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Spice Festival provided great viewing

Contact Staff Over 15,000 viewers clicked in on YouTube and Facebook to enjoy The Spice Island Cultural Festival held on Saturday, July 11. The event got off to a great start with the Royal Grenada Police Force Band playing both the Canadian and Grenadian national anthems. Welcome messages came from Hon. Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada as well as from Dr. the Right Honorable Keith C. Mitchell, prime minister of Grenada. Hon. Justin Trudeau invited everyone to “bring some spice into your homes and dance in your living room”. This message carried widely during the day as many viewers …

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“YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT”— Dr. Alwin Spence

If hate is taught, hate will be learned Dr. Alwin Spence One of the duties of adulthood, particularly middle age, is the passing of values to the next generation. Why? Because by this age the focus in most cases is not on the self but on the children and the younger generation. The assumption is that by middle age one would have settled down, raising a family, secure in a permanent job or position, financially stable and now poised enough to turn his or her attention to the up-coming generation, to show, to teach, to demonstrate what has been valuable …

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Remembering: Tasha Eileen Gero-Sherwood and June Bertley

Gone too soon Tasha Eileen Gero-Sherwood February 22, 1983 – July 21, 2020. After a two-year battle with cancer, Tasha Gero passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 21, 2020. Tasha was the daughter of Blair Sherwood and Iris Gero Sherwood. Tasha was a faithful member of the People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal for 26 years. She was very dedicated to her family and looked forward to holidays and other occasions when she could reminisce with her cousins. Tasha will be greatly missed by the entire GERO and SHERWOOD family, all of her friends and members of the People’s …

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Mask-wearing now a vital strategy in the COVID-19 fight

Measures such as social distancing, quarantine, and isolation are not enough Contact Staff With close to 57,000 people infected and more than 5,600 deaths Quebec has taken a beating at the hands of COVID-19. Montreal in particular with half the numbers of infections and fatalities has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus. But throughout the four months of the once-in-a-live-time public health crisis, the city has for the most part been able to ride out the first wave of the virus, notwithstanding the overwhelming calamity witnessed at long-term residences. From a mid-April high of more than 800 cases a …

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KRIS BONAPARTE IS THE TRUTH

Former Montrealer release first album of comedy Contact Staff Here an undenialble truth. With all its uncertainties and tribulations, the world today can do with an extra dose of the tingling humor of Kris Bonaparte. So it’s with appropriate excitement that fans of the former Montrealer receive news that PremiumComedy.ca has just released (on Canada Day) his long-awaited debut album “Kris Bonaparte Is The Truth” on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify and all digital audio retailers. Bonaparte bills himself as one of Canada’s finest comedic storytellers. But those who are familiar with him are just as taken in by …

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Miss World 1970 Jennifer Hosten brings poise to Spice Island Festival

By CONTACT Staff Jennifer Hosten went to the 1970 Miss World pageant on a lark, representing the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada, and came home with the crown and a place in history. What was supposed to be a light-hearted affair, with a parade of the world’s most beautiful women vying for the attention of the judges and comedian/host Bob Hope, turned out to be the most controversial, politically-charged, and consequential pageant ever. Women’s liberation activists blew up a BBC broadcast truck and stormed London’s Royal Albert Hall in an attempt to sabotage the show, which they deemed a “cattle …

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