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 […]

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 […]

Cornwallians 40th anniversary gala

Cornwallians  40th anniversary gala

Hundreds of  past students of Cornwall College in Jamaica – or Cornwallians, as they are called  – came from far and wide  to attend the 40th anniversary gala of the Cornwall College Alumni Association  (CCAA) of  Toronto  two Saturdays ago. The  gala held under the patronage of  Mary Anne Chambers, a former Ontario government minister […]

Grenadian investor taking advantage of CBI program

Grenadian investor taking  advantage of  CBI program

GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government has welcomed a move by a local entrepreneur to invest an estimated EC$20 million (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) in a hotel utilising the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program(CBI), “Projects like that benefits so many,” Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell said at the sod turning ceremony. Grenada, like several other […]

More than 100 prisoners recaptured in BVI

More than 100 prisoners recaptured in BVI

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands  — More than 100 criminals who broke out of Her Majesty’s Prison, Balsam Ghut in the British Virgin Islands last week have been captured. Governor Augustus Jaspert said the escapees were rounded up during an operation last week. “On Thursday 14 September, an operation run by the British Virgin Islands and […]

Guyana to put in place measures to ease plight of refugees – Greenidge

GEORGETOWN, Guyana— The Guyana government says it will put in place legislation to avoid people fleeing harsh economic and political conditions in their homeland being deported for illegal entry into the country. Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge told the Guyana-based Demerara Waves Online News that at the policy level, the government may want to see […]

Will G98.7 lose its licence?

Will G98.7 lose its licence?

Radio station CKFG-FM not in danger of losing its licence – Fitzroy Gordon  By Lincoln DePradine Jamaica-born Fitzroy Gordon, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto radio station CKFG-FM (G98.7), has dismissed the idea that the station is in any imminent danger of losing its broadcasting licence. The license for the station was granted in […]

Caribbean has potential to lead a revolution in wastewater management – IDB

Caribbean has potential to lead a revolution  in wastewater management – IDB

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said on Monday that Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to lead a revolution in the management of wastewater as a resource by reusing it in agricultural and industrial activities, and by promoting circular economy models while at the same time striving to meet Sustainable Development […]

LAO withdraws funding of African Canadian Legal Clinic

LAO withdraws funding  of  African Canadian Legal Clinic

Legal Aid  Ontario (LAO) has announced  that it will withdraw funding of the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) effective September 30. Every dollar of funding currently provided to ACLC will be redirected to a new organization to provide dedicated services to the Black community, said a news release from the  LAO dated August 16 last. […]

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