CAN vs JAM Gold Cup rematch at BMO Field

CAN vs JAM Gold Cup rematch at BMO Field

By Aldwyn McGill Thousands of soccer fans in Toronto are eagerly awaiting the big clash between Canada and the Jamaica Reggae Boyz at BMO Field Stadium on Saturday September 2. It is the rematch of this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter final game that left both coaches wanting a better finishing performance from their teams. […]

Call for transparency

Call for transparency

Toronto lawyer Julian Falconer, a spokesman for Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), called for accountability from the African Canadian Legal clinic (ACLC)  in a radio broadcast on Station CKFG-FM on Sunday. Falconer was a guest on the call-in show, Grapevine . Discussing  allegations of financial mismanagement at the clinic, Falconer said his advice to LAO which […]

Andre De Grasse wins 200-metre final for second gold at national championships

Andre De Grasse wins 200-metre final for second gold  at national championships

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse raced to a to a wind-aided 19.96 on Sunday at the Canadian track and field championships t to capture the  men’s 200-metre title for the first time in his career, edging Brendon Rodney (20.02) and Aaron Brown (20.13). “I’m happy about it,” said De Grasse, who wanted to break […]

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community receive awards

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community  receive awards

Two outstanding lawyers from the Caribbean community were among eleven honourees at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony held  last week at Osgoode Hall  in Toronto. Guyana-born Patrick Case  received the Law Society medal  and Jamaica-born Thora Espinet was presented with the Lincoln Alexander Award. Case who was called to the Bar in 1988, has […]

Toronto City Councillor helps restrain passenger on flight from Jamaica

Toronto City Councillor helps restrain  passenger on flight from Jamaica

Toronto City Councillor Michael Thompson was among several passengers on an Air Canada plane from Jamaica who helped restrain an unruly passenger who allegedly tried to open a cabin door mid-flight. The Air Canada Rouge flight 1805 from Jamaica to Toronto was forced to land in Orlando on Monday night after a passenger became aggressive […]

Canada stands up against softwood lumber attack

Canada stands up against softwood lumber attack

By Carlton Joseph The U.S. government has launched investigations to determine whether softwood lumber imports from Canada were dumped into the country and harmed the American forestry sector.   The U.S. Commerce Department (DoC) says it will work with the U.S. International Trade Commission to examine allegations that wood was dumped at less than its fair […]

Eradication of anti-Black racism must be our goal

Toronto Mayor John Tory unveiled on Saturday the City of Toronto’s draft Action Plan to confront Anti-Black racism.In this article he writes about the consultations  with the  Black community about the problem and recommendations of the Plan.  By John Tory As good as we are striving for inclusion which matches our status as the most […]

Carnival Nationz is setting its sights on a fourth ‘band of the year’ title

Carnival Nationz is setting its sights on a fourth ‘band of the year’ title

Carnival Nationz  is sending  “shockwaves of excitement”  throughout  the Toronto carnival community with the launching  of  “Oh Canada.” Thousands showed up last Saturday at the mas’ camp at  Dynamic Boulevard in Scarborough  for the band launch where twelve sections were unveiled. As bandleader Marcus Eustace told the Caribbean Camera, “Oh Canada ” is a celebration of […]

Mayor launches Mississauga school cricket tournament

Mayor launches Mississauga school cricket tournament

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie launched the  2017 Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament on Tuesday, At  the official ceremony at the Mississauga civic centre, Mayor Crombie  congratulated  the young cricketers and community volunteers  present at the event. She also congratulated the  Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA) for its work  in making cricket more accessible for young […]

Leading Toronto church steelbands to perform at Praise On Steel concert

Leading Toronto church steelbands to perform  at Praise On Steel concert

Praise on steel, the sixth annual concert of gospel music ” on pan,” organized by Pan Arts Network, will be held on Saturday at Canada Christian College on Gervais Drive in Don Mills, Toronto. Organizer Wendy Jones said that apart from the pannists, several other performers from the community will lend a Caribbean ambiance to […]

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