BIDEM 2020 to be held in Toronto October 13-15

BIDEM 2020 to be held in Toronto October 13-15

BIDEM 2020, the International Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs’ Conference and Trade Show, will be held  in Toronto October 13 -15. Theme of  this year’s  event: ” Connecting the Roots, Building Networks Together for Profit and Purpose” BIDEM 2020 will present a forum and marketplace for mainstream entrepreneurs and  professional service providers and will bring together  ‘ […]

‘Reparation is not simply about a money payment ‘ – Barbados diplomat

‘Reparation is not simply about a money payment ‘ – Barbados diplomat

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  -The Barbados Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom), David Commissiong,  said on Saturday that it is just not enough to simply have good intentions as the Caribbean seeks reparations from Europe for the slave trade. “Rather, what is required is a determination to pitch our demands for reparatory reforms at a level where, […]

Initiative launched to fight anti-Black systemic racism on Bay Street

Initiative launched to fight anti-Black systemic racism  on Bay Street

TORONTO — A coalition of Canadian business leaders have announced a strategic partnership for a program to support Black professionals on Bay Street and elsewhere. The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism and the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals announced the plan dubbed the Black North Initiative on Monday. The plan […]

Protesters demand more rights for migrant workers

Protesters demand more rights for migrant workers

Dozens of protesters gathered outside Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino’s office in Toronto on Saturday, calling on the federal government to give more rights to non-permanent residents in the country — including full immigration status. “The prime minister of Canada must step in and give everybody status so that everyone in the country has the same […]

Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated, says Antigua Prime Minister

Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated,  says Antigua Prime Minister

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne has announced plans to liquidate the regional carrier, LIAT. Browne, made the announcement on Saturday said a new entity will be formed and a meeting of all shareholders will be held shortly to discuss the matter. “COVID would have actually, let’s say increased […]

FMC pushes ahead with plans for a digital carnival

FMC  pushes ahead with plans for a digital carnival

By Stephen Weir The Festival Management Committee ( FMC), the organizer of  the Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020, is reported to  be pushing ahead with plans for its “digital jump up” beginning July 3rd with an official City Hall Proclamation of Toronto Caribbean Carnival Month. After the official opening, there will be four weeks of on-line […]

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 […]

Michael Jordan pledges $100 million to groups fighting for social justice and against racism.

Michael Jordan pledges $100 million to groups fighting  for social justice and against racism.

LOS ANGELES: Michael Jordan said Friday he is making a record $100 million donation to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice amid a wave of protests across the United States. The NBA legend said in a statement his Jordan Brand would distribute the money over 10 years to different organisations in a bid […]

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 […]

Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange to address online Caribbean business seminar

Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange to address online Caribbean business seminar

Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange,  will be the guest speaker at the  online Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat seminar  which will be held today,  starting at 2.00 pm.  Forrest will address the topic “Diaspora Investment Opportunities: Rechanneling Remittances Towards Productive Capital & Climate Finance.” According to a news release from […]

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