25 Nov 2009
Vincentian wins 7 million tax free Canadian dollars.
Brampton (Ontario) man, Orbiton Ollivierre, was born in Bequia Island, which is part of St. Vincent and The Grenadines. He came to Brampton, Canada in 1994. He's been working hard ever since and he really has to. That's because he has a big family - 7 kids and three grandchildren. So he put in hard days as a dispatcher at a company called Sterling Concrete Sawing in Mississauga, Ontario. But even still, money was tight and it was putting a lot of stress on him. Then, on November 14, 2009, Orbiton bought a Lotto 6/49 ticket. When he went back to check his ticket, he saw what he believed to be a $7000 win. That made him feel incredible. He even thanked God for his lucky fortune. That $7000 would have helped Orbiton Ollivierre immensely. Little did he know that he really didn't win $7000. He won much more than that!
Orbiton Ollivierre actually won exactly $7,167,893! That's a lot more than seven thousand dollars. And, if he was happy to have won $7000 in the lottery, you could imagine how happy he was to win over $7 million. Just imagine!
Orbiton Ollivierre actually credits God and his deceased brother with winning the lottery. Orbiton's brother died suddenly just recently. While Orbiton was looking through his brother's wallet, he found an old Lotto Super 7 ticket. He decided to keep playing those numbers on the ticket. Lotto Super 7 recently retires, so he atarted using some of the numbers to play Lotto 6/49. And, those are the numbers he won with - his dead brother's numbers!
At the time of his win, Orbiton Ollivierre was living in Brampton, Ontario (Just outside of Toronto) and was 43-years-old. He plans to use the money to pay off his bills, help his family, and take a well-deserved vacation.
4 Nov 2009
I was recently informed of the passing of Clarence Keizer in St.Vincent. My sincere sympathies to Norma, and all the rest of the family.
26 Oct 2009
It has been a long stretch between updates and this is why I was asking for a volunteer to assist in times especially when I cannot do the required updates. I was pretty much traveling from early July to early October. At one point I was on the road for 6 weeks in Canada/USA and I am very pleased to report that I was able to meet with classmates that I had not seen for almost 43 years - classmates of Boys Grammar School: John Jack (Winnipeg), Robert Cumberbatch (Toronto), Ulpian Toney (upstate New York) and Emile Cox (New Jersey) who was the Guest Speaker at the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Montreal (SVGAM) Independence celebrations this past Saturday. Looking back at this class of 1966 spread all over the world, I can safely say that I am very proud to be part of that class. Often when classmates meet after 43 years, there is discussion of names that we have no idea where they are or what they are doing. More on that at a later date.
On Saturday I had the honor and pleasure of being the MC for SVGAM Independence celebration and it was a superb event with great speeches, Fabulous musical performances and great dance music by 610 (DJ) and live music by Julian Mcintosh and the Caribbean Thunderbolts.
Yesterday afternoon there was a 'townhall' type meeting with Judge Emile Cox here in Montreal and while many topics were raised it decidely got much 'warmer' when the St.Vincent constitution was discussed.
When I came back from my travelling I had an excess of over 1000 e-mails and there is a strong possibility that I have missed various announcements. If someone can re-aquaint me with the death announcements that we wish to share with others, please drop me a line by clicking on the "e-mail-me" box at the upper left on this page.
New Book - Entrepreneurs of Union island - author Gloria Stewart-Morgan - can be purchased at Doreens in Montreal (514) 737-6862.
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Mr. Festus Toney passes
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 22:01:36 -0400
October 25, 2009
It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of our dear brother Festus Toney. Festus passed away quietly at his home in Calliaqua, St. Vincent at 4:15 PM today after a short illness at the age of 78.
A Requiem Funeral Eucharist for the repose of his soul, will be held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, in the town of Georgetown. Interment will be in the church yard cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to the Toney Family, PO Box 497, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Please keep the family in your prayers.
Joel Toney and family.
2 July 2009
Our Dad, Noble Branch, passed away peacefully in Trinidad on June 21st, 2009. We will be holding a Memorial Service for him in St Vincent on July 11th, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kingstown Evangelical Church.
Cheryl King writes:
SVG RADIO STATIONS:
The following link should take you to all the SVG Radio Stations. Just click LISTEN for the station desired.
Happy carnival celebrations !!!
St. Paul's /St. John's
Members Appreciation Sunday
Congratulations on yet another Appreciation Sunday and kudos to all who are being honoured. All the best from all of us !!!
24 May 2009
George Francis passes:
My sincere condolences to the family and friends. The contents of an e-mail I received follows:
Just to inform you that George passed away peacefully May 22nd at 9.50a.m. His funeral will be on Tuesday 26th May at 3.00p.m at St.George's Cathedral, Kingstown. In case anyone needs to speak with Elsa his wife the number is 784-4584798. Please pass on information to anyone I may have forgotten. God bless
6 Mar 2009
I regret to announce that Edna Walker Dougan passed away in Ratho Mill (St.V) on 4th March 2009. My sincere sympathies to her children, other family members and all those that knew her.
27 Dec 2008
Sadly I must report the following deaths:
- Peggy Hughes
- Josephine Sardine Banfield 23 Dec 2008
- Jeanette C. Bazemore also known as Debbie Cato, formerly of Georgetown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines passed away on December 17, 2008. She leaves to cherish in her memory a wonderfully loving husband - Alfred Shai Bazemore; two daughters - LaToya & LaKeisha; son Shaquille; two grandsons - T'Kai & T'Keim; parents - Eileen "Girlie" Cato and Cardon Dacon. Viewing will be on Saturday 27th December 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at De Marco Funeral Visitation Centre,
8003 Weston Road, Woodbridge, ON, followed by the funeral.
- Victoria 'Vickie' Durrant of Kingstown died on Monday 29 September 2008
- RICHARD JOACHIM (from the Guest Book - does anyone have a date?
3rd October 2008
Gwen Jack celebrates her 100th birthday in Rathomill: Click here
I will have some information about a Vincentian Author at a later date.
Anyone that can help with the two following items, it would be appreciated:
..... I have a problem that only a historian could help me. I have for sometime been trying to see when this school (Calliaqua Government School) was opened. The Anglicans do not know but I have records from about 1914.
See what help you can give me if any on this one.
Yvette M Antoine Bowen
My apologies for the sparse updates - this has been for health and other reasons.
Just as a reminder,
There are three major sectors to this website:
1.Oldies - information and photos in the past that are of some historical value to the folks who visit the site. In this area, I have run out of updates and in particular photos. If you would like this to be updated, I would need you to submit old images with as much info on those images and this should be sent by e-mail. Posting material to me (been done a couple of times) is risky and costly for the sender and for me to return the images. In my vision for the site I would really like this to be the major theme - somewhat like a "St.Vincent Museum on the Internet".
2. Obituaries - unfortunately I get fairly regular updates and this area has taken on a life of its own - a little too active for my liking.
3. Guest Book allows people to leave messages and information on how they can be contacted - a great way of reconnecting with old friends. Of course, you the viewers are in control of these updates and once in a while, I will clean up duplicate entries.
I do have some photos which are relatively 'current' but I would like to keep this to a minimum.
Even though I try to submit the odd items of news from and about St.Vincent, this is a difficult task living here in Canada and I don't want and I am unable, to compete with the current newspapers in St.Vincent. I do have various links on this page that allow you to get news about St.Vincent. When there are major events (earthquakes, Hurricanes) , I ocassionally get e-mails with info that I may post for the sake of expediency. I also try and support the dissemination of information from some Associations in North America about their programs when it is made available to me.
This is our site where I have spent hundreds of dollars of my own money and of course, there is no revenue coming in from advertisements etc. The time to keep it current is the hardest task over a 5 year period. Anyone out there that would like to partner with me to update it on a 'regular' basis' can send me an e-maill by hitting the 'e-mail me' button on the top left of this screen. You would need to have some very basic web skills.
Old time sayings:
Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
Man who drive like hell, bound to get there.
Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.
A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool. After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.
The waitress asked kindly, "Crushed nuts?"
"No," he replied, "Arthritis."
8 Feb 2007
Notice to All St. Vincent and the Grenadines Nationals
SVG Honorary Consul in the Toronto Consulate General's office, Mrs. Jose Bonadie has requested
that we advise St. Vincent and the Grenadines nationals that as of August 1, 2007, only the new
Machine-Readable Passports issued by the Govenment of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
will be accepted as official travel document for our country.
The last day for using the old type of passports that are not machine- readale is July 31, 2007.
Please take the necessary actions to obtain your new St. Vincent and the Grenadines Passport.
The following rates apply for obtaining your new passport:
When applying in Canada - Cdn$102.00
When applying in the United States of America - US$105.00
When applying in the United Kingdom - 40 Pounds (Sterling)
When applying in St. Vincent and the Grenadines - EC$85.00
Please be guided accordingly and share the information with others.
2nd Jan 2007 : Spice your life up in 2007: Click here
3rd April: The government of St. Vincent now has a functioning web site.
e-mail from Kerwyn Morris re page 115 on the web (Jesuit Massacre)
I am truly glad to see the abovementioned document making the site.
Several years ago as we approached Statehood I worked on publicising
this very document which was then known to only a few Vincies.
With the help of Frank Rojas and Johnny Alves I was able to convince
Mr. Joshua to commission the Govt. Printery to do the job.
One hundred copies were made and were given to Mrs Lorna Small of the Public Library.
What happened after that I do not know but I still have my tattered copy.
It was Alphie Roberts who first drew my attention to the document.