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Ghanaian-Canadian Athletes Honoured at Ghana’s 57th Birthday Anniversary

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By Our Reporter Two Ghanaian and Ghanaian-athletes were among this year’s Ghana Canada Association of British Columbia (GCABC)’s Honour Roll Call. Gershon Koffie, a player for the Vancouver White Caps Soccer Club, Ruky Abdulai, a Ghanaian-Canadian athlete, who now runs for Canada. Also honoured were George Amoako, a police officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and several local Ghanaian-owned small business enterprises, including the African Superstore, Anim Hair, (...)Read the full story »

Vancouver: Engineers Without Borders international development conference

13 March 2010
The Vancouver chapters of Engineers Without Borders are excited to present a special day of learning on human development at the UBC Life Sciences Centre on March 27, 2010. The Bridging the Gap Conference, now in its 7th year, is the largest development conference in Western Canada, and attracts delegates from across the country. It brings together members of the community, engineers and non-engineers alike, who share an interest in making a difference. The theme of this year’s (...)

Conference on Southern Sudan in Victoria, BC

3 March 2010
Culled from The New Sudan Vision. A conference held on Friday at Royal Roads University, titled “Southern Sudan: Celebrating the Peace and Contemplating the Future “ aimed to put southern Sudan on the spotlight ahead of the elections in April and the Referendum on the region in 2011. The forum was the brainchild of Sudanese university students in British Columbia, Canada, although Royal Roads University provided the venue for the event and supported the initiative as a student (...)

Sociology instructor talks about the future of black history

26 February 2010
By Jacob Zinn, Kwantlen Chronicle, Vancouver. On Feb. 8, Kwantlen’s sociology department held its annual Black History Month Confab in the conference centre of the Surrey campus. This year, the department collected donations for Haiti earthquake relief and raised $220, bringing the classes total to over $3,000. The well-attended event featured four film screenings on African history and performances by spoken word poets Juliane Bitek, Scruffmouth and John Akpata. Dr. Charles (...)

Journalists for Human Rights: Calling All Volunteers!!!

19 February 2010
Calling All Volunteers!!! Night For Rights, jhr’s sensational 7th annual fund raising party is fast approaching, and we need your help! We are looking for a team of volunteers to help us round up the best Silent Auction and raffle prizes we can find. Last year’s prizes included a Vespa and Two Air Canada tickets to anywhere the airline flies, and many, many, more. Let’s see if we can top that this year! Email or call me to find out more information about this exciting (...)

Ghanaians in BC Fete Snow Leopard

17 February 2010
By Our Correspondent. “Snow Leopard o-s-a-a-y ye-e ye-e-e!,” the crowd chanted enthusiastically. The Coquitlam Sports Complex reverberated with a mixture of the patriotic chant and cheers. The coy-looking Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong(photo), Ghana’s sole Winter Olympics competitor responded with toothpaste smiles. Flanked by his family—parents, children, wife, in-laws—and members of the Ghana Ski Team, Kwame was visibly moved. “Thank you for all you have (...)

New Westminster welcomes newcomers

14 February 2010
Press Release As of the beginning of this year, the newcomers to New Westminster will have an opportunity to get reliable information about the local community directly from the local population. In addition, they will learn how to effectively access the community services and fully participate in community events. The program responsible for the above reception and orientation activities is a new program of the Lower Mainland Purpose Society, conveniently named New Westminster Community (...)

Winnipeg mourns Aunty Zain

10 February 2010
By Ken-Abu Kamara, Winnipeg, Canada. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Zainab Fergusson (pictured), popularly known in the community as "Aunty Zain," a long-time community activist within the Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg. She is one of the founding members of Sierra Ambassadors of Manitoba (SAM -The Golden Conclave).Our thoughts are with the family and friends. One would describe her as a decent, respectful, hard working, helpful and honest individual. At (...)

Multiculturalism: Coffee and cream

27 December 2009
Commentary By Alpha Umaru Shaw Jr, Toronto, Canada. E-mail: alpshawtec@yahoo.com Very often , we hear of diversity issues, differences of opinion regarding policies affecting people with different ethnic backgrounds in corporations, social settings and even political issues crop up because of this very important factor(multiculturalism). Time and again , we see sparks flying, heated debates and battles of words because people cannot see eye to eye on multicultural issues. What is (...)

OPARD-SL to start work at Mile 91

24 December 2009
Commentary By Muckson Sesay, OPARD-SL Canada Rep. and Director IMITT CENTRE. In Sierra Leone , the guns are silent, the war is over and yet the aftermath is still threatening the national security of our sovereign nation. The 11 year of guns-echo has left a generation of Sierra Leonean youths with nothing but abysmal memories. The exponential increase in the number of educationally underprivileged youths has inadvertently affected our national intellectual capacity. According to one (...)

SLCCAS feeds Sierra Leonean children

21 December 2009
As part of its Christmas programs, the Sierra Leone-Canadian Children’s Aid Society (SLCCAS) Saturday, December 19th, 2009 provided food and clothing to close to two hundred school children of the One Family Preparatory and Primary School at Kissy Dockyard in the East end of Freetown during the Christmas Carol Service organised by the school. Addressing staff, children and their families, the Country Representative of SLCCAS, Abdulai Bayraytay(photo) started by thanking parents for (...)

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EDITORIAL

Tax Incentives and the Suffering Masses of Sierra Leone

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

This week, we look at tax incentives offered to foreign mining and agribusiness companies operating in Sierra Leone. A report, released today by the international NGO, Christian Aid, has bad news (...)

OPINION

Comparing South Africa and Nigeria

By Mekki Elmograbi, Sudan. It is widely well known that the economy of South Africa is the strongest among African economies but some economists say that Nigeria, "not South Africa", is the (...)