Getting ready for the ‘new normal’

Getting ready for the ‘new normal’

EDITORIAL Getting ready for the ‘new normal’ Although  it was not unexpected, the announcement last week that  Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020  has been cancelled is a great disappointment to mas’ aficionados. But will the carnival survive the COVID-19 global pandemic ? Many in Toronto’s Caribbean community are strongly of the view that the dreaded virus […]

Toronto Caribbean Carnival cancelled

Toronto Caribbean Carnival cancelled

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020, which was scheduled to be held this summer, has been cancelled. The Festival Management Committee (FMC), organizer of the annual carnival, made the announcement yesterday. In a news release, the  FMC stated that its Board of Directors decided to cancel the month-long events, held in July-August, “due to the continued developments […]

What will happen to Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020?

What will happen to Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020?

By Stephen Weir The Caribbean Camera has learned that the Festival Management Committee (FMC) which runs the the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival will meet later this week to decide what is going to happen to this year’s annual July festival and its signature August 1 Grand Parade. With the announcement on Tuesday that the City […]

Will there be a Toronto Caribbean Carnival this year?

Will there be a Toronto Caribbean Carnival this year?

No answers in this time of crisis By Stephen Weir What the Toronto mas’ camps,  steelbands and the Festival Management Committee (FMC) need right now is ” the right crystal ball “- one that can provide a definite  answer to the burning question: Will there be a Toronto Caribbean Carnival this year ? A simple […]

Jamaica carnival postponed

Jamaica carnival postponed

KINGSTON – Chairman of the Carnival in Jamaica stakeholders committee, Kamal Bankay, announced the postponement of the annual event following consultations with the various stakeholders as Caribbean countries continue to react to the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that has so far killed more than 4000 people. Bankay said that the Carnival in Jamaica […]

FMC discusses plans for Toronto Caribbean carnival amid concerns over COVID-19

FMC discusses plans for Toronto Caribbean carnival amid concerns over  COVID-19

By Lincoln DePradine The Coronavirus outbreak, which has forced the cancellation of large gatherings of people in  cities around the world, and the adoption of other “social distancing’’ measures, could also impact this year’s Toronto Caribbean Carnival which is put on by the Festival Management Corporation (FMC). Carnival organizers, along with representatives of other festivals […]

Sunlime Canada will hold a ‘virtual’ band launch

Sunlime Canada will hold a ‘virtual’ band launch

By Stephen Weir The Sunlime Canada mas’ band’s annual launch is coming to a computer near you.  On Sunday, March 29, the ever-popular medium sized band will be staging a live fashion show that can  be seen only on the internet. “ We are trying something new for Toronto, a virtual launch,” said Sunlime spokesman […]

Will the virus kill the carnival?

Will the virus kill the carnival?

Editorial Will the virus kill the carnival? Mas’ makers who are already planning for the big Jump Up on “de Boulevard” this summer will tell you that they are not scared about the Coronavirus. Perhaps they are not as they push ahead with plans for their gaudy  band launches. But there is growing concern that […]