Former Consul General of Grenada dies in Toronto at 76

Former Consul General of Grenada dies in Toronto  at 76

Conrad “Terry” Gibbs who served as Grenada’s Consul  General  in Toronto from 2002 to 2006, died at the  Scarborough General hospital on February 27 last. He was 76. After graduating  from Presentation Boy’s College in Grenada, Gibbs went to  St.Lucia where he taught at St. Mary’s College. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Inter-American […]

Canadian government to increase funding for Multiculturalism Program

Canadian government  to increase funding  for Multiculturalism Program

OTTAWA – The 20I8 federal budget, tabled on Tuesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. in addressing multiculturalism, noted the “challenges faced by Black Canadians.” It said ” recent domestic and international events, like the rise of ultranationalist movements, and protests against immigration, visible minorities and religious minorities, remind us that standing up for diversity and […]

‘hang’ doesn’t leave the audience hanging

‘hang’ doesn’t leave the audience hanging

hang February 6 -25, 2018 The Berkeley Street Theatre 26 Berkeley St. (King and Parliament) Toronto  REVIEW By Stephen Weir A big part of Black History Month in Toronto is celebrating the Diaspora on “the boards”.  This month, Canada’s leading Black theatre organization opened hang,  a very dark comedy that is a #MeToo take on […]

‘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 […]

Pan rising in Toronto

Pan rising in Toronto

By Ken Bruzual While snowflakes may descend gently and come to rest lightly, starlets burst very brightly and engage the eyes and mind intensely. So when these two occurrences coincide, like rare eclipses, the spectacle is astonishing. Such can be the perception drawn from the performances and the experiences of the audience at the 21st. […]

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 […]

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