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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Excellence recognized at Jamaica’s independence gala

Anthony Morgan
By Admin 10.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR At almost every turn in life, women were there to steer lawyer and social justice activist, Anthony Morgan, in the right direction. He paid tribute to them last Saturday night at the annual gala to celebrate the …

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Adaoma Patterson elected JCA president

New JCA president Adaoma Patterson
By Admin 01.06.2016

By RON FANFAIR In the last three years, Adaoma Patterson chaired the volunteer-driven transition team responsible for making changes to the way the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) operates. She is now in the hot seat to oversee those changes that …

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Fundraiser will help school in Portland, Jamaica

Sylvia Shields, Karen Brown-Nelson, Sharon London-Haughton, Lorna Baker and daughter Melissa Henley.
By Admin 26.05.2016

By RON FANFAIR While vacationing in Jamaica 12 years ago, registered nurse Lorna Baker visited her alma mater – Mount Pleasant Primary School – in Portland and discovered the institution was in dire need of a breakfast program. Starting with …

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Outreach workers hired to mentor at-risk youth

Midaynta Community Services executive director_MAHAD YUSUF
By Admin 18.05.2016

By TOM GODFREY Three outreach workers have been hired to help Toronto community groups reach at-risk youth who could be lured into a life of crime by street gangs. The workers will visit and talk to Caribbean and African youths …

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Women honoured for contributions to JCA

Janet Neilson
By Admin 16.03.2016

By RON FANFAIR More than gender parity, women deserve the highest recognition, Rev. Karen Redwood said in her keynote presentation at the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) women’s committee 16th annual International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration last Sunday. “They are the …

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Achievements of women recognized at gala

Andrea Tabnor
By Admin 09.03.2016

By RON FANFAIR Long-time Jane & Finch resident Andrea Tabnor estimates she has attended more than 50 funerals, the majority of them young Black men who have succumbed to senseless gun violence. On some occasions in the last two decades, …

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JCA’s Community Support for Opal Austin

By Admin 25.11.2015

The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) is rallying support for Opal Austin, the mother of Melonie Dwayne Biddersingh. Young Melonie’s body was discovered behind a dumpster in a burning suitcase 20 years ago but was not identified until recently. Opal Austin …

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Community groups salute TPS Chief Mark Saunders

Chief Mark Saunders with JCA president Barry Coke (left) and consul general Lloyd Wilks.
By Admin 01.10.2015

Tough lessons learned as early as in elementary school has put Toronto Police Service (TPS) Chief Mark Saunders in an enviable position to see the city through a lens much different than any of his predecessors.

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