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Activists in caravan raising awareness of migrant workers’ plight

Members of the Harvesting Freedom Caravan xpressing their support.
By Admin 28.09.2016

By TOM GODFREY Activists with a caravan who have travelled through dozens of communities as part of a 30-day trek to Ottawa say they are highlighting the exploitative conditions faced by migrant workers from the Caribbean and elsewhere. The migrant …

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Dr. Adelle Blackett named a Trudeau Fellow

Dr. Adelle Blackett
By Admin 28.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR When former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau was campaigning in Montreal in 1968, Adelle Blackett was one of the random babies he greeted on a street corner in Cote des Neiges. Last week, the law professor …

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SickKids, UWI launch nursing education program in T&T

Dr. Victor Blanchette
By Admin 28.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Providing care for critically ill children is a dimension of nursing that appeals to Patrice Rosal. The Trinidadian health care practitioner could not be faulted for being unable to contain her emotions after learning she was among …

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Kay Blair ‘encouraged women to achieve their goals’

Kay Blair
By Admin 28.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR To say that Kay Blair left this world a better place than she found it isn’t an exaggeration. The longtime Community MicroSkills Development Centre (CMDC) executive director lost her lengthy fight with cancer last Monday. When she …

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Injured farm worker must return to Jamaica

By Admin 28.09.2016

By TOM GODFREY Badly-injured farm worker, Kevin Campbell, has lost a bid to stay in Canada for medical treatment and will have to return to Jamaica and a life of pain and suffering. A disappointed Campbell, 33, who has been …

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Benefits of Caribbean Court of Justice discussed

Dr. Trevor Carmichael
By Admin 21.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is a significant monument to constitutional decolonization and self-belief within the region, suggests renowned Barbadian lawyer, Sir Trevor Carmichael. Like most of the British Commonwealth, the Privy Council was the final …

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Special Investigations Unit criticized at public consultation

By Admin 21.09.2016

By TOM GODFREY The Jamaican Canadian Centre was packed with irate community members who came out to voice their mounting criticism against the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which they claim is too secretive and caters to police. The meeting last …

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Gloria Fallick was someone ‘people accepted and loved’

Gloria Fallick and former Toronto mayor, June Rowlands
By Admin 21.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Family and friends celebrated the life of former YWCA Toronto president and community volunteer, Gloria Fallick, last Sunday night at the Royal Ontario Museum. She passed away last month at age 80. Born and raised in Los …

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New law society bencher applauds scholarship winners

Benjamin McDonald
By Admin 21.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Last Saturday wasn’t just a big moment for the 15 United Achievers Club of Brampton (UACB) scholarship winners. It was most memorable for Bay St. law firm owner, Tanya Walker whose keynote address at the 32nd annual …

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