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 […]

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 […]

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