Pioneers of the Caribbean invites readers to share the journey of two modern pioneers from the Caribbean Dolvis and Veronica. The story takes you on their voyage to the land of opportunities and their vision of goals and dreams for their family. The backdrop and reason for their flight for a better life are the political and economic struggles of black women and their families trying to move through the class and colour biases of 1950 island life. Their triumphs and disappointments are relived through the eyes of their daughters Ingrid and Patricia. It is a story of transformation, overcoming challenges and achieving success in areas sought and in other more complex areas not thought of. You are invited to journey with them to share and experience and also relive your life's journey and expectations, as it is only through sharing and experiencing and relating to others, do we gain a fuller understanding of who we are, where we came from and where we need to go to make each other whole.
Ingrid V Lambie Hon BA -co-author is the daughter of Dolvis Lambie. Ingrid is self-employed and owner of an in-home senior care business servicing the York region community in Ontario, Canada. She is very active in her community and has served on many boards including Tenant board of Options Homes, treasurer of Markham Village Music Festival, communications o cer for Markham African Community Association. She is a self-starter who has initiated many projects such as the social club initiative for Hagerman’s Corners Community Homes. This project created events for children and seniors in a co-op setting which now continues today. As well as solicited door to door signatures to achieve street parking rights of residents of Options Homes. Ingrid also was co-creator of Children’s programs at Markham Village Music Festival.
Patricia L Tully Che co-Author and the daughter of Veronica Tully was the Executive housekeeper and trainer for the major hotels in the Caribbean which included Sandals Resorts. Her travels for training included the islands of Jamaica, St Vincent, St Lucia and Turks and Caicos. As a Certifi ed Hospitality Educator she continues to train and mentor employees in the hotel industry in Antiqua. Lisa as she is called by friends and associates also volunteers her time to train young people at summer camps in etiquette and other disciplines. She performed with Black Theatre Canada. She is also the co-founder of Corn Alley Performing Arts Group Workshop and Production in Antiqua. Patricia has also worked as a Radio Announcer in the 1980’s on Chin Radio in Toronto as host. She also at that time was the Reporter and Sales Director for Contrast Newspaper. Patricia has owned and operated a night club in Toronto and Somewhere Else a Jazz Night Club in Antigua with a partner. Her previous writing experiences include articles for commemorative magazines and newsletters. Lisa is a warm and generous person similar to her mom and has also duplicated the making her mother’s tradition of black rum cakes at Christmas time.
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