Well-known Jamaica-born barber dies in Toronto at 72

Well-known Jamaica-born barber dies in Toronto at 72

Well-known  Jamaica-born barber Ronald Ashford Wisdom, popularly known as Jimmy, died on Thursday of a suspected heart attack. He was 72. Wisdom  collapsed at his home in  North York and was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead, his daughter, Ninfa, told the Caribbean Camera. She said her father who was born in Montego Bay, […]

Caribana/TO Carnival’s John Kam laid to rest

Caribana/TO Carnival’s John Kam laid to rest

John Kam, 68-year former bandleader, carnival king and festival executive, passed away last week and was buried on Friday. The funeral was held  at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in Scarborough, followed by a burial at the York Cemetery. As this photograph by Tang Canada of a Caribbean dancer shows, Mr. Kam’s church service included […]

Trini-born playwright Mustapha Matura dies in London

Trini-born playwright Mustapha Matura dies in London

He was the first black dramatist to have his work performed in the West End, and he championed black writing through his theatre company  Mustapha Matura, who has died aged 79, was the pioneering Trinidadian dramatist who became the first black playwright to show in the West End and who co-wrote the first black sitcom […]

Caribana stalwart John Kam dies at 68

Caribana stalwart John Kam dies at 68

By: SW. Photos By: Herman Silochan Long considered the soul of Caribana and the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, John Kam, 68-year former bandleader and festival executive, passed away last Monday after a lengthy illness.  The funeral will be held on Friday (tomorrow) November 22, at 10 am at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Sheppard Avenue East […]

Trinidad’s Sat Maharaj dead at 88

Trinidad’s Sat Maharaj dead at 88

Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS), Satnarayan Maharaj, has died. He passed away shortly before midnight last Friday. Maharaj, 88, suffered a stroke in early November. Maharaj was one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most easily recognised personalities. This is owed to his prolific public speaking on matters he believed negatively impacted Hindus […]

Actor John Witherspoon dies aged 77

Actor John Witherspoon dies aged 77

  Actor John Witherspoon, who starred alongside rapper Ice Cube in the hit “Friday” comedy movie franchise, died last Tuesday at the age of 77, his family said. “We love you “POPS” always and forever,” his family said on his Twitter account, referring to another of his roles – John ‘Pops’ Williams on the long-running […]

Mississauga Travel’s Lallan Roopnarine dead at 67

Mississauga Travel’s Lallan Roopnarine dead at 67

Lallan Roopnarine, former owner of Mississauga Travel, was born in Penal in South Trinidad in 1952 and died after a short fight with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday September 17 2019 in Mississauga. Lallan came to Canada in 1975 where he worked in the travel industry until he opened his very popular Mississauga Travel in 1990, […]

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