Emar Mitchell

About the Author Emar Mitchell


Commentaries

It’s Redundant But…

THE POLITICAL GAME So, leading up to the 2017 municipal election season in Quebec, I for one haven’t been overwhelmed by any candidate in particular as far as Montreal’s mayoralty race goes. If you’ve been following the two main characters on the hustings, paying attention to all – or anything – they’ve been saying then you know the issues, and what, if anything of interest they’ve been selling since the campaign got underway, if anything is at stake on a personal level. First and foremost it’s an election, nothing new, and it’s unfolding as it always does, with the usual …

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Community News

Foster Homes Sought

Foster Homes Sought FOR sibling group of 3 and Joy A foster home is sought for a sibling group, three year old May, two year old Marjorie and their eight months old sister Marie. The sisters are very close and must stay together. May the eldest is outgoing, happy and playful.  She is strong willed and tends to demonstrate this characteristic by having the occasional temper tantrum when she is not allowed to have her own way.  She is a quick learner, when she is sked as to how old she is, she quickly shows three fingers and proudly states: …

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Events

Black Stars Glittered at Gala Dynastie

Duke Eatmon,  Maya Johnson,  Ayisha Issa  and Pat Dillon among the winners at awards evening Contact Staff It was a  glitzy  and glittering evening on Sunday March 5 at L’Olympia Halll downtown, as  Quebec Black community celebrated its best and brightest at the Gala Dynastie Award presentation. Several familiar faces, including our own Duke Eatmon, also of CBC Radio  together with CTV’s Maya Johnson, popular screen personality Ayisha Issa   and Pat Dillon of CKUT were among the big  winners for the evening.  They were chosen from the 95 nominees competing in 17 categories including  the media, culture, business and sports. …

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Community News

Lady Kiki: A Cut Above the Rest

Doug and Kira Nesfield bring Caribbean food to Vaudreuil Egbert Gaye Nestled on the southwestern edge of the city, Vaudreuil-Dorion once was the last little bedroom community you’d gaze at as you made your way out of Montreal towards Ontario. Well, no more. Because over the past decade or so, the place has become home to thousands of new, young families and dozens of big-named businesses that have transformed it into a thriving and bustling little city. It’s here that Doug Nesfield and his wife Kira Kurbanali-Nesfield decided to drive a stake in the ground and open their restaurant Lady …

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Church NewsCommunity News

One Additional hour for Mind, Soul and Spirit

CKUT 90.3 Fm’s flagship gospel show Contact Staff After 25 years of sharing songs of praise and words of inspiration with the community every Sunday morning, Montreal’s flagship Gospel music program, Mind, Soul and Spirit, now has an extra hour to spread the joy among its flock of loyal listeners on CKUT 90.3 FM. When it went on air on the morning of Monday, August 6, 1990 from 4:00 AM to 7:00 AM it was hosted by Chris Heron and Cyril Shomarie Callender and Saada Branker. It wasn’t long before it secured the Sunday morning time-slot between 7:00 AM to …

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Community News

Community Events Aug 18, 2016

Trini Revellers present an Independence Celebration Contact Staff On Sunday, August 28th, Trini Revellers will celebrate  the 54th Anniversary of Independence of Trinidad & Tobago with a mega show at  Caribbean Paradise Restaurant in LaSalle. The event will feature a full cast of artistes to entertain Montrealers  including calypsonians , comedy, drumming and dancing. There will be a special appearance by Miss Trinidad and Tobago, first runner-up at Miss Montreal Carnival pageant 2016.  Guest speaker  is Mr. Ron Licorish. According to  organizer Tamba Lewis, of Trini Revellers, this year’s celebration promises to be very spectacular. The group is comprised of …

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Community News

My Side of The Story

Gemma Raeburn Baynes: RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY CONTACT ARTICLE : “SOURNESS IN A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN” Submitted by Playmas Montreal Playmas Montreal Cultural Association, a Quebec non-profit organization, ran the Caribbean food festival that came to be known as “A Taste of the Caribbean” (TOTC) since 2000.  At the heart of the festival was the President of Playmas, Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, who initially conceived of the festival.  In 2014, Gemma Raeburn-Baynes and Playmas considered engaging individuals from outside of the Organization to assist with TOTC’s development moving forward.  To that end, Gemma Raeburn-Baynes approached Maxwell Philipps and Cezar Brumeanu, both of …

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Community News

Learning Kit opens doors on history

ABCs of Canadian Black History offers students and educators a look into an oft-time ignored chunk of the past Contact Staff According to Linton Garner, for too long Canada has been without the proper educational tool to allow for the proper teaching of Black history in this country. “I myself had to wait until I was an adult to learn about my history, with this kit my sons will not have to wait that long.” Garner was referring to the ABC’s (sic) of Canadian Black History Kit: A Journey of Discovery into Canadian History, and educational tool that can be …

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Caribbean News

Caribbean News Roundup Jan 7, 2016

Haiti UN Chief concerned by political instability in Haiti United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concerns over growing political uncertainty in Haiti and urged the two candidates in the presidential run-off to help the electoral process move forward while preserving the country’s democratic gains. Ki-moon’s call comes after the December 27th run-off election between Jovenel Moise from the governing party and former government executive Jude Celestin was postponed until further notice. Widespread protests broke out in Haiti last year after many opposition candidates and their supporters condemned the October 25th elections saying that it was rigged. One of the …

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