November 17, 2019

Cayman: The Matrixx wins 2019 Pirates Week Song Competition

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[George Town, Grand Cayman, ] – The Pirates Week Festival Office along with the Tourism Attraction Board, Ministry of Culture and the Cayman Music and Entertainers Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 National Song Competition. Taking first place and the $5000 cash prize at Saturday’s event (9th November) is The Matrixx […]

Don Cherry: Canadian hockey pundit fired for poppy rant

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From BBC Prominent Canadian ice hockey commentator Don Cherry has been fired for controversial comments on new immigrants and Remembrance Day poppies. Cherry complained on-air this weekend that he rarely sees people he believes to be newcomers wearing the symbol. His remarks prompted widespread condemnation from the hockey world. On Monday, the Sportsnet network said […]

U.S. men’s soccer team loses to Canada for the first time since 1985

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By Ian Harrison AP From Baltimore Sun The U.S. men’s soccer team lost to Canada for the first time in 34 years, allowing second-half goals to Alphonso Davis and Lucas Cavallini in a 2-0 defeat Tuesday night in the CONCACAF Nations League. A little over two years after the Americans failed to qualify for the […]

Travel advisory: Government of Canada warns of ‘state of emergency’ in Jamaica

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By Elana Shepert From Vancouver Is Awesome The Government of Canada has updated the emergency status for Jamaica on a travel advisory due to a continued high level of violent crime. The Jamaican government has declared a state of emergency effective until October 19, 2019 for Clarendon parish and St Catherine parish. Further, a state […]

USA vs. Cuba, CONCACAF Nations League group stage: Scouting Cuba

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By Parker Cleveland From Syars and Stripes FC The USA takes on an enigma shrouded in mystery and possibly counter-intelligence The United States Men’s National Team will kick off in Group A of the CONCACAF Nations League tomorrow against Cuba. Coming into the game, Cuba has lost all five of its competitive matches in 2019 having dropped […]

US men’s soccer to play Canada in Orlando in November

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Associated Press From The News Tribune CHICAGO The U.S. men’s soccer team will play its Nov. 15 home Nations League match against Canada at Orlando, Florida. The Americans open the new competition against Cuba on Oct. 11 at Washington, D.C., then meet Canada four days later in Toronto. The U.S. group stage finale will be […]

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 […]