring

The Festival Management Committee (FMC) which has been running the Toronto Caribbean Carnival for the last ten  years, has announced the names  of its new nine-member Board of (Directors. But no information about the FMC’s  plans for the 2017 carnival was disclosed in a brief media release  which was sent to the Caribbean Camera yesterday. […]

Black Nova Scotian woman to grace a new $10 bill

Black Nova Scotian woman to grace a new $10 bill

Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre 70 years ago, will be the first woman other than the Queen  to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will grace the […]

A BIG CHECK FOR HAITI

A BIG CHECK FOR HAITI

Dr. Eric Pierre, Honorary  Consul General for Haiti in Toronto, (sixth from left) receives a ” big check” for  $3,740 on behalf of  Pierspective Entraide Huminataire, a Haitian-led charitable organization in Toronto, at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto. (From left) Alton Brooks – Director of Communications, Jamaican  Canadian Association (JCA), JCA Board; Dr. Sylvanus […]

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