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 […]

Jamaican students host ‘engaging’ tourism, travel and trade show in Toronto

Jamaican students host ‘engaging’ tourism, travel and trade show in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine It’s rare to find young people anywhere in Canada and the Caribbean who want to pursue a life in politics. Jamaican student Daren Miller, who has just ended a visit to Canada, is an exception. “I am really going to be going into politics,’’ said Miller, a Jamaican Youth Ambassador, and also […]

Raul Castro warns of ‘a setback’ in US-Cuba relations

Raul Castro warns of  ‘a setback’  in US-Cuba relations

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban President Raul Castro said that Donald Trump’s hardline stance towards the country marks “a setback” in relations with the United States after ties were gradually restored in 2015. “The announcements made by the current president… mean a setback in bilateral relations,” Castro said  on Friday in remarks, broadcast on state television, […]

It’s now Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival

It’s now Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival

Back in 1967 it started out as Caribana. By the first decade of the twenty-first century it came to be known as the Toronto Caribbean carnival. Recently, it was called the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean carnival. And now as it gets ready to hit the streets of Toronto for its 50th anniversary, it ‘s called Peeks […]

Drake beats Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

Drake beats Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

  Toronto rapper Drake picked up 13 awards at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, beating the previous record of 12 held by Adele. Drake had earned 10 awards in early winners announced Sunday morning and won an 11th for top male artist in the first minutes of the show He beat out Beyoncé, […]

Jeffers calls for suspension of school policing program

Jeffers calls for suspension of school policing program

Kenneth Jeffers, the lone black member of the Toronto Police Services Board, has called for the suspension of the School Resource Officer program after deputations by  several persons  who spoke at Tuesday’s board  meeting of the negative impact of police presence in schools. Through the program, police officers are now  stationed in 75 schools across […]

Ontario Police oversight review calls for greater transparency

Ontario Police oversight review calls for greater transparency

  After seven months of public consultations and private meetings, Ontario Justice Michael Tulloch last week released his report on police oversight in the province. The Independent Police Oversight Review, as the report is titled, calls for greater transparency of the province’s three police watchdogs – the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Office of the […]

BP to invest (US)$5-billion in Trinidad-Tobago – Prime Minister

BP to invest (US)$5-billion in Trinidad-Tobago – Prime Minister

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  — The Trinidad and Tobago government says the oil giant British Petroleum ( BP)  will invest five billion US dollars in the country over the next five years. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said that the assurance was given during talks in the United States between a […]

Jamaican government to address mental illness among prison inmates

Jamaican government to address mental illness  among prison inmates

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, State Minister for National Security,  says the Jamaican Government will be putting measures in place to deal with mentally ill people in lock-ups. “There are plans to allocate budgetary and manpower resources to meet the treatment needs of the mentally ill who are incarcerated. We also hope […]

Don Meredith has lost both senatorial and pastoral credibility

Don Meredith has lost both senatorial and pastoral credibility

Senator Don Meredith is being tried and convicted in the court of public opinion for the two-year sexual relationship which he had with a teenager. The outraged media and the public at large are convinced that he is guilty of moral depravity that is totally unacceptable for a senator. They are also being influenced by […]

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