Rosie Awori

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M-city Solo Back Like he Never Left

His album shows his creative sounds. His single “Slow Wine” is contagious Rosie Awori – LJI REPORTER Montreal knows him as M-city SOLO (born Khalyil Rouse Bakel) has been on the local music scene for a little more than a decade before taking a brief hiatus. Now he says he is ready taken a deep dive back into the music industry, a place where his underlying passion lies. And he is coming back with some lifestyle changes. He says fatherhood has changed him and has refined his vision of the world and is the inspiration for his new body of …

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GEORDIE THEATRE’s new SEASON will be virtual and enhanced

Rosie Awori – LJI Reporter Even though their 39th season has been dampened by the dreaded coronavirus, Geordie theatre is getting ready for their 40th season dubbed When the Stars Come Together. This season Geordie is looking to honor the stories of young people who inspire and challenge the world every day. Each year Geordie develops two new works from emerging and established playwrights and produces two plays; one for elementary schools and one for high schools and CEGEPS. Together, they have become the highly anticipated annual 2Play Tour! But in light of the unusual times, Geordie has added a …

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Kenrick McRae disappointed by weak sanctioning of police

Officers suspended for 13 days without pay Rosie Awori (LJI) “That’s not justice, but I am not someone who gives up easily, but that’s not right,” Kenrick McRae’s voice is colored with disappointment as he talks to the CONTACT about the penalties issued to the two officers who were found guilty of arresting him illegally. In 2017, McRae was stopped by the police while parked in his white Mercedes Benz as he waited for his friend to finish an errand outside the bank in western NDG. He says the police car pulled up behind him and officers begun flooding him …

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SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMY PLUNGES as COVID-19 Numbers surges

Recent indicators shows that South Africa’s economy plunged by 51% in the second quarter of 2020 a frighten new reality that sent shock wave across the nation, one of the continents more stable and developed economies. The sharp decline has been linked to COVID-19 and the total lockdown that shut down the economy for three months since March. However, economists say that the decline has been happening since President Ramaphosa took power and the pandemic acted as a catalyst for the fall. At the beginning of the year, the country’s Gross Domestic Product, (GDP) fell by two percent following a …

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Coach Ray can put your young, aspiring athlete on a path to college and probably pro football

Rosie Awori – LJI Reporter As fitness centres and gyms remain closed due restrictions brought on by the pandemic, program directors are forced to come up with innovative ways to stay relevant. For many the way forward is with online classes. One of those who has chosen that path is Raymond Ndjonok Tonye, or “Coach Ray” as he is famously known. Through his organisation, XC10 the former NCAA Division 1 player he is launching a new all-rounded coaching program for youngsters aged 12 and upwards aimed at putting them on a path to getting into college and maybe playing football …

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The SSYO extends a hand to the young

Youth In The South Shore Stand To benefit From A New Community Initiative Rosie Awori (Local Journalism Initiative) Compelled by the lack of available resources in the south shore for marginalized youth and driven by a sense of urgency following the killing of George Floyd and the on-going pandemic, Darryl King, Nadine Bailey and some other concerned community members came together in July, and formed the South Shore Youth Organisation (SSYO.) Their objective for the Chateauguay based organization reach out to the youth in the south shore with a range of academic services such as tutoring, homework and exam help …

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Much of the $25 million in capacity building funding still available

The Hon.Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development provides updates Rosie Awori (Local Journalism Initiative) Of late the Liberal government has been focussing on inclusivity as well as social and economic equity for all groups as a major bastion of Canada’s democratic principles. Black Canadians make up almost 4% of the country’s population and have remained one of the most marginalized groups in Canada, due mainly to identifiable systemic racism. A direct consequence is, over-representation of Blacks among the unemployed, under-employed and those in need of a social and economic boost. In 2019 Trudeau government attempted to address …

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Numbers of Infected are frighteningly high in South Africa

South Africa has become the hardest hit nation on the continent with the highest rates of COVID-19 infections. It is also has the fifth highest number of confirmed cases worldwide with more than 400,000 infections and a death toll of 5,940. When the virus was declared a global pandemic, the country’s president Cyril Ramaphosa imposed a strict lockdown in the country at the end of March, even banning the sale of cigarettes and alcohol in a bid to ease pressure on health workers. The restrictions were enforced by soldiers on the streets in a bid to bring the outbreak under …

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We want to belong

RALLIES ACROSS CANADA DEMANDING FOR REGULARIZATION OF STATUS Rosie Awori – (LJI Reporter) The Migrant Rights Network is once again calling on the Canadian government to give full and permanent immigration status to all. The network, which is an umbrella organization of groups representing refugees, migrants and their supporters, is demanding that action be taken fast bearing in mind the situation with the raging COVID-19. They are saying if their demands for access to healthcare are not met, the consequences can be fatal for a significant number of people in Canada who are undocumented. Across Canada factions of this group …

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A love letter to Congo

“I want people to discover our culture and our food, not just African people but everyone else should try it and learn more about who we are.” Rosie Awori (Local Journalism Initiative) According to the Mbia girls, the best way to learn about a different culture is take a bite from it. Christelle, Angel and their mother Nathalie have always loved experimenting with food and flavours. Christelle Mbia Ndaye, has always set her eyes on having a restaurant of her own. Then in early March, COVID-19 started to put a hold on everything. everything down as “social distancing” became a …

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