Exercise TRADEWINDS 17 underway in the Caribbean

Exercise TRADEWINDS 17 underway  in the Caribbean

Close to 100 sailors and soldiers from the Canadian Armed Forces  are now in the Caribbean as part of Exercise TRADEWINDS 17, a multinational maritime interdiction, ground security and interagency operation led by the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). A news release from Canada’s Department of National Defence says that with a crew of 40, […]

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community receive awards

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community  receive awards

Two outstanding lawyers from the Caribbean community were among eleven honourees at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony held  last week at Osgoode Hall  in Toronto. Guyana-born Patrick Case  received the Law Society medal  and Jamaica-born Thora Espinet was presented with the Lincoln Alexander Award. Case who was called to the Bar in 1988, has […]

Muhtadi Drumming Festival at Woodbine Park on the weekend

Muhtadi Drumming Festival  at Woodbine Park on the weekend

The 18th edition of Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF) will be held at Woodbine Park in Toronto on the weekend. The two-day festival  (June 3-4) is multicultural extravaganza that showcases 30 plus performers/groups playing an eclectic array of drums, music and dance from many nations. One of the themes of this year’s festival  is “Canada […]

Jamaicans urged to ‘ partner with each other’ to build their homeland

Jamaicans urged to ‘ partner with each other’ to build their homeland

“One han caan clap.” That was the message from Jamaica’s foreign affairs  minister, Senator  Kamina Johnson Smith, at the Canadian launch on Tuesday night of the Jamaica  55 Diaspora Conference. Addressing more than a  hundred Jamaicans at the Eaton Chelsea hotel in Toronto, the foreign minister noted the theme of the  conference: “Partnering for growth.” […]

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 […]

UWI Mona students barred from final exams to receive $9 million (Jamaican) in grants

UWI Mona students barred from final exams   to receive $9 million (Jamaican) in grants

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The Jamaica Ministry of Education will  provide $9 million (Jamaican) in grants to some final year students of the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) who were barred from sitting final year examinations due to outstanding fees owed to the university. The students had lobbied the Ministry for help. […]

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 […]

Tourism conference will take Jamaica ‘to heights we have never seen before ‘- Bartlett

Tourism conference will take Jamaica ‘to heights  we have never seen before ‘- Bartlett

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says the worldwide perception of Jamaica being a tourism Mecca is greatly assisting with the interest being shown in the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference. Bartlett, who returned to Jamaica on April 29 following his visit to Africa and Asia where he […]

Heightened alert for Kick ’em Jenny

Heightened alert for Kick ’em Jenny

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The National Disaster Management Agency is monitoring an increase in activities taking place at Kick ’em Jenny, the region’s only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine island of Carriacou. In a news release on Sunday, the disaster agency said it has been advised of the increase in activity by […]

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