Canada to support post-hurricane reconstruction, gender equality in the Caribbean

Canada to support post-hurricane reconstruction, gender equality in the Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica — Canada has announced two new initiatives totaling CAN$17.5 million to support post-hurricane reconstruction, build long-term climate and economic resilience, and further the advancement of gender equality in the Caribbean. Global Affairs Canada (GAC), in a release today, said this strategic move is due to Canada’s commitment to the working with regional partners. […]

PAHO recognises health promoters in Jamaica, Belize, Barbados

PAHO recognises health promoters in Jamaica, Belize, Barbados

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is recognising health promoters in three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as it observes “Wellness Week 2018”. PAHO said that the health promoters from Jamaica, Belize and Barbados are among eight people in the Americas who are being recognised. Wellness Week 2018 is being observed […]

Bolt makes football debut at pre-season game in Australia

Bolt makes football debut at pre-season game in Australia

GOSFORD, Australia (AFP) — Sprint king Usain Bolt fulfilled a boyhood dream yesterday in making his much-anticipated football debut , exciting fans but tiring quickly in a 20-minute cameo for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners. The Jamaican superstar, a huge Manchester United fan, has been handed a chance to train with the A-League side for an […]

Sean Paul named Climate Change Ambassador

Sean Paul named Climate Change Ambassador

By Balford Henry (JamaicaObserver) DANCEHALL artiste Sean Paul has joined sprint star Usain Bolt as one of the Caribbean’s accelerator ambassadors. Both were hand-picked as ambassadors for the coalition of global organisations, including the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), that have joined Virgin Atlantic’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, to make […]

New Yorkers Need a Raise

The average American wage today ($22.65/hour) is less than it was in January 1973 ($23.68/hour) when adjusted for inflation. Over these last 45 years, productivity – the amount we produce per hour as workers – is up 217%. But our wages remain flat.

New Yorkers Need a Raise

By Howie Hawkins.  BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – I’m a Teamster who had his pension cut 20% with the approval of the U.S Treasury Department just before I retired. Existing retirees were cut 30%. These cuts were made by a bipartisan act of Congress in 2014 that removed the guarantee in the 1974 Employment Retirement Income […]

Florence intensifies to Category 3 as it drifts towards Bermuda

Florence intensifies to Category 3 as it drifts towards Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Bermudians were upgrading their storm supply kits as Hurricane Florence intensified on Wednesday to a powerful Category 3 storm packing maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (mph) as it continued to drift towards the British Overseas Territory. Local forecasts suggest that Florence — the third hurricane of the 2018 […]

When a Facebook Like Lands You in Jail

When a Facebook Like Lands You in Jail

BY SARA ROBINSON. In 2012, Jelani Henry was arrested on two counts of attempted murder in New York City. The evidence was thin at best: While he was a “tall light skinned black male,” matching a witness description, there were contradictory statements from witnesses and one failed to pick him out of a lineup. Despite […]