Trinidad and Tobago elections on August 10

Trinidad and Tobago elections on August 10

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Keith Rowley has announced August 10 as the date for  general elections in Trinidad and Tobago. Rowley made the announcement in the parliament on Friday. In the last general elections on September 7. 2015, Rowley led the governing People’s National Movement (PNM) to a 23-18 victory over the […]

Time for President Granger to concede

Time for President Granger to concede

  By W. Andy Knight and Winston Dookeran We have followed the general election in Guyana held on 2 March last with great interest and grave concern.  This particular election has significant implications for democratic governance, not only for Guyana but, for the entire Caribbean. What we have been witnessing over the past 120 days […]

Caribbean Airlines to resume flights out of Jamaica

Caribbean Airlines to resume flights out of Jamaica

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  — The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) says it will resume its regional and international operations from July 6 on a phased basis out of its hub in Jamaica. The airline, like many others worldwide, was grounded as countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that has […]

Geopolitical shifts in the pandemic world order

Geopolitical shifts in the pandemic world order

The following was an address by Winston Dookeran,Under Secretary General, EUCLID University,Professor of Practice,at a virtual symposium  of  the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, in St. Augustine, Trinidad last Sunday: “The pandemic has been a global political stress test,” according to the forthcoming issue of Foreign Affairs. Capable states […]

Justice of the Peace Prior Bonas dies in Brampton at 71

Justice of the Peace Prior Bonas dies in Brampton at 71

Trinidad-born  Justice of the Peace Prior Noel Bonas who was a widely known promoter of ” Carnival fetes,” died at his home in Brampton last Thursday after a brief ilness, He was 71. His wife, Sandra, said  he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last April. Bonas who came to Canada in 1972, worked as an […]

In a state of limbo

In a state of limbo

In conversation with Rhoma Spencer In a state of limbo By Stephen Weir Rhoma Spencer is an actor, director, storyteller and broadcast journalist who began her career in her native Trinidad. Up until the virus  lockdown, Spencer was one of the busiest live performers – on stage, in TV shows, movies parts, and public events. […]

Toronto Caribbean carnival 2020 goes digital

Toronto Caribbean  carnival 2020 goes digital

By Stephen Weir Ooh la la costumes. Thundering pans. Sweet calypso. And while they are at it, throw in a few big name soca performers. Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020 is getting ready to digitally jump up and thumb noses at the Coronavirus  come July. While the annual summer festival in downtown Toronto has been cancelled […]

Retired Trinidad-born physician Dr. Cecil Craig dies in Ottawa at 87

Retired Trinidad-born physician Dr. Cecil Craig  dies in Ottawa at 87

Retired Trinidad-born physician Cecil Beresford Craig died at the Ottawa General hospital on  May 20 last. He was 87. His daughter, Suzanne. told The Caribbean Camera that Dr. Craig was in hospital for about two week with kidney problems and died of renal failure. She said her father came to Canada in 1956 to study […]

Monkey in operating threatre at Port of Spain hospital

Monkey in operating threatre at Port of  Spain hospital

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –  The Port of Spain General hospital has  confirmed that a monkey was discovered inside the building, but angrily denied a snake was with it. The simian was reportedly spotted in Port-of-Spain General Hospital’s operating theatre early on Friday by medical staff, who were preparing to resume elective surgeries following a […]