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Grenadian consulate facilitating new services for nationals

Derrick James
By Admin 24.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR Grenadian nationals in Canada are no longer required to purchase American currency to obtain a passport at the consulate. Effective immediately, they can pay in Canadian dollars to replace an expired, lost, stolen or damaged passport. The …

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Historic Black church restored in Oro-Medonte

Shernett Martin
By Admin 24.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR Born in Oro in 1894 a century before the town merged with Medonte 22 years ago, Susie Thompson relocated to Toronto and wed Albert Hunte. The couple had two children, Sherwood Hunte – who died in the …

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Government to upgrade immigration detention facilities

By Admin 24.08.2016

By TOM GODFREY The federal government has buckled to public pressure and will spend $138 million to upgrade some immigration detention facilities to improve the lives of long-term detainees. The long-awaited funding stems from the deaths of at least 15 …

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Jamaican dialect prof gets new job at University of Waterloo

Dr. Clive Forrester
By Admin 24.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR After eight years on contract as director of the popular Jamaican creole courses at York University, Dr. Clive Forrester has moved on to the University of Waterloo as a full-time professor in the department of English Language …

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Organization founded to honour deceased medical student

Dr. Modupe Olaogun, Filomena Meffe, Barrington Morrison, Adriana Workywech, Anike Morrison & Dr. Michael Cusimano.
By Admin 24.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR Losing a child under any circumstance is tragic, particularly if it’s sudden and unexpected. Omotayo Morrison was pursuing medical studies at Spartan Health Sciences University (SHSU) in St. Lucia when he was run down by a vehicle …

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Law clinic to provide free legal support for start-ups

Michelle Henry
By Admin 24.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR Are you considering starting a business and can’t afford a lawyer? The Pro Bono Ontario (PBO)-Black Business Law Clinic (BBLC) will address the dilemma by providing lawyers who will volunteer their time to offer free, early level …

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Summer academy will transition to private school for boys

Strong Academy graduates Caleb Gibson (l), Zekaryah Volney-Brown and Caleb McLeod.
By Admin 24.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR A summer academy program started four years ago for mainly male Black youths in the city’s urban areas will eventually transition to a private boys’ school. Justice Donald McLeod, a founding partner of 100 Strong Inc. that …

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Local Jamaicans will help develop Diaspora policy – minister

Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson-Smith
By Admin 17.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR Jamaican-Canadians will get an opportunity to offer input in the shaping of Diaspora policy that will provide a framework to maximize the contributions of overseas nationals to boost the country’s development. Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs & …

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Judge throws out case against couple racially profiled by cops

Jeffrey Ferguson-Cadore
By Admin 17.08.2016

By TOM GODFREY It was a terrible case of racial profiling by police that turned the lives of a Whitby couple into a living nightmare. It happened when Beverly O’Grady, with boyfriend Jeffrey Ferguson-Cadore, a top athlete, were pulled over …

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