Caribbean donors helped Art Gallery of Ontario acquire Collection of historic photographs

Caribbean donors helped Art Gallery of Ontario acquire Collection of historic photographs

Members of Toronto’s Black and Caribbean communities have raised $300,000 to help bring The Montgomery Collection of Caribbean Photographs to Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario  which has acquired the Collection,  said it contains more than 3,500 historical images from 34 countries, including Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago It is believed to  be the world’s […]

Calypso extravaganza for 2019 Carnival

Calypso extravaganza for 2019 Carnival

What is the verdict on calypso for 2019, well based on the fact that only five calypsonians  registered for the 2019 competition, short of the required fifteen singers that was needed for a competition the organization had no choice but to move forward with the plans for the extravaganza. The Organization extended the time to […]

Pioneer of Black theatre in Canada to retire

Pioneer of Black theatre in Canada to retire

By Stephen Weir Philip Akin has announced that he will be stepping down after 14 seasons as the Artistic Director of Obsidian Theatre. In 2000, Akin, along with 12 other prominent Black artists came together with the vision for an organization by and for Black theatre creators. Obsidian Theatre was formed, named for a black […]

Frank Walwyn Receives 2019 Law Society Medal

Frank Walwyn Receives 2019 Law Society Medal

Called to the Bar in 1995, Frank Walwyn has been a leader and Champion of Equity, Diversity and leader in the legal profession is also a trailblazer in the Black legal community in Ontario. He is the longest serving President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers and has championed equity and diversity in the […]

Canada ready to welcome ‘other categories’ of Jamaican workers

Canada ready to welcome ‘other categories’ of Jamaican workers

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen on a three day visit to Jamaica said that Canada is seeking to engage more Jamaicans to work in non-traditional areas, which will add to the current seasonal agricultural workers arrangement [farm work programme] that the island shares with Canada. The world power is keen on […]

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are ready for the world

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are ready for the world

By Aldwyn McGill Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz sent a warning to their world cup opponents at the International Friendly match against Panama last Sunday night in Jamaica. The game was played at the National Stadium in Kingston and before the largest crowd the Girlz had ever played in Jamaica. This was a farewell match for local […]

The ‘Brothers Size’ held over to June

The ‘Brothers Size’ held over to June

By Stephen Weir The Brothers Size is the latest production that stars black performers who are putting the Soul back into Soulpepper Theatre big time.  This revival of a Deep South classic play has been such a roaring success since opening May 4th that the downtown theatre has told the Caribbean Camera that the play […]

African Canadian Heritage Association celebrates 50 years of educating Black youth

African Canadian Heritage Association celebrates 50 years of educating Black youth

The African Canadian Heritage Association, fondly known as ACHA, celebrated its milestone 50th year anniversary of teaching African and Caribbean history to children in our community on Saturday the 18 and Sunday May 19, 2019, to a packed house at the beautiful Centennial College Event Centre in Scarborough. Saturday featured A Nia Circle and Family […]

Tringo Brunch to fund scholarships

Tringo Brunch to fund scholarships

By Lincoln DePradine Tyme Boucaud-Coley is a young Trinidadian-Canadian, who is aspiring to have a professional career in fashion design. She has started on the path; at present, she’s involved in fashion design as a hobby. Boucaud-Coley has been accepted as a student at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan, New York. […]