Emancipation Park is the place where Jamaican history lives

Emancipation Park is the place where Jamaican history lives

By Anthony Joseph Recently the Caribbean Camera was invited to Jamaica to report on the Carifta Games. I was a guest at the Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, which just happened to be located across from a park; a popular spot it seemed, considering the daily regular milling about of groups of people at the park’s entrance. […]

Law professor Laverne Jacobs has become 1st Canadian on UN’s disabilities rights committee

Law professor Laverne Jacobs has become 1st Canadian on UN’s disabilities rights committee

Laverne Jacobs has been elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) — the first time Canada will have a seat at this table. She said one of her goals it to help provide practical guidance for countries on how to further disability rights in a way that is […]

Enjoy summer ‘Saint Lucia style’ with seasonal travel specials

Enjoy summer ‘Saint Lucia style’ with seasonal travel specials

Save up to 60 percent at more than 25 hotels featuring private plunge pools, luxurious spas, all-inclusive plans, family fun, and more  Summer in Saint Lucia means sun-kissed beaches, bountiful sunshine, rainforests teeming with wildlife, therapeutic mud baths at the sulphur springs, energizing live music, quiet evenings under the stars, cocktails, and dinner with loved […]

Jamaal Myers is running for City Council because “Toronto’s in trouble’’

Jamaal Myers is running for City Council because “Toronto’s in trouble’’

  By Lincoln DePradine Jamaal Myers, a corporate lawyer, is giving up his position as a legal counsel with a major Canadian bank to run for a seat as a local councillor in Toronto because he says, “Toronto’s in trouble’’. The “trouble’’ confronting the city, according to Myers, includes a lack of affordable housing and […]

The Bob Marley One Love Experience exhibit makes Toronto Debut July 1st

The Bob Marley One Love Experience exhibit makes Toronto Debut July 1st

The Bob Marley One Love Experience is making its North American debut at the Lighthouse Art Space Toronto this July 1st, The experience will showcase never-before-seen Marley photographs and memorabilia, while immersing ticket holders in a journey through his life, passions, influences, and enduring legacy. Lighthouse Art Space is at the Toronto Star building, 1 […]

Monument commemorating the Windrush generation unveiled at London Waterloo Station

Monument commemorating the Windrush generation unveiled at London Waterloo Station

  The Windrush generation has come to be defined as those people who emigrated from the Caribbean to Britain between the arrival of the MV Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948 and the Immigration Act 1971. The Monument’s location, London Waterloo station, was chosen due to its significance in the Windrush story as thousands of […]

Reform or defunding?

Reform or defunding?

Reform or defunding? Would Andrew Loku, Sammy Yatim, Marc Ekamba and many other Black people be alive today, if not for the colour of their skin? We ask the question as police behaviour once more comes under scrutiny with last Wednesday apology to the Black community by Interim Toronto Police Chief James Ramer. As we […]

Two Canadians are finalists in the Jamaican foreign song competition

Two Canadians are finalists in the Jamaican foreign song competition

Hamilton resident Tania Hernandez is one of two Canadians taking part in the Jamaican International Independence Foreign Song competition, which is geared toward Jamaicans living outside Jamaica. The competition debuted in 2021, with Toronto’s Lavie Lujah emerging as the winner. Lujah is back in the competition this year, and was named one of the finalists […]

Washington Black now a TV series-based on Esi Edugyan’s novel

Washington Black now a TV series-based on Esi Edugyan’s novel

Thе ѕhоwrunnеr оf a TV series bаѕеd оn Esi Edugyan’s novel Wаѕhіngtоn Blасk says shooting іn Nоvа Sсоtіа for thе past fеw mоnthѕ hаѕ fеlt lіkе coming home. Sеlwуn Seyfu Hіndѕ, whо іѕ аlѕо a wrіtеr аnd еxесutіvе рrоduсеr оn thе Disney+ ѕеrіеѕ, саllеd Nоvа Sсоtіа “one оf thе mоѕt gorgeous рlасеѕ” hе’ѕ еvеr ѕhоt. […]

Carnival Portal exhibition opens at Yorkdale with a carnival fashion show

Carnival Portal exhibition opens at Yorkdale with a carnival fashion show

  Carnival Portal, an exhibition curated by Dwayne Dixon, featuring work by Candice Dixon, Jenny Baboolal, Fiona Compton, Vince Fraser and Quentin VerCetty will open at Yorkdale on June 22 as part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art, 2021-2022. Carnival Portal runs until September 4. The Carnival Portal will be launched with a fashion […]

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