Grow economy to create confident Jamaicans – Lee-Chin

Grow economy to create confident Jamaicans – Lee-Chin

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Lamenting that young Jamaicans have never experienced economic growth in their lifetime, Michael Lee-Chin, Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (ECG), noted that the Council is focused on building the confidence of Jamaicans. Speaking on Tuesday at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, the Jamaica-born Canadian billionaire, noted that very marginal growth for […]

Barbadians stage protest march against tax increase

Barbadians stage protest march against tax increase

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Thousands of Barbadians took to the streets of Bridgetown on Monday to urge Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to reconsider a recent tax increase that has sparked a string of protests by workers. The Barbados Private Sector Association and leading trade unions organized a joint march to demonstrate against the eight-percentage-point hike to […]

Who will reform CARICOM?

Who will reform CARICOM?

By David Jessop There is a pervasive view within and beyond the Caribbean that the regional integration process is foundering, and that progress is being held back by an absence of political compromise combined with bureaucratic failings. The outcome of the recently held CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Grenada did nothing to dispel such […]

CARICOM leaders want plan of action from state-owned airlines

CARICOM leaders want plan of action  from state-owned airlines

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada  — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have called on state-owned airlines to develop a plan of action and road map by February next year aimed at increasing their efforts towards enhancing their level of collaboration and coordination for the benefit of the travelling public. According to the communique issued at the end of […]

Time to seize the opportunity to serve your community

By Carlton  Joseph   Last week,  John Tory, the Mayor of Toronto, unveiled  at City Hall a draft  municipal Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. The Plan contained five themes, 22 recommendations and 77 actions which the mayor said the “ City of Toronto could undertake.” The mayor conceded that the recommendations of the Plan […]

Growing opportunities for investment in Trinidad-Tobago – Mayor Boodan

Growing opportunities for investment in Trinidad-Tobago –  Mayor Boodan

Gopaul Boodan, Mayor of the Borough of Chaguanas in Central Trindad, sees growing opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago nationals in Canada who wish to invest ” back home.” In an interview with the Caribbean Camera  on Monday, Mayor Boodan who was on a brief visit to Toronto, said  “Chaguanas is open for business and those […]

Moody’s downgrades Trinidad-Tobago

Moody’s downgrades Trinidad-Tobago

NEW York-based Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Trinidad and Tobago to what investors call “junk” status. The Moody’s downgrade last week came four days after fellow New York-based Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) also downgraded the country, replacing its “A-” rating with a “BBB+” rating. T&T’s new rating is “Ba1” from Moody’s, down from […]

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 […]

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