Toronto Police names the ‘Terry James Trailblazer Award’ for 30-year veteran

Toronto Police names the ‘Terry James Trailblazer Award’ for 30-year veteran

By Lincoln DePradine A young Terry James could simply have remained a salesperson for a Toronto manufacturing company. But that job, she told The Caribbean Camera, wasn’t challenging enough. She wanted to do something that would test her mettle as a woman. “I have always said that I wanted to do something that was non-traditional […]

Terrance Drew Congratulates Grenada on 50th Anniversary of Independence

Terrance Drew Congratulates Grenada on 50th Anniversary of Independence

Prime Minister, the Dr. Terrance Drew, extends heartfelt congratulations to Prime Minister the Dickson Mitchell and the people of Grenada on the momentous occasion of their 50th Anniversary of Independence, celebrated on February 7 under the inspiring theme “One People, One Journey, One Future”. Grenada celebrates its 50th anniversary of Independence on February 7 under the […]

Allison Russell wins first Grammy

Allison Russell wins first Grammy

Canadian folk singer-songwriter Allison Russell won Best American Roots Performance at the 2024 Grammys for her song “Eve Was Black.” She accepted the award on Sunday night at a ceremony ahead of the main gala. Russell has received eight Grammy nominations, four Canadian Folk Music Awards and two Juno Awards. She was born in Montreal […]

‘Sensational Vistas’ exhibit – a celebration of Canadian Caribbean photographers’ craft

‘Sensational Vistas’ exhibit – a celebration of Canadian Caribbean photographers’ craft

By Stephen Weir In a celebration of diversity and individuality, the Canadian Caribbean Photographic Arts Collective (CCPAC) has unveiled its latest exhibition, “Sensational Vistas”, at the Areej Artists Centre on the Danforth, west of Woodbine. The official opening on Thursday, Feb 1st will be followed by a reception on Saturday, Feb 3rd from 5 pm […]

Bob Marley Day to be celebrated in Toronto on February 5th

Bob Marley Day to be celebrated in Toronto on February 5th

Bob Marley Day to be celebrated in Toronto on February 5th By Stephen Weir For the past 32 years, the city of Toronto has honoured the memory of Jamaica’s Bob Marley. This year, the – 33rd annual Bob Marley Day Celebration will be held on February 5th.  “Bob Marley Day is a day dedicated to […]

Brampton honours 100 Black Community Builders 

Brampton honours 100 Black Community Builders 

As the International Decade for People of African Descent comes to an end, the City of Brampton is gearing up for a remarkable event that celebrates the contributions and achievements of individuals from the Black community. Titled “Honouring 100 Black Community Builders and Champions,” this event is a significant step towards recognizing, achieving justice, and […]

Sheila Pitt receives Community Builder Award

Sheila Pitt receives Community Builder Award

Guyana-born Black rights advocate Sheila Pitt was honoured last Saturday with a Community Builder Award by the United Way’s Eastern Ontario chapter. The presentation was made during Black History Ottawa’s launch at the National Gallery of Canada. Mrs. Pitt who served as president of the Guyana-Ottawa Association for two terms, is a founding member of […]

Caribbean Community shines at Xinflix Media Awards

Caribbean Community shines at Xinflix Media  Awards

The Xinflix Media Huacai Awards ceremony held at their auditorium in Markham, Ontario, was a night to remember as members of the Caribbean community took center stage, celebrating their remarkable achievements and contributions to society. The event celebrated individuals who have made a significant impact on their communities, with a focus on lifting others up […]

Bust of Lincoln Alexander unveiled at Queen’s Park

Bust of Lincoln Alexander unveiled at Queen’s Park

A statue of Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, Canada’s first Black Member of Parliament and the first Black person to hold a viceregal position in Canada, was unveiled at Queen’s Park last Sunday. The son of Caribbean immigrants, Alexander who was born in Toronto, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War. He […]

Sheriauna Haase is medal-winning track star

Sheriauna Haase is medal-winning track star

Toronto teenager Sheriauna Haase was born with a congenital limb reduction and faced the usual childhood taunts reserved for kids with such handicaps; bullying being prime among them. It got worse in public school. Fortunately, Haase found strength in the unwavering support of her family, especially her mother. “(My family) would just always lift me […]