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Canada Proposes Annual Meeting With Caribbean Countries

Canada Proposes Annual Meeting With Caribbean Countries

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, February 20, 2020 (CMC) — Canada is proposing an annual meeting with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Leaders, as the North American country moves to strengthen its relationship with the 15-member regional integration grouping. A Trinidad and Tobago government statement ...

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Some Less-Remembered Black-Canadian Historical Facts

Some Less-Remembered Black-Canadian Historical Facts

By Yvonne Sam Pride Contributing Columnist In 1963, Saint-Firmin Monestime, a Haitian-Canadian politician and Medical Doctor, became the first Black elected Mayor of a Canadian municipality — the northern Ontario town of Mattawa, with a population of 3000. The town ...

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Canadian Prime Minister To Meet With Caribbean Leaders

Canadian Prime Minister To Meet With Caribbean Leaders

OTTAWA, Ontario, February 11, 2020 (CMC) – Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, will meet with Caribbean Leaders during their 31st inter-sessional summit in Barbados, on Tuesday, next week, the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has confirmed. The Secretariat said that Trudeau ...

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Barbados To Increase Number Of Seasonal Workers In Canada

Barbados To Increase Number Of Seasonal Workers In Canada

TORONTO, Ontario February 6, 2020 — Over 170 Barbadians were employed last year, under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Program (SAWP) in Canada, and two new employers joined the program, helping to augment the previous year’s figures. Barbados is currently working ...

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Making Knowledge The New Black

Making Knowledge The New Black

By Yvonne Sam Contributing Columnist Black people have a lengthy and noteworthy history of great kings, queens and warriors, nevertheless, in spite of all that, we still ended up being enslaved. A simple reason proffered for our finding ourselves in ...

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Airport Racism

Airport Racism

By Yvonne Sam Contributing Columnist Thanks to airport racism, I am now bereft of my joy of flying. Previously, I regarded air travel as a symbol of freedom, as I was airborne almost every other month. Being at airports was ...

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