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 […]

Well-known Jamaica-born barber dies in Toronto at 72

Well-known Jamaica-born barber dies in Toronto at 72

Well-known  Jamaica-born barber Ronald Ashford Wisdom, popularly known as Jimmy, died on Thursday of a suspected heart attack. He was 72. Wisdom  collapsed at his home in  North York and was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead, his daughter, Ninfa, told the Caribbean Camera. She said her father who was born in Montego Bay, […]

Scott-Pascal honoured at Dance Caribe 30th anniversary

Scott-Pascal honoured at Dance Caribe 30th anniversary

By Lincoln DePradine Trinidad-born Henry Gomez, popularly known as “King Cosmos’’, knows a thing or two about diverse talent. He’s a composer; a singer who has won the Calypso Monarch competition in Canada; a trained actor; and a dancer. But, Gomez thinks the founder of Dance Caribe Performing Company (DCPC), Martin Scott-Pascall, is unique and […]

Marvin “Trini” Ishmael to direct La Petite’s 50th Anniversary Christmas show

Marvin “Trini” Ishmael to direct La Petite’s 50th Anniversary Christmas show

As La Petite Musicale of Toronto celebrates its 50th anniversary, and has been led by arranger Lindy Burgess for most of the way. Speaking to the Caribbean Camera, the veteran musician said, “I am honoured to have this opportunity to bring this production to our patrons and friends. From the inception, this choral group has […]

Ian Williams wins $100,000 Giller Prize

Ian Williams wins $100,000 Giller Prize

By Stephen Weir These are salad days for Caribbean Canadian authors.  Earlier this week another Trinidadian-born author won big, really big, and the country has sat up and taken notice. On Tuesday evening Ian Williams won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his very first novel “Reproduction”, published by Random House Canada, taking home $100,000. […]

de Lima and Caribbean Fusion debut Sunday in Scarborough

de Lima and Caribbean Fusion debut Sunday in Scarborough

By Stephen Weir It is not his stage debut, not by a long shot, but for Zachary de Lima this Sunday evening’s gig is a coming-out-party for the young Trinidad Canadian guitar singing performer.  de Lima and Caribbean Fusion will be giving their first indoor Toronto performance November 24th at Scarborough’s Victoria’s Pub. The de […]

Review of Howard Queeley’s anthology “The Scriptwriter”

Review of Howard Queeley’s anthology “The Scriptwriter”

by G.Anthony Abraham Most of us approach poems as one is supposed to approach a captured animal. From the side, not head first. Cautiously, we move through a world of angles and obliques, quietly. As the reader, we calm the text, ease it out of its origins, and consume it at a distance. Howard Queeley’s, […]

Financial boost for Tropicana Pre-apprenticeship Training Program

Financial boost for Tropicana Pre-apprenticeship Training Program

By Lincoln DePradine When junior Ontario government minister Vincent Ke showed up in Scarborough to announce more than $269,000 in funding for a program of Tropicana Community Services (TCS), the organization’s executive director Raymund Guiste called it a “great day’’. The Pre-apprenticeship Training Program, overseen by the Employment Centre of TCS, prepares youth, between the […]

Keeping Soca Parang alive in Canada

Keeping  Soca Parang alive in Canada

Keeping  parang soca alive in Canada   Whoever said that parang soca is a dying art form, should have attended the 19th annual Lime put on by Joan Alexander and Friends on  Sunday at the Metropolitan  Centre in  Scarborough. Hundreds filled the hall for what is arguably the biggest annual parang soca show in Canada. […]

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