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THE MONTHLY GLEANER | NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 10, 2022 | | NEWS 2 Myers represents Scarborough North, Ward 23; Moise won in Toronto Centre, Ward 13; and Morley was elected in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Ward 3. “We are themost diverse community in Toronto. Our community is mostly immigrants or their direct descendants. We have so much potential in our community in terms of the different industries that are located here where we’re situated, the potential to expand transit, the potential to expand affordable housing, but we face a lot of challenges around poverty, around access to transit, employment, immigration status, so it’s a very humbling experience. There’s the potential to do so much good that I’m very excited,” said Myers, a former GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme intern who later became a board member of Grace Foods Canada. Myers is currently hiring a team of community-minded people to support his efforts and intends to introduce himself to his constituents as he gets to know them and their issues. He said there are many things that he could do as a councillor withinWard 23 without much approval from anyone else, such as addressing paedestrian safety. “That’s a huge issue, making sure that the bus stops are accessible to seniors, children, people with disabilities,” the new councillor pointed out. The incumbent councillor, Cynthia Lai, passed away a few days before election day, but Myers wants everyone who voted to know that he is their councillor, too, whether or not they voted for him, or whether they voted at all. He gives kudos to Thompson for being the sole black councillor for so long. “I can’t imagine how difficult that was. Now, looking forward, making sure that we have four black councillors is huge. It will make sure that we have a council that is much more reflective of the community that it serves andmake sure that different parts of the black experience are reflected in council,” addedMyers, noting that Morley made history as the first black woman elected to the city council. He said they all have different experiences and will bring their collective knowledge to City Hall. “I didn’t run to be the black councillor; I ran to be the councillor for everyone. Our community is incredibly diverse and I want to make sure that every single community and individual in my community feels that they are represented,”Myers emphasised Myers said his experience at TD Bank has prepared him well for this next chapter in his career, in terms of the values that the company ingrained in him, respect, diversity and teamwork. Born and raised in Toronto Community Housing, he said that upbringing taught him to see people for who they are and to never look down on anyone or to discount their experiences. For Thompson, who was easily re-elected councillor for Ward 21, Scarborough Centre, his plans are numerous for the next four years and include focusing on challenges, such as affordable housing, community safety, and the creation of jobs and training opportunities for young people and job-seekers. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT He also wants to continue to work with people, community groups and organisations on issues around diversity, which he underscores as extremely important. Thompson said seniors will also be a big focus of his initiatives since many have expressed interest in joining his efforts. In late September, Thompson was charged with two counts of sexual assault and made his first court appearance on November 1. Thematter will be back in a court in Bracebridge, Ontario, on November 29. The councillor is being represented by the law firm Henein Hutchinson LLP. As a result of the charges, he resigned as deputy mayor and chair of Toronto’s Economic and Community Development Committee, and his post on Centennial College’s board of directors. While avoiding direct comment on the charges and whether it affected his campaign, Thompson points out that more than 524 volunteers supported his re-election bid. “That’s more than anybody else in this entire city.” “I just know what I know, I’m not guilty of anything quite frankly. I just know what I know in terms of who I am so I’m not afraid to engage people and engage the community and as you see by the number of votes that came out, people were not concerned. They supported me and obviously they’re ELECTION CONTINUED FROM 1 PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT, 4 GREEN MYERS THOMPSON BAILEY MCDONALD


THE MONTHLY GLEANER | NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 10, 2022 | | NEWS 4 sending me back to City Hall.” Describing himself as a ‘tough-born Jamaican’with a pedigree of intelligence, strength and a strong understanding of self, Thompson said he would leave the matter for the courts to deal with. First elected in 2003, Thompson won 9,977 votes in the October’s municipal election, more than the combined total of the other five candidates. He said it is absolutely fantastic that Myers, Moise and Morley have won their elections. Thompson participated in a training initiative to help Myers and Morley prepare themselves to run for council. He has been supportive of the process working with Operation Black Vote Canada to help up-and-coming black politicians. “It’s fantastic because for the longest while I’ve been just that one guy. People from Brampton, people from Durham, people fromWhitby, people from all over the city, all different wards would reach out to my office cause they felt that they weren’t being helped or people didn’t understand the cultural elements that they need to understand to help them through the challenges.” He said all three councillors-elect are bright, capable, and are able to distinguish themselves as they serve their respective communities. “But it is really important that we realize the benefits to the City of Toronto that these people will bring to the table because of the fact they have lived experiences that are integrated with other backgrounds and cultures because they are part of who we are, part of our DNA as a very diverse city,”Thompson said. In the city of Brampton, Jamaican Peel District School Board trustees Kathy McDonald of Wards 3 and 4, and David Green ofWards 1 and 5 were re-elected. Joining them on the board will be another Jamaican, school trustee-elect Karla Bailey for Wards 7 and 8. UNSUCCESSFUL This was Bailey’s third time running in a municipal election. In 2014 and 2018, she ran for city councillor, but was unsuccessful. The seat became open again when CharmaineWilliams, then councillor of Wards 7 and 8, won in the provincial election earlier this year . In 2019, Bailey, who was born in Kingston, started working with parents through the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) at Peel District School Board. She said she had no intention of running again for office until parents began asking her to run for school board trustee. “They let me know I’ve been a strong advocate as a PIC member and they would like me to be an advocate at the trustee level. Other community members also requested that I run for trustee.” She thought about it and after talking to her family and praying about it, she decided to run. “Community building is something that I strongly believe in,” said Bailey who migrated to Canada in 1987 at the age of 9. Christopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: ALTHOUGH BREAST Cancer Awareness Month has passed, the Trelawny-based Heart and Soul Cancer Foundation is still campaigning to provide the Falmouth Public General Hospital with a mammography machine to help in screening for the illness. The foundation is seeking assistance to procure the $12-million equipment to better equip the Type B hospital in combating breast cancer, the leading cancer in Jamaican women. Sonia Morris, founder and president of the Heart and Soul Cancer Foundation, told The Gleaner that the drive to secure the machine started when she discovered that there was no readily available screening process in the local public-health system. “Folks were calling us to ask, ‘Do you do mammograms?’, and ‘How much do mammograms cost?’ We, on the other end, have been encouraging ladies to get checked as early detection is what saves lives, only to hear that they do not have the funds to do that,” said Morris, a two-time breast cancer survivor. MAMMOGRAM MACHINE “Why was this? It is because the public systemdoes not have a mammogrammachine, and furthermore, they have to be travelling far to get these screenings done because there is no imaging facility here in Trelawny,”Morris added. The foundation held a fundraiser on October 1 – at the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month – to raise the funds to purchase the machine, but Morris said that her organisation still needs additional financial help to achieve the goal. “We have to campaign further because it is a huge project, and it is costly - around US$80,000 or J$12 million,” she said. The Heart and Soul Cancer Foundation was launched in 2018 as a non-profit organisation with the goal of assisting cancer patients in offsetting the costs for their treatment. The foundation donated three chemotherapy infusion chairs, valued at J$500,000, to the St Jamesbased Cornwall Regional Hospital in April this year, bringing the number at the facility to 12. “We have been preaching that we are on a mission to save lives and that women should get early detection because everyone who deals with cancer knows that early detection saves lives,” said Errol Richards, Morris’ husband and the vice-president and co-founder of the foundation. Persons interested in assisting with the purchase of the mammography machine for the Falmouth Public General Hospital can contact the Heart and Soul Cancer Foundation at 876-587-6920. EDITOR’S NOTE: In a story published in the November 1, 2022, edition of The Gleaner, it was erroneously stated that the foundation had already donated themammographymachine to the Falmouth Hospital. We regret that error. Push to raise funds for Falmouth Hospital mammography machine continues IMPORTANT CONTINUED FROM 2

THE MONTHLY GLEANER | NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 10, 2022 | | NEWS 5 Will Mr. Dainey St. Aubyn Laing whose last known address is 13 Torrington Road, Kingston, Jamaica or anyone knowing his whereabouts, kindly contact the Child Protection & Family Services Agency, 10 Hanover Street, Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica at 876-301-4983. N O T I C E NEW YORK: T HE CORNWALL College Old Boys’ Association New York chapter will celebrate its 63rd anniversary on Saturday, November 19, with an action-packed programme set for the trendy Greentree Country Club, New Rochelle, NY. President Barry Harvey, who is again heading up the planning committee, confirmed that with the exception of this year’s guest performer, patrons will be treated to another stellar production including dinner, dancing, an awards ceremony and live entertainment. “This is a major milestone in the life of our organisation, and, as such, we intend to celebrate like it was 1959,” he said. The thrust of this year’s event, the first since 2019, is to highlight the accomplishments of the New York chapter and the role it has played in advancing the interest of Cornwall College over the years. According to Helwig Stewart, chapter treasurer and one of the event planners, “We want to use the occasion to position the association to undertake tasks that address the sustainability of the institution.” The evening’s proceedings will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a four-course dinner and an awards ceremony during which three individuals will be recognised for distinguished service: Neville Bell; Jerry Dillon for community empowerment; and Baldwin McIntosh for contribution to education. All three honorees have deep roots in Montego Bay. This is expected to set the stage for the pre-dance segment with Nadine Sutherland, who will perform live with the True Tribute All Star Ensemble. “With COVID-19 in the rear view, we are promising more action, less talk,” said Class of ’78 old boy, Richard ‘Dickie’ Lue, and director of business development at VP Records Distributors/NYC, who is coordinating the entertainment segment. Resident DJ Wilton Williams, aka Prentice of Soultone Disco, completes the line-up that is expected to keep patrons on their feet until the wee hours of Sunday morning. Several special featurest, such as a silent auction and fifty-fifty (50/50) raffle, will be added to the event. Tickets for $130 are already on sale on the association’s website at, as well as the Facebook page at @CCOBANY. Seating will be arranged on a firstcome-first serve basis, based on date of ticket purchased. The venue offers valet parking. Cornwall College Old Boy’s Association promises exciting reunion gala in NY Derrick Scott/ Contributor WASHINGTON, DC : ART, MUSIC, food, and other facets of Jamaica’s rich cultural heritage were on full display on the weekend and gave a significant boost to the island’s profile in the American capital city. ‘JAMAICA FEST’ featured major entertainment and cultural components, all designed to showcase the island to the greaterWashington, DC community and beyond. The Jamaican embassy organised the delightful cultural extravaganza on Saturday, October 29, as part of yearlong activities to celebrate the country’s 60th anniversary of Independence. The historic Hall of the Americas at the Organization of American States (OAS) headquarters inWashington, DC provided the perfect downtown venue for an afternoon of music and dancing. A key highlight of the embassy’s Jamaica Independence calendar for this year, the event brought together hundreds of Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica residing in the district-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) metro region. “Our heritage is world-renowned and a source of great pride to Jamaicans at home and abroad,” declared deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Jamaica, Nicola Barker-Murphy, commenting on the festive affair. “Our food, arts, music, culture and heritage were a stimulation to the senses and a wonderful reminder of all that we have to be proud of.” The OAS Hall of the Americas was converted into a grand market, with more than 15 booths showcasing a variety of Jamaican products, ranging from art and craft to delectable fare catered by the Maryland-headquartered Island Quizine. Chief executive officer of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Embassy hosts ‘Jamaica Fest’ Island’s entertainment, food, art and craft light up US capital city YORK COLLEGE President Berenecea J. Eanes and foundation chair Ana Rua invited friends, supporters and special guests to an evening with Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin to a reading of her book, Miss Pat - My Reggae Music Journey. Miss Pat, the inaugural York College Presidential Medal recipient, shared her poignant life story during an interview with York College journalism student, Lleva Lazama, as she discussed aspects of her book which details her 60 years in the music business and some of her personal struggles. York College shares Miss Pat’s journey at book reading Pat Chin (right), VP Records co-founder, chats with York College’s journalism student Lleva Lazama at reading of her book ‘Miss Pat: My Reggae Music Journey’ recently. CONTRIBUTED A section of the large audience of Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica enjoying a vibe at last year’s staging of the event. PHOTOS BY DERRICK SCOTT Members of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, PICA held a prominent position at the embassy of Jamaica’s ‘Jamaica Fest’, where they processed over 200 applications for passport renewals as well as citizenship by descent. Kyle Julian BELL DILLON

THE MONTHLY GLEANER | NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 10, 2022 | | NEWS 6 28 September, 2022 LOST TITLE APPLICATION NO.: 2430905 OFFICE OF TITLES NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 82 OF THE REGISTRATION OF TITLES ACT (RTA) WHEREAS the applicant(s) in the above stated application has/have declared that the following duplicate Certificate of Title has been lost, I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that I intend to cancel the said Certificate of Title and issue a new one in duplicate fourteen days after the last publication of this advertisement. Volume: 1309 Folio: 523 Lot No.: 3 Place: Waterhouse Pen now called Portview Mews Parish: St. Andrew Registered proprietor(s): Fabian Asheddie Davis and Jacqueline Theresa Samuels The following transactions were lodged with this application and will be registered pursuant to Section 81 of the RTA: Transfer 2430907 L. Dunbar Deputy Registrar of Titles 15 August, 2022 LOST TITLE APPLICATION NO.: 2422628 OFFICE OF TITLES NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 82 OF THE REGISTRATION OF TITLES ACT (RTA) WHEREAS the applicant(s) in the above stated application has/have declared that the following duplicate Certificate of Title has been lost, I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that I intend to cancel the said Certificate of Title and issue a new one in duplicate fourteen days after the last publication of this advertisement. Volume: 1085 Folio: 140 Lot No.: 134 Place: Ardenne Farm part of Angels Pen now known as Strathmore Farm Parish: St. Catherine Registered proprietor(s): Elroy Anderson The following transactions were lodged with this application and will be registered pursuant to Section 81 of the RTA: Application to be Registered on Transmission 2422624 L. Dunbar Deputy Registrar of Titles 21 June, 2022 LOST TITLE APPLICATION NO.: 2394637 OFFICE OF TITLES NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 82 OF THE REGISTRATION OF TITLES ACT (RTA) WHEREAS the applicant(s) in the above stated application has/have declared that the following duplicate Certificate of Title has been lost, I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that I intend to cancel the said Certificate of Title and issue a new one in duplicate fourteen days after the last publication of this advertisement. Volume: 939 Folio: 448 Lot No.: 31 Place: Part of White River Parish: St. Ann Registered proprietor(s): Abuna Yesehaq The following transactions were lodged with this application and will be registered pursuant to Section 81 of the RTA: Application to be Registered on Transmission 2394636 L. Dunbar Deputy Registrar of Titles -------------------------------------- NOTICE OF ADJOURNED HEARING IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA IN THE CIVIL DIVISION CLAIM NO. SU 2022 CV 01568 IN THE ESTATE of LINCOLN MINOTT late of 1 Robert Crescent, Kingston 5 in the parish of Saint Andrew, deceased, intestate. AND IN THE MATTER of that ALL THAT parcel of land being Lot 8 on the plan of Lyndhurst Park, in the parish of Saint Andrew registered at Volume 1160 Folio 500 of the Register Book of Titles. AND IN THE MATTER of the Limitation of Actions Act AND IN THE MATTER of the Registration of Titles Act BETWEEN THE ADMINISTRATORGENERAL FOR JAMAICA (Administrator of Estate Lincoln Minott) CLAIMANT AND SABRINA GOLAN (Nee Box) (Executor of Estate Myra Amaryllis Box) DEFENDANT TAKE NOTICE that the Fixed Date Claim Form which came on for hearing on the 29th day of September, 2022 and was adjourned will come on for hearing on the 1st day of December, 2022 at 11:00 am for one (1) hour at the Supreme Court, Public Building, King Street, Kingston. DATED THE 29TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2022 M. White ____________ MELISSA WHITE Attorney-at-Law for the Claimant To: The Registrar Supreme Court King Street Kingston The Defendant Sabrina Golan (Nee Box) Executor of Estate Myra Amaryllis Box 589 Lancelot Crescent Oshawa, Ontario L1K 1J9 Canada FILED by MELISSA WHITE of 12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston Mall, Kingston, Tel: (876) 922-1830-3; (876) 9220700-5; Fax (876) 9224201; melissa.white@; Attorney-atLaw for and on behalf of the Claimant herein. 28 September, 2022 LOST TITLE APPLICATION NO.: 2430905 OFFICE OF TITLES NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 82 OF THE REGISTRATION OF TITLES ACT (RTA) WHEREAS the applicant(s) in the above stated application has/have declared that the following duplicate Certificate of Title has been lost, I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that I intend to cancel the said Certificate of Title and issue a new one in duplicate fourteen days after the last publication of this advertisement. Volume: 1309 Folio: 523 Lot No.: 3 Place: Waterhouse Pen now called Portview Mews Parish: St. Andrew Registered proprietor(s): Fabian Asheddie Davis and Jacqueline Theresa Samuels The following transactions were lodged with this application and will be registered pursuant to Section 81 of the RTA: Transfer 2430907 L. Dunbar Deputy Registrar of Titles ------------------------------------- 601 601 601 LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE ON SEPTEMBER 29, Episcopal Health Services, Inc. (EHS, Inc.) celebrated the launch of its new philanthropic entity, the St John’s ICARE Foundation, with a cocktail reception at the Rockaway Hotel. “The ICARE Foundation will both enhance and focus our fund-raising efforts, so we can maximise the value of our donations and ensure that we are providing aid and services to those that need it most,” said Renee Hastick-Motes, president of the St John’s ICARE Foundation. Two hundred guests attended to support this meaningful milestone event. Among themwere NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, NYS Assemblyman Khaleel Anderson, the NYPD 101 Precinct, the Rockaway Business Alliance, Far Rockaway/Arverne Nonprofit Coalition (FRANC), Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), National Grid and Jzanus, to name a few. “We are so grateful for the generosity of individual donors and organisations who support our mission. This is just the beginning of what St John’s can do to improve the health of our communities,” added Hastick-Motes, daughter of the late Dr Roy Hastick, founder of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CACCI)/ Brooklyn, and a tireless advocate for minority-owned businesses. The St John’s ICARE Foundation, which stands for Innovation, EHS Inc. launches St John’s ICARE Foundation Left to right: Renee Hastick- Motes, president of the SJ ICARE Foundation; Nancy Leghart, executive director of the SJ ICARE Foundation; Bertrand Batista, secretary of the SJ ICARE Foundation; and Diane McCarthy, treasurer of the SJ ICARE Foundation. Left to right: Nancy Leghart, executive director of the SJ ICARE Foundation; Respect Sponsors and CEO of Episcopal Health Services, Inc., Gerard and Karyn Walsh; and Renee Hastick- Motes, president of the SJ ICARE Foundation One of the more than 200 guests who attended the launch event of the ICARE Foundation, the new philanthropic entity of the Episcopal Health Service, NYC. Compassion, Respect and Empathy, fosters a culture of philanthropy to secure, manage and distribute gifts in support of the mission and vision of Episcopal Health Service, Inc. and St John’s Episcopal Hospital. Since its establishment in May 2022, the St John’s ICARE Foundation has built a culture of giving by raising awareness and funds in support of equipment, capital projects, special programmes and community initiatives, including: 1. $20,000 for a new GE Giraffe Incubator Care stat ion and $20,000 for four GE Bili Soft Phototherapy Systems through Giving Tuesday Campaigns. 2. $100,000 towards St John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Labour and Delivery project. 3. $120,000 towards equipment for the Margaret O. Carpenter Women’s Health Center through invitational golf tournaments. The centre includes a state-of-the-art Breast Biopsy System and Sonosite Edge II Ultrasound System. 4. In-kind donations of food, PPE and comfort items, as well as $10,000 towards a recharge room for healthcare heroes through the COVID19 Emergency Fund. 5. Over $400,000 in private grant funding for project,, such as Telehealth and the newMobile Health Unit. 6. Donations and in-kind support, with the help of the hospital auxiliary, provided 2,000 school backpacks and over 3,000 holiday toys for children, over 1,000 baby bags for new moms and holiday gifts to over 100 families through the “Adopt-a-Family” programme. For more information about the St John’s ICARE Foundation or to make a donation, visit its new website at, or call (718)-8698062.

THE WEEKLY GLEANER | NOVEMBER 10 - NOVEMBER 16, 2022 | | NEWS 7 CONGRATULATIONS, TEAM WEST INDIES LEGENDS WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS - 2022 L-R; Vijay Seonarine, Tony Kallicharan, Nazim Ali, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Salim Satar, Mike Heeralall, Ken Singh, Lester King, Prem Singh, Zamin Amin (captain), Bhim George, Bali Nayak, Peter Singh. MISSING. Mahadeo Ajodhi (Owner/Manager), Michael Chambers (Team Official). LEGENDS WORLD CUP By Neil Armstrong THEY SAY variety is the spice of life, and Mary Anne Chambers’ path to success epitomises this in every way. The former Ontario member of provincial parliament, government minister, bank executive, philanthropist, and current chancellor of the University of Guelph details her illustrious and successful journey in Jamaica and Canada in a new memoir that shares insights on how she navigated between the private and public sectors while finding time to support her community and family. In From the Heart: Family. Community. Service, Chambers shares her journey from Deanery Road in VineyardTown, Kingston, to being head girl of the elite Immaculate Conception High School, to teaching in the JAMAL Foundation programme in Jamaica, to immigrating with her young family to Canada in 1976. The ambitious Jamaican outlines her time working in corporate Canada, including as a former senior vice-president of Scotiabank Canada, director, chair, and member of various boards and not-for-profit organisations, and funder of many scholarships to students in colleges and universities. Chambers highlights what service means to her – in her family, community, Ontario, Canada, and her homeland, Jamaica. “For many years, my family sponsored basic schools in Jamaica, early childhood institutions for children between three and six years of age,”writes Chambers, noting that on one visit to Wait-A-Bit Basic School in Trelawny, she and her son, Stefan, donated a computer to the school at the request of the principal, who wanted her students to be exposed to greater learning opportunities. On a subsequent trip to Jamaica, Stefan donated a personal computer to another basic school that he sponsored in the parish. Chambers served as president of the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education (PACE Canada) from May 2010 to May 2014. The volunteer-run charitable organisation that “brings together hundreds of sponsors, including people who are not members of the Jamaican diaspora, in support of basic schools and early childhood institutions for children three to six years old, as well as the training of early childhood educators,”writes Chambers. Originally known asWomen for PACE (Canada), it was founded in 1987 by Jamaican-Canadian educator Dr Mavis Burke in response to an appeal by then prime minister, Edward Seaga, who was in Toronto to speak at an event celebrating Jamaica’s independence. He asked members of the diaspora to support early childhood education through PACE. Chambers highlights the contributions of community activist, businessman, and philanthropist Denham Jolly, who is from Industry Cove, Hanover, and whose mother, Ina Euphemia Jolly, founded Industry Cove Basic School in 1962. “Thousands of children from the ages of three to six have since had their first exposure to formal education at Industry Cove in an environment that would be the envy of many other early childhood institutions, thanks to the ongoing support of Denham Jolly, himself a former high-school teacher,” writes Chambers. There are many gems in the memoir published by Dundurn Press. Chambers says her story is one of gratitude for all that she has gained, including the privilege to learn from others. “This awareness has provided me with the motivation to do my part in helping to provide opportunities that could enable children and young adults to have better lives. I have learned that everyone has abilities. I have learned that everyone has potential. Along with realizing how fortunate I have been, I have also learned the importance of self-esteem and resilience, believing in ourselves,” writes Chambers, who is chair of the board of Grace Foods Canada Inc. The storytelling recaptures vivid moments in her political life such as the day Denham Jolly – who was awarded an Order of Distinction (OD) in the rank of officer on August 6, by the Government of Jamaica – turned up at her campaign office to show his support. After serving as minister of training, colleges, universities and theminister of children and youth services, Chambers decided not to seek re-election but made every effort to ensure that a black person would seek the nomination to represent the Ontario Liberal Party as her replacement. She was content with her tenure in the Ontario government and wanted to ensure that representation mattered in the political system and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Queen’s Park. “I arrived at Queen’s Park with my integrity intact and left Queen’s Park with my integrity intact, content that in my four years there as an MPP and a cabinet minister, I had served the public good,” she writes. Throughout the book, readers hear about her husband Chris, sons Nick and Stefan, and their partners, her granddaughters, parents, and siblings. Chambers enfolds themwith love and shares how they have contributed to her quest for lifelong learning, paying it forward, and their collective contribution to humanity. The memoir is worth the read. One gets a sense of what drives Chambers and what her hopes are for now and for the years to come. In her projection of a way forward, she notes that “it’s important to believe in ourselves and to take personal responsibility for our actions and the achievement of our goals. When I tell young people to dreambig, I am telling them not to settle for the easiest path or the path that others might define for them. Most importantly, I am hoping that they will realize that their destiny is what they aspire to for themselves. I tell them they are the ones who should be determining their future, and how successful they will be. I advise them to take charge of their lives”. Chambers acknowledges her “few secret weapons” that have helped her thus far, including the love and high expectations of her parents – “I came from a supportive environment where any barriers to my success resided primarily with me.” The book was launched in Jamaica and will be launched in Toronto on October 20. Mary Anne Chambers shares decorated career in memoir The cover of Mary Anne Chambers’ ‘From the Heart: Family. Community. Service’

THE MONTHLY GLEANER | NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 10, 2022 | | NEWS 8 VIDEO CONFERENCE BEFORE THE HONOURABLE MISS JUSTICE M. JACKSON (Ag). ON JUNE 23, 2022, SEPTEMBER 21, 2022, OCTOBER 14, 2022 & OCTOBER 26, 2022 UPON Fixed Date Claim Form filed on October 2, 2018 coming on for hearing AND UPON hearing Mr. Lorenzo J. Eccleston, Attorney-at-law, instructed by Temple Law, Attorneys-at-Law for the Claimant, AND with the Defendants not being present nor represented, it is HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS: 1. The Claimant, Desmond Williams McKenzie, the father of Mikhail Dominic McKenzie, is granted sole custody, care and control of the said Mikhail Dominic McKenzie. 2. Mikhail Dominic McKenzie is to be returned to Desmond Williams McKenzie, his father, for him to reside with him at Lot 8, Jude Close, Woodstock Pin’es, Buff Bay, Portland. 3. Lacy-Ann Sherene Raymond, the mother of Mikhail Dominic McKenzie, is to have access to him upon her making an application in the Supreme Court of Judicature of Jamaica. 4. A copy this Formal Order is to be served on Lacy-Ann Sherene Raymond by placing an advertisement in the North American Edition of the Gleaner Newspaper twice. 5. The deemed date of service of this Order on Lacy-Ann Sherene Raymond is to be twentyeight (28) days from the date of the second publication. 6. A courtesy copy of this Formal Order is to be served on the 1st Defendant, Daisy Eli zabeth Raymond, grandmother of the child Mikhail Dominic McKenzie, as well as her attorney who represented her in these proceedings. 7. The Claimant’s Attorney-at-Law is to prepare, file and serve this order. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA IN THE CIVIL DIVISION CLAIM NO. 2018 HCV 03811 FORMAL ORDER Filed by TEMPLE LAW, Clo LORENZO J. ECCLESTON, Attorney-at-Law, of 66-68 Barry Street, Kingston for and on behalf of the Claimant herein whose address for service is that of his said attorney. Tel: (876) 535-8162; (876) 633-6531. Email: BY THE COURT: BETWEEN DESMOND WILLIAM McKENZIE CLAIMANT AND DAISY ELIZABETH RAYMOND FIRST DEFENDANT AND LACY-ANN SHERENE RAYMOND SECOND DEFENDANT By Neil Armstrong FROM CHILDHOOD to her early teens, Kay Morris saw her mother travelling across Jamaica preaching as an evangelist and, whenever she came across an orphan, disadvantaged child or a marginalised youth, she would bring them home andmake them a part of her family. Those deeds are responsible for steering the gospel artiste to the mission of ministry and philanthropy. Morris’parents – the late Dorine and Léopold Chambers – were Pentecostal ministers and she spent most of her life in the church. “As a young child, my mom discovered that I could sing and so I started singing at the tender age of four at church conventions and crusades across the island,” said the Gospel Hall of Fame inductee. Recently, the Canadian Jamaican Diaspora Christian Alliance (CJDCA) presented the Nanny of the Maroons Award to Morris for her contribution to diaspora development on the eve of National Heroes’ Day in Jamaica. The not-for-profit organisation aims tomobilise and empower the Christian community to promote growth, development and sustainability in the diaspora and Jamaica. She says the Jamaican heroine was a fierce warrior who fought for the rights of her people and did many valiant things to bring about peace and stability, so she feels honoured to be considered in that vein. “My mom laid that solid foundation for me by teaching me these great humanitarian values and so, for me, it’s very natural to be selfless and do what I do. It’s in my DNA. I am a giver; I am wired to serve humanity. I am always looking for ways in which I can help the least fortunate, to give back, mentor, and coach the next generation to become great at what they do in a spirit of excellence. I am inspired to inspire others,”says the singer and songwriter who was born in Westmoreland but grew up in Montego Bay and came to Canada in 1980. JAMAICAN-CANADIANS Her altruism includes sourcing beds, wheelchairs and medical supplies for hospitals in Jamaica – Black River, Savanna-la-Mar, Kingston Public, Spanish Town, and Lionel Town – and helping fellow Jamaican-Canadians who needed support in the wake of the pandemic. Through the Kay Morris Foundation, for which she is president, she was able to provide food and gift cards to them. The not-for-profit organisation is also dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in Canada. “I’ve been really giving back to the community through mentoring young Jamaicans and those of Jamaican parentage, and coaching women, which I think is very important, to shape the lives of the next generation and to help women to find their place in the society and be who God has called them to be.” The CJDCA’s National Heroes’ Day celebration pays tribute tomembers of the Jamaican-Canadian diaspora who advocate for education and fight for social justice. Awards were presented in the names of Jamaica’s national heroes. An award was also presented to a community business. In late November, Morris will hold an event to honour women in the community, some of whom are Jamaicans, who have been helping her with food deliveries in various communities. “These are women who are unsung, nobody ever sees them but they’re there. They would go into Jane and Finch or Chalkfarm to drop off food, so they’ve been the extension of what I do,”explainedMorris, who has dubbed the event the Royal Banquet, in honour of the women who volunteer. This initiative is a product of her global coaching services business, Beauty for Ashes, which she describes as an extension of her. “I’m coaching andmentoringwomen – some are probably business-minded but they don’t know how to go about launching their own business. They have the idea but don’t know how to bring it forth or to give birth to it. So I bring them into the birthing room and show them the ropes on how to birth their business,” she said. At the onset of the pandemic, Morris had to pivot. She started the business in 2021 after enrolling in school and becoming certified as a life coach. She was mentoring youth around the world and had just returned to Canada from South Korea and China in early 2020 when the world came to a standstill. “All of my stuff came to a total halt in 2020 when I was supposed to continue my travels, so I had to pivot quickly. What am I going to do now? God just gave me this vision that just flipped the switch.” In October 2019, Morris was one of the first seven women to be ordained as a bishop in the Pentecostal Church of God during its 100th anniversary. She is the holder of three degrees: Bachelor of Divinity, Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Humanities. Gospel artiste inspired by her Pentecostal parents to give back Gospel artiste Kay Morris receives the Nanny of the Maroon Award for her contribution to diaspora development from Lincoln Downer, Jamaica’s consul general in Toronto. CONTRIBUTED