Cuba begins public debate on modernizing constitution

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing constitution

HAVANA – Cuba began a rare public discussion on Monday  to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud. Cuba’s National Assembly approved a draft of changes to the 1976 constitution last month, including amendments that would pave the way for […]

Was the CIA involved in ending attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago?

Was the CIA involved in ending attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago?

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad— A former attorney general has dismissed statements that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in helping Trinidad and Tobago authorities suppress the 1990 attempted coup by a radical Islamic group. Anthony Smart, who served as attorney general during the insurrection, said that his then Cabinet colleague, Dr Brinsley […]

Yasin Abu Bakr unapologetic 28 years after failed coup

Yasin Abu Bakr unapologetic 28 years after failed coup

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Leader of the Jamaat-Al-Muslimeen group Yasin Abu Bakr says he will not apologise for the 1990 attempted coup aimed at unseating the Trinidad and Tobago government, even as he acknowledged the “unfortunate inability” of at least one survivor to understand the context of the 1990 “revolution”. In a statement marking the 28th anniversary […]

Judicial review granted in case of husband who was ordered deported

Judicial review granted in case of  husband who was ordered deported

Immigration matters Sukhram Ramkissoon   Judicial review granted in case of  husband who was ordered deported Canadian immigration policy and legislation have a long tradition of supporting family reunification which permits both recent immigrants and long  established Canadians to  be reunited with members of their family. The reunification of families in fact is a principle […]

Lawyer Peter Clyne dies at 73

Lawyer Peter Clyne dies at 73

By Lincoln DePradine The first order of businesss  at the official launch of  the Peeks Toronto  Caribbean Carnival 2018 on Tuesday was a public tribute to the late Peter Clyne, a Grenadian-Canadian attorney and former director of the Festival Management Committee (FMC), organizers of the carnival. A moment of silence was observed for Clyne, 73, […]

Catholic Church supports CCJ decision on unconstitutionality of mandatory death penalty

Catholic Church supports CCJ decision on unconstitutionality of mandatory death penalty

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Archbishop of Port of Spain and Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown, Rev. , has welcomed the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) recent decision that declared as unconstitutional and a violation of the right to life the mandatory death sentence for a conviction of murder in Barbados. But he […]

Mandatory Death Penalty Outlawed in Barbados

Mandatory Death Penalty Outlawed in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The High Court in Barbados can no longer impose mandatory death sentences on convicted murderers. Last week, the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the island’s highest court, struck down the mandatory death penalty on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. The judgments, the last which Sir Dennis Byron will deliver as […]

Greater community involvement needed to deal with gun violence

Four murders in Toronto in 24 hours. That’s one of the headlines in this week’s  issue of The Caribbean Camera. A stunning headline about frightening  news that  we do not normally associate with Canada’s largest and most ethnically diverse  city. Time was when Caribbean immigrants would brag that Toronto was a  safe  city -far safer […]

‘Money usually follows ideas, not the other way around,’ technology developer tells graduating students

‘Money usually follows ideas, not the other way around,’ technology developer tells graduating students

Grenada-born technology developer Nicholas Braithwaite who earned a degree in chemistry from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario  in 1982, returned to the university last week to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. And  for the graduating students of the De Groote School of Business, Braithwaite, he  had a message. ” The world awaits you […]

Judge Tulloch tells Ryerson graduates they have the responsibility ‘to change the world’

Judge Tulloch tells Ryerson graduates they have  the responsibility ‘to change the world’

By Lincoln DePradine Over his career as a legal practitioner, Michael Tulloch has received numerous awards. Still, he is “humbled’’ by the latest -an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from Ryerson University. “It’s a great honour; I’m humbled by it. This is an amazing institution,’’ Tulloch, an Ontario judge, told the Caribbean Camera  yesterday after […]

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