Will one million dollars be enough?

If you ‘re a newcomer to Toronto and were in close vicinity of Nathan Phillips Square around noon on Tuesday, you may have  thought that you were  in  the Caribbean. The music onstage in the  Square was unmistakably Caribbean and there were masqueraders  showing off  the artistry of  carnival. But yes, you were still in […]

Benefits for spouses, dependents of Caricom nationals in member states

Benefits for spouses, dependents of Caricom nationals in member states

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (Caricom) nationals, who relocate to other member states, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them. This applies to individuals and their families, who move across the region to work, provide services and […]

Jamaica must stake claim on local marijuana strains – Andrew Wheatley

Jamaica must stake claim on local marijuana strains  – Andrew Wheatley

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s  Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the country must stake its claim on all local strains of marijuana for research and development. Jamaica is said to have some of the finest marijuana strains in the world, which include the Jamaican Lamb’s Breath (or Lamb’s Bread) and Marley’s Collie. […]

Mas’ in Sheffield

Mas’ in  Sheffield

By Stephen Weir   The list of world carnival cities grew by one on the weekend. Sheffield, a British city of close to 1.6 million people staged its first carnival in over 20 years and English media outlets are reporting it was a success. “This was the first Carnival event held here since the early […]

Book about the Underground Railroad wins Ontario award

Book about the Underground Railroad wins Ontario award

By Stephen Weir Stranded in Florida recovering from a knee operation, author Karolyn Smardz Frost missed an important weekend prize ceremony in Toronto for her nonfiction book Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom – And Her Long Road Back to the South.  The book about a young woman’s escape from slavery, has just […]

Time to reconsider decriminalizing marijuana – Grenada Prime Minister

Time to reconsider decriminalizing marijuana – Grenada Prime Minister

GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell believes the time has come for Grenada to reconsider decriminalizing the use of marijuana and other forms of recreational drugs. “More and more we are hearing about countries who are placing less importance on criminalizing the use of marijuana and other forms of recreational drugs but it’s an […]

Carnival photographer plans a picture book of Toronto mas’

Carnival photographer plans a picture book of  Toronto mas’

By Stephen Weir Readers of the Caribbean Camera  are familiar with the carnival pictures of Don Moreland.  The paper has been featuring his pictures of  the launches of both children and adult mas’ bands for Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2018. Currently, the longtime mas’ photographer is making the rounds of the mas’ camps to elicit support […]

‘Money usually follows ideas, not the other way around,’ technology developer tells graduating students

‘Money usually follows ideas, not the other way around,’ technology developer tells graduating students

Grenada-born technology developer Nicholas Braithwaite who earned a degree in chemistry from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario  in 1982, returned to the university last week to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. And  for the graduating students of the De Groote School of Business, Braithwaite, he  had a message. ” The world awaits you […]

Mottley hopes to reach an agreement with the IMF as soon as possible

Mottley hopes to reach an agreement  with the IMF as soon as possible

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said on Saturday  that her government would seek a one per cent interest payment on any loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it seeks to turn around an ailing economy. Mottley returned to Barbados from the United States where she held talks with the Washington-based […]

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