The passing of Marie Roze Ramsaroop (nee Jaggernauth) –  Queen of Borokeete Canada  

The passing of Marie Roze Ramsaroop (nee Jaggernauth) –  Queen of Borokeete Canada   

Marie Roze Ramsaroop was born on February 19, 1944, in San Fernando, Trinidad. She moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1969 and died peacefully on November 21, 2021 at her home; she was 77 years old. Ramsaroop, the wife of famed bandleader Frank Ramsaroop, was surrounded by loved ones in her her last days of life. […]

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Russell Anselm Charter was born on April 21, 1934 on Hermitage Rd. Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad to mother Edna Charter and Father Edgar Leiba Jr. He died on November 14, 2021, at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario after a brief illness. He migrated to Oshawa in 1970 where he lived for over 40 […]

Celebrating the life of Colin Benjamin – a life well lived

Celebrating the life of Colin Benjamin – a life well lived

On Tuesday we celebrated the life of Colin Benjamin, who passed away on November 8th in Toronto. The Caribbean Camera spent the day with Colin’s family and friends, first at the viewing where members of the community gathered to pay their respects to Colin’s wife Iscenty, his children and grandchildren. That was followed by a […]

Community leader Colin Benjamin “A Caribbean gem” dies at 85

Community leader Colin Benjamin “A Caribbean gem” dies at 85

Colin James Norbert Benjamin (fondly known as ‘Benji’ or ‘Smokey’) died peacefully in his 85th year on November 8, 2021. Born in Parrylands South Trinidad, on March 20, 1936 to parents Eworth and Nellie Benjamin. Brother to Louisa (deceased), Hollinsworth (deceased), Lenora, Griffith (deceased), Sybil, Earl, Eastlyn (deceased), Monica and Leroy. Beloved father to Frank […]

Grenadian-Canadian community is much the poorer for the loss of Dudley Hood

Grenadian-Canadian community is much the poorer for the loss of Dudley Hood

by Lincoln DePradine George Griffith, a former Grenada High Commissioner to Canada, is one of three former diplomats lauding Grenadian-Canadian Dudley Hood, who died last weekend in Toronto. “Dudley was well-known and well-liked. He was welcomed in all circles,’’ Griffith told The Caribbean Camera. Hood, a graduate of the Grenada Boys’ Secondary School (GBSS), worked […]

Ontario’s 1st Black Deputy Minister Tom Sosa dies at 84 in Orillia

Ontario’s 1st Black Deputy Minister Tom Sosa dies at 84 in Orillia

Thomas Gregorio Sosa was a true factotum…..RIP by Lennox Borel Affectionately known as Tom by family and friends, he was an icon in the Black and wider communities in Canada. Tom had a stellar career in public and academic service.  His passion for education led him to earn degrees and diplomas in a variety of […]

Trinidad Muslim leader Abu Bakr dead at 80

Trinidad Muslim leader Abu Bakr dead at 80

Yasin Abu Bakr, an influential Islamic leader in Trinidad and Tobago who once launched a bloody coup attempt that left dozens dead in his eastern Caribbean nation more than three decades ago, has died. He was 80. He died just two days after celebrating his birthday with family, and a day shy of the one-year […]

Shirley Bynoe has passed on

Shirley Bynoe has passed on

Shirley Victoria Bynoe, age 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 6, 2021, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She was born in Trinidad on July 28, 1943, the 9th of 10 children: Cleve, Cynthia, Aldwin, Gloria, Charles, George, Jean, Selma, Shirley, and Anthony A beloved Sister, Cousin, Friend, Aunt, God Mother, and much […]

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