Month: January 2022

Jazz legend Eleanor Collins adds to list of honours with unveiling of Canada Post stamp

Even after breaking several barriers to become known as Canada’s first lady of jazz, Eleanor Collins says it’s still “surreal” to see herself featured on a stamp. “My picture on a postage stamp? Can you repeat that?” the 102-year-old asked jokingly. “You know, it’s just so surreal.” The commemorative stamp of the singer was unveiled virtually on Friday morning by […]

Tobago Business Chamber questions rationale behind Carnival safe zones

News Corey Connelly 38 Minutes Ago Tobago Business Chamber chairman Martin George. The Tobago Business Chamber has questioned the Government’s rationale for sanctioning Carnival safe-zone events in light of the “record numbers of covid19 cases” and the apparent lack of interest among bandleaders, promoters and performers. On Wednesday, after months of consultation with stakeholders, the […]

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Friday

The latest: Nepal’s capital shut schools, ordered citizens to carry vaccination cards in public, banned religious festivals and instructed hotel guests to be tested every three days as it battles its biggest COVID-19 outbreak. The chief government administrator of Kathmandu issued a notice on Friday saying all people must carry their vaccination cards when they […]

London man charged with harassing and following women pleads guilty – London

A 22-year-old London, Ont. man accused of following several women, mostly around Western University, pleaded guilty Thursday to six counts of criminal harassment relating to 12 individuals. After being credited with 123 days of pre-sentence custody, Saranjeet Singh received a suspended sentence followed by three years probation. Read more: Lawrence Thompson sentenced to 10 years […]

Augustine: Door-to-door THA vaccine campaign required

Chief Secretary Farley Augustine believes health officials may have to visit people at their homes to convince them to get vaccinated. At the post-Executive Council news conference on Wednesday, Augustine presented preliminary vaccination statistics for workers within the THA’s various divisions as compiled by the Office of the Chief Administrator Bernadette Solomon-Koroma. Augustine said according […]

Ex-Olympic weightlifter charged with historical sexual assault: Peterborough police

A five-month investigation has led to the arrest of a British Columbia man in connection with a historical sexual assault in Peterborough, police said Thursday. According to the Peterborough Police Service, in August 2021, police launched an investigation following information received from a male complainant alleging sexual assaults in the 1980s. The investigation led to […]

Rowley, Persad-Bissessar hail Mia Mottley’s election victory

News Sean Douglas 5 Hrs Ago Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley. – AP THE Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader each separately congratulated Mia Mottley on her re-election as Barbados Prime Minister in a 30-0 sweep of Wednesday’s snap general election. Dr Rowley offered his “heartfelt congratulations” on Mottley’s resounding victory once again. He attributed […]

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