Guyana-born cop found guilty of murder of ex-fiancee

NEW YORK – A Guyana-born police officer was last week found guilty of second-degree murder for fatally gunning down his ex-fiancée back in 2007 in an incident described as the deadly end of the couple’s two-year tumultuous relationship. According to a New York Post report, Harry Rupnarine, 39, was found guilty by a Queens Supreme […]

Family reunion for birthday of Trinidadian centenarian

Family reunion for birthday of Trinidadian centenarian

  Family members from  Canada, the United States, England and Barbados got together in Trinidad on Sunday to celebrate the 100th birthday of Viola Rochester-Doyle. In picture, Mrs. Rochester-Doyle with her son, Eddison, former Chief Financial Officer of the Festival Management Committee (FMC) which has been running the Toronto Caribbean Carnival for the last ten […]

Patterson elected JCA president

Patterson elected JCA president

Adaoma Patterson was elected president of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) last Sunday. Patterson, whose late father Horace Patterson came to Canada to pursue studies at the University of Manitoba in the 1960s was born in Winnipeg and, with the exception of six years which her family spent in Jamaica, was raised in that city. […]

Walker a first among firsts

The law – of averages, that is – dictates that once in a while we’ll make a mistake. Last week, we promoted Toronto lawyer Tanya Walker a bit too fast, saying she is set to become the first Black female bencher. In fact, Prof. Joanne St. Lewis was the first Black female bencher. We rest […]

Walker to be first Black female bencher

Walker to be first Black female bencher

Former Camera columnist Tanya Walker is set to become the first Black woman Toronto bencher in the Law Society’s 219-year history. With roots in Jamaica, Walker, founder of Walker Law Professional Corporation, who was called to the bar in 2006, is expected to become a bencher this June when the current treasurer’s term ends. The […]