Jamaica, Trinidad celebrate combined 120 years of independence with Brampton cricket match

Jamaica, Trinidad celebrate combined 120 years of independence with Brampton cricket match

By Stephen Weir As our guest photographer Horace Thorne likes to say, “Cricket Lovely Cricket.” He was in the Andrew McCandless Park in Brampton earlier this week taking pictures of Cricket Lovely Cricket at a very special Anniversary Cricket Match between a team representing the island of Jamaica and a team representing Trinidad and Tobago […]

Bench named in memory of Dr. Winston Isaac

Bench named in memory of Dr. Winston Isaac

On the grounds of Loafer’s Lake Recreation Centre in Brampton there’s a plaque affixed to a bench that reads: IN MEMORY OF DR. WINSTON ISAAC THE WALNUT FOUNDATION PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES Born and raised in St.Kitts, Dr. Isaac was the former Director of the Ryerson University School ( Toronto Metropolitan […]

Brampton working to attract business talent from the Caribbean and Africa

Brampton working to attract business talent from the Caribbean and Africa

By Lincoln DePradine Brampton, which has committed itself to establishing a “world-class’’ city of inclusion and innovation, is looking to attract entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and Africa to achieve its development objectives. It’s the first North American city with a coordinator – attached to Brampton’s economic development department – solely focused on attracting business talent […]

Brampton festivals cancelled through September due to COVID-19

Brampton festivals cancelled through September due to COVID-19

BRAMPTON, All major City festivals, events, performances and community event permits for events at City facilities and performing arts centres, including The Rose, are cancelled until Labour Day on September 7, 2020, this will include Caribbean events like Jambana, in response to COVID-19. This extended cancellation is with guidance from the Brampton Emergency Management Office, Peel Public […]

Family tragedy shows hidden danger

By Gerald V. Paul Guyana-born businessman Paul Rampersaud’s took to video detailing his Brampton family’s death to serve as a warning to others during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in North America. Known as the silent killer because it is odorless, carbon […]

Teen takes a ‘wrist shot’ and scores

Teen takes a ‘wrist shot’ and scores

By Jasminee Sahoye He is 19 and fairly new to Canada from Grenada but already he’s found a niche market as an entrepreneur, making colourful wristbands and key chains with nylon/polyester fabric that are washable. And some of the proceeds from the sale of the items have been shared with less fortunate kids in Brampton […]

McDonald elected as trustee in Peel

McDonald elected as trustee in Peel

By Jasminee Sahoye “If everyone could see me now I am smiling from ear to ear, I am so humbled yet so excited about this new chapter in my life. I am celebrating today because of the kindness and generosity of so many people.” These words were written by newly elected Peel District School Board […]

Cooperation among nurse’s skills

Cooperation among nurse’s skills

Municipal Election Profile Allison Brown proved in the early stages of the campaign that she possesses leadership qualities when she recommended and connected a number of candidates who represent the community to The Camera. Born to Trinidad and Tobago parents, Brown is running in Ward 9 and 10 for city councillor in Brampton against incumbent […]

Ex-councillor wants limited terms

Ex-councillor wants limited terms

Municipal Election Profile   Former Brampton city councillor and 2010 Brampton mayoral candidate Garnett Manning decided against running for the mayoral post this year, preferring to run as a regional councillor for Wards 3 & 4. If elected, he wants to see a limit to the terms of councillors and mayors and plans to move […]

Women’s forum targets empowerment

A forum connecting a network of professional women is expected to provide inspiration and empowerment for participants from the diverse communities in the Region of Peel and beyond. Organized by the United Achievers’ Community Services (UACS Inc.), the Professional Women’s Forum, third-annual renewal, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Rose Theatre, Brampton. The […]