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Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaica paediatrician has taken on a new role as equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) champion for the division of developmental paediatrics at the University of Toronto’s Department of Paediatrics. Dr Sharon Smile is a clinical study...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

A Toronto-based black lobby has called on Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to intervene in the pending sale of a local radio station which has served as an important voice for the African-Caribbean community. The radio station – G98.7 FM...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2020 | 12:06 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

A major figure in Canada’s corporate world is challenging that sector in the country to confront racism. In light of the death of George Floyd while in the custody of police officers in Minneapolis in the United States, Jamaican Canadian Wes Hall,...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:10 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

Newly elected president and first black leader of the Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT), a local body of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, Jennifer Brown, will be looking to make solid changes to how issues affecting black teachers...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:05 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

ALTHOUGH DELAYED by over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of the West Indies (UWI) Toronto Benefit Gala awards ceremony was held virtually via Zoom on June 13. Donette Chin-Loy Chang, co-patron of the gala, commended the...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2020 | 12:19 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

TORONTO’S POLICE chief, Mark Saunders, surprised many with the announcement that he will retire from the service on July 31 – eight months before his contract is set to expire. Saunders, who was born in London, England, and is of Jamaican heritage...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:13 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

AUDREY P. C. RAMSAY, a Jamaican-Canadian lawyer, has been appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. She replaces Justice G. Czutrin of Toronto, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective January 30, 2020. Justice...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:07 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

Some Jamaican farm workers in Ontario are having second thoughts about signing a waiver releasing both Jamaican and Canadian governments of responsibility, should they fall ill amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and are suggesting that Jamaica renegotiate...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

A group of 36 Black organisations from across the Greater Toronto area is requesting CDN$1.58 million from funders and partners, to support their work among the most vulnerable community members amid the coronavirus pandemic. The group, which...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

Toronto: CARIBBEAN SENIORS in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada are heeding the daily warnings to stay home in an effort to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus which causes the deadly COVID-19 respiratory disease. With warnings that seniors...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2020 | 12:16 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

Toronto, Canada: Jamaicans in Toronto have welcomed the Court of Appeal for Ontario’s decision last week to uphold the first-degree murder conviction of a Jamaican man in the death of his daughter, whose body was found in a burning suitcase....

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:11 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

A GROUP of community members has started an initiative that so far has helped over 600 seniors, shut-ins and international students weather the coronavirus pandemic. Led by broadcaster Elaine Thompson, with support from JN Bank, JN Money Transfer,...

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