Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Jamaica’s minister of culture, Olivia Grange, has paid tribute to Jamaican-Canadian broadcasting entrepreneur Fitzroy Gordon, who passed away  in Toronto last week. Minister Grange, herself a former resident of Toronto, said Gordon — who founded Canada’s Black and Caribbean- owned and operated radio station, G98.7FM — was an “outstanding promoter of Jamaican and Caribbean culture […]

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study

FOCUS ON HEALTH  Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study A new study has shown that traditional labels of ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘straight’ do not capture the full range of human sexuality, and whether a person is attracted to the same, or opposite sex can change over time. The study, published […]

Jamaican-born broadcaster Fitzroy Gordon dies at 65

Jamaican-born broadcaster Fitzroy Gordon dies at 65

By Lincoln DePradine Jamaican-born broadcasting entrepreneur, Fitzroy Gordon, is being remembered as a “towering figure’’ and, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “he’ll be deeply missed’’. Gordon, popularly known as “G’’, died Tuesday at a Toronto hospital, where he was on life support. He was 65. Prime Minister Trudeau and Toronto Mayor, John Tory, are […]

Remembering mom

Editorial Remembering mom On Sunday, Mother’s Day will be observed in Canada  and many other countries around the world. But for many in our own Caribbean community here in Toronto, it will certainly not be a time for celebration. Many of our elderly mothers have been neglected and abandoned. It’s a situation we do not […]

Golden voices at La Petite’s 50th Anniversary

Golden voices at La Petite’s 50th Anniversary

By Laxman. When I arrived at La Petite’s 50th Anniversary I knew I was in for a great evening.  I was greeted by two gentlemen in tux and top hats, who opened the door with a bow, and welcomed me to what turned out to be an evening that I will remember for a very […]

‘I just want to spend time with my family’ – Charline Grant

‘I just want to spend time with my family’ – Charline Grant

When asked if she would run again for school board trustee, Charline Grant told the Caribbean Camera. “I have run in two elections in 6 months. I don’t want to think about running again, although I have been approached to run provincially. “I don’t want to think about that at this time, I just want […]

Ontario budget eliminates legal aid funding for refugee and immigration services

Ontario budget eliminates legal aid funding for refugee and immigration services

The Ontario government of  Premier Doug Ford is slashing the budget of Legal Aid Ontario, including eliminating funding for refugee and immigration law services. Legal Aid Ontario sent a letter to staff  on Thursday as the government tabled its first budget, saying the province is reducing funding to the organization by 30 per cent. That […]

La Petite Musicale of Toronto celebrates its 50th anniversary at its Legacy Alive gala

La Petite Musicale of Toronto celebrates its 50th anniversary at its Legacy Alive gala

La Petite Musicale of Toronto will celebrate its 50th anniversary  at its Legacy Alive gala which will be held at the Sts. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall on Milner Avenue in Scarborough on Sunday April  28. The event will showcase  Caribbean folk music to honour the legacy of  the founder of La Petite Musicale of […]

Immune system is potential culprit in causing cavities

Immune system is potential culprit in causing cavities

A new study by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry provides the first evidence that the body’s own defence system could be a major contributor to tooth decay and filling failure. Published in biomedical journal Acta Biomaterialia last week, the study shows that the decay of dentin (that hard substance beneath the […]

Angélique skewers Canada’s often denied history of slavery

Angélique skewers Canada’s often denied history of slavery

REVIEW Angélique skewers Canada’s often denied history of slavery By Stephen Weir. It took twenty years but as the spring stage season draws to a close, the most important Black History play just hit the boards, not with a thud but an explosion. Angélique is the true story of a young domestic slave, who was […]

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