British government promises to formalise status of Windrush migrants

British government promises to formalise status  of Windrush migrants

LONDON  – The British government says Commonwealth nationals, including those from the Caribbean, who came to Britain between 1948 and 1973 would have their status formalised following the controversy that erupted over the so-called undocumented United Kingdom (UK) immigrants Home Secretary Amber Rudd in a statement to Parliament on Monday apologised for the change in […]

Grenadian Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Grenadian  Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Keith Mitchell, the recently re-elected  Prime Minister of Grenada,  told a gathering of  Grenadians in Toronto  “the good news” about the deposits of  oil and gas recently discovered in the southern waters off  Grenada.       Addressing a Town Hall  meeting on his recent flying visit to Toronto, Mitchell  reported that  the Russian company, GPG, carried out […]

Consultation on license renewal for CKFG-FM scheduled for June 19

Consultation  on license  renewal for CKFG-FM scheduled  for  June  19

The  Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) held a hearing last Tuesday to consider the application  by Intercity Broadcasting Network Inc. (Intercity) to renew the broadcasting license for the Toronto radio station CKFG-FM (G98.7). But the CRTC has not yet  handed down a decision. The Caribbean Camera has learned that ” consultation with the  Commission” on this […]

Toronto Police Association votes ‘no confidence’ in Chief Mark Saunders

Toronto Police Association  votes ‘no confidence’ in Chief  Mark Saunders

In an online poll  last week, the majority of the members of the Toronto Police Association (TPA) – 86 per cent – indicated  that they have no confidence in Chief Mark Saunders. But  only 48.1 per cent of  the TPA’s  membership participated in the vote. The  TPA is at odds with Chief Saunders and the […]

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti on Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its “shame” and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations. Made public earlier in the day, Oxfam’s 2011 report into the behavior of aid workers sent to Haiti following a devastating […]

‘Retired’ TTC bus to become mobile shower for the homeless

‘Retired’ TTC bus  to become mobile shower for the homeless

A “retired” Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus, now out of  service for several months, is expected to be ” soon back on the  road.” But   it  will  not  be picking up  regular passengers. Instead, it  will become a  mobile shower for the homeless. Dominica-born Deborah Daniel, a program manager with a  Toronto  organization  of women […]

Protect yourself from Hepatitis A

Protect yourself from Hepatitis A

By Sylvanus Thompson Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. The disease is primarily spread when an uninfected person ingests food or water that is contaminated with the faeces of an infected person. It is therefore closely associated with unsafe water or food, inadequate sanitation and poor personal hygiene. Hepatitis […]

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep America’s detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, open. He signed it just before presenting his first State of the Union Address last week, saying that the US must “continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists, wherever we chase them […]

Trinidad and Tobago elects first woman president

Trinidad and Tobago elects first woman president

Trinidad – Retired judge Paula-Mae Weekes was elected President of Trinidad and Tobago on Friday by the Electoral College comprising members of the country’s House of Representatives and the Senate. She is the first woman President of the two-island nation and will be the only female President in the region once Chile’s Michelle Bachelet leaves office on March […]

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, […]

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