Police open probe into T&T president’s housing allowance

Police open probe into T&T president’s housing allowance

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A police investigation has begun in Trinidad and Tobago into the controversial housing allowance paid to President Anthony Carmona, who assumed office on March 18, 2013. However, according to acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, this is not yet a criminal investigation, the Trinidad Guardian reported. The investigation into the matter […]

FMC anounces new Board as part of its restructuring

FMC anounces new Board as part of its restructuring

The Festival Management Committee (FMC) which has been running the Toronto Caribbean Carnival for the last ten  years, has announced the names  of its new nine-member Board of (Directors. But no information about the FMC’s  plans for the 2017 carnival was disclosed in a brief media release  which was sent to the Caribbean Camera yesterday. […]

Black Nova Scotian woman to grace a new $10 bill

Black Nova Scotian woman to grace a new $10 bill

Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre 70 years ago, will be the first woman other than the Queen  to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will grace the […]

A BIG CHECK FOR HAITI

A BIG CHECK FOR HAITI

Dr. Eric Pierre, Honorary  Consul General for Haiti in Toronto, (sixth from left) receives a ” big check” for  $3,740 on behalf of  Pierspective Entraide Huminataire, a Haitian-led charitable organization in Toronto, at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto. (From left) Alton Brooks – Director of Communications, Jamaican  Canadian Association (JCA), JCA Board; Dr. Sylvanus […]

Bank run on RBC in Caribbean over fees

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The exodus of customers from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in St. Kitts continues. Last Friday, customers intent on closing their accounts over an impending $25 monthly charge on accounts, filled the bank’s downtown location, the line extending outside and around the corner. Customers in St. Vincent also made a […]

Almost US$2 billion needed to end poor housing in Caribbean

WASHINGTON, United States – Approximately US$1.8 billion would be needed to end poor housing conditions currently endured by 1 million residents in The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank report, The State of Housing in Six Caribbean Countries. The report, which analyzed the implementation of […]

Elissa healing in Toronto thanks to donors

Elissa healing in Toronto thanks to donors

Thanks to the generosity of strangers and a caring family and friends, Elissa Antonio is in a Toronto hospital healing and doing well, relatives said, after she accidently fell off a cliff in Trinidad and Tobago. To give Antonio, 40, time to recover in peace, the family asked that the hospital not be identified after […]

Bahamas bishop named in Panama Papers

Bahamas bishop named in Panama Papers

NASSAU, Bahamas – A Bahamian bishop named in a tax haven controversy involving British Prime Minister David Cameron’s father, allegedly helped to establish an offshore fund in The Bahamas to enable Cameron’s father avoid paying taxes in the U.K., according to international reports. The reports came after 11 million documents were leaked from Panamanian law […]