MPP Laura Mae Lindo steps away from provincial politics

MPP Laura Mae Lindo steps away from provincial politics

Cites being single parent at Queen’s Park, travel and family Lindo says she did not make the decision lightly and there were a couple of reasons behind it, one of which was wanting and needing to be home with her family. The NDP member of the Ontario Legislature says the death of her father in […]

January 21 designated Lincoln Alexander Day

January 21 designated Lincoln Alexander Day

Minister Ahmed Hussen makes the announcement and also declares Black History Month theme: “Ours to Tell.” Today, people in towns and communities across Canada will take a moment to recognize the life and legacy of the Honourable Lincoln Alexander. A trailblazer in his own right, the Honourable Lincoln MacCauley Alexander was born in Toronto. Years […]

Peter David looking to succeed Keith Mitchell as party leader in Grenada

Peter David looking to succeed Keith Mitchell as party leader in Grenada

By Lincoln DePradine Dr Keith Mitchell, the former Grenada Prime Minister who had indicated that the 2022 election campaign was his final as he prepared to close the door on politics, is showing no sign of leaving anytime soon, but could face a challenge to his leadership stranglehold on the opposition New National Party (NNP). […]

Barbados says British MP must pay reparations for family’s slave past

Barbados says British MP must pay reparations for family’s slave past

The government of Barbados is considering plans to make a wealthy Conservative MP the first individual to pay reparations for his ancestor’s pivotal role in slavery. Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, recently travelled to the Caribbean island for a private meeting with the country’s prime minister, Mia Mottley. A report is now before Mottley’s […]

Treasury Board is racist says Black civil servants

Treasury Board is racist says Black civil servants

It was supposed to be a program to help Black federal civil servants suffering from the trauma and stress of racism — but it was itself hit by allegations of racism before it even began. Black federal civil servants who are developing a mental health action plan for their colleagues say they’re facing anti-Black racism from senior government […]

Harvard names Claudine Gay as new president

Harvard names Claudine Gay as new president

Claudine Gay has been elected as Harvard University’s 30th president, the school announced last Thursday. Gay, the founding chair of Harvard’s Inequality in America Initiative and the dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2018, is the school’s first Black leader and the second woman to be appointed its president.  The daughter of […]

After Christmas, Etienne Charles invites you to jam with him at T&T Carnival  

After Christmas, Etienne Charles invites you to jam with him at T&T Carnival   

By Stephen Weir While Toronto Caribana revelers have put away their mas costumes and glitter and brought out their Christmas decorations, Trinidadian music man Etienne Charles wants Caribbean Camera readers to come dance with him in the streets of Port of Spain in a couple months. That’s right, forget about winter holidays, suddenly it is […]

Sizzla’s burning of plaques causes furore in Dancehall land

Sizzla’s burning of plaques causes furore in Dancehall land

  The entertainer burned two plaques presented to him in commemoration of American rapper and producer DJ Khaled’s Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum certification for the albums ‘Grateful’ and ‘Father of Asahd’. The Jamaican artiste is featured on both albums, and his tirade has been the subject of much talk since the firework. […]

Fired due to racial profiling

Fired due to racial profiling

Carl Luberisse didn’t anticipate a short drive to the depanneur would lead to racial profiling, hundreds of dollars in fines and the loss of his job. While on a lunch break this September from his job as a forklift driver at Bveggie in Laval, Quebec, the 41-year-old decided to get chips at the nearest convenience […]

Mixed reaction to “stronger mayor’’ powers

Mixed reaction to “stronger mayor’’ powers

By Lincoln DePradine An Ontario government plan to extend further “strong mayor” powers to the leaders of Toronto and Ottawa is receiving mixed reaction. The plan, included in a bill introduced in the provincial legislature, is part of what Premier Doug Ford’s government says is a push to build 1.5 million homes in 10 years. […]

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