Thompson: Protect child arrivals

Thompson: Protect child arrivals

With Everton Biddersingh found guilty of first-degree murder of his daughter, Toronto Coun. Michael Thompson has renewed his call for improved co-ordination between local, provincial and federal bodies to monitor newly arrived children and ensure their well-being. Thompson, himself a child who came to Canada from Jamaica to be with his Mom, stressed the need […]

Black Canadian Remembrance Day

Black Canadian Remembrance Day

The Black Canadian Remembrance Day Ceremony is slated for this Sunday (Dec. 27) at 11a.m. at Weston Village BIA, 4 John St. (Weston Rd. and John St.). Event organizer Kerry Ann Thomas, founder of Analogy Global Communications, told The Camera that MPP Patrick Brown, MPP Laura Albanese and Ward 11 Councillor Frances Nunziata are expected […]

Kissoon gives the ho, ho, ho to community

Kissoon gives the ho, ho, ho to community

“The fact that I have been able to give back to the community that’s the most pleasing thing,” Guyana-born Dhaman Kissoon, founder of Advocates for Etobicoke Youth (AFEY), said at the group’s eleventh-annual Children’s Christmas Party. About 450 children accompanied by parents or guardians converged at Woodbine Banquet Hall on Saturday for the event. Each […]

Opera meets steel on souvenir CD

Having made its international debut on Aug. 8 in Trinidad, Joslynne Sealey – Famous Arias has fulfilled her fans’ requests for a definitive CD of her operatic vocal work. Throughout her 25-year career of singing professionally, she is most proud of her collaborations with Trinidad & Tobago’s national instrument, the steelpan. Featured on her CD […]

Barbados at 49: Living joyfully with purpose

Barbados at 49: Living joyfully with purpose

The Barbadian Diaspora graced the Cathedral Church of St. James recently in a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the 49th anniversary of their independence under the theme Living Joyfully with Purpose. Meanwhile, their Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, the chairman of CARICOM, was in Malta last Thursday delivering a speech at the Commonwealth Business Forum called […]

Gopie receives Hubbard Award

Gopie receives Hubbard Award

Jamaica-born Jamaica Canadian Association co-founder Kamala-Jean Gopie who has fought tirelessly for the community has received the William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations from the City of Toronto The award highlights access, equity and human rights. The veteran activist and leader who is also the University of the West Indies Toronto Gala 2011 Vice-Chancellor’s […]