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Dante and Troy got it done. Now on to bigger things

 Two students benefit from another successful #SheDidThatProm program Contact Staff For the last four years, a team of women from the community have worked to make sure a few high schoolers have the prom night of their dreams. She Did That Prom is an initiative run by Tamraa Greenidge, Katrina Nurse and Tish Mclean who wanted to provide a deserving young lady with an all-expense paid prom. In 2016, they started the male version, called #TheClassicMan. Winners are treated to a full makeover – hair, makeup, dress or suit, shoes, professional photography and free transportation to their prom. But it’s …

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Saint Maurice of Aganaum

An Abby dedicated to this African martyr and his Treban legion is located in Saint Maurice-en-Valais in Switzerland. In 2014, it celebrated its 1500th year of existence. By J. Leblanc Saint Maurice was a general in the Roman Army of Diocletian and Maximian Herculius who in 287 A.D, were joint emperors of Rome. He commanded a legion consisting of Black soldiers from either Mauritania or Upper Egypt. During this period, Christianity was beginning its rapid spread throughout the Roman Empire, and this caused considerable consternation in the minds of its rulers. For example, in the province of Gaul, the slaves, …

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Contact Graduates

PhD in hand: She’s now Dr. Sabrina Jafralie Egbert Gaye That night, Saturday June 10, the hall was packed with relatives and friends, together with students, mentees and co-workers, all there to celebrate the achievements of a woman who chose education as a pathway to impact the lives of others and to build communities. It was a night of salutations to Dr. Sabrina Jafralie. And words of commendation were in free flow as one by one those who were touched by her contributions and impressed by her achievements and commitment acknowledged her. Included was a line-up of students who came …

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A Taste of the Dream at Coronation Elementary

By: Shekela Mitchell Best “I have a dream.” Those were the words of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching to a society where diversity wasn’t embraced nor appreciated. Nowadays, it’s hard to honestly say his dream has truly become a reality; however, for those who attended Coronation Elementary School’s Multicultural Day on June 8th, perhaps we all received a delightful taste. This was far more than your typical multicultural celebration. It was an eclectic and captivating event celebrating a variety of cultures in a gratifying energy that was simply intoxicating. The event included lunch, entertainment, raffle tickets for …

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Remembering The REAL King Of Rock And Roll

“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry” – John Lennon (The Beatles) “The first time I heard “Johnny B. Goode”, I knew what I wanted to do (for a living)” – Keith Richards  (The Rolling Stones) “You’re good son, but Chuck is the king of rock and roll” (Mother of Jerry Lee Lewis) Chuck Berry 1926 – 2017 The universal king and architect of rock and roll, Chuck Berry, died of natural causes at his home in Wentzville, Missouri, on Mar. 18. He was 90 years-old. Berry was known for crafting …

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REDBARREL LAUNCHES FOOD TRANSFER SERVICE TO HAITI WITH FREE DELIVERY

Customers benefit from up to 45% savings on online purchases of food and household items RedBarrel, an e-commerce business powered by Digicel, announced a new free delivery service for food and household items purchased online by customers in the Haitian diaspora for their loved ones back home in Haiti. RedBarrel’s free delivery service is made possible through a partnership with Jaco Transfer, Haiti’s leading online supermarket and can be accessed at https://jacotransfer.redbarrel.com/. The partnership will also see customers benefiting from a savings of up to 45% on their purchases of food, electronics and household as well as construction items via …

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Jamaica National celebrate the opening of JN Bank

First Mutually owned bank in J’ca Contact Staff On February 1, Jamaica attained a historic first with the opening of the country’s first mutually owned commercial bank. The new institution, the JN Bank, which is a subsidiary of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) is mutually owned by the more than 20,000 borrowers and savers that constitute the institution’s clientele. On February 4, the launch of the bank was celebrated in Canada by the staff of the Jamaica National Representative Office at its Toronto office. Jerrold Johnson, chief representative officer told those gathered that  “The Canada Representative Office is excited …

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Complete prom packages to be won

#SheDidThatProm is looking for a few good high school graduating students:  Deadline is March 1 Contact Staff It’s a new year, and before you blink it will be graduation season. And #SheDidThatProm will be there once again for the fourth year to take care of two high school grads, meaning all expenses paid for the prom. And the founders of this annual initiative, Katrina Nurse and Tamraa Greenidge, are back for the fourth year to make the dreams of two lucky teenagers – a young lady and gentleman – in the community come true by giving them an all-expenses paid …

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Contact Family Holiday get Together

It’s agreed that it does not happen regularly enough   but when it does it’s nothing but fun.   The CONTACT family got together and spent an evening enjoying each other’s company. It was agreed that that the food was great but the talk might have been a little better. Duke Eatmon enthralled all with his knowledge of the music industry and Yvonne Sam drew from her insights as a long-serving nurse and educator to offer an enlightening and impromptu sex education lesson. All was well appreciated by Wendy, Gemma, Judy, Novel and Avril, Desmona and Tony, Don and Nicole, Kogi, Junior …

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BARBADOS – REFLECTION ON 50 YEARS OF NATIONHOOD

Present day Barbadians are the proud inheritors of the legacy of freedom struggles, and the activism and unarticulated dreams of countless persons of many past     STANLEY BROOKS Ph.D. The nation of Barbados has been in the news quite frequently this year because of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of gaining its independence on 30 November 1966. Festivities were launched in Barbados since January 2016 by the country’s Prime Minister, the Honourable Freundel Stuart. The celebration of an event like the golden jubilee of the birth of nationhood is indeed momentous. On Saturday, 15 October, over 400 Barbadians and …

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