Military issues new orders in bid to crackdown on ‘hateful conduct’

Military issues new orders in  bid to crackdown  on ‘hateful conduct’

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces has issued new orders to military personnel as senior commanders seek to address allegations of having been soft on hate in the ranks. The orders aim to take a harder line on “hateful conduct” following a rash of high-profile incidents involving military members being publicly linked to hateful actions […]

Peel police officer charged with shooting Mississauga woman

Peel police officer charged with shooting  Mississauga woman

A police officer who shot and wounded a Black woman after a domestic call on Mother’s Day in Mississauga, was charged last week Thursday with criminal negligence and other offenses.  In a statement, the director of the provincial Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, said he had reasonable grounds to charge Valerie Briffa in the shooting […]

Durham Regional Police Chief Paul Martin to step down amid inquiry into alleged misconduct on the force

Durham Regional Police Chief Paul Martin to step down amid inquiry into alleged misconduct on the force

  Durham Police Chief Paul Martin announced his resignation Thursday afternoon — more than a year after the announcement of an investigation into alleged “serious misconduct” on the force. Martin is expected to continue in his role until September, at which point Durham’s police services board will appoint an interim chief. Martin did not give […]

The fight against police brutality and anti-Black racism

The fight against police brutality and anti-Black racism

Let’s  take a look at the front page of this issue of The Caribbean Camera. We see a picture of a policeman stepping on the neck of an unarmed Black woman. The picture was taken in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We do  not know what offence, if any, this unfortuate woman is supposed to have committed. […]

Grace & Saleem The Caribbean’s first ‘On The Road’ movie

Grace & Saleem  The Caribbean’s first  ‘On The Road’ movie

Director Jian Hennings found his actors on Facebook and then took them on a Trinidad road trip. Hennings, director and writer of Grace &Saleem, concedes that it is hard to make a “road movie” in Trinidad. “It is a small island, you can drive around our little world in 3 or 4 hours.” Everyone has […]

Jasse McDonald says ‘ stay tuned’

Jasse McDonald says ‘ stay tuned’

Remember Jasse McDonald ? He used to be known as the golden  voice on the silver  network. That was decades ago when he started his  broadcasting career on Redifussion  in his  native Trinidad. McDonald, popularly known as JC,  still possesses” the golden voice ” and says he is getting ready to make a comeback in  […]

Initiative launched to fight anti-Black systemic racism on Bay Street

Initiative launched to fight anti-Black systemic racism  on Bay Street

TORONTO — A coalition of Canadian business leaders have announced a strategic partnership for a program to support Black professionals on Bay Street and elsewhere. The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism and the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals announced the plan dubbed the Black North Initiative on Monday. The plan […]

Radio Station G98.7-FM to be sold

Radio Station G98.7-FM to be sold

Intercity Broadcasting Network, a Toronto-based company that operates  Radio Station G98.7-FM  which was placed in” investigative receivership ” on June last year, has been ordered  by an  Ontario Court to be sold. The station which  has a large Caribbean listenership, is reported to be deeply in debt Farber & Partners Inc has been authorized to […]

Annual Ride for Freedom goes online

Annual Ride for Freedom goes online

Canada’s 8th annual Ride For Freedom is coming to a Smart Phone near year for 2020. Scheduled to take place on August 1, the train ride to mark Emancipation Day,  will be online  this year.  At the Annual Emancipation Day Underground Freedom Ride in Toronto, about 1,000  people usually take a midnight trip by subway […]

This pandemic of racial violence

This pandemic of racial violence

Since the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minnesota, on March 25 last, rallies protesting racism and police brutality have been held in the United States, Canada and many other countries around the world. But police violence continues to make the news and protesters have themselves become targets of attacks by […]