How might the Caribbean respond to Brexit?

By  David Jessop On March 29, after forty years of membership, the British government formally gave notice that it will leave the European Union (EU) in 2019. In a carefully worded, conciliatory letter, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, told the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, that after separating, the UK hopes for […]

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 […]

Tulloch Report recommends major improvements in police oversight

It is not at all surprising that the recently released Tulloch Report should identify so many areas in which Ontario’s system of police oversight can and should be significantly improved. The need for such surgical intervention has been frequently highlighted in the public outcry for justice, accountability and transparency in recent months and years. In […]

Beverley Tang-Kong: artist, mentor, community builder

Beverley Tang-Kong: artist, mentor, community builder

By Michael Lashley Mississauga and the broader Caribbean community in the GTA have lost one of their guiding lights, the late Beverley Tang-Kong, affectionately known as “Bev”. Bev passed away on March 20, 2017. On March 25, 2017, her husband Jerry and her sons Andrew and Geoffrey were warmly supported by their extended family and […]

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 […]

In tribute to the Shouter Baptists

  By Carlton Joseph I would like to acknowledge the 100th  anniversary of the Shouter/Spiritual Baptist religion in Trinidad & Tobago.  The Baptist faith was brought to Trinidad by the Merikins, former American slaves who were recruited by the British to fight, as the Corps of Colonial Marines, against the Americans during the war of […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: A report, released last Thursday, found that Jamaica-born Senator Don Meredith breached the senate’s ethics code by engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a young woman which started when she was 16 years old. The report found that he did not uphold the highest standard of dignity inherent to his position. […]

A $47 million investment in Black youth

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, Michael Coteau, have provided solid evidence that they understand the relevance of the popular saying “action speaks louder than words”. The action announced last week by Minister Coteau is ground-breaking: the provincial government has decided to allocate $47 million for a four-year Black Youth Action Plan. […]

Online platform to raise awareness on gender-based violence DITORIAL

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has developed a regional online platform – ‘Break the Silence’ – aimed at raising awareness on gender-based violence. A soft launch was held during the International Day Women’s Concert last week  at Emancipation Park, Kingston, under the theme ‘Unite to End Gender-based Violence’. The online platform, […]

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