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Former Montrealer Rosey Edeh shines another spotlight on Jones

My goal is to present a living legacy to Canadians….” Egbert Gaye Montrealers and lovers of Jazz music the world over have come to know Oliver Jones as the exceptionally talented pianist who hauled himself up from his humble beginnings in the St. Henri-Little Burgundy district to become one of Canada’s most acclaimed musicians. And those who know him beyond the music know that he walks softly. But the way documentarian Rosey Edeh tells it, behind this quiet, unassuming musical genius is a man who for years has known his share of excruciating pain and discomfort, but never shared any …

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Montrealers are being asked to help Hurricane relief effort

On September 6, Barbuda was devastated by Hurricane Irma Contact Staff Members of the Antigua-Barbuda Association of Montreal are mobilizing the community and other Montrealers to assist in the relief and recovery efforts underway following Hurricane Irma’s devastation on September 6. Almost everything on the small island of Barbuda was destroyed when the 378 –miles-wide category 5 Hurricane with winds of 225 miles per hour slowly made it’s way across the length of the island, (which is only 62 square miles,) blowing engulfing anything in it’s path including hospital, schools and the airport. Such was the extent of the destruction …

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Douglas Bartley devotes much of his spare time helping others An educator at heart with community in mind Egbert Gaye Douglas Bartley cherishes his role as an educator together with his strong ties with the community and the opportunity they provide him to impact on the lives of others. “I see myself as a mentor, who is always ready to help anyone who is on the path to improving themselves,” he told the CONTACT in a very late night interview at our offices. “The way I see it, when I’m able to help, especially the young ones, I’m automatically improving …

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Former Montrealer Rosey Edeh shines another spotlight on Jones

My goal is to present a living legacy to Canadians….” Egbert Gaye Montrealers and lovers of Jazz music the world over have come to know Oliver Jones as the exceptionally talented pianist who hauled himself up from his humble beginnings in the St. Henri-Little Burgundy district to become one of Canada’s most acclaimed musicians. And those who know him beyond the music know that he walks softly. But the way documentarian Rosey Edeh tells it, behind this quiet, unassuming musical genius is a man who for years has known his share of excruciating pain and discomfort, but never shared any …

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Montrealers are being asked to help Hurricane relief effort

On September 6, Barbuda was devastated by Hurricane Irma Contact Staff Members of the Antigua-Barbuda Association of Montreal are mobilizing the community and other Montrealers to assist in the relief and recovery efforts underway following Hurricane Irma’s devastation on September 6. Almost everything on the small island of Barbuda was destroyed when the 378 –miles-wide category 5 Hurricane with winds of 225 miles per hour slowly made it’s way across the length of the island, (which is only 62 square miles,) blowing engulfing anything in it’s path including hospital, schools and the airport. Such was the extent of the destruction …

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Douglas Bartley devotes much of his spare time helping others An educator at heart with community in mind Egbert Gaye Douglas Bartley cherishes his role as an educator together with his strong ties with the community and the opportunity they provide him to impact on the lives of others. “I see myself as a mentor, who is always ready to help anyone who is on the path to improving themselves,” he told the CONTACT in a very late night interview at our offices. “The way I see it, when I’m able to help, especially the young ones, I’m automatically improving …

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ABE at J’ca Assoc. will help all adult learners

Contact Staff Age is just a number. So anyone who is interested in learning or upgrading his or her capacity in basic education can do so at the Jamaica Association of Montreal as part of its Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. Organizers say  they have courses that cover the spectrum of learning for all age groups  but with special emphasis on adult learners. For those who experience difficulty reading, ABE offers two levels of literacy courses  and an  ideal opportunity to upgrade that very special skill with one-on-one  tutoring  by  trained tutors in a private and personal environment. The program’s …

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POLICE IMPUNITY AND IMMUNITY

Black double jeopardy scenarios resulting in death and exoneration So in the latest case of what most Black people would refer to as blatant injustice – a trial and outcome of ‘another’ fatal white police shooting-Black male victim, this time out in St. Louis Mo. – trial Judge Timothy Wilson essentially stated that after long, painstaking deliberation he couldn’t come to any other decision than find former police officer Jason Stockley “not guilty” in the December 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar-Smith. As the reports go, Stockley and his partner engaged in a car chase of Smith “after witnessing a …

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Thinking of Purchasing a house: the time to start the process is now

There isn’t one golden opportune (good or bad) time to buy or sell a house ……. Submitted by Pamela Dass September brings to us the end of summer, and the routine of back to work and back to school for most families. Before we realize it, we will be looking forward to Christmas and the New Year, 2018, when we will all start thinking about our “New Year’s resolutions.” This is a key time of the year to make life-changing decisions such as going back to school, changing jobs, relocating, family planning, purchasing a new car or a new home. …

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