Fly Jamaica takes flight with new plane

Fly Jamaica takes flight with new plane

By Gerald V. Paul So, Eyesers, are you dreaming of a … white Christmas? Like Really? But allyuh look story, eh, eh. Methinks, more like … “I’ll be home for Christmas – not a dream, but reality. A mother and child are the first to grace Fly Jamaica’s One Team, One Dream, a charming B767-300ER, […]

La Petite Musicale: 45 years young

La Petite Musicale: 45 years young

By Oscar Wailoo Last Sunday evening, the Toronto chapter of the venerable La Petite Musicale of Toronto celebrated its 45th anniversary at its annual Christmas concert. Toronto’s La Petite is the proud offspring of the quintessential Caribbean chorale that was founded in the 1940’s by Olive Walke, musician, composer, folk singer and folklorist, and a […]

A Caribbean man for all seasons

By David Jessop In the heart of London, observed daily by tens of thousands of passers-by, is a large picture of Sir Shridath Ramphal, the Caribbean’s elder statesman. As such, it is one of a number depicting the most internationally renowned alumni of Kings College, London. To the best of my knowledge nothing quite like […]

It's parang time again in TO

It's parang time again in TO

For Caribbean people – especially Trinis – Christmas is not Christmas without the sweet sounds of parang music. So last Sunday, Los Amigos held the first major parang show for the season in Toronto. And Oh, what a Night! Hundreds of parang lovers made their way to Rembrandt Banquet Hall in Scarborough to spree and […]

SickKids program assists Caribbean

SickKids program assists Caribbean

By Jasminee Sahoye The Hospital for Sick Children through its Global Child Health outreach – SickKids-Caribbean Initiative – has taken modern technology in the form of telemedicine to the Caribbean to assist with paediatric cancers and serious blood disorders cases. The SickKids-Caribbean Initiative, which involves six countries, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, St. […]

ISIS may have Caribbean link

By Gerald V. Paul Media strategist Bhaskar Sharma told The Camera he met with Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in New York City while she was attending the UN Security Council and praised her position on fighting terrorism, including ISIS. “Trinidad and Tobago became a co-sponsor of a binding resolution compelling countries to […]

Tourism group plans two major events

Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) officials recently rolled out details of two unique events in Toronto – the Rum and Rhythm Benefit and the Caribbean Investment Day Forum, scheduled for the end of this month. The Rum and Rhythm Benefit will raise funds for two special projects – the CTO Foundation and the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative. The […]

Canadian warship aids war on drugs

Canadian warship aids war on drugs

By Gerald V. Paul The arrival of the latest Canadian warship in the Caribbean to continue the successful fight against illicit drugs won praise from the prime minister of Barbados who stressed that the problem of gangs and drugs can’t be won until the region ensures that “young people are gainfully employed and occupied.” “We […]

Carib Girls shake up perceptions

By Dave Douglas In 2000, Pixie du Coudray, Trinidadian businesswoman, media personality and public relations specialist, worked at Carib Brewery Limited as a promotions co-ordinator when she came up with the idea that created the now famous brand ambassadors, Carib Girls. Her first thought was to use, as she describes in an interview with OMG […]

Brampton candidates make common cause

Brampton candidates make common cause

By Jasminee Sahoye There have been calls from leaders within the community for more representation on the political scene and it appears a number of Brampton residents have listened and thrown their hats into the race in the fall municipal elections. So far, The Camera is aware of eight Bramptonians of Caribbean heritage running for […]