Kathleen Jackman scholarship winners

Scholarship winners (l-r) Jesse George, Sheereen Harris, Kempha Gabriel Fields, Zachary Crooks,          Tenesha Caesar, Dalise Bernett and Klye Ali pose for The Camera at the annual Kathleen Jackman Memorial Scholarship Awards presented by the Our Lady of Good Counsel Caribbean Catholic Church last weekend at St Roch’s Parish Hall. The scholarships are named for Jackman, […]

Call him Dr Bromley Armstrong

Call him Dr Bromley Armstrong

York University conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Toronto civil and human rights activist Bromley Armstrong, who has been instrumental in reforms to Canada’s public policy on human rights. Armstrong was honoured with the degree in recognition of his tireless efforts in spearheading the passage of laws in Ontario prohibiting discrimination in housing […]

Immigration officers can 'raid' businesses under new rules

By Gerald V. Paul   Changes to immigration and refugee protection regulations published just days ago, give Human Resources and Skills Development Canada officials or Citizenship and Immigration  officers the right to walk in on businesses as part of a random audit or because they suspect fraud. Upon entering a property, officials will have wide […]

Canadian man jailed in Jamaica for cocaine

By Marcia Scott   A Canadian man, who attempted to smuggle cocaine with a view of generating the funds required for his son’s medical expenses, was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, June 5. Donald Taylor, a 44 year-old social worker of Toronto address, […]

No more growing medical marijuana at home

By Jasminee Sahoye   Canadians who use marijuana for medical purposes will no longer be able to produce the herbs in their homes as new regulations will be out next week in the Canada Gazette. Under the new regulation, the government will no longer produce or distribute medical pot and medical marijuana users will no […]

Farm worker's death — last day of inquest is June 28

By Jasminee Sahoye   The first human rights tribunal case being heard following the death of a Jamaican migrant worker will have its last day of hearing on Friday June 28. Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is urging members of the community to attend the closing day of this historic hearing which has been examining […]

Islanders score back-to-back wins

Islanders Cricket Club, playing its third year of the Toronto & District Cricket Association  Elite Division, recorded back to back victories last weekend in the third round at the Maple Leaf cricket ground, King City. Islanders playing against Yorkshire CC last Saturday, won by 27 runs after being sent in to bat first.  Islanders scored […]

Top honour for lawyer

Top honour for lawyer

Frank E. Walwyn received the 2013 Lincoln Alexander Award at the Law Society’s annual award ceremony in Toronto on May 29. The award was presented by Marni Beal-Alexander, the wife of the late Honourable Lincoln Alexander, PC, CC, OOnt, CD, QC, LSM. Dedicated to community service, particularly the Black community, Walwyn more than doubled the […]

Caribbean teams for Toronto games

On your marks, get set, go!  The next generation of track & field all-stars are coming from across the Caribbean to compete in the 3rd annual Toronto International Track & Field Games (TITFG) on June 11th at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre. This year, Scotiabank is sponsoring 10 track and field teams from high […]