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Tag Archives: Canada

  1. Jael Joseph, the girl with the BIG idea

    As an immigrant in Canada Jael Joseph quickly realized in her early days in the North American country, that her ethnicity would play a great role in how she navigated life in this new locale.  She was part of the minority and even so, her heritage made her part of a smaller grouping within the […]

    April 5, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  2. PERCY VS GOLIATH: Christopher Walken, Monique Alvarez & Pathy Aiyar

    A Canadian farmer takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops.

    April 4, 2021Agriculture, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. CRISIS – Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer & Evangeline Lilly

    Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the USA, an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep […]

    February 12, 2021Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. ‘Writing your book’ By Roslyn Franken

    When doing author presentations about my book, Meant to Be, people often ask me afterwards, “How did you write your book?”  I answer, “Why do you ask?” and inevitably they tell me that they too have an inspirational story they want to share but have no idea how to write a book or even get started. What I discovered […]

    December 11, 2020BooksNo comments
  5. Barbadian experts teach CPA’s the latest about fraud at CPA Canada event

    Tough times, like the current pandemic, often pull people together but, for others, it’s an opportunity to pull off a fraud. Leading fraud experts hammered that message home at a free online learning session hosted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) for members in the United States and across the Caribbean region on […]

    November 2, 2020BusinessNo comments
  6. University Canada West Promotes Women’s Leadership with virtual seminar & MBA Scholarship for Women

    University Canada West (UCW) recently announced details on its next public program, a Women in Leadership virtual seminar with prominent Caribbean speaker: Lisandra Rickards on October 7th at 6pm EST. The featured topic is “Risk and Reward: Lessons from Caribbean Women in Entrepreneurship.” In June 2020, the Vancouver-based UCW unveiled the Women in Leadership MBA […]

    October 3, 2020EducationNo comments
  7. SYMMONDS SAYS SO FAR SO GOOD AS COMMERCIAL FLIGHT RETURNS

    The Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) officially reopened to commercial air traffic on Sunday with the arrival of Air Canada Flight 966 from Toronto at approximately 2:20 that afternoon. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, and Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, joined senior officials of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and GAIA […]

    July 14, 2020TravelNo comments
  8. CPA Canada helps Caribbean-based CPAs navigate the COVID-19 crisis

    CPA Canada hosted its first pan – regional webinar on July 9, 2020 with a focus on navigating the COVID-19 crisis in the Caribbean. The session focused on the financial impacts of COVID across the region, including the changes and reforms necessary to successfully emerge from the pandemic. “These are not normal times and Canadian […]

    July 10, 2020BusinessNo comments
  9. QEH GETS $166,000 MACHINE TO DETECT CONDITION THAT CAN LEAD TO BLINDNESS

    Barbados’ main public health care facility, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is now better able to diagnose keratoconus, a progressive vision impairment of the cornea that can lead to blindness. During the official handing over ceremony, the hospital’s Director of Medical Services, Mr. Anthony Harris explained that while traditionally the disease was categorised as rare, […]

    February 19, 2020HealthNo comments
  10. SOL RALLY BARBADOS JOINS FIA NACAM CHAMPIONSHIP

    Sol Rally Barbados is inscribed on the calendar of the world governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), for the first time in 2020 as it becomes a round of the NACAM Championship. The 31st running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, May 29 to 31, […]

    January 19, 2020Featured, RallyNo comments
  11. CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE DONATES US$150,000 TO HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF EFFORTS

    CIBC is donating US$150,000 to support humanitarian relief in areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian with a focus on the Northern Bahamas. The funds, which include a donation through CIBC FirstCaribbean’s ComTrust Foundation, will be distributed through the Red Cross. “We stand with all communities impacted by the devastating hurricane in the Bahamas and surrounding areas,” […]

    September 9, 2019BusinessNo comments
  12. CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION TO COLLECT BIO-METRIC INFORMATION IN ST. KITTS & NEVIS

    St Kitts & Nevis’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce Canadian officials will be in the Federation during the week of the 26th of August to carry out biometric processing for persons wishing to obtain visas to travel to Canada. Nationals and residents are reminded that nationals from countries in the Americas, including […]

    August 19, 2019Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  13. TALENTED TEN COMPLETE PROBLEM-SOLVING ‘FCIB’ INTERNSHIP

    Ten trail-blazing tertiary-level students in Barbados are moving on to another stage of their development with experience of not only working in the banking industry but of creating an application that can be used in a progressive corporate business. The group participated in the ICE (Innovate, Create, Elevate) Summer Internship programme, which CIBC FirstCaribbean International […]

    August 19, 2019EducationNo comments
  14. Scotiabank’s Santo Domingo CEO visits DR’s President Medina

    The Dominican Republic’s President – Danilo Medina – received in his office at the Presidential Palace Brian Porter, President and chief executive officer of Scotiabank on 22 July 2019. Ignacio Deschamps, head of International Banking and Digital Transformation at Scotiabank and Gonzalo Parral, Scotiabank general manager in the Dominican Republic accompanied Porter during the visit. […]

    July 25, 2019BusinessNo comments
  15. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN SCHOLARSHIP WINNER GIVES ADVICE TO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

    If she was asked to give a message to students of Barbados’ newer secondary schools, Shantelle Armstrong would more than likely say they can achieve their full potential, since a school does not define a person. Armstrong, who recently received a CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank scholarship to pursue a doctorate in corporate governance, recalled some […]

    July 1, 2019EducationNo comments
  16. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN TOASTS ITS STAFF ON EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY

    Smiles lit up many faces and laughter echoed across the banking halls and offices of regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean as management toasted its over 3000 employees. From mouth-watering breakfast spreads and tasty lunches served by executives turned ‘chefs‘ for the day to a myriad other fun-filled activities, the bank said a rousing “thank you” to […]

    June 2, 2019EventsNo comments
  17. Scotiabank sells its pension business in DR

    Scotiabank announced they completed the previously reported sale of Scotia Crecer AFP and Scotia Seguros, its pension and related insurance businesses in the Dominican Republic , to Grupo Rizek. Grupo Rizek is one of the largest and most prominent diversified business groups in the Dominican Republic with a long-standing reputation in agribusiness and the financial […]

    May 4, 2019BusinessNo comments
  18. BARBADIAN WINS GOLD AT CANADIAN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS

    MARK SEALY the four-time Caribbean 50-plus champion captured the gold medal at the 2019 Canadian Squash Championships in the men’s 55-plus division at Mayfair Lakeshore Club in Toronto today, May 04, 2019. Sealy, the No. 1 seed who received a bye in the first round sailed through the tournament to reach the final, after he […]

    May 4, 2019Breaking News, Featured, SportsNo comments
  19. Educator awarded the 2019 Canadian Francophonie Program Scholarship

    Emmanuella Louis is a diligent educator from St Lucia, who is committed to serving her country and educating her students. It is this commitment that motivated her to apply for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program, where she emerged as the awardee. The Government of Canada-funded scholarship programme is offered to nationals of developing Francophonie member […]

    March 25, 2019EducationNo comments
  20. Scotiabank Enhancing Digital Banking Offer

    Scotiabank recently launched its new Alerts feature for debit and credit card transactions which gives real-time notification once a debit or credit card transaction is conducted. Alerts are also available for purchases where the card is not present, where a card is used outside of the country and for both point of sale and ATM […]

    February 15, 2019BusinessNo comments
  21. CARICOM URGES PEACEFUL RESOLUTION TO “UNSATISFACTORY SITUATION” IN VENEZUELA

    Venezuela must not be further tipped into chaos by external powers attempting to enforce some kind of rule not necessarily democratically entrenched. Regional Heads of Government want all actors, internal and external, to avoid actions which will escalate an already explosive situation to the detriment of the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and […]

    January 25, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. CANADIAN IOC MEMBER ANGERED AT OLYMPICS SOFT STANCE ON CHEATERS, A MORE HARDLINE STANCE MUST BE ADOPTED OR FACE LOSS IN VIEWERS

    A leading member of the International Olympic Committee believes too many sporting bodies are hemorrhaging credibility by the second in an effort to become financially viable and in the end it may cost such groups the spectators and sponsors they’re trying to encourage… Canadian by birth, nevertheless, Mr Pound has been a regular visitor to […]

    December 27, 2018Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  23. Final Tally for Pan #Caribbean Martial Arts #Tournament 2018: Crown Champs (Pt. 1)

    Mr Shannah Robin Grand Champion – Point Sparring (20 to 40 Category) Country: Canada Academy

    October 17, 2018Breaking News, Featured, Martial ArtsNo comments
  24. Parkland Fuel Corporation to Acquire 75% of SOL, Largest Independent Fuel Marketer in C’bean

    Parkland Fuel Corporation – Canada’s largest and one of North America’s fastest growing independent marketers of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator, and SOL Limited have entered into an agreement to complete a business combination between Parkland and SOL Investments Limited and its subsidiaries. The Transaction will result in Parkland acquiring […]

    October 10, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. COLETTE DELANEY APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE FIRSTCARIBBEAN COMTRUST FOUNDATION

    In its 16 year history, CIBC FirstCaribbean, through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation, has donated more than $20 Million US to worthy causes in the Caribbean. This was revealed as the foundation welcomed on board a new Chair. Chief Executive Officer Designate, Colette Delaney, was unanimously elected to chair the foundation’s board of […]

    October 7, 2018HealthNo comments