Tag: Canada

NEWS

Trudeau Announces $4.5 Billion Inflation Relief Package For Low Earners

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $4.5 billion in measures intended to provide low-income families with relief from high inflation. The measures include doubling a quarterly tax credit sent to individuals and families with low and modest incomes to offset sales tax and a $500, one-time top-up to a housing benefit that is provided to low earners who need […]

NEWS

Pope Arrives In Canada On Tour Of ‘Penance’ For Indigenous Abuse

The trip centers around an apology on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church for the abuse that Indigenous children endured at mostly church-run residential schools. Pope Francis has landed in Canada to kick off a week-long trip that will center around his apology on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church for the abuse that Indigenous children endured at mostly church-run residential schools. […]

SPORTS

Reggae Girlz Not Good Enough Against Canada

After drubbing Haiti 4 –nil, the Reggae Girlz proved to be no match for Olympic champions Canada as they were thrashed 3-0 in their Concacaf Women’s Championship encounter. Canada will now play the USA in Monday’s final in a rematch of the 2018 final, won 2-0 by the USA. The championship match is for a spot in the 2024 Olympics. […]

NEWS

Canada In Mobile And Internet Blackout

According to press reports, Canadians are in the dark as their largest mobile and internet provider has again experienced another major outage, impacting bank ATMs and emergency service hotlines. The Rogers Communications issue has also hit government operations. The company says it is working rapidly to resolve the nationwide problem. “We know how important it is for our customers to […]

BUSINESS

Canada Set To Ban China’s 5G Networks

Canada says it will ban two of China’s biggest telecoms equipment makers from working on its 5G phone networks. The restrictions against Huawei and ZTE were announced by the country’s industry minister on Thursday. Francois-Philippe Champagne says the move will improve Canada’s mobile internet services and protect the safety and security of Canadians. But Huawei Canada said it was disappointed […]

Culture

Canada — The Best Country In The World For 2021

According to a USNews.com ranking report, Canada takes the top spot of being the best country in the world. The report is based on a survey of over 17,000 people from across the world, where participants were presented with 76 attributes and were asked how strongly they associated each one with a nation. 78 countries were included in this year’s rankings. Canada […]

Jamaica

New Canadian Airline Swoop Expands Service To Jamaica

Photo credit: Harpreet Sandhu Canadian airline, Swoop, has expanded service to Jamaica with the addition of bi-weekly non-stop flights between Toronto and Kingston, recently. These are in addition to four weekly flights now provided from Toronto and Hamilton to Montego Bay on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The inaugural flight into Kingston arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport from […]

NEWS

Huawei’s Ms. Meng Is Back Home After A Three Year Home Detention In Canada

Huawei’s top executive Meng Wanzhou is now free after being detained in Canada for nearly three years. This comes in the light of what seems to be a prisoners’ swap between Canada and China. Following Ms. Meng’s release, two Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig charged for espionage and detained in China were also set free. It is believed that […]

SPORTS

Canada Thrashes Costa Rica 2 Nil To Head To Gold Cup Semifinals

Canada defeated Costa Rica 2-0 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals Sunday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Canadians were in a rampant mood with goals coming from the boots of Junior Hoilett and Stephen Eustaquio. This means Canada is through to the semi-finals and will do battle against Mexico in the semifinal round on Thursday. It is […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Welcomes Flights From Canada And Germany

Jamaica welcomed flights, Air Canada Dreamliner and Condor airline from Germany, which touched down at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday, July 4. Air Canada Dreamliner landed with 190 passengers and a 10-member flight crew, whereas Condor had 210 passengers and 12 crew members. These airlines resumed flights to Jamaica, which had stopped following the […]