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, […]

Climate change could affect health – PAHO Director

Climate change could affect health – PAHO Director

WASHINGTON– The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has warned of the effects of climate change on health, as she called for building resilient health systems. Dr Carissa Etienne says climate change is increasing the risk of disease. She outlined the effects of environmental pollution and climate change on health at an event […]

My hope for 2018

In this final issue for the year I wish to thank readers of the Caribbean Camera for their continued support and wish you all a Happy Christmas and a healthy, successful and prosperous New Year.   I also want to thank you for your comments on the articles I have authored and hope you continue to […]

Caribbean community loses a business leader

Caribbean community loses a business leader

The North American Caribbean Community is mourning the loss of a business giant, Lowell Hawthorne, who killed himself in one of his New York establishments on last week Saturday. The 57-year-old Hawthorne, who started the successful patty empire Golden Krust in 1989, with one storefront store in the Bronx, New York, was reportedly caught on […]

Decline in aid for the Caribbean under proposed US budget cuts

Decline in aid for the Caribbean under proposed US budget cuts

 NEW YORK  – United States Congressman Eliot Engel said here Saturday that Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean could see a 28 per cent decline in assistance under the US Agency for International Development (USAID) programme, if what he describes as a “draconian and short-sighted 33 per cent cut” in his country’s international affairs […]

Jamaican prime minister receives diaspora leadership award

Jamaican prime minister receives diaspora leadership award

NEW YORK – Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness was presented with the Distinguished Leadership Award by the New York-based Jamaica Independence Foundation on Saturday. Also honoured by the Foundation were former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga, who received the Nation Builder Award and Jamaican-born basketball legend, Patrick Ewing, who was given the Son of the Soil […]

Third-rate acting from the ‘Supreme Wizard’

Third-rate acting from the ‘Supreme Wizard’

By Carlton Joseph On Monday, mainstream media applauded the president for his hostage news conference at which he read from a teleprompter.   The media claimed he was “presidential” and ranted and raved at how well he delivered his speech.  I was flabbergasted.  Why are these supposedly intelligent broadcasters so gullible?  This is third-rate acting at […]

Canada not immune to racist violence -Trudeau

Canada not immune to racist violence -Trudeau

Following an outbreak of violence on the weekend  at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reminding Canadians that  Canada is not immune to racist violence. In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Trudeau condemned the violence in Charlottesville and offered Canada’s support. “We know Canada isn’t […]

Anti-Black racism is ‘alive and well” in Canada

Anti-Black racism is ‘alive and well” in Canada

Mofaba Baker, program director of the African  Canadian Legal clinic in Toronto, told the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva on Monday that Anti-Black racism is “alive and well” in all spheres of Canadian society. In his submission to CERD, Baker  said that ” while Canada is often hailed […]

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