Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Scotia shindigThe Bank of Nova Scotia will hold its annual Financials Summit on Wednesday and Thursday, featuring speakers from the big Canadian banks. The conference comes in the wake of mixed third-quarter results that saw Canada’s six largest banks earn a collective $12 billion despite macroeconomic headwinds.Toronto Global ForumThe Toronto Global Forum kicks off on Wednesday. The three-day event, themed “navigating a world of disruption” will feature speakers including Manulife CEO Roy Gori, Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz, MLSE CEO Michael Friisdahl and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.Rate announcementThe Bank of Canada will make its interest rate announcement on Wednesday. The central bank is largely expected to keep its key interest rate target on hold this time, but economists will be looking for indications of when it might cut interest rates later this fall amid growing concerns about the global economy and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war.Big pot partyThe MJBizCon Int’l cannabis industry conference kicks off in Toronto on Wednesday. As Canada approaches its one-year anniversary of the legalization of cannabis and investors wonder if the pot market’s best days are behind it, the conference will explore what’s next for the Canadian market and beyond.August job numbersStatistics Canada will release Labour Force Survey results for August on Friday. The agency said that Canada lost 24,200 jobs in July and its unemployment rate moved up to 5.7 per cent to give the economy its weakest three-month stretch of job creation since early 2018. The Canadian Press read more

Bus conductor jailed for Mash Day theft

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTeen fined and jailed for theft, escaping Police custodyNovember 17, 2017In “Court”Tucville man caught red handed breaking into woman’s house jailed for 36 monthsNovember 6, 2014In “Crime”Horse cart operator jailed for stealing motorcycle, remanded on armed robbery chargesJuly 5, 2019In “Court”,A minibus conductor from Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara, was on Wednesday jailed for 12 months when appeared before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore and admitted to two counts of larceny.Dwayne Barker admitted that on February 23, at Brickdam Road, Georgetown he stole from Caroline Isaac a purse, one cellular phone and a quantity of cash; a total value of $84,000.Dwayne BarkerIn addition, the 35-year-old admitted that he stole from Jessica Puran, a purse, one camera and a quantity of cash; a total sum of $23,000.The prosecution disclosed that on the day of the incident, both of the VCs were on a float at the Mash 2017 parade with their belongings in the tray of a motor vehicle. Barker was reportedly seen removing the said purses and placing them into a black plastic bag.Checks made by the two individuals led to the discovery of the missing articles, upon which the accused was arrested and charged with the offence.Barker related that he was under the influence of alcohol when he committed the offence. He apologised to the court for his actions and begged the Magistrate for leniency.Magistrate Azore, declaring that intoxication is no excuse, handed down a six month sentence for each of the offences.These sentences will run consecutively. A smiling Barker was escorted out of the courtroom. A minibus conductor from Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara, was on Wednesday jailed for 12 months when appeared before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore and admitted to two counts of larceny.Dwayne Barker admitted that on February 23, at Brickdam Road, Georgetown he stole from Caroline Isaac a purse, one cellular phone and a quantity of cash; a total value of $84,000.Dwayne BarkerIn addition, the 35-year-old admitted that he stole from Jessica Puran, a purse, one camera and a quantity of cash; a total sum of $23,000.The prosecution disclosed that on the day of the incident, both of the VCs were on a float at the Mash 2017 parade with their belongings in the tray of a motor vehicle. Barker was reportedly seen removing the said purses and placing them into a black plastic bag.Checks made by the two individuals led to the discovery of the missing articles, upon which the accused was arrested and charged with the offence.Barker related that he was under the influence of alcohol when he committed the offence. He apologised to the court for his actions and begged the Magistrate for leniency.Magistrate Azore, declaring that intoxication is no excuse, handed down a six month sentence for each of the offences.These sentences will run consecutively. A smiling Barker was escorted out of the courtroom. read more