Daily Archives: 06/22/2021

Guyana SPEAKS – THE OTHER WINDRUSH – Plantation Indentureship – Sunday 27th June 2021 at 2pm -UK


This month’s Guyana SPEAKS is inspired by a recently published book, THE OTHER WINDRUSH.  Edited by Dr Maria Del Pilar Kaladeen and Prof David Dabydeen, it is a series of biographical essays, poems and articles on members of the Windrush Generations whose heritage links them to the system of plantation indentureship.

We are delighted to confirm that this month’s SPEAKERS include the editors as well as some of the anthology’s contributors: Elly Niland, Mr Gee, Gordon Warnecke, Lainy Malkaini, Nalini Mohabir.            Continue reading

BUSINESS: Tech, social media and e-commerce giants companies keep flocking to Toronto

 Toronto Skyline – Click to enlarge

Toronto now second after New York in attracting companies …

Even amid the pandemic, tons of tech, social media and e-commerce giants have either expanded into or beefed up their presence in Toronto with new downtown offices in recent months, including but not at all limited to GoogleTiktokNetflixRedditDoorDashPinterestUber, IBM and Wayfair.

The ever-growing metropolis has been a boon for these companies for a reasons such as its obvious economic potential, human capital and “business friendliness,” all of which it rates extremely well on, according to a new ranking from fDi Intelligence that puts Toronto second on the list of top cities for such industries in all of the Americas.          Continue reading

COVID-19: Canada is lifting some travel restrictions for residents with approved vaccinations

Canada is lifting some major travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated residents

In other words: It just got a lot cheaper, easier and less-controversial for Canadians to travel internationally (but only if they’ve had two shots of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and can prove it). These are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

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