Jamaal Magloire launches the “Peoples Band’ with ‘Music’

Jamaal Magloire launches the “Peoples Band’  with ‘Music’

Nearly a thousand mas’ fans showed up at Parkview Manor in Toronto on Saturday for the launch of one of the bigger bands which will hit the streets for Toronto Caribbean carnival 2017. It was   Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers or The People Band,  as Jamaal is fond of calling it, and  their  presentation of “MUSIC: […]

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

The Women’s Committee of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) of Toronto is calling for  “appropriate services. supports and programs ” to bring relief to persons affected by gender-based violence in Jamaica. In a news release last Thursday, members of the committee said they were ” deeply concerned” by the “extent of violence perpetrated towards women […]

Jamaican woman believed to be the world’s oldest living person

Jamaican woman believed to be the world’s oldest living person

At 117 years of age, Violet Brown of Duanvale, Jamaica is believed to be the world’s oldest living person following the death on Saturday of Emma Morano of Italy who was born Nov. 29, 1899. Brown who worked in the sugarcane fields  around her home in western Jamaica, now spends most of the day resting […]

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 […]

More Caribbean nationals facing deportation under new US immigration policy

More Caribbean nationals facing deportation  under new US immigration policy

NEW YORK – When Nevisian Floyel Stapleton appeared in a Manhattan Criminal Court in New York for a routine hearing in his misdemeanour assault case, he was stunned to be met by US federal immigration agents as he left the courtroom. “I didn’t know they were there. They were in plain clothes. They had no […]

Dunn’s River Falls to boost Jamaica’s cruise industry

Dunn’s River Falls to boost Jamaica’s cruise industry

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Michael Belnavis,  Chairman of Jamaica’s National Cruise Council (NCC),  says upgrading of the Dunn’s River Falls attraction in Ocho Rios will further boost Jamaica’s growing cruise sector. Belnavis said that Jamaica was already on course to becoming the number-one cruise destination in the region and that the recent Dunn’s River upgrade has […]

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 […]

US names Trinidad-Tobago national as international terrorist

US names Trinidad-Tobago national as international terrorist

WASHINGTON – The United States has named Shane Dominic Crawford, a Trinidad and Tobago national, among a group of “Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs)”. The Department of State, in a statement posted on its website, noted that Crawford and other foreigners identified as El Shafee Elsheikh, Anjem Choudary, Sami Bouras and Mark John Taylor are […]

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 […]

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