Another above-active Atlantic hurricane season predicted

Another above-active Atlantic hurricane season predicted

Even as some Caribbean countries continue in recovery mode following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September, forecasters are warning that the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season will be another active one, with above-average activity. In its long-range forecast for the season which officially runs June 1 to November 30, researchers at Colorado […]

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 2.2 per cent this year – ECLA

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 2.2 per cent this year – ECLA

SANTIAGO, Chile – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) updated its economic activity growth projections for the region’s countries during 2018 and kept its estimate for average regional expansion at 2.2 per cent, after growing 1.2 per cent last year, the United Nations organization said. That remains the same as what […]

Student says UWI Toronto Gala Scholarship was ‘a turning point’ in his life

Student says UWI Toronto Gala Scholarship   was ‘a turning  point’ in his life

A 24-year old University of the West Indies (UWI) medical student from Barbados came to Toronto to say thanks last Saturday evening to donors of a scholarship he received which became ” a turning point” in his life. With tears steaming down his cheeks, Kodee Sargeant, the third-year student whose ambition is to be “a […]

Growing numbers of Venezuelans seeking asylum in Trinidad-Tobago

Growing numbers of Venezuelans seeking asylum in Trinidad-Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The number of Venezuelan nationals seeking asylum or detained at the main immigration center here has increased significantly, a joint select committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament has been told. Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews, told the committee on Friday that an estimated 2,000 Venezuelans have applied for […]

Premier announces Ontario Cultural Media Fund

Premier announces Ontario Cultural Media Fund

Publishers of community newspapers trying hard to make ends meet at a difficult time in the industry, got some encouraging news from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Tuesday when she  spoke to the “mullticultural media ” at a Scarborough hotel. Acknowledging  the pressures facing  the media, Wynne told reporters that they are an important  link […]

Belleville college students build houses in Jamaica

Belleville college students build houses in Jamaica

Twenty-three students from a Catholic college in Belleville, Ontario along with four of their  teachers, spent eight days in Jamaica during the  recent March break. But they were not there  as regular Canadian tourist  just to enjoy the sun, the sand and the sea. The students from  Nicholson Catholic college were  hard at work building […]

Canadian government to increase funding for Multiculturalism Program

Canadian government  to increase funding  for Multiculturalism Program

OTTAWA – The 20I8 federal budget, tabled on Tuesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. in addressing multiculturalism, noted the “challenges faced by Black Canadians.” It said ” recent domestic and international events, like the rise of ultranationalist movements, and protests against immigration, visible minorities and religious minorities, remind us that standing up for diversity and […]

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