Whitby MP to receive Madiba Award

Whitby MP  to receive Madiba Award

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, MP for the riding of Whitby, will receive the Madiba Award at the 11th Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration in Ajax, Ontario on February 3. (The  term Madiba signifies respect  and endearment and is one of the names by which Nelson Mandela was affectionately known.) The Award honours a leader of […]

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 […]

Toronto hit by growing numbers of Santacides

Toronto hit by growing numbers of  Santacides

By Stephen Weir Toronto night skulkers kill Santa Claus every night.  They also deflate Santa snowmen and crush festive penguins. Even Rudolf and all his reindeer aren’t safe this holiday season. It is a Toronto phenomenon that is rapidly growing by stabs and slashes.  Christmas inflatables left outside at night have suddenly become targets.  I […]

Two players with Guyanese roots in Canada Under-19 World Cup squad

Two players with Guyanese roots in Canada Under-19  World Cup squad

By Frederick Halley When the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup bowls off in New Zealand next month, two players with Guyanese roots will be part of the Canadian squad vying for supremacy in the prestigious tournament. The two are 16-year-old Ashtan Deosammy and Kevin Singh. Both have been making names for themselves at […]

Omni TV vibrates to a Caribbean beat on Saturdays

Omni TV vibrates to a Caribbean beat on Saturdays

By Stephen Weir Every Saturday afternoon for the past 14-years Alain Arthur has been warmly welcomed into hundreds of thousands of homes across Canada. He never gets old, never gets fat (wonder where that hair went anyway?) and he always has positive, fun stories to tell us about Caribbean Canadian culture. Not yet seen Caribbean […]

Expose Toronto Committee will create change – Jeffers

Expose Toronto Committee will create change – Jeffers

Kenneth Jeffers, the lone Black member of the Toronto Police Service Board and longtime community  proactivist, says the recently established  Expose Toronto Committee (ETC) will create  change in a society plagued by anti-Black racism. ” We have to have an organization that really creates change,” Jeffers said on Grapevine, the call-in radio program on Toronto […]

Toronto’s Sadlier joins bid for national Emancipation Day

Toronto’s Sadlier joins bid for national Emancipation Day

Former president of the of the Ontario Black History Society, Rosemary Sadlier, has joined the campaign to get the Federal Government to declare August 1 as Emancipation Day across the country. The petition, which is expected to be completed on February 15 to be presented to the House of Commons in Ottawa, will use in […]

Political leaders ignoring Toronto’s gun violence crisis

Political leaders ignoring Toronto’s gun violence crisis

By Louis March Seven shootings in six days, with two fatalities. That was the tally  in Toronto last week, and not one word of concern heard from political leaders at all three levels of government. Over the past three years, we have seen an almost 100 per cent increase in gun homicides and incidents in […]

Durham District School Board hosts ‘Welcome Back to Learning’ BBQ

Durham District School Board hosts ‘Welcome Back to Learning’ BBQ

More than 4,500 students and their families showed up at the Durham District School Board’s Education Centre in Whitby last Thursday for the Board’s first annual “Welcome Back to Learning ” BBQ. Held just a few days before the students were due to return to classes for the new term, the event created a great […]

Ready for the 50th

Ready for the 50th

As Toronto mas’ makers put the finishing touches on their colorful costumes, thousands of revellers are getting ready for the big ” jump up” on Lakeshore Boulevard West on Saturday. Masqueraders will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Toronto Caribbean carnival, formerly known as Caribana, at the grand parade. And according to Gerard Weekes, […]

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