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Mary Yearwood

WELCOME Subscribers and Readers!

    In this first edition for 2022, I would like to dedicate this issue to Superior Court Judge, The Hon. Wendel E. Daniels.  Not only has Judge Wendel been a long-time family friend, he has played some major roles in his tenure on the bench in New Jersey....from serving as Chess Coach and Mentor to our sons, Christian and Michael, for a number of years.  Judge and his wife, Yvonne, play major roles in their home church and in the community.  This week, he will bid farewell to a great career that he totally loves, as it is mandatory after serving a period of time.

     In this edition, we are sharing information about the upcoming event, in tribute to Bajan Music Legend, Lew "Jiggs" Kirton. It is very important that we share these historic occasions with our youth, as they need to know about those that have paved the way. In the event that patrons are not able to attend in person, we ask that tickets be bought as a donation to the Llewellyn "Jiggs" Kirton Scholarship Fund.  These scholarships will be very helpful to one or more Barbadian students, who plan to embark on a career in Music.

 

     We plan to bring you some exciting cultural information and informative news articles throughout the year, including some interesting posts from our Entertainment Editor, Mike Remie; our Canada Correspondent, Roger Gibbs, who will report on current and historical music history from the West Indies; a history of Barbadian singers and entertainers by Ricardo Durant; and Maggie Alleyne's (Magz) enlightening Poetry and inspirational literature.  You are welcome to submit information for approval and inclusion in any of the editions.

     I invite you to enjoy this edition and subscribe FREE of charge.  Remember to share the link with family and friends.  Our website can be accessed at  www.bajandiaspora.com

Stay safe, and pleasant reading.

Mary Yearwood,

Publisher/Editor

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