Tag: Canada

Virgin Islands Basketball Team To Square Off Against NBA Players

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some NBA talent will be on display when the Virgin Islands Basketball Federation plays its next two FIBA qualifiers at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas next month. The VIBF is set to host the senior men’s national team from Bahamas on July 1 and then will square off […]

Haiti’s Allies Need To Help Tackle Spike In Violence, Canadian PM Trudeau Says

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti’s allies must act immediately to help tackle a spike in violence that is worsening an already precarious humanitarian situation, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday. The international community also needs to address deep governance problems that are fueling a political and security crisis in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, he […]

Two Canadians Die In Shooting At Mexican Caribbean Resort

MEXICO CITY — Two Canadians died of gunshot wounds after an argument turned violent at a resort near Cancun on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, authorities said on Friday. Both guests at the upscale resort on the Riviera Maya of Quintana Roo state had criminal records, said Mexican officials, citing information from the Canadian police. Mexican police […]

Richard Gant Pegged for a Role in Jamaica’s Denham Jolly Feature Film

The Wonder Years star is in discussions to play Jamaican-Canadian Community worker Harry Gairey TORONTO — Casting is underway for In the Black and popular American actor Richard Gant has been attached to the project to play the role of Jamaican-born Harry Gairey. Produced by CaribbeanTales Media Group and directed by Caribbean-Canadian Frances-Anne Solomon, the feature film is […]

Congress Asks Canada For Compromise On Cruise Ship Ban In Bipartisan Letter

OTTAWA — Canada’s ban of cruise ships for an entire year has compelled the United States Congress to work together in trying to find a better answer. Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee sent a bipartisan letter to the Canadian Ambassador to the United States Wednesday, concerning the one year extension of the cruise ban in […]

Ontario Finance Minister Resigns Amid Outrage Over St. Barts Holiday Vacation

TORONTO — Ontario’s Finance Minister Rod Phillips resigned on Thursday after public outrage over a Caribbean vacation he took earlier this month in violation of his own government’s coronavirus travel warnings. Phillips, a member of the ruling Progressive Conservative Party in the Canadian province, admitted this week that he traveled to the French island of […]