A new name for an old park

A new name for an old park

Should it be called Santo Domingo Baseball Park? Or just Caledonia Park? Well, a growing  numbers of people in Toronto who play  baseball and  take part in other community activities in Caledonia Park, want to rename it ” Santo Domingo Baseball Park.” Community  activist  Luis Feliz Cambumbo who hails from the Dominican Republic and  like […]

Canada would consider lifting visa requirements for Antigua-Barbuda if the two-island state improve its programs – Trudeau

Canada would consider lifting visa requirements for Antigua-Barbuda  if the two-island  state improve its programs – Trudeau

HALIFAX  – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his government will consider lifting visa requirements for Antiguan and Barbudans if “significant improvements” were made to their country’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). At a recent town hall meeting here, Trudeau was asked about the visa  situation. A member of the audience from Antigua and Barbuda […]

CARICOM slams Trump’s remarks

CARICOM slams Trump’s remarks

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has said that it is deeply disturbed by the use of derogatory and repulsive language reportedly used by U.S. President Donald Trump in referring to Haiti, one of its member states, and other developing countries. A statement from the Secretariat at the weekend said the grouping “condemns in the strongest terms, […]

St Lucia opposition leader defends decision to boycott GG’s swearing-in

St Lucia opposition leader defends decision to boycott  GG’s swearing-in

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Leader of the main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Phillip Pierre has defended the decision of Opposition legislators to boycott Friday’s swearing-in ceremony for new Governor-General, Sir Neville Cenac, saying he does not have the full confidence of the population. Sir Neville, 82, was sworn in Friday at the House […]

Climate change could affect health – PAHO Director

Climate change could affect health – PAHO Director

WASHINGTON– The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has warned of the effects of climate change on health, as she called for building resilient health systems. Dr Carissa Etienne says climate change is increasing the risk of disease. She outlined the effects of environmental pollution and climate change on health at an event […]

Outrage Over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks

Outrage Over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— Haiti’s government has condemned United States President Donald Trump’s reported remarks about its people as “racist”. And it has lodged a complaint with the US Embassy. Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “s…hole countries” during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last week, questioning why […]

Are we under-estimating racism in Canada?

Do Canadians think of any countries as “shithole” countries? Why do so many of us keep harping on the proposition that Canadians are far less racist than Americans? In a recent bipartisan meeting held to discuss US immigration reform, President Donald Trump is reported to have wondered aloud: “why are we having all these people […]

Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

At the beginning of this New Year, as we approach the 28th anniversary  of  your favourite community newspaper, I would like to say thanks to our faithful readers, advertisers and contributors and to let you know of our  exciting plans to make The Caribbean Camera more relevant to the needs of our  community. First of […]

Winnipeg couple killed in Jamaica

Winnipeg couple killed in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two Winnipeg seniors have died after being assaulted during an apparent robbery at their vacation home in Jamaica. The bodies of Melbourne Flake, 81, and Etta Flake, 70, were discovered in their house in St. Thomas on Tuesday morning. The couple came to Canada 53 years ago from Jamaica in search of work, said their […]

Caribbean promoter music dies in Tobago at 69

Caribbean promoter music dies in Tobago at 69

Clyde McNeil, widely known promoter of Caribbean music who owned  Club Trinidad, died  at hospital in Tobago on January 3 last. He was 69. Friends of  the promoter  said that  he  had been ailing with kidney problems and high blood pressure McNeil who came to Canada in 1966, worked as a lab technician at the […]

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