Friday 24 November 2017

Sandra Perron is available for comment on all matters military and sexual harassment in workplace

Sandra Perron wins the Mavis Gallant Award for NonFiction for her memoir

Out Standing in the Field

In a time when allegations of sexual misconduct about men in film, television, and politics, fill the evening newscast, Sandra Perron’s 2017 memoir, Out Standing in the Field, provides insight into these situations. Hers is not an “I was a victim” memoir. She addresses the sexual harassment, and the difficulties she had because of her gender, in clear-headed and incisive prose. If there’s one book to read on this subject, if there’s one voice to listen to right now, it’s hers.  
The citation from the Mavis Gallant Award jury reads, “This powerful and revealing memoir offers a glimpse into one woman’s harrowing experiences as the first female officer in the Canadian Infantry. Drawing on her journal entries to craft an elegant and gripping work, Perrault offers an account of her experiences in military training and subsequent deployment through the mid-1990s, both positive and negative.”

Out Standing in the Field has also been named a Globe and Mail Top 100 for the year.

In 2016, the Auditor General’s Report noted that the military had no strategy to recruit women, even though they are required to meet a target of 25% female uniformed personnel. According to Statistics Canada, 1,000 members of our military say they have been sexually assaulted in the past year. It is exactly this lack of significant progress that has inspired Sandra Perron, Canada’s first female infantry officer and a member of the Royal 22ᵉ Régiment – the legendary “Van Doos” – to tell her story in this revealing and moving memoir.
Though consistently identified as top of her class throughout her training, Perron was subject to harassment by her male colleagues, harassment which continued over two deployments to Bosnia and Croatia. Despite this, Perron served her country with courage and compassion, and forged lasting friendships with the men and women she served alongside. Her story is a testament to the strength and determination of all women working towards full inclusivity in the Canadian Forces.

Sandra is available for comment on all matters military and sexual harassment in workplace.

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Monday 13 November 2017

Deal announced at a press conference in Jamaica on Friday

THC to build a state of the art complex in Manchester
Major Business Milestone For Medical Marijuana Producer
Timeless Herbal Care (THC) Jamaica Ltd has recently received its licence to grow and harvest medical marijuana in Jamaica.  On Friday November 3rd the Jamaican company received  a Tier One Ganja Cultivator Licence from the newly created Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) at the government offices of The Ministry of Industry Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries, in New Kingston.
THC  is one of the first companies to be awarded a commercial licence by the Jamaican Government.  According to Timeless Present Courtney Betty “This completes the cornerstone of the Green Gold Triangle with Timeless operations and partners in Jamaica, Israel and Canada.   In Israel Timeless is partnered with   Bazelet one of the largest medical marijuana companies in Israel. We also have a strong United States partner in Open Vape.  We are also extremely proud of our local Jamaican partner “Everything Oily who was also awarded a commercial license in Jamaica. Together we are all committed to working in communities and be part of the transformation process in Jamaica. 
“This  important milestone means that the company will immediately begin to operate the only certified facility in the Caribbean to grow medical marijuana to produce the highest quality  products. “Timeless Herbal Care is extremely pleased that the licence has finally been granted,” said company CEO Anthony Lawrence.   “This now allows us to push ahead. We have built the best cultivating facility in Jamaica and finalizing GMP certification for our extraction and processing to ensure we meet international standards.  This will be the foundation of our success meeting or exceeding international standards. We thank the CLA for their confidence in giving us this opportunity to help build an industry in  Jamaica.
Timeless Herbal Care has produced and is marketing the Ministry of Health Approved Dr. Williams Original Jamaican Guinea Hen Weed Tonic & Restorative, a 100% local Pain Relief Herbal Massage Oil  call Magic. The company has been a trail blazing medicinal marijuana company signing an agreement with the Government of Jamaica to cultivate medical marijuana mined out bauxite lands. The deal provides Timeless with thousands of acres to grow medical marijuana and other herbal plants.  
The restoration of the Bauxite lands through agriculture will be done in partnership with a World Bank funded employment project. Timeless has  also signed an important agreement with a foreign investor to develop large scale hydroponic medicinal ganja cultivation in Jamaica.
The company has assembled a team that includes the best doctors, scientists, researchers and growers to transform Jamaica into the medical marijuana hub for the world.  This provides medical marijuana companies from across the  world  immediate access to the international markets.

 Timeless Herbal Care is an industry leader in the provision of health and wellness related services though the research and development of medical marijuana products. With operations in Jamaica, Israel, Canada and the United States; world-class experts and years of experience, we are uniquely equipped to supply the overwhelming international demand for medical marijuana products.. For further information consult the company’s website at:


Timeless Herbal Care
Courtney Betty
Phone: +1 876-754-2121
In US/Canada:
Phone: 416-907-0973

Saturday 11 November 2017

Governor General To Speak This Evening in Brampton

Media Alert

It is happening this evening:  36th Independence Anniversary Celebration and Donations for Barbuda The Antigua and Barbuda Association of Toronto (ABAT) celebrates the 36th Independence Anniversary of the twin Island state of Antigua and Barbuda. 
This year’s celebration is appropriately held under the theme “UNITE TO REBUILD”. Special guest and keynote speaker will be the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams. The Gala will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017; 6:00pm; at the Pearson Convention Centre, 2638 Steeles Ave E., Brampton (at Airport Road).
Entertainment will be provided by the Kuttin Eddge Band, live and direct from Antigua. The band boasts some of Antigua’s most talented musicians who are viewed as one the island’s top entertainment acts. Co-hosting the event will be The Rhyming Chef (Philman George), a certified chef and an accomplished MC. He was born in Canada and both of his parents are from the island of Barbuda which was devastated by Hurricane Irma. An all-inclusive vacation for two (2) to Starfish Jolly Beach Resort and Spa in Antigua onboard Sunwing Airlines, is sponsored by Sunwing Travel Group. 
Based on official assessments and reports, 95% of properties in Barbuda were damaged as a result of Hurricane Irma. The entire population was promptly evacuated to Antigua following Hurricane Irma and just prior to Hurricanes Jose and Maria. 
Relief Efforts are ongoing to help sustain the recovery process. Financial donations can be made through pledges at the event or to The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Relief Fund that is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable entity under registration number 889758579RR0001. 
The account is set up with Royal Bank of Canada. Deposits can be made at any Branch. Transit 06402 Account # 1005040. Tax receipts for deposits in excess of $20 can be issued by providing proof of deposit, with Name and Mailing Address. 
E-mail to or mail to: Antigua & Barbuda Association of Toronto; P.O. Box 6, Station F; Toronto. Ontario M4Y 2L4. Eric Delfish, Public Relations Officer, ABAT, 416 570 5002