Ian Williams – Award winning poet now online literary star

Ian Williams – Award winning poet  now online literary star

By Stephen Weir Earlier this month, Trinidadian Canadian writer Ian Williams passed over from being a rising talent to literary star.  In September the award winning poet and author was made a spokesman for Canada’s richest fiction prize, was featured in an exclusive magazine for the country’s well-heeled authors and still found time to oversee […]

Canada’s minister of international trade to speak at BIDEM 2020

Canada’s minister of international trade to speak  at BIDEM 2020

Mary Ng, Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will join   business leaders from Canada, other OECS countries and the Caribbean  to discuss trade and development issues at BIDEM 2021 – the International Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs’ Conference and Trade Show. It will be held in Toronto October 13-15. Theme of  this year’s  […]

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Police are searching for a man who fatally stabed  the 58-year old volunteer caretaker of a Toronto mosque  on Saturday. Guyana-born Mohammed -Aslim Zafis was reported to have been outside the International Muslim Organization  (IMO))  mosque controlling access to the building, when he was attacked by a man who ran away after stabbing him in […]

Celebrating Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence at the Regent Park Bazaar

Celebrating Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence at the Regent Park Bazaar

By Stephen Weir Photos by Anthony Berot Remember Rhoma Spencer ? Well, since the COVID-19 pandemic,  the  Toronto-based Trinidadian  actress has not been onstage. But she has been keeping busy. She is now a popular vendor at the Regent Park Cultural Bazaar in Toronto. And last week she brought some Trini theatre magic to special […]

Caribbean stars win big at JUNO’s

Caribbean stars win big at JUNO’s

The JUNO Awards 2020 ceremony , originally scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in  mid-March, was cancelled because of the virus lockdown. But on Monday evening  42 awards were presented online. The big winners were singer-songwriter Alessia Cara (3 awards) and Shawn Medes (Single of the Year Award).  For the second year in a row, […]

What will happen to Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020?

What will happen to Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020?

By Stephen Weir The Caribbean Camera has learned that the Festival Management Committee (FMC) which runs the the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival will meet later this week to decide what is going to happen to this year’s annual July festival and its signature August 1 Grand Parade. With the announcement on Tuesday that the City […]

Book of seniors’ stories produced by Roots

Book of seniors’ stories produced by Roots

“It took me two buses, two trains and another bus to get to and from work,” writes Dorothy Cornelius in a book entitled, Our Lives, Our Heritage: Stories from African- Caribbean-Canadian Seniors in Region of Peel. Cornelius is one of 38 seniors featured in the book, which is being launched on February 29, 2020, by […]

Grenada-born community stalwart dies in Toronto at 85

Grenada-born community stalwart dies in Toronto  at 85

Grenada-born community stalwart Albert Frederick, a longtime volunteer with the annual Toronto Caribbean carnival, died at  Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto on February 17 last. He was 85. Shennel Frederick, his granddaughter, said he had been ailing with heart problems for several years and had spent about a month in hospital. Frederick worked as a […]

Jamaica bans travel to and from China over coronavirus fears

Jamaica bans travel to and from China over coronavirus fears

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Government has imposed a travel ban on all flights to and from China, and citizens have also been strongly advised not to travel to that country. The ban comes in the wake of the World Health Organization’s declaration of the new Coronavirus, which originated in the central Chinese city of […]

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