St Lucia tourism goes after winter hating Canadians

St Lucia tourism goes after winter hating Canadians

By Stephen Weir        St Lucia, like many other Caribbean Island nations is deft at first breaking the spirit of winter hating Canadians and then magically opening their wallets to spend, spend, spend.  The Caribbean Camera was at the swanky Hotel X at Toronto’s CNE grounds earlier this week and watched as the hex was […]

R&B Artist “Tank” to headline 2020 Black Diamond Ball

R&B Artist “Tank” to headline 2020 Black Diamond Ball

By Nicole G.Bennett American R&B artist Tank, will be the headliner at the 2020 Black Diamond Ball, to be held on Saturday, February 29, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The Ball is the brain child of ArtXperiential Artistic Director, Shawn Cuffie, who created the event five years ago, “When I introduced this event, I […]

A Different Royalty wows people inside and outside A Different Booklist

A Different Royalty wows people inside and outside A Different Booklist

By Stephen Weir  A Different Booklist held a different sort of book launch last Monday night that literally had post rush hour Bathurst St motorists stopping dead in the road to gawk.  The bookstore and cultural centre was holding a sold-out signing and as a result a hundred people sat unmoving in their chairs seemingly […]

The Martin Luther King speech that Americans don’t want to hear

The Martin Luther King speech that Americans don’t want to hear

On the occasion of Martin Luther King’s birthday                                                                                                                         The speech that Americans don’t want to hear Most Americans remember Martin Luther King Jr. for his dream of what this country could be — a nation where his children would “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their […]

Caribbean travel on a budget

Caribbean travel on a budget

The Caribbean is made up of over 5,000 islands, reefs, and cays, each with its own unique attractions and price ranges. In recent years, even very secluded islands have been transformed into some of the world’s most exclusive vacationing destinations. There is a misconception that a vacation to the Caribbean will be extremely expensive and […]

Guyana’s first oil lift – tanker arrives to make history

Guyana’s first oil lift – tanker arrives to make history

GEORGETOWN– The Marshall Islands-registered crude oil tanker, Yannis P, has arrived in Guyana as the country will soon lift the first one million barrels of crude from the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Production in Guyana commenced on December 20, last year, less than five years after the first-ever commercial discovery in the South American country […]

Asafa Powell’s statue to be unveiled in Jamaica on Feb 9

Asafa Powell’s statue to be unveiled in Jamaica on Feb 9

  The statute of Olympian and former world record holder over 100 metres, Asafa Powell, is to be unveiled at Independence Park at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday, February 9. That’s according to the Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange who has said all is on track for next month’s unveiling. She gave the […]

Obsidian Theatre going through change

Obsidian Theatre going through change

Theatre Shorts By: Stephen Weir The Obsidian Theatre, Canada’s leading culturally diverse theatre company is now going through a major change.  After twenty years, the theatre’s founder and CEO has retired. He has been replaced by a young African Canadian director who will take over the running of the company in August. Philip Akin has been acting […]

U of T launches Future Black Lawyers program

U of T launches  Future Black Lawyers program

The University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law launched a new program aiming to support Black students who aspire to go to law school, beginning in 2021. According to a Nov. 25 letter from Edward Iacobucci to the law school community, the goal of the Black Future Lawyers Program is to increase the number of Black […]

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

By Stephen Weir The A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC), in conjunction with Penguin Random House is marking Martin Luther King Day with a superstar evening book signing.  On January 20th, Nompumelelo (Mungi) Ngomane, the granddaughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be launching her new book “Everyday Ubuntu” in Canada. “This book will […]