September 20, 2019

Justin Trudeau dissolves parliament, launches Canada election campaign

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From The News OTTAWA: Justin Trudeau on Wednesday kicked off the campaign for next month’s Canadian general election, gunning to hold onto his liberal majority in a tight race against newcomers on both flanks. The parties have already been wooing voters with pre-election ads, announcements and whistle stops in key battlegrounds across the country. But […]

Lufthansa flies directly to Ottawa for the first time

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Lufthansa expands long-haul services to Canada in summer 2020 Ottawa is the fourth Lufthansa destination in Canada Flights bookable starting 11 September 2019  Pay attention, Canada fans: Starting from 16 May 2020, Lufthansa for the first time will be including the Canadian capital Ottawa in its flight schedule from Frankfurt.  Ottawa is located in southeastern […]

Canada supports climate resilience efforts in the Caribbean

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By Serena Grant From JIS Story Highlights Development Officer, Public Affairs, at the Canadian High Commission, Nadene Newsome, says Canada is committed to supporting the Caribbean’s climate resilience efforts. Representing High Commissioner of Canada, Her Excellency Laurie Peters, at the graduation ceremony for the Dolphin Head Local Forest Management Committee Co-operative Society’s Farmer Field School, […]

Canada invests $85 million in internet satellites for rural areas

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By Amrita Khalid From engadget Telesat, the Canadian telecom and SpaceX internet competitor, wants to connect remote regions with its low-earth-orbit satellites. Now, it appears to have the backing of Her Majesty’s Government. The company announced today that it is partnering with the Canadian government to expand high-speed internet access to rural areas. Over the next decade, the […]

Can the ongoing transformation of publishing businesses fuel a healthy, paid-for news ecosystem?

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By Giles Crosse From Reuters Community Recently, Google News Initiative (GNI) launched a new program, seeking to understand the markets and payment models which might deliver a sustainable news industry for the future. In Part One of this series, we ask: how is the sense of urgency transforming today’s media industry shaking up monetization? In March, FTI Consulting […]

Is Caribbean politics the old politics in a new jacket?

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now The advent of independence for Caribbean states was one of hope and great expectations for its citizens. It was believed independence would solve the lagging issues of emancipation and colonial rule, and promote economic and social development, cultural consciousness, and a sense of nationhood and national sovereignty. But […]

OECS honours longstanding seasonal agricultural workers

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32 workers recognised for 15+ years of service at ECLS event Friday, July 19, 2019 — Leamington, Ontario, Canada: Longstanding farm workers with the Canada Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP) were honoured for their years of dedicated service at the inaugural Eastern Caribbean Liaison Services (ECLS) Worker Recognition and Employer Appreciation Event, held in Leamington, Ontario, on […]

Online critics poke fun at Canada ‘warship’ library

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From BBC A brand new library in the Canadian city of Edmonton has raised eyebrows over its redesign. The building – still in the midst of its revitalisation – is being compared to a tank, a battleship, even a deceptive dating profile picture. The criticism is centered over its current form compared to some original […]

Cayman: Summer Newsflash – What’s ahead plus something for Men

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From Inspired Lifestyles with Donna Shoulder to Shoulder!  Something For Men! Men in Australia, the UK, Ireland, Canada, and now Cayman are finding friends and fellowship in Men’s Sheds. Meet James, Mark, Ivan and Kevin, Men’s Shed, at the Cayman Catboat Club Cayman’s men speak.  Watching this video restores hope, and doing so may impact your life or the life of […]

Communiqué of the 67th Meeting of the OECS Authority

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Friday, June 21, 2019 — The Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the OECS Authority was held at the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa, Antigua and Barbuda, on June 18th 2019, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. The Meeting was preceded by an Opening Ceremony on June 16th 2019 where remarks were […]