Dominica Continues to Strive Forth in 2017

Dear Dominican Brothers and Sisters, An old year, 2016, has been marred by a continuation of neglect for constitutional law by the ruling administration; an apparent gormandizing of meant-to-be state funds for personal use, particularly by those in the ruling party inner sanctum; and the age-old issue of non-transparency and ineffective accounting processes in government-run […]

Scarborough Progressive Cricket Club pledges support to C.D.O.A Christmas Event

The Scarborough Progressive Cricket Club has pledged increased sponsorship of the annual Children’s Christmas party produced by the Commonwealth of Dominica Ontario Association (C.D.O.A). Recently the C.D.O.A hosted its yearly family event for children of the Dominican diaspora in Toronto, at the Lawrence Heights Community Centre. Despite snowy conditions, the young patrons enjoyed free refreshments, […]

Jamaican captures trophy for first ever CWS Caribbean Christmas Cake Contest (Toronto)

President of CWS Camille Kerr with Corey Bryan, son of CWS 2016 Christmas Cake Contest winner, Valerie Bryan. Jamaican baker Valerie Bryan did her island proud and captured first place for her version of Caribbean Christmas cake, or “black cake”, at the first annual Caribbean Women’s Society (CWS) Christmas Cake competition. According to CWS President […]

Samsung to buy car tech company Harman for $8 billion

By Hyunjoo Jin and Miyoung Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics <005930.KS> has agreed to buy Harman International Industries <HAR.N> in an $8 billion deal (6.4 billion pounds), marking a major push into the auto electronics market and the biggest overseas acquisition ever by a South Korean company. The transaction highlights Samsung’s efforts to break […]

U.S. Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology.

By Cassandra Garrison and Caroline Stauffer MIAMI/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – U.S. Olympic gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology on Friday and his teammate Jimmy Feigen agreed to pay 35,000 reais (8,411.72 pounds) to a charity after Brazilian police said they lied about being robbed at gunpoint at the weekend. Rio Games organisers […]

Indian officials launched investigations into child deaths in India’s mica mines

By Nita Bhalla and Rina Chandran DELHI/MUMBAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indian officials launched investigations on Wednesday into child deaths in India’s mica mines after the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed children were being killed in illegal mines and their deaths covered up. A three-month investigation in the mica-producing states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and […]

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Israel will reduce monthly transfers of tax collected on behalf of the Palestinians a response to the killing of two Israelis in Palestinian attacks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will reduce monthly transfers of tax collected on behalf of the Palestinians in what aides to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a response to the killing of two Israelis in Palestinian attacks in the occupied West Bank this week. The amount deducted from about $130 million sent to the Palestinian […]