Tag: Canada

NEWS

Canada Set To Ban Flights From The Caribbean And Mexico

Jamaica, along with other Caribbean countries and Mexico, has been pushed into further economic plight following Canada’s decision to suspend flights to these countries beginning January 31 to April 30. This move will negatively impact the countries’ tourism, extinguishing any hope of semblance of growth in the tourism sector for the first quarter of the year. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin […]

NEWS

Canada Set To Spend $100 Billion In Covid-19 Recovery Program

Canada’s federal government plans to spend a hefty sum of $100 billion in the coming months to aid the recovery of its economy. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in announcement discloses that the economic relief package is the largest by the country since the Second World War. The spending will put the deficit to a historic high of $381.6 billion by […]

BUSINESS

Canada Hits Back At Trump’s Aluminum Tariffs

Following a 10 % tariff on some Canadian aluminum products by President Trump, Canada has hit back with an announced $2.7bn tax on U.S. aluminum products. Canada and the U.S. reached a deal last year to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. However, President Trump reintroduced the tariff in the latter of this week, claiming U.S. industry protection. Speaking […]

COMMENTARY

The Neoliberal Assault On Warren’s Plan To Pay For Medicare For All

Well, that was quick—and predictable. By John Atcheson Both Sanders and Warren have come up with viable plans for funding Medicare for all. The neoliberal establishment and the conservatives have been going after Sanders’ approach by raising the specter-of-middle class tax increases. Sanders seems to trust that people will understand that if the tax increase is less than what they’re […]

POLITICS

Canada Issues Travel Advisory For Haiti

The Government of Canada has warned nationals to avoid traveling to Haiti as violent protests and widespread civil unrest have been taking place across the nation for several weeks. The advisory statement noted that the situation in the French-speaking Caribbean country could deteriorate quickly, and massive demonstrations are scheduled to take place from November 4 to 6. “In addition to […]

EDUCATION

Opportunity For Students To Study In Canada

Representatives from 31 universities and colleges in Canada will be in Jamaica from Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 8 for the 9th annual Education Fair. The Fair, which will be held at the Spanish Court Hotel, in Kingston on November 4 and 5 and at the Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay on November 7 and 8, will offer […]

SPORTS

Rain Kills Match After Gayle’s Blistering Batting Attack

Chris Gayle, the “Universe Boss” was at his batting destructive best in the Global T20 cricket tournament currently being played in Canada. His brutal batting display was, however, to no avail as his Vancouver Knight’s encounter against Montreal Tigers was abandoned due to rain. The 39-year-old struck a magnificent 122 as Vancouver powered to 276 for 3 in their turn […]

Jamaica

Hundreds Of Jamaicans Grab Work Opportunities In Canada

Close to 300 Jamaicans will capitalize on employment opportunities to work in Canada under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), starting in January. SAWP is part of the Ministry’s Overseas Employment Program and involves contractual agricultural workers, who are recruited to meet the short-term demand for manual labor during planting and harvesting seasons. Workers are employed in greenhouse crop production, […]

NEWS

China Cries Foul And Makes Demand On Canada And U.S. For Meng Wanzhou’s Release

China has warned of “grave consequences” if Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou isn’t released after being detained in Canada. According to press reports, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told the state media outlet Xinhua News Agency on Saturday that he had summoned Canadian Ambassador John McCallum to protest the detention of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer. Meng faces extradition to […]

NEWS

Grenada Set To Meet Visitor Arrivals Target

According to a press report, Grenada says it is set to welcome half-a-million visitors to the island with tourism officials backing its “marketing beyond the main hub” campaign. Patricia Maher, the chief executive officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), reportedly said, “We’re on track to meet our target of 500,000 overall visitors to Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique this […]