Canada’s first Black director of education Harold Brathwaite dies in Toronto

Canada’s first Black director of education  Harold Brathwaite dies in Toronto

Barbados-born Harold Brathwaite, Canada’s first Black director of education, died at a Toronto hospital on May 31 last,  a day before his  80th birthday. He was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. In a statement, Peter Joshua, director of education with the Peel District School Board (PDSB), said ” Brathwaite made history in 1994 when he […]

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 […]

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 […]

Retired Trinidad-born physician Dr. Cecil Craig dies in Ottawa at 87

Retired Trinidad-born physician Dr. Cecil Craig  dies in Ottawa at 87

Retired Trinidad-born physician Cecil Beresford Craig died at the Ottawa General hospital on  May 20 last. He was 87. His daughter, Suzanne. told The Caribbean Camera that Dr. Craig was in hospital for about two week with kidney problems and died of renal failure. She said her father came to Canada in 1956 to study […]

Jamaican media magnate Oliver Clarke dies at 75

Jamaican media magnate Oliver Clarke dies at 75

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – Prominent Jamaican businessman, media magnate, Oliver Frederick Clarke, died on Saturday night after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 75. Clarke was the managing director and chairman of the 185-year-old Gleaner Company which publishes The Jamaica Gleaner newspaper. The paper described  Clarke as a “quintessential media tycoon, Caribbean luminary, humanitarian and […]

Millie Small, ‘My Boy Lollipop’ singer, dead at 72

Millie Small, ‘My Boy Lollipop’ singer, dead at 72

Millie Small, the Jamaican singer behind ska classic My Boy Lollipop, has died after suffering a stroke, the BBC and The Jamaica Observer report. She was 72, according to a press release from Island Records. Born in south Jamaica, Small launched her recording career in Kingston before moving to London in 1963. She signed with […]

Retired Superior Court Judge Romain Pitt dies in Toronto at 84

Retired Superior Court Judge Romain Pitt dies  in Toronto at 84

Retired Ontario Superior Court Judge Romain William Michael Pitt, died in  Toronto on April 29 last. He was 84. Pitt who was born in Grenville, Grenada, was a founding director of the Caribbean Cultural Committee which for several decades organized Caribana, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. After finishing his secondary school education in Grenada, Pitt entered […]

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