Carnival Ball to raise funds for ‘SickKids-Caribbean Initiative’

Carnival Ball to raise funds for ‘SickKids-Caribbean Initiative’

Peeks Toronto Caribbean  Carnival  has announced  the launching of a “charitable partnership”  between  the Carnival and the Hospital for Sick Children  to advance the study, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer and serious blood disorders in  several Caribbean countries.. In a news release, the Carnival said that it has chosen the “SickKids-Caribbean Initiative” as the […]

Black candidates turn up at ‘ meet and greet’ event at Jamaican Canadian Centre

Black candidates turn up at ‘ meet and greet’ event  at Jamaican Canadian Centre

By Lincoln DePradine   More than 200 people  showed up at the Jamaican Canadian Centre last Friday evening to “meet, greet and support ” Black candidates in the June 7 provincial elections in Ontario. Twenty-one candidates were invited to the event but just over a dozen were present. A few of them, including two government […]

Deportees granted permission to return to Canada

Deportees granted permission to return to Canada

Immigration Matter Sukhram Ramkissoon   Deportees granted permission to return to Canada  I have often discussed in my column the three types of Removal Orders issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). This week I will address the “Deportation Order,” and how it relates to a specific […]

Sickle cell disease is a ‘neglected condition’ – Toronto hemotologist

Sickle cell disease is a ‘neglected condition’  – Toronto hemotologist

Many people still  believe that sickle cell disease is just a  “Black people’s problem.” But according to Dr. Jacob Pendegrast, a leading haematololgist at the Toronto General hospital who has been studying the disease, it also affects people of other ethnic groups. He told nurses at a recent symposium that they  will be encountering   patients  […]

Ford’s comment about ‘taking care of our own first’ sparks sharp criticisms

A comment last Friday by Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford  that the province should  be ” taking care of our  own first, ” before bringing more immigrants to sparsely populated northern Ontario, has sparked sharp criticisms,  leaving the Ford campaign team scrambling to undertake damage control.  At a provincial leaders debate in Parry Sound,  […]

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 […]

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 police officers deliver holiday goodwill

Toronto police officers deliver holiday goodwill

By Ron Fanfair Most people don’t look forward to phone calls from the police. Not Zenith Isaacs. The longtime Sparroway resident knows that a call in early December from 33 Division Constables Asif Shaikh or Michael Bradford is likely to let her know that they will be dropping off food hampers and toys to ensure […]