Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant step in to help end gun violence

Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant step in to help end gun violence

The popular restaurant chain partners with Zero Gun Violence Movement in innovative program At 24 years old, Marcus Davenport is president of Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant, the largest Caribbean restaurant chain in Canada; it has been under Caribbean-Canadian ownership since it was launched in 1995. Together with his father Lance Davenport, who co-founded the business with […]

Ontario will pump $270 million this year into LTC homes to increase staffing  

Ontario will pump $270 million this year into LTC homes to increase staffing   

Up to $4.9 billion in next four years The Ontario government will provide up to $270 million this year to long-term care homes across the province to increase staffing levels, leading to more direct care for residents. This includes $726,676 for long-term care homes in Ajax. This is part of the province’s commitment to ensure […]

System needs to change to allow Black students to thrive

System needs to change to allow Black students to thrive

By Lincoln DePradine Margaret Lazarus and Eleanor McIntosh, two senior Ontario educators, say an imperative of leaders in the education sector is to eliminate anti-Black racism from school and create an environment for success for students of African ancestry. “We have to actively address and dismantle anti-Black racism,’’ said Lazarus, superintendent of education at the […]

Durham School Board to Hold Budget Meetings Regarding 2021-2022

Durham School Board to Hold Budget Meetings Regarding 2021-2022

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) will hold its 2021-2022 budget deliberation meetings in the following upcoming public sessions. All meetings will be held virtually and will be live-streamed on DDSB’s YouTube Live channel. Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. – 2021-2022 Preliminary Budget Analysis, and Public Deputations to the Education Finance Committee. Wednesday […]

Pickering student targeted by racism

Pickering student targeted by racism

After a Black student at a Roman Catholic school in Pickering, Ontario discovered that his yearbook tribute to his grandmother was replaced with a racist slur, nine more students  at the school have reported that their submitted quotations were also tampered with. Durham police have been interviewing faculty and students at St. Mary Catholic Secondary […]

Residents demand answers following the “Nuclear” false alarm

Residents demand answers following the “Nuclear” false alarm

By Nicole Georges-Bennett Residents within a 10 kilometer radius of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station are still looking for answers, following an emergency alert of a nuclear “incident” at the Plant.  At about 7:30 am on Sunday morning, the alert which described an ongoing incident, flashed across screens in the province, including the GTHA and […]

Two Black Canadian singers won Grammy awards

Two Black Canadian singers won Grammy awards

Two Black Canadian singers were honoured at  the 61st annual Grammy Awards that took place at Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday. Toronto-born rap star Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham), a multi-Grammy award winner, picked up  the Rap Song of the Year award for God’s Plan. And R&B singer Daniel Caesar  won his first Grammy […]

Program to support black parenting skills launched in Durham

Program to support black parenting skills  launched in Durham

By Lincoln DePradine A program to “support and enhance black parenting skills” has been launched for families in Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. The program which is funded through the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (BYAP) will receive $30,000 over four years and is being administered by Side by Side Access Services. “We are very excited […]

Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

At the beginning of this New Year, as we approach the 28th anniversary  of  your favourite community newspaper, I would like to say thanks to our faithful readers, advertisers and contributors and to let you know of our  exciting plans to make The Caribbean Camera more relevant to the needs of our  community. First of […]

New Beginnings: The End of Global Entrepreneurship Week

New Beginnings: The End of Global Entrepreneurship Week

  Anthony Joseph, Publisher-Editor of The Caribbean Camera has stressed the need for entrepreneurs in Caribbean Community to increase their presence among the ranks of strong Canadian companies.  Joseph also spoke of the need for the community to participate in and support events such as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with same enthusiasm as they do at […]