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 […]

Caribbean promoter music dies in Tobago at 69

Caribbean promoter music dies in Tobago at 69

Clyde McNeil, widely known promoter of Caribbean music who owned  Club Trinidad, died  at hospital in Tobago on January 3 last. He was 69. Friends of  the promoter  said that  he  had been ailing with kidney problems and high blood pressure McNeil who came to Canada in 1966, worked as a lab technician at the […]

Anti-Black Racism Strategy creates roadmap to eliminate disparities

Anti-Black Racism Strategy creates roadmap to  eliminate disparities

The Ontario government’s Anti-Black Racism Strategy, launched in Toronto on Thursday, “creates a roadmap for how government and its institutions will work to eliminate disparities for Black Ontarians,” says a news release from the Anti-Racism Directorate. The Strategy focuses on improving outcomes by: Setting long-term targets to reduce disparities for Black Ontarians in the child […]

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 […]

Senegalese man found inadmissible to Canada because of misrepresentation

Senegalese man found inadmissible to Canada  because of  misrepresentation

Immigration matters Sukhram Ramkissoon    In my last article I explained in some detail what is misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and how this can negatively affect an applicant for permanent residence in Canada. This week I will discuss a recent case in which a landed immigrant directly or indirectly misrepresented […]

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 […]

Police presence in schools a real negative

The Toronto District School Board has hopefully learned two embarrassingly valuable lessons. Lesson number one: think carefully, very carefully, before you act. Lesson number two: young minds and the emotions of young persons, are extremely sensitive and vulnerable. It is ironical that the presence of police officers in schools in areas branded as “priority” areas […]

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 […]

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