Fewer than 10 asylum seekers tried to cross from U.S. since border closure – Blair

Fewer than 10 asylum seekers tried to cross from U.S. since border closure – Blair

OTTAWA —  Bill Blair, the federal public safety minister, says fewer than 10 asylum seekers have been turned back to the U.S. since the historic shutdown of the border. Blair provided the figure to the House of Commons on Monday, noting it has been almost a month since the Canada-U.S. border closed to all but […]

Couple who entered third marriage succeeds at immigration appeal hearing

Couple who entered third marriage succeeds  at immigration appeal hearing

Immigration  Matters       Sukhram Ramkissoon Couple who entered third marriage succeeds at immigration appeal hearing I have been asked by a reader, a Canadian citizen who was previously married and divorced, whether he can sponsor  his spouse who herself was previously married and divorced. Like him, she has entered into her third marriage. Well, of course, […]

Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home celebrates anniversary

Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home celebrates anniversary

Covenant Funeral Homes celebrates 4th anniversary in Black History Month Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home Covenant Funeral Homes Inc. (CFH) is Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home, and is celebrating its 4th year of operations. Founder of CFH, Luann Jones says she began the business following a car accident over 20 years ago, “That brush with […]

Black classical music comes to Toronto – Ébène makes debut

Black classical music comes to Toronto – Ébène makes debut

By Stephen Weir Pianist Sean Sutherland thinks the time is right to show Canadians that not only are there Black classical musicians in this country who perform at the highest level of the art-form, but that there are Black classical composers creating enthralling music that deserve to be heard.  Sutherland has put it all together […]

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 […]

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