Children among 10 people injured at carnival street party

Children among 10 people injured  at carnival street party

Two children are among at least 10 people injured in a shooting at a carnival street party in Manchester in northern England before dawn on Sunday. The incident  occurred after the end of the first day of the two-day annual Caribbean Carnival  which had started with a parade involving local schools and community groups. Celebrations were set […]

Three-island Caribbean destination set to host second annual dive fest

Three-island Caribbean destination set to host second annual dive fest

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada, home of the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park and the Caribbean’s largest wreck dive, the Bianca C, will take the party beneath the surface with the second annual Pure Grenada Dive Fest. The four-day event will take place from October 3-6 and is designed to showcase the destination’s rich and […]

Cancellation of Carnival Kingdom leaves ticket holders angry and disappointed

Cancellation of Carnival Kingdom leaves ticket holders  angry and disappointed

Less than two hours before a soca concert in Vaughan was due to start on Saturday night, the show was  cancelled, leaving thousands of ticket holders angry and disappointed. Carnival  Kingdom, hosted by Summer of Sound (SOS)  Fest Inc, was to be held at the Improve Canada outdoor entertainment complex, starting at  9 p.m. But […]

Senator wants August 1 to be declared National Emancipation Day across Canada

Senator  wants August 1 to be declared National Emancipation Day across Canada

It all happened underground late at night while most of Toronto slept. Looking out over a sea of Caribbean Canadian faces at the start of the annual Freedom Ride, Senator Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard  shouted:“You should see the beautiful view from here!” The Halifax senator, one of  the few Afro-Canadians in the Upper Chamber, was a keynote […]

Sally wins ‘Band of the Year’ – again

Sally wins ‘Band of the Year’ – again

By Lincoln DePradine Victory always leaves a sweet taste, even when you are an ace mas’ band leader like Louis Saldenah, who now has captured 19 “Band of the Year” titles at  the Toronto carnival. “It’s always great to win,’’ Trinidad-born Saldenah told the Caribbean Camera. “It’s great for the volunteers, the workers, the section […]

Pan Fantasy wins again at Pan Alive

Pan Fantasy wins again at  Pan Alive

After  winning the  Ontario Steelpan Association ‘s Pan Alive competition for last six  years in a row, Pan Fantasy, led by  Wendy Jones, was adjudged  winner of the 2018 competition held last Friday at  Lamport Stadium in Toronto. Pan  Fantasy, playing Hulk, was one of eleven steelbands which took part in the competition which was […]

Harry Belafonte awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit

Harry Belafonte awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit

KINGSTON,  Jamaica  – American singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, whose mother was of Jamaican descent, has been accorded Jamaica’s fourth highest order — the Order of Merit — for outstanding contribution in the field of music. Belafonte, 91, was dubbed the “King of Calypso” for popularizing calypso music with an international audience in […]

Court clears way for dreadlocked child to start school

Court clears way for dreadlocked child to start school

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The Supreme Court of Jamaica granted an injunction last Friday preventing the board of management of the Kensington Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine, from blocking a five-year-old girl from entering the school because of her dreadlocked hairstyle. The injunction was granted on a motion filed by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), a human […]