Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man of ‘extraordinary vision’

Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man  of ‘extraordinary  vision’

By Lincoln DePradine The late entrepreneur and broadcast executive, Fitzroy Gordon, was a “credit to his race’’, according to Pastor Errol Lawrence. “Fitzroy Gordon was a credit to the human race; a great man, not just in Canadian history, but also in world history,’’ Lawrence said at Gordon’s funeral last Friday at Global Kingdom Ministries […]

Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte dies at 78

Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte  dies at 78

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados —Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte, one of the founders of the Nation Publishing company, died on Sunday following a long illness. He was 78. Hoyt who was Editor Emeritus of the Nation newspaper, had a long and distinguished career in journalism. which started at the Barbados Advocate in 1959. He later moved to Canada […]

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 […]

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 […]

Singer Ranking Roger dies at 56

Singer Ranking Roger dies at 56

Roger Charlery, known as Ranking Roger, a singer with ska-pop band,The English Beat,  died at his home in the United Kingdom on  Tuesday. He was 56. As part of The Beat, Charlery spearheaded the two-tone movement with a distinctive vocal style influenced by the Jamaican rap technique of toasting. The Birmingham-born vocalist had suffered a […]

Grenada-born centenarian dies in Stouffville at 102

Grenada-born centenarian dies in Stouffville at 102

Grenada-born centenarian dies in Stouffville at 102 Michael Alvan Antoine of Stouffville,Ontario  who was a teacher in his native Grenada and in Trinidad  and a well known  parang aficionado,  died at hospital on February 13 last,  one week after he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He was 102. Antoine  who was born in the town […]

Founder of Black Canadian Scholarship Fund dies in Ottawa at 87

Founder of Black Canadian Scholarship Fund  dies in Ottawa at 87

  Retired physician Dr. Horace Clayton Alexis who founded the Black  Canadian Scholarship Fund, died at the Ottawa hospital on February 7 last. He was 87. Trinidad-born  Dr.Alexis was one of the first Black graduates from the University of Ottawa medical school. After graduation  in 1967, he started his practice in Petrolia, Ontario where he […]

Veteran pannist Selwyn Gomes dies in Stouffville at 84

Veteran pannist Selwyn  Gomes dies in Stouffville at 84

Trinidad-born  veteran pannist Selwyn “Sello” Gomes who taught business courses at several secondary schools in Scarborough, died at the Parkview Nursing Home in Stouffville, Ontario on Saturday after suffering a stroke. He was 84. Lennox Borel, founder of the Toronto steelband, Panniks which was formed in the 1960s, and a friend of  Gomes, said  that   […]

Grenada-born centenarian dies in Oshawa

Grenada-born centenarian dies in Oshawa

Grenada-born  centenarian Sylvia McNeilly who celebrated her 100th birthday in April 2017, died on Saturday at The Wynfield, a long-term care residence, in Oshawa, Ontario. She died of natural causes, Wilma McNeily, one of her daughters, told the Caribbean Camera. Sylvia  McNeiley,  the daughter of Alexis and Eldica Miller,  left  Grenada  for  Trinidad in her […]

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