Ole time T&T ice cream now on available in Ontario

Ole time T&T ice cream now on available in Ontario

Trinidadian Canadians with long memories will no doubt remember Sweet N’ Nice, a traditional  San Fernando and  southern Trinidad ice cream. The sweet news is that many major supermarket chains in Ontario are stocking this Caribbean- style ice cream – or about to do so.  Some 80 years ago, Charles Neale was a fixture on […]

If Black lives matter, it’s time for true policy action and accountability

If Black lives matter, it’s time for true policy action  and accountability

By Celina Caesar-Chavannes Over the past several days, in the midst of the protests related to the killing of George Floyd and death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto, many people have asked me this question: what does the government do now? What are the solutions to racism in Canada, Celina? As much as it frustrates […]

Former Whitby MP talks about running again as a Liberal

Former Whitby MP talks about running again  as a Liberal

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the former Liberal Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario who sat as an Independent in Parliament after exchanging angry words with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last year, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to “active politics.” “I never stopped being a member of the Liberal Party,” she told The Caribbean […]

Oshawa judge will deliver judgement on April 9 in high-profile assault case

Oshawa judge will deliver judgement  on April 9 in  high-profile assault case

A judge in  Oshawa, Ontario will deliver his judgement on April 9 in the case of a Toronto police officer and his brother who are accused of assaulting a young black man who lost an eye after he was severely beaten in  Whitby in December 2016. Crown prosecutors and defence lawyers made their closing arguments  […]

Social Justice Week for Durham College students

Social Justice Week for Durham College students

By Allison Hector-Alexanderand Jason Vassell Next week, Durham College (DC) students, employees and community members will engage in some courageous conversations on topics like power and privilege, mental illness and stigma, incarceration, climate change, poverty, homelessness and harm reduction. It’s all part of DC’s first Social Justice Week, from Tuesday, Jan. 28 to Thursday, Jan. […]

It was a false alarm, so why aren’t we relieved?

It was a false alarm, so why aren’t we relieved?

Since the system was implemented, the few emergency alerts that have screamed from our cellphones, usually in the still of the night, have been mostly about missing children.  The news often evokes feelings of sadness and the hope that the child is found unharmed. So far it’s always had a happy ending. But last Sunday […]

He loses an eye while police lose their way

He loses an eye while police lose their way

On December 28th, 2016, , a 19 year-old black man, was beaten so badly by an off-duty Toronto police, Michael Theriault, and his younger brother Christian Theriault, that he lost an eye. The incident occurred in Ajax outside the home of Jim Silverthorn, who witnessed the incident. Silverthorn’s interest was sustained as a desperate Miller […]

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 […]

Martha De Gannes appointed regional senior Justice of the Peace

Martha De Gannes appointed regional  senior Justice of the Peace

Trinidad-born  Martha De Gannes has been appointed regional senior Justice of the Peace for the Central East region in Ontario, effective March 1. (Central East region includes Barrie. Durham Region, Lindsay, Newmarket and Peterborough,) She  will replace Senior Justice of the Peace Brian Norton. De Gannes was appointed Justice of the Peace in Newmarket in […]

Grenada-born centenarian dies in Oshawa

Grenada-born centenarian dies in Oshawa

Grenada-born  centenarian Sylvia McNeilly who celebrated her 100th birthday in April 2017, died on Saturday at The Wynfield, a long-term care residence, in Oshawa, Ontario. She died of natural causes, Wilma McNeily, one of her daughters, told the Caribbean Camera. Sylvia  McNeiley,  the daughter of Alexis and Eldica Miller,  left  Grenada  for  Trinidad in her […]

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