Bermuda to get first Black and first female Governor

Bermuda to get first Black and first female Governor

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda is to get its first Black and first female Governor later this year, it was officially announced on Friday. Government House said Rena Lalgie, who is married with two children, will succeed John Rankin in December. Lalgie, who is currently the director of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation in the […]

Support the Equal Justice Initiative

Support the Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and best-selling author of Just […]

Mayor Tory promises to provide leadership in combating racism

Mayor Tory promises to provide leadership  in combating racism

By Lincoln DePradine Toronto Mayor John Tory has pledged to continue playing ” a leadership role ” in combating racism and discrimination in the city. The mayor was speaking at a virtual town hall last week with Scarborough Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Michael Thompson. During the discussions, participants raised questions about the deaths of George […]

Raptors guard VanVleet says people ‘fed up’ with racism and discrimination

Raptors guard VanVleet says people ‘fed up’  with racism and discrimination

Fred VanVleet says people in the United States are reaching a boiling point after hundreds of years of racism.  The Toronto Raptors guard was asked on Monday what he thought of the protests  in major cities across the United States following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Hew was killed after a police officer […]

Happy birthday to us

Happy birthday to us

Letter from the Publisher Happy birthday to us Dear Readers, We  are proud to announce that The Caribbean  Camera is now 30 years old. Unfortunately, at this time , we are experiencing problems which we have never had before in the entire history of the newspaper. As  many of our faithful readers are aware, back […]

Toronto Caribbean carnival 2020 goes digital

Toronto Caribbean  carnival 2020 goes digital

By Stephen Weir Ooh la la costumes. Thundering pans. Sweet calypso. And while they are at it, throw in a few big name soca performers. Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020 is getting ready to digitally jump up and thumb noses at the Coronavirus  come July. While the annual summer festival in downtown Toronto has been cancelled […]

Trudeau discusses COVID-19 pandemic with Jamaican Prime Minister

Trudeau discusses COVID-19 pandemic  with Jamaican  Prime Minister

OTTAWA  –  Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, held talks last week with his Jamaican counterpart, Andrew Holness, and United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for the developing world. A brief statement, from the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, said the leaders reaffirmed the importance of co-ordinated, multilateral […]

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 […]

School council chairman fired over Islamophobic tweet

School council chairman fired over Islamophobic tweet

The Peel District School Board says it has fired a school council chairman in Caledon, Ont., after he posted an Islamophobic tweet last week. Ravi Hooda made the comment in reply to Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, who announced a by-law would allow mosques to play daily calls to prayer over loudspeakers during Ramadan. Brown said […]

Absence/Presence: Morant Bay opens In Toronto

Absence/Presence: Morant Bay opens In Toronto

While all art galleries are closed in Ontario, there is a new curated photography show on display in downtown Toronto. It’s an exhibition of the work of Jamaican-Canadian photographer Christina Leslie launched by The Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue (BAND) gallery . Although the BAND building on Brock Avenue (near Dufferin and Dundas West Streets) […]

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