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2020 Harry Jerome Awards Gala Postponed

2020 Harry Jerome Awards Gala Postponed

By Michael Van Cooten Publisher/Editor TORONTO, Ontario March 20, 2020 — This year’s edition of the Harry Jerome Awards (HJA) gala ceremony, slated for Saturday, April 25, has been postponed. Founded in 1983, and organised, annually, by the Black Business ...

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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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