Damian Marley and Deborah Cox to receive Luminary Award at UWI Toronto gala

Damian Marley and Deborah Cox to receive Luminary Award  at UWI Toronto gala

Reggae artist  Damian Marley  and  Canadian singer and actress Deborah Cox will both receive the Luminary Award at the 10th  annual University of the West Indies (UWI)  Toronto Gala to be held The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto on Saturday April 6. The Luminary Award is given to people of Caribbean Heritage who are outstanding achievers on an […]

Caribbean diaspora commended for assistance after hurricanes

Caribbean diaspora commended for assistance after hurricanes

By Lincoln DePradine Members of the Caribbean diaspora are being lauded for the response they have given to assist in the region’s recovery from the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), made the commendation, while visiting with other members of the organization and participating in […]

‘Overwhelming ‘ support in Toronto for hurricane relief efforts

‘Overwhelming ‘ support in  Toronto for hurricane relief efforts

The Antigua and Barbuda Association of Toronto reports that support for their hurricane relief efforts has been ” overwhelming ,” Soon after Hurricane Irma had battered the island of Barbuda, members of the association and the  Antigua and Barbuda consulate in Toronto had immediately sprung into action, organizing relief supplies for those from the affected […]

Barbados offers help to neighbouring hurricane-affected islands

Barbados offers help to neighbouring hurricane-affected islands

By Lincoln DePradine Barbadian Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, says his country quickly reached out to Dominica and all the other hurricane-affected countries of the Caribbean, offering logistical support, technical assistance and help with the “management of their human resources challenges’’. Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma battered several other countries in the region, including  Barbuda, Anguilla, […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

Pride Toronto which has decided to ban any official police presence at  its parade in June, receives more than $1 million annually in funding from the City of Toronto. Should Toronto City Council continue to provide funding for this organization? Howard McKitty Chef,  Dfinestcatering That’s a lot of money. I don’t think they should be […]

FMC to run 2017 Toronto Caribbean carnival

FMC to run 2017 Toronto Caribbean carnival

The Festival Management Committee (FMC) which has been running the Toronto Caribbean carnival for the last ten years, has confirmed that it will be will be putting on the 2017 carnival. Chris Alexander,  the FMC’s Chief Operating Officer told the Caribbean Camera that his organization is moving ahead with plans for  the carnival next summer. […]

A BIG CHECK FOR HAITI

A BIG CHECK FOR HAITI

Dr. Eric Pierre, Honorary  Consul General for Haiti in Toronto, (sixth from left) receives a ” big check” for  $3,740 on behalf of  Pierspective Entraide Huminataire, a Haitian-led charitable organization in Toronto, at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto. (From left) Alton Brooks – Director of Communications, Jamaican  Canadian Association (JCA), JCA Board; Dr. Sylvanus […]

Tranquillity Alumni ‘giving back ‘to school in Trinidad

Tranquillity  Alumni ‘giving  back ‘to school in Trinidad

Four boxes of sports supplies are on their way to Tranquillity Government Secondary School in Port-of-Spain – thanks to  the school’s Alumni Association in Toronto. The donated supplies which include uniforms are for the school’s boys and girls football,  netball and basketball teams.  Ronald Roberts,  secretary of the Tranquillity Alumni Association, told the Caribbean Camera […]