Barbados PM calls for dialogue to deal with WICB issues

Barbados PM calls for dialogue to deal with WICB issues

By Gerald V. Paul Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says  the current standards of governance of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) are undesirable and the Board is doing much to undermine the integrity of  West Indies cricket. But he is not in favour of scrapping the Board. “Scrap the West Indies Cricket Board? What […]

Family reunion for birthday of Trinidadian centenarian

Family reunion for birthday of Trinidadian centenarian

  Family members from  Canada, the United States, England and Barbados got together in Trinidad on Sunday to celebrate the 100th birthday of Viola Rochester-Doyle. In picture, Mrs. Rochester-Doyle with her son, Eddison, former Chief Financial Officer of the Festival Management Committee (FMC) which has been running the Toronto Caribbean Carnival for the last ten […]

Grenadians in Canada can now pay for their passports in Canadian dollars

Grenadians in Canada can now pay for their passports  in Canadian dollars

By Lincoln Depradine Grenadians living in Canada no longer are required to purchase American currency to obtain a passport at the Toronto-based Consulate General, which is headed by Derrick James. James made the announcement at a  recent town hall meeting in Toronto. Previously, Grenadians were required to pay US$125 for a new passport and US$250 […]

A street named Andre De Grasse

A street named Andre De Grasse

By Gerald V. Paul Canadian Olympic sprinter Andre De Grasse was honoured on Sunday by the City of Markham with a grand Homecoming celebration at which an announcement  was made by Mayor Frank Scarpitti that a street will be named after him. Wearing his three Rio Olympic  medals , De Grasse, a resident of Markham, […]

CAG board to decide on FMC proposal

CAG board to decide on FMC proposal

The Caribana Arts Group (CAG)  is studying a proposal put forward by the Festival Management Committee  (FMC) to promote the Toronto Carnival ” by its brand name, ‘Caribana,’” the Caribbean Camera has learned. The  CAG has not disclosed the details of the proposal but the Caribbean Camera has obtained a copy of the ” points […]

Films to watch at TIFF 2016

Films to watch at TIFF 2016

By Alicia Sealey Films to watch at TIFF 2016 By Alicia Sealey As the Toronto International Film Festival ( TIFF)  2016 winds down on Sunday, I recommend that you see the following films. Check www.tiff.net for more details and trailers where available. Queen of Katwe is based on the true story of chess prodigy Phiona […]

CAG mum on proposal

CAG mum on proposal

Members of the Caribana Arts Group (CAG) met last Saturday at Metro Hall in Toronto to discuss a proposal put forward by the Festival Management Committee (FMC)  which has been running the Toronto  Carnival for the last ten years. The Caribbean Camera has learned that the FMC  is proposing  that  both organizations – the CAG […]

Anatomy of Violence

Anatomy of Violence

Anatomy of Violence, written and directed by Deepa Mehta, pivots around a young woman, accompanied by her fiancé,   who both  boarded a bus in Delhi on December 16,, 2012. History has recorded that she was gang-raped within inches of her life. Her fiancé and travelling companion was also very badly beaten. Both were eventually […]