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Irie Music Festival Crush It In Mississauga

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Provincial Supreme Court Steps In To Look At G.98.7's book

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Not the way Fitzroy Gordon would want it to Groove By Stephen Weir The first time a grieving Marvette Gordon knew there was serious trouble at her late husband’s radio station was when a letter appeared in her mailbox a few weeks ago. She learned that the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice had placed G98.7 FM under investigative receivership and a Toronto law firm was temporarily running the ship. The late Fitzroy Gordon’s FM station is now under attack. A former shareholder has convinced the Provincial Courts that there are serious financial problems at the only Caribbean Canadian owned radio station. The law firm Farber and Associates is, for now, managing the affairs of the FM station and examining closely its books. The Insolvency Insider news-site first reported that Gordon’s Intercity Broadcasting Network, the company that operates radio station G98.7 “was placed in investigative receivership on June 3 on application by Jamrock Broadcasting and Delford Blythe.” As a minority stakeh…

Free Reggae Soca at this weekend's TD Irie in Mississauga

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Phillip Vassell Signs Farmer Nappy In Mississauga this weekend, everyting is Irie By Stephen Weir
It is a new Mississauga tradition. Reggae on Friday. Soca on Saturday.And a last lap Boat Cruise on Sunday to cap off an Irie weekend. The music is free.  The parking is free. People of all ages, yes including families, are welcome at this weekend’s TD IRIE Music Festival (June 21 to June 22), 2018.  It takes place at Celebration Square, next door to the Square One super-mall in Mississauga and then wraps up on Lake Ontario on the Yankee Clipper June 23rd. “We started this festival a long-time ago in Toronto in a variety of locations from Queens Park to eventually Nathan Phillip Square,” explained Festival founder Phillip Vassell. . “ We had to leave for the Pan Am Games and when that was over we came back to find out the cost of being at City Hall had risen like a rocket!   We moved and took a chance on being in the heart of Mississauga, and we have not looked back.” “This is Irie’s seventeenth…

Goodbye to The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival

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Chutney Soca Monarch Coming To Toronto

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Joel and the Chutney Soca Monarch coming to Toronto By Stephen Weir There will be a Soca Monarch contest held during Toronto’s Caribana weekend, and this year it comes with a healthy dose of T&T Chutney! Shortly after it was learned that there would not be a Toronto Caribbean Calypso Monarch contest this year because of a lack of contestants, a Trinidad based company announced it is working with Canadian publisher / promoter Amit Gossai, to bring the Chutney Soca Monarch (CSM) to Toronto.
“The Chutney Soca competition in Trinidad gets 5,000 to 10,000 spectators. This is our first year in Canada and I am hopeful that we will get 4,000 to 5,000 through the door,” Mr. Gossai told Carib 101.“ We are in the process of nailing down a location – once the deal has been signed, I can’t say where it will be, but, I will tell you it will be held in Woodbridge, 3pm to 9pm on August 4th. “ “ Southex Promotions, the owners of the Chutney Soca Monarch Competition have inked a deal for the first Ch…

Jamaican Canadian Community Theatre laugh in up in Brampton, Toronto and Ajax

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