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 […]

Canada’s Under-19 World Cup cricket squad of to South Africa

Canada’s Under-19 World Cup cricket squad of to South Africa

Canada’s 15 member squad, which will be captained by Astan Deosammy, managed by Anil Khanna with former Canadian national Senior Team Captain Farouk Kirmani as its Head Coach, departed for South Africa on Friday January 3. The Canadians left to join fifteen other competing country teams that will be participating in the South Africa hosted […]

Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States Congratulates Dominican Student on Academic Achievements in Morocco

Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States Congratulates Dominican Student on Academic Achievements in Morocco

Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco — The Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco (ECS Embassies) extends its warmest congratulations and highest regards to Mr. Terry Gregory Lovell for his recent academic accomplishments while pursuing his undergraduate studies at Groupe Miage, a private education institution in the Kingdom of Morocco. Mr. Lovell’s […]

Ian Williams wins $100,000 Giller Prize

Ian Williams wins $100,000 Giller Prize

By Stephen Weir These are salad days for Caribbean Canadian authors.  Earlier this week another Trinidadian-born author won big, really big, and the country has sat up and taken notice. On Tuesday evening Ian Williams won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his very first novel “Reproduction”, published by Random House Canada, taking home $100,000. […]

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