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.” […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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