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Trudeau will co-host virtual meeting Thursday on global economic crisis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his Jamaican counterpart, Andrew Holness, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres will co-host what is being called a high-level virtual meeting Thursday on the global economic crisis. The purpose, officials say, is to advance concrete solutions to »

Economy, International, Sports

Canadian investor to build first-ever ice rink for Jamaica hockey team

A Canadian investor has shown great interest in building an ice rink for the Jamaican ice hockey team on the north coast of the country, according to Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture. As the Jamaican team »

International

Canadians warned of dangers of travel to Jamaica

The Canadian government has warned Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution” and be “extremely vigilant” if they intend to travel to Jamaica. That country is one of the three top Caribbean destinations for Canadians wanting to escape the »

Society

UPDATE: The man with the golden bum

It was a rare but certainly interesting case of theft, and the perpetrator has now been sentenced. An employee of the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa was found to have been stealing gold from the mint. In November of last »

Economy

Foreign workers “disappear” from Canadian farms

“Doing a runner’ Canadian farms hire almost 40,000 foreign workers every year to help with planting and harvesting of crops. These farm labourers are allowed in to Canada under a special programme called the “temporary foreign worker  (TFW) programme”. and »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica brace for Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew churned its way through the Caribbean and barreled toward Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba on Monday, governments and aid groups raced against time to try to soften its potentially catastrophic blow. The Category 4 storm, packing sustained winds of up to 220 »

Economy, International

Canada’s largest bank, Royal Bank, to sell Jamaican operations

Canada’s largest bank, Royal Bank (RBC), announced on Wednesday (January 29) it has agreed to sell RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) Limited and RBTT Securities Jamaica Limited (collectively “RBC Jamaica”) to a rival lender, Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited. The sale is dependent »