Not always happy with life in Canada but always Jolly

Not always happy with life in Canada but always Jolly

Denham Jolly’s autobiography wins Toronto Book Award By Stephen Weir The standing ovation began before City of Toronto librarian Vickery Bowles could finish announcing Denham Jolly’s name. On Thursday night in the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Jamaican Canadian businessman, radio pioneer, and now author, received the 2017 Toronto Book Award for […]

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 […]

Money woes at the Trinidad-Tobago consulate in Toronto

Money woes at the Trinidad-Tobago consulate in Toronto

Short staffing in the Trinidad and Tobago  consulate in Toronto  is reported to be affecting the  level of service at the offices. Several long-serving employees of the consulate have recently been sent home and no one has been hired  to replace them. And nationals have been complaining about “longer wait time” to obtain fairly routine […]

Islamophobia at our Canadian borders

But who shall guard the border guards themselves? How do we protect asylum-seekers entering Canada from naked islamophobia on the part of Canadian officials at our borders? How do we protect ourselves and our country’s egalitarian values from the consequences of such human rights abuses? Who is to protect our country’s institutions, policies and practices […]

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 […]

Jamaican MP calls on fellow nationals to help create a ‘first world Jamaica’

Jamaican MP calls on fellow nationals to help create a ‘first world Jamaica’

By Lincoln DePradine Jamaican parliamentarian Juliet Holness is looking to overseas-based fellow nationals to help in creating a “first world Jamaica’’. “Ladies and gentlemen, it is possible,’’ Holness, MP for St Andrew East Rural, said last Saturday while delivering the keynote address at a ” grand charity  gala” in Toronto. “Join us in building a […]

Benefit performance raises funds for hurricane relief

Benefit performance raises funds for hurricane relief

The recent “Caribbean relief and rhythms” benefit performance, organized by the Caribana Arts Group (CAG) in association with the Phoenix Concert theatre, has raised $15,000 to assist several hurricane-battered islands. CAG Chairman Monica Pollard said the funds will be sent to Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Cuba and St. Maarten. She also reported that more than […]

Jamaican farm worker wins compensation case

Jamaican farm worker wins compensation case

A Jamaican farm worker who suffered an on-the-job injury nine years ago in Canada was handed a major victory by  the Workplace  Safety and Insurance  Tribunal which ruled that a policy that cuts benefits to injured migrant farm workers was illegal. In the landmark decision, which was handed down last week, the tribunal ordered the […]

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