Guyana procures India-made planes to boosts defense capabilities

Guyana procures India-made planes to boosts defense capabilities

Two weeks subsequent to Guyana’s procurement of two Dornier aircraft from India at a cost of US$23.27 million for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), sources confirmed the arrival of the aircraft via two Boeing C-17 Globemaster military transport planes at Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Sunday. The arrival of these Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)-manufactured Dornier […]

Vaughan Gething elected first Black leader of a UK Government

Vaughan Gething elected first Black leader of a UK Government

In a historic election, Vaughan Gething has been chosen as the First Minister of Wales, becoming the first Black leader of a government in the United Kingdom. Gething secured 27 of 51 votes in the Welsh parliament, the Senedd, where his Labour Party holds the majority. Gething, of Welsh and Zambian descent, expressed pride in […]

A step forward, but far from a cure

A step forward, but far from a cure

The recent provincial budget has been met with cautious optimism by Ontario’s medical community. The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) has acknowledged the significant investments in team-based primary care and home care as positive steps. However, the overarching sentiment is that these measures, while welcome, are insufficient to address the deep-rooted issues within Ontario’s healthcare system. […]

Suriname former president put on Interpol list

Suriname former president put on Interpol list

Three months have passed since the disappearance of former military strongman and ex-President Desi Bouterse, along with his trusted bodyguard, Iwan Dijksteel. Suriname’s authorities have now escalated the search for them by enlisting the help of Interpol, urging the public to provide any information leading to their arrest. Bouterse, aged 78, was due to commence […]

Jamaica’s workers get a significant wage boost

Jamaica’s workers get a significant wage boost

In a notable development, Jamaica’s national minimum wage is poised for a significant boost, with a 15 percent increase set to raise it from $13,000 to $15,000 per week for a standard 40-hour work week. This adjustment, slated to come into effect on June 1, 2024, heralds a welcome improvement in the earnings of the […]

Congress of Black Women improving women’s lives for 50 years

Congress of Black Women improving women’s lives for 50 years

By Lincoln DePradine It’s been a half-century since the Congress of Black Women Canada (CBWC) was established and, for the Ontario regional chapter of CBWC, there’s a current urgent need. Loris Thomas, president of the Congress of Black Women Ontario (CBWO) Inc., told The Caribbean Camera that the organization would like to see an increase […]

Canada’s anti-apartheid credentials are overrated

Canada’s anti-apartheid credentials are overrated

Editorial The passing of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has sparked discussions surrounding Canada’s involvement in the fight against South African Apartheid. Many headlines and articles have hailed Canada, with Mulroney taking a starring role, as a leading force against apartheid. From the reports and the reminiscences of ordinary folk (raised not to speak ill […]

St. Lucian Independence celebration honors outstanding community contributors

St. Lucian Independence celebration honors outstanding community contributors

The Saint Lucia Toronto Association (SLTA), in partnership with The Consulate General of Saint Lucia, recently hosted a grand celebration to mark the 45th Anniversary of Independence on March 9th. The event, held at the Luxe Convention Centre in Mississauga, included speeches, performances, and a deep sense of community spirit. Luana, President of the SLTA, […]

American democracy is a sham

American democracy is a sham

By Carlton Joseph President Vladimir Putin secured another six-year term amidst a crackdown on dissent on the war in Ukraine.  The Kremlin made efforts to boost voter turnout by allowing electronic voting over three days; voter turnout was reported at 74%, with Putin receiving 87.31% of the vote while the remainder was split between three […]

Union head Andria Babbington urges women to ‘Continue to speak out. Continue to stand up’ 

Union head Andria Babbington urges women to ‘Continue to speak out. Continue to stand up’ 

By Lincoln DePradine Veteran trade unionist Andria Babbington is encouraging Canadian women to “speak out’’ and show solidarity with women in other countries. “Do not stay silent,’’ Babbington urged, while speaking at an International Women’s Day (IWD) event last Sunday in Toronto. She told participants at the IWD “Solidarity & The Movement for Peace’’ gathering […]

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