World Interhash 2020 takes off in Trinidad next April

World Interhash 2020 takes off in Trinidad next April

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – World Interhash, known within the hashing communities across the globe as the World Cup or Olympics of hashing, is set to bring a tourism boost to host country Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean region at large as thousands of eager registrants are already gearing up for the biennial event […]

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine The world’s attention was riveted on the AIDS epidemic and the HIV virus in the 1980s. Further global spotlight was grabbed in 1991 when Earvin “Magic’’ John, the basketball superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, retired abruptly after announcing that he had contracted HIV. It’s been 28 years since Johnson’s announcement and AIDS […]

Locals celebrate 53 years of Barbados independence

Locals celebrate 53 years of Barbados independence

By Lincoln DePradine One of the ideas Mia Mottley has been advocating since becoming Prime Minister of Barbados, in May 28, is getting Barbadians in Canada and other parts of the Diaspora to return to the Caribbean for a year-long celebration to reconnect with family and friends, and also to invest in the building and […]

Dominica Association of Hamilton’s 40th Anniversary celebration

Dominica Association of Hamilton’s 40th Anniversary celebration

Dominican-Canadians from Hamilton and environs, joined together last Saturday for a joyous celebration of Dominican culture and traditions, at the 40th Anniversary observance of the Commonwealth of Dominica Association Hamilton (CODAH). President Lucia Joy Stewart reflecting on the accomplishments of the Association over its 40 year history, thanked the efforts of its founders, past and […]

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, […]

Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

FOCUS ON HEALTH Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO Four in five adolescents worldwide do not get enough physical activity, to the detriment of their health, the World Health Organization said last week, warning that girls especially need more exercise. In its first ever report on global trends for adolescent physical activity, the […]

Black youth in foster care need culturally sensitive essentials

Black youth in foster care need culturally sensitive essentials

Staff Writer A petition has been started that can change the lives of Black youth in foster care by the Natural Kids Movement to inform Minister Todd Smith (Ontario Minister of Children, Community & Social Services) of the problem and how it can be addressed. In 2014, the Toronto Star revealed that 41% of youth […]

Dominica protesters block airport roads in election fight

Dominica protesters block airport roads in election fight

ROSEAU, Dominica — Protesters trying to cancel national elections have blocked roads leading to the main airport on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. The Protestors who are allegedly supporters of the opposition United Workers’ Party, set up burning roadblocks on the two main roads leading to Douglas-Charles Airport, forcing the cancellation of at least […]

Former US AG to Receive Freedom of Barbados Award

Former US AG to Receive Freedom of Barbados Award

Barbados is honouring Eric Holder for his distinguished and extraordinary service to Barbados, the Caribbean Diaspora and to humanity at large. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Former Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, has been awarded the Honorary Award of the Order of the Freedom of Barbados. His name was not included in the official […]

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