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 […]

Yuletide excellence from La Petite Musicale

Yuletide excellence from La Petite Musicale

By Ken Bruzual The packed house of over 450 patrons stood in reverence as the 26-member choir belted out the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah to the accompaniment of a 6-piece band which include two steel pan instrumentalists.  The Hallelujah Chorus was the finale of the annual La Petite Musicale of Toronto Christmas production. The show was held at the Armenian Youth Center Theatre. […]

The Real Jerk London branch marks one year

The Real Jerk London branch marks one year

By Stephen Weir The  Caribbean Camera spied a small news item which appeared in a Toronto newspaper’s food section saying that Toronto’s Real Jerk was about to open an outlet in London England.  While it is not unusual for a British restaurant to open in Toronto, it is newsworthy when a Canadian resto decides to […]

Jay Douglas sings with The Trees

Jay Douglas sings with The Trees

By Stephen Weir Toronto’s all-time favourite reggae performer Jay Douglas has a new song out and a new “album” in the works. Still going strong after 45-years of performing, the Toronto singer has just “dropped” Jah Children, a single he has recorded with Jamaica’s Dancehall DJ General Trees. Saying that Douglas is part of Toronto’s […]

CArt is Jamaica bound! New art fair set for Mandeville

CArt is Jamaica bound! New art fair set for Mandeville

By Stephen Weir Attention Jamaica, a group of Caribbean Canadian art experts is about to put the spotlight on art and artists from Jamaica and other Caribbean nations. A 3-day exhibition and sale of local art beginning January 30th will take place in Mandeville Jamaica. The fair is being spearheaded by well-known founder of the […]

Trini-born playwright Mustapha Matura dies in London

Trini-born playwright Mustapha Matura dies in London

He was the first black dramatist to have his work performed in the West End, and he championed black writing through his theatre company  Mustapha Matura, who has died aged 79, was the pioneering Trinidadian dramatist who became the first black playwright to show in the West End and who co-wrote the first black sitcom […]

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