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Propelled by her love of music this Montrealer is slowly carving out her place on the music scene Egbert Gaye Meet BellA Forté: She is a young 30-something-year-old with a Communications degree out of Concordia University, who’s not quite ready for the corporate boardroom. That’s because BellA, as she prefers to be called, is too busy thrilling audiences here, and in far-off venues around the world, with a musical package that drips with soul, funk, jazz and “the spicy Creole rhythms of Kompa” from her beloved Haiti. Those who have seen her on stage at Metropolis, House of Jazz and …

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Mr. Oswald Allen helped to Build lives and communities

Cote des Neiges Daycare Center celebrates 45 years Egbert Gaye There’re thousands of men and women at all strata of society walking around Montreal, Canada, across North America and beyond whose lives have been impacted by having crossed paths with Mr. Oswald Allen. Probably the one guy who can truly be described as a lifelong educator, Mr. Allen almost single-handedly built the Cote-des-Neiges Daycare Centre into a cornerstone of community life in Cote-des-Neiges and a foundational institution for Black and Caribbean people. It was October 15, 1973 to be exact, when he opened the doors of the Cote-des- Neiges Black …

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Raving about Lincoln’s Restaurant

Jamaican and Caribbean food at its best in LaSalle Contact Staff There’s a lot of excitement over the food that’s coming out of the kitchen at Lincoln’s Cuisine’s and Catering Services in LaSalle. The food rave is caused by the sweet hands of Patricia Dawkins and her mother Victoria Thomas who are bringing a new flavor Jamaican and Caribbean food to the Montreal’s restaurant scene. Patricia describes this way, “ it’s is a family oriented cuisine which is guided by our mom’s strength and determination to make our community and adjoining ones feel the warmth, love and our tasty Caribbean …

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Call her BellA

Propelled by her love of music this Montrealer is slowly carving out her place on the music scene Egbert Gaye Meet BellA Forté: She is a young 30-something-year-old with a Communications degree out of Concordia University, who’s not quite ready for the corporate boardroom. That’s because BellA, as she prefers to be called, is too busy thrilling audiences here, and in far-off venues around the world, with a musical package that drips with soul, funk, jazz and “the spicy Creole rhythms of Kompa” from her beloved Haiti. Those who have seen her on stage at Metropolis, House of Jazz and …

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Mr. Oswald Allen helped to Build lives and communities

Cote des Neiges Daycare Center celebrates 45 years Egbert Gaye There’re thousands of men and women at all strata of society walking around Montreal, Canada, across North America and beyond whose lives have been impacted by having crossed paths with Mr. Oswald Allen. Probably the one guy who can truly be described as a lifelong educator, Mr. Allen almost single-handedly built the Cote-des-Neiges Daycare Centre into a cornerstone of community life in Cote-des-Neiges and a foundational institution for Black and Caribbean people. It was October 15, 1973 to be exact, when he opened the doors of the Cote-des- Neiges Black …

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Raving about Lincoln’s Restaurant

Jamaican and Caribbean food at its best in LaSalle Contact Staff There’s a lot of excitement over the food that’s coming out of the kitchen at Lincoln’s Cuisine’s and Catering Services in LaSalle. The food rave is caused by the sweet hands of Patricia Dawkins and her mother Victoria Thomas who are bringing a new flavor Jamaican and Caribbean food to the Montreal’s restaurant scene. Patricia describes this way, “ it’s is a family oriented cuisine which is guided by our mom’s strength and determination to make our community and adjoining ones feel the warmth, love and our tasty Caribbean …

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Community Events May 10, 2018

Come enjoy String Band, Smoked Food, Drums and Dance  SPICE ISLAND MAROON AND MUSIC FESTIVAL Contact Staff Staged mainly on the island of Carriacou, the Maroon Festival is a traditional cultural mainstay of the people of Grenada, Carriacou & Petit Martinique. The celebration draws visitors from across the Caribbean, features food in abundance together with endless songs, dance, and other cultural performances. For the first time, Montreal will have a chance to witness the vibrant celebration on Saturday, June 9, 2 at Salon 911 Jean Talon, with performances by The Blaize Carriacou String Band, Big Drum Performances, Steelband music, and …

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IN THE UNFORGETTABLE WORDS OF JOHN AND YOKO

All those two Korean men, and many people around the world were thinking, saying and singing…   I watched with great interest on CNN, a late Thursday night here, a couple weeks ago, 13 or so hours later on Friday in Northeast Asia. Another page was been added to the world history book as leaders of the two Koreas, President Kim Jong Un of the North and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in were preparing to meet for the first time at a concrete separation referred to as the demarcation line). Why did that so-called Breaking News story matter to me? Because …

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We are all sleepwalking among the Wolves

UNITE AND ACT STRATEGICALLY OR DIE Clarence Bayne The Wolves (la Muete) are in the garage waiting out the despair and annoyance of those that march for diversity and tolerance. Zeiger is recruiting killers in the bars in our neighbourhoods, in hotel rooms and tenement rooms next to us. Meanwhile, Blacks discount history to compete for political favours, and leaders at all levels of government make simplistic statements about the threat of neo-Nazi activity in Montreal: “This is not acceptable in this City. This is not the kind of people we are. It goes against the values of tolerance and …

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