Tag: Canada


Just Over 19,000 Jamaicans Migrated To The USA, Canada And UK In 2021

A total of 19,063 Jamaicans were granted visas for permanent residence or citizenship in the United States of America (USA), Canada, and the United Kingdom (UK) in 2021. This is contained in the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) 2022 Economic and Social Survey, which was tabled in the House of Representatives recently. The document notes that the USA remains the […]


Caicedo, James, Fowler Among Rising Stars Of Women’s World Cup

SYDNEY — A new generation of stars has emerged at the Women’s World Cup. While the likes of Brazil’s Marta, Canada’s Christine Sinclair and America’s Megan Rapinoe have played in the tournament for the last time, there is a rich flow of talent coming through to take their places. “We are on the cusp, and what a special moment to be […]


CONCACAF 2023 Gold Cup Group Stage Kick Off

The Gold Cup, a top men’s competition for national teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean — including the United States, Mexico, and Canada gets underway on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Teams will match skills against each other, with Jamaica set to take on the USA in the opener. The 16-team tournament will kick off on June 24 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]