Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address  at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at  the Black Business and Professional Association’s 35th annual Harry Jerome Awards at the International Centre in Mississauga on Saturday. The Awards is established in memory of Harry Jerome, an African-Canadian Olympic athlete, scholar and social advocate. Presented by TD Bank, it honours the […]

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

The Women’s Committee of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) of Toronto is calling for  “appropriate services. supports and programs ” to bring relief to persons affected by gender-based violence in Jamaica. In a news release last Thursday, members of the committee said they were ” deeply concerned” by the “extent of violence perpetrated towards women […]

Jamaican woman believed to be the world’s oldest living person

Jamaican woman believed to be the world’s oldest living person

At 117 years of age, Violet Brown of Duanvale, Jamaica is believed to be the world’s oldest living person following the death on Saturday of Emma Morano of Italy who was born Nov. 29, 1899. Brown who worked in the sugarcane fields  around her home in western Jamaica, now spends most of the day resting […]

The ugly state of affairs at the York Region District School Board

No one envies the task facing Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter after the publication of the damning Report on the ugly state of affairs at the York Region District School Board. This latest review has nothing positive to say about the operations of the York School Board. And all of the negative things it includes […]

Black parent seeks $20,000 in claim for damages for racial slur

Black parent seeks $20,000 in claim for damages  for racial slur

  By Judy Pham A black parent who was called a nigger by a recently resigned York Region District School board  trustee,  has launched a human rights complaint against the Board. Charline Grant  is seeking $20,000 in her claim for damages to her ” dignity and self respect.” Grant  said that last November Trustee Nancy […]

Ontario Police oversight review calls for greater transparency

Ontario Police oversight review calls for greater transparency

  After seven months of public consultations and private meetings, Ontario Justice Michael Tulloch last week released his report on police oversight in the province. The Independent Police Oversight Review, as the report is titled, calls for greater transparency of the province’s three police watchdogs – the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Office of the […]

A race kart for Reagan

A race kart for Reagan

Mention the name Reagan Rodrigues to auto racing enthusiasts in Guyana and you are likely to hear some amazing stories about speed on the South Dakota circuit. Rodrigues who was managing director of the family business – Rick and Sari Industries – in Georgetown, had a passion for racing – on bicycles, motor bikes and […]

Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program gets mixed reviews

Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program gets mixed reviews

  A new study has found that participants in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Programme (SAWP), including those from the Caribbean, can earn up to five times more than they could in their own countries. According to the “Report on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Programme,” conducted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the […]

Permanent residence for seasonal agricultural workers

  A new Report, prepared by the well intentioned and highly respected Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), has painted a far too rosy picture of the experiences of seasonal farm workers in Canada. Almost exactly one year ago, The Caribbean Camera issued an Editorial which included a strong appeal for seasonal farm workers […]

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