Category: South/Southeast Asian community

Cameroon immigrant accuses Fraser Valley Community College of ‘rip-off’

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/cameroon-immigrant-accuses-fraser-valley-130000451.html Cameroon immigrant accuses Fraser Valley Community College of ‘rip-off’ More An Edmonton man says a small B.C. college which caters to students from Africa wasted six months of his time and owes him $4,500. Derek Sabum says in March 2014 he was willing to invest tens of thousands of dollars to bring his three […]

Court’s Writ of Arrest for Sunanda Kikla Backfires

https://www.liberianobserver.com/news/courts-writ-of-arrest-for-canadian-national-backfires/ By Webmaster Admin  – January 28, 2014 A hearing for a writ (document) that landed Madam Sunanda Kikla, a Canadian national behind bars at the Monrovia Central Prison, failed to take place on Monday, January 27, at the Monrovia City Court. The reason was that the state lawyer claimed he did not authorize the […]

The Pastimes of Nitai Chand Goswami, husband of Sunanda Kikla

The Pastimes of Nitai Chand Goswami BY: SUN EDITORS Jan 23, 2017 — CANADA (SUN) — Nitai Chand Goswami, once a ‘big man’ in Mayapur dham, has also been associated with investigations conducted by ISKCON’s Child Protection Office. On the website publishing the recent Cost of Silence documentary, there is a collection of CPO investigation reports, including the […]

Sunanda Kikla accused of withholding pay, stealing tips

Once a wheeler-dealer in Dubai’s glittering skyscrapers, now accused of bilking teenagers out of wages in a rural saloon, Sunanda Kikla has taken an ignominious tumble. In the spring of 2016, Kikla and her husband Nitai Goswami moved to Greenwood, B.C., where he purchased three prominent businesses, which she then ran. Sunanda Kikla (LinkedIn) With its […]

EXCLUSIVE: African students say they were ‘misled’ by B.C. college owner Sunanda Kikla who regulators say collected roughly $560K in fees

EXCLUSIVE: African students say they were ‘misled’ by B.C. college owner who regulators say collected roughly $560K in fees Sunanda Kikla (LinkedIn) The owner of a private college once run from the second storey of a Surrey, B.C., strip mall is facing new accusations she did not return thousands of dollars taken from West African students […]

Alberta Party candidate Yash Sharma disqualified over ‘discriminatory views’

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/yash-sharma-candidate-edmonton-ellerslie-1.4864625 ‘It was wrong to involve myself in foreign politics,’ says disqualified Edmonton candidate Yash Sharma The Alberta Party disqualified Edmonton-Ellerslie candidate Yash Sharma on Monday. (Yash Pal Sharma/Facebook) The Alberta Party has disqualified Edmonton-Ellerslie candidate Yash Sharma after he attended an event “that was critical of an Indian Supreme Court decision to allow women of menstruating age […]

Philippines-based church has ‘means and motivation’ to kill refugee if returned: IRB

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/refugee-philippines-church-lowell-menorca-1.4502614 Lowell Menorca holds a photo he says was left on his car in the Philippines showing his family with a red ‘X’ through the face of his then-two-year-old daughter and the warning, ‘Say Goodbye.’ He fled the country and sought refugee status in Canada. (Gavin Fisher/CBC) The Immigration and Refugee Board has found a Philippines-based […]

WARMINGTON: Vigil planned for family devastated by crash

Sanket Dogra, 33, Khushboo Dogra, 31, and son Prakrit, 2. (Supplied photo) WARMINGTON: Vigil planned for family devastated by crash There have not been many dry eyes privately amongst the grieving friends and family of Khushboo and Prakrit Dogra. Now the tears will flow publicly. On Saturday at between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday […]

‘My heart sank’: Canadian news leader reacts to journalist’s call for more diversity

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/canadian-journalism-lacking-1.4889847   Andree Lau has an accomplished career as a journalist — she helped launch Huffington Post B.C. in 2012 and also worked for the CBC in various regions of Canada. Lau weighed in on the conversation surrounding the lack of diversity in the industry after Vancouver journalist Sunny Dhillon made headlines in late October. Dhillon recently parted ways with The Globe and Mail, […]

Surrey, B.C., Rituraj Kaur Grewal faces three counts linked to crash that killed teenager

https://www.vancourier.com/surrey-b-c-woman-faces-three-counts-linked-to-crash-that-killed-teenager-1.23477778 Police say Rituraj Kaur Grewal, who was 22 at the time of the May 2017 collisions, faces charges of criminal negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and leaving the scene of a crash.