It’s now Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival

It’s now Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival

Back in 1967 it started out as Caribana. By the first decade of the twenty-first century it came to be known as the Toronto Caribbean carnival. Recently, it was called the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean carnival. And now as it gets ready to hit the streets of Toronto for its 50th anniversary, it ‘s called Peeks […]

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community receive awards

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community  receive awards

Two outstanding lawyers from the Caribbean community were among eleven honourees at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony held  last week at Osgoode Hall  in Toronto. Guyana-born Patrick Case  received the Law Society medal  and Jamaica-born Thora Espinet was presented with the Lincoln Alexander Award. Case who was called to the Bar in 1988, has […]

Jamaicans urged to ‘ partner with each other’ to build their homeland

Jamaicans urged to ‘ partner with each other’ to build their homeland

“One han caan clap.” That was the message from Jamaica’s foreign affairs  minister, Senator  Kamina Johnson Smith, at the Canadian launch on Tuesday night of the Jamaica  55 Diaspora Conference. Addressing more than a  hundred Jamaicans at the Eaton Chelsea hotel in Toronto, the foreign minister noted the theme of the  conference: “Partnering for growth.” […]

Drake beats Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

Drake beats Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

  Toronto rapper Drake picked up 13 awards at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, beating the previous record of 12 held by Adele. Drake had earned 10 awards in early winners announced Sunday morning and won an 11th for top male artist in the first minutes of the show He beat out Beyoncé, […]

Jeffers calls for suspension of school policing program

Jeffers calls for suspension of school policing program

Kenneth Jeffers, the lone black member of the Toronto Police Services Board, has called for the suspension of the School Resource Officer program after deputations by  several persons  who spoke at Tuesday’s board  meeting of the negative impact of police presence in schools. Through the program, police officers are now  stationed in 75 schools across […]

Canada stands up against softwood lumber attack

Canada stands up against softwood lumber attack

By Carlton Joseph The U.S. government has launched investigations to determine whether softwood lumber imports from Canada were dumped into the country and harmed the American forestry sector.   The U.S. Commerce Department (DoC) says it will work with the U.S. International Trade Commission to examine allegations that wood was dumped at less than its fair […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: The Ontario government announced last week in its budget that it will provide free prescription drugs to young people up to age 25.The medicines will be provided to everyone in that age group regardless of their income or their parents’ income. Should  free prescriptions drugs be provided to low income people of […]

Growing opportunities for investment in Trinidad-Tobago – Mayor Boodan

Growing opportunities for investment in Trinidad-Tobago –  Mayor Boodan

Gopaul Boodan, Mayor of the Borough of Chaguanas in Central Trindad, sees growing opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago nationals in Canada who wish to invest ” back home.” In an interview with the Caribbean Camera  on Monday, Mayor Boodan who was on a brief visit to Toronto, said  “Chaguanas is open for business and those […]

UWI Mona students barred from final exams to receive $9 million (Jamaican) in grants

UWI Mona students barred from final exams   to receive $9 million (Jamaican) in grants

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The Jamaica Ministry of Education will  provide $9 million (Jamaican) in grants to some final year students of the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) who were barred from sitting final year examinations due to outstanding fees owed to the university. The students had lobbied the Ministry for help. […]

Moody’s downgrades Trinidad-Tobago

Moody’s downgrades Trinidad-Tobago

NEW York-based Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Trinidad and Tobago to what investors call “junk” status. The Moody’s downgrade last week came four days after fellow New York-based Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) also downgraded the country, replacing its “A-” rating with a “BBB+” rating. T&T’s new rating is “Ba1” from Moody’s, down from […]

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