Grammy-wining star handcuffed by police in ‘mistaken identity’

Grammy-wining star handcuffed by police in ‘mistaken identity’

LOS ANGELES – Wyclef Jean, the Grammy-winning ex-member of the Fugees, said he was “appalled” after being handcuffed and questioned by police in Los Angeles. Haiti-born Jean, 47, came to the United States as a child with his family and grew up largely in New Jersey. That is where the rapper-singer played with a group […]

Drakes back with dancehall beat

Drakes back with dancehall beat

NEW YORK — Drake, the prolific hip-hop star who was last year’s top-selling artist, has returned with a song collection in which he ventures further into dancehall rhythms and taps fellow big names. The Toronto rapper, who has long challenged industry definitions, on Saturday dropped “More Life” and called it not an album or a […]

Two black actors shine at Canadian Screen Awards

Two black actors shine at Canadian Screen Awards

Two black actors -Stephan James and Adrian Holmes – were among the winners at the Canadian Screen Awards 2017 held on Sunday night at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. James won the “ Best Actor “ award for his role in the film Race, a biopic of the American Olympic champion Jesse Owens, […]

Archbishop Tutu to receive Luminary Award at UWI Toronto Benefit Gala

Archbishop Tutu to receive Luminary Award  at UWI Toronto Benefit Gala

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced that Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, will  be honoured at the eighth annual UWI Toronto benefit gala to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto on Saturday April 1. Archbishop Tutu, the first Black archbishop of  the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, […]

Jimmy Cliff releases ‘Life’

Jimmy Cliff releases ‘Life’

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff  released on Friday  his new single, Life, which will be made available to the public through iTunes and other downloadable formats. Written by Jimmy Cliff and produced by Steven ‘Lenky’ Marsden, the song is an affirmation of life, and the awesome beauty of mere existence in a sometimes […]

Winston ‘Merritone’ Blake to be celebrated annually

Winston ‘Merritone’ Blake to be celebrated annually

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – Winston ‘Merritone’ Blake was one of the awardees at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Honour Awards, held  last Sunday at the Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston. His was not the only posthumous award, as Alton Ellis was also honoured, with Dr Rita Marley, GT Taylor, Half Pint, and Kevin Downswell among the […]

‘You don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian’

‘You don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian’

By Robyn Rihanna Fenty Grammy award-winning singer Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) received the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award last week from the Harvard Foundation  for Intercultural and Race Relations .She was honoured for her philanthropic work to improve cancer treatment in her native Barbados and in support of education programs. Here is what she […]

Steelband, mas’ and ‘doubles’ greet visitors arriving in Trinidad for carnival

Steelband, mas’ and ‘doubles’ greet visitors arriving in Trinidad for carnival

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) which will operate over 250 international and regional flights, bringing  approximately 30,000 passengers to Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival 2017, kicked off its “Welcome to the Warmth of the Islands “presentation on Friday at Piarco International airport as part of its annual Carnival Customer Appreciation. Passengers travelling to Trinidad on CAL flights […]

FMC to run 2017 Toronto Caribbean carnival

FMC to run 2017 Toronto Caribbean carnival

The Festival Management Committee (FMC) which has been running the Toronto Caribbean carnival for the last ten years, has confirmed that it will be will be putting on the 2017 carnival. Chris Alexander,  the FMC’s Chief Operating Officer told the Caribbean Camera that his organization is moving ahead with plans for  the carnival next summer. […]

Celebration of the life of Calypsonian Dick ‘De Juiceman’ Lochan

Celebration of the life of Calypsonian Dick  ‘De Juiceman’  Lochan

Kaiso aficionados, community leaders, representatives of cultural organizations and friends of the late Dick Lochan packed the hall of the Chinese  Cultural Centre in  Scarborough on Sunday to bid farewell to the man popularly known in calypso circles  as ” De Juiceman.” Lochan who often presided at calypso shows as MC, would himself  have been […]

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