West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held at Markham fair grounds

West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held  at Markham fair grounds

By Lincoln DePradine An outing which began simply as an occasion for nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to  “lime” together in Toronto, now has mushroomed to include other West Indians and has raised thousands of dollars for charitable causes. The first “Family and Friends Picnic’’, organized by what is now known as the United Trinbago […]

SteelCity Warriors retain ORSCA trophy

SteelCity Warriors retain ORSCA trophy

By Ravendra Madholall SteelCity Warriors  retained the Ontario Round-Arm Softball Cricket Association (ORSCA) 10-10 trophy after defeating Masters by 18 runs on Saturday at Sir John. A. Macdonald Public School ground in Brampton. Masters won the toss and invited SteelCity Warriors to take first strike.  They were able to tally up a challenging 115-5 from […]

Be safe for the carnival

Be  safe for the carnival

FOCUS ON HEALTH Be  safe for the carnival The Caribbean carnival season  has arrived in Toronto and it means beautiful colours, lots of fun and activities with live music and dancing. However, before you take part in the carnival, here are some tips for staying healthy during this event. Take care of your skin Darker […]

On the road to Pan Alive with Rudo Forteau

On the road to Pan Alive with Rudo Forteau

By Oscar Wailo In my early years as a columnist for The Caribbean Camera, my most joyful moments were inspired by what we called “Caribana Season.” Yes, for us, Caribana (now called Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival) was not simply the Saturday masquerade, but a full season when the calypso tents opened, steelbands gathered up their […]

Lawyer Peter Clyne dies at 73

Lawyer Peter Clyne dies at 73

By Lincoln DePradine The first order of businesss  at the official launch of  the Peeks Toronto  Caribbean Carnival 2018 on Tuesday was a public tribute to the late Peter Clyne, a Grenadian-Canadian attorney and former director of the Festival Management Committee (FMC), organizers of the carnival. A moment of silence was observed for Clyne, 73, […]

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 […]

Using antibiotics safely

Using antibiotics safely

By Dr Jacqueline E Campbell Antibiotics can kill bacteria. THE development of antibiotics has been one of the great discoveries of modern medicine. Antibiotics can kill bacteria. They can relieve symptoms of bacterial infections and help to speed up the recovery process. Antibiotics can cure life-threatening infectious diseases and save lives. However, antibiotics are overused. […]

More than100 killed in plane crash in Cuba

More than100 killed in plane crash in Cuba

HAVANA – More than 100 people   were killed after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on  Friday. The plane was carrying 104 passengers and nine foreign crew, according to local media Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo said the crash killed 110 people. Yzquierdo told reporters that among the […]

Sally launches his ‘Wonders of Spring’

Sally launches his ‘Wonders of Spring’

Louis Saldenah’s Mas-K-Club took no prisoners on Saturday night.  The biggest band, with a legacy of winning that stretches back to the early days of Caribana, held a dramatic costume launch at the Chandi Banquet Hall in Scarborough in front an estimated crowd of over a thousand people.  Sixteen sections with the theme of the […]

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