Toronto police chief to step down this summer

Toronto police chief to step down this summer

Toronto Police Chief  Mark Saunders announced his plans on Monday to step down this summer. His announcement comes amid growing protests around the world about the treatment of Black people by law enforcement, including the Toronto  Police service. Saunders, the department’s first black chief, took over the organization in 2015 after three decades on the […]

Justice of the Peace Prior Bonas dies in Brampton at 71

Justice of the Peace Prior Bonas dies in Brampton at 71

Trinidad-born  Justice of the Peace Prior Noel Bonas who was a widely known promoter of ” Carnival fetes,” died at his home in Brampton last Thursday after a brief ilness, He was 71. His wife, Sandra, said  he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last April. Bonas who came to Canada in 1972, worked as an […]

Trudeau plans to push police body-cameras with premiers to aid ‘transparency’

Trudeau plans to push police body-cameras with premiers  to aid ‘transparency’

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s planning to push provincial premiers to equip police with body-worn cameras as a rapid, substantive solution to allegations of racism and brutality. The cameras document police officers’ interactions with the public and Trudeau says they’re one relatively simple way to address complaints that police in Canada treat […]

Sammy wants all cricket boards to support Black Lives Matter movement

Sammy wants all cricket boards to support  Black Lives Matter movement

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) and its member cricket boards to speak out against social injustice and racism, amid public outrage in the United States and across the globe over the death of a Black man in police custody. Sammy, stressing that the […]

Michael Jordan joins sports world’s call for change after death of George Floyd

Michael Jordan joins sports world’s call for change  after death of George Floyd

LOS ANGELES — National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Michael Jordan decried “ingrained racism” in the United States as the sports world’s reaction to the death of unarmed black man George Floyd leapt leagues and continents. “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan said on Sunday as protests over Floyd’s death on May […]

Happy birthday to us

Happy birthday to us

Letter from the Publisher Happy birthday to us Dear Readers, We  are proud to announce that The Caribbean  Camera is now 30 years old. Unfortunately, at this time , we are experiencing problems which we have never had before in the entire history of the newspaper. As  many of our faithful readers are aware, back […]

Canada-wide warrant issued for teen in connection with shooting death of Toronto rapper

Canada-wide warrant issued for teen in connection with shooting death of Toronto rapper

Toronto police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a teen wanted in connection with a gunfight that claimed the life of  Toronto rapper  Dimarjio Jenkins known as Houdini. He  was one of Canada’s most streamed independent rappers last year, with 19.2 million plays on Spotify. He is best known for tracks including Late Nights, Myself, […]

Thousands in Canada protest the police killing of George Floyd

Thousands in Canada protest the police killing  of George Floyd

By Lincoln Depradine Thousands of people in Canada, the Caribbean and other parts of the world, have joined millions in the United States in expressing anger at the police killing in Minnesota of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man. A medical examiner on Monday classified Floyd’s death as a homicide, saying the man’s heart stopped […]

Countries should maintain social distancing for controlling COVID-19 – PAHO director

Countries should maintain social distancing for controlling  COVID-19 – PAHO director

WASHINGTON — The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa F Etienne, said maintaining social distancing measures, improving surveillance, and strengthening health systems are the three keys to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas, including the Caribbean. Dr Etienne said during the past week there were 732,000 new cases globally, and […]

Co-Founder of Caribbean Camera Kifayat Mohammed dies in Brampton at 75

Co-Founder of Caribbean Camera Kifayat Mohammed dies in Brampton at 75

Kifayat Mohammed, one of the founders of The Caribbean Camera, died at the Brampton Civic hospital on Saturday.He was 75. His daughter, Faadia, said he had been ailing for some time with Parkinson disease. Mohammed who was  the Chief Financial Officer of the Mirror Group of newspapers in Trinidad, came to Canada in 1989. Along […]