“Foreign Farmworkers in Canada Fear Deportation if They Complain”

This article does not mention any Jamaican farm workers, but it is a problem that affects Jamaicans, probably disproportionately. My post on Friday was a documentary on this subject.

This New York Times covers the issue of Canadian farm workers, mostly Mexicans, and the unfair treatment they receive at the hands of the government. I have always wondered about this- how can a country that considers itself so progressive basically employ people in slavery-like conditions? Canada embraces immigrants into its social security system, why do migrant workers not count? Is it because they do not stay? They provide a valuable service. There have been no forthcoming responses to date.

“A New Cadre Of Investigative Journalists”

Well, this is cool. Annie Paul, a Jamaica Gleaner columnist and editor at the University of the West Indies, wrote a column about the community journalism program we are just wrapping up. We had a lovely meeting a couple of weeks ago and this is the result. Thanks so much Annie.  Check it out here.