Emar Mitchell

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Caribbean NewsCommunity News

Remembering Ken Professor Philmore

Contact STAFF The steelband world lost an icon with the passing of Ken Professor Philmore on the morning of Sunday, September 30 at the San Fernando General Hospital in south Trinidad. Six days before on the night of Trinidad and Tobago Republic Day, ‘Pro’ was injured when his SUV over-turned on the highway as he was making his way back home after performing at an event in San Fernando.   He was thrown out of the vehicle and admitted to the hospital with broken ribs and punctured lungs. He died of a cardiac arrest.   The 58 year-old stood as …

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Commentaries

There is power in the word of God to change your world

The spoken word can shape your life and frame your world. Readers, there is a reason why God called himself “The Word.” He is the living word. There is also the written word and the spoken word. Death and life are in the power of your tongue. Our creator, God, rules the universe with the spoken word. The Bible is the written word and it is a manual for everyone; yet, it is sad to say that many have never taken the time to read that powerful life-manual. Genesis 1 verse 1 tells us that Earth was empty and void …

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Entertainment

On Soca, Reggae, Jail and Carnival…

First and foremost, I would like to wish all Community Contact readers a Happy and prosperous New Year. I believe 2018 is definitely the year of hope and good things to come, as it is evident in both the Dancehall and Soca/Carnival arena. Hope is seeing the light in spite of being surrounded by darkness. Is this the year both Vybz Kartel and Buju Banton are released from prison? After a 17-years absence in the Road March race, can Iwer George take it this year? International Chutney Soca Monarch Competition was cancelled until the Government stepped in to help. We …

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Community NewsLife & Style

Be Like Don

 Montreal’s Cultural Icon to receive BTW’s Martin Luther King Jr. Acheivement Award Melissa Murphy As the year comes to an end, Montrealers cast their eyes forward to Black Theatre Workshop’s annual VISION Celebration, which has become a signature event held early in the new year and also serves as a lead into Black History Month. Next year’s commemorative event, the 32nd annual staging, becomes even more special because the honorary recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award is a Montreal cultural icon, Don Jordan. The acclaimed actor and dancer was all class as he shared a few gems …

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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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