Jay-z picks up WondaGurl's beat

By Gerald V. Paul There’s a Canadian connection to Jay-Z’s recent release of Magna Carta Holy Grail: 16- year-old WondaGurl, Ebony Oshunrinde, a budding producer! One of the beats on Crown, a track on Jay-Z’s new album has scored Brampton’s Oshunrinde a production credit. WondaGurl was the winner of Toronto’s Battle of the Beat Makers […]

Toronto Pride Parade

Toronto Pride Parade

Two participants in the Pride Parade on Sunday in Toronto pose proudly for The Camera, showing off the diversity of the parade. Now in its 33rd year, Pride is quickly becoming the most energetic festival in Toronto, writes columnist Herman Silochan, who also took this photo.

Compulsory inquests for farm worker injuries urged

By Gerald V. Paul   The family of a Jamaican farm worker killed in an accident on an Ontario farm in 2002 is calling for compulsory inquests any time a migrant farm worker meets their death on a Canadian farm. The call was made during an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Hearing last Friday into a […]

Caribbean aims for 'total visitor satisfaction'

By Jasmine Sahoye   In an effort to ensure that visitors to Caribbean tourism destinations receive the best products and services, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has instituted a pilot survey in six countries to gauge what it calls total visitor satisfaction. The total visitor satisfaction survey, which has already started in Barbados, St Lucia, […]

10 year Canadian passport is here

The new 10-year ePassport is now available to Canadians.  The old passports are still acceptable until expiry. “The new, 10-year ePassport provides more convenience for Canadians, and facilitates safe, secure travel which, in turn, helps create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. ePassports contain technologically-advanced features, […]

Turks and Caicos, Canada's 11th province?

Canadians are being offered a warm weather destination where they can settle and retire. The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) new premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing says the country is looking at a new concept that will allow Canadians to call the country home. “We are in the process of revising our immigration ordinance.  Basically if […]

Dedicated cricket TV channel for the Caribbean

A television channel that broadcast cricket around the clock is being made available to viewers in the Caribbean. Ten Cricket is being launched as the first all-cricket station for television viewers in the Caribbean as a result of a programming partnership with Columbus International. The channel will highlight several upcoming series including the Celkon Cup […]

Dhoni, Rampaul out of Celkon series

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian captain has been ruled out of the ongoning  tri-series  (Celkon Mobile Cup)  in the West Indies after he injured his right hamstring during the match against the West Indies last Sunday, at Sabina Park, Jamaica. Dhoni suffered cramps whilst batting scored 27 off 35 balls as his team lost to […]

Guyana President visits Diaspora

Guyana President visits Diaspora

There’s a reason why the President of Guyana is called the People’s President, and he demonstrated this clearly at the annual Guyana Festival last weekend at Centennial College when he joined chinese dancers on stage, sang calypso with Toronto calypsonian Mon-T-Hama, played dominoes and even joined in a game of cricket. Here, we capture President […]

Report offers strategy to end gun violence

By Gerald V. Paul The province’s new coordinated plan sets out 20”outcomes” and support tools for 18 ministries working with youth in a continued effort to stem Toronto gun violence, according to a report released on Tuesday. Stepping Up: A strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed,  provides a list of concrete outcomes that will […]