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Press release 

August 16, 2009 

Toro Depradine Had Successful Book Launch in Grenada

Journalist and author Lincoln Toro Depradine says he is highly appreciative of the public’s response to his recently released book, “White Frock & Coals Dust.’’ 

The 200-page book, which includes photographs, chronicles some of the stories of people and events that have occurred in Grenada – particularly in the Carenage/Wharf community – as well as in Trinidad, Aruba and Kenya. 

The book was officially launched August 6 in Grenada at an event attended by scores of people, including Prime Minister Hon. Tillman Thomas; Foreign Minister Peter David; Education and Human Resource Development Minister Franka Bernadine; Tourism Minister Glynis Roberts; Labour and Social Security Minister Karl Hood; Environment and Foreign Trade Minister Michael Church; and Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Arley Gill. 

“I’m thankful to all the people who attended the launch, those who have purchased books, and those who have commented, encouraged and critiqued,’’ said Depradine.  “Books are still available for sale at Sea Change Bookstore and Braithwaite’s Shop on the Carenage, Atlantic News Bookstore at Maurice Bishop International Airport, Presents Bookstore at Excel Plaza and at Art & Soul at Spiceland Mall.’’ 

Depradine, who assisted the Pysadee Outreach with the recent distribution of school supplies at River Sallee Government School, presented school principal Ian James with a complimentary copy of “White Frock & Coals Dust.’’ 

He has ordered additional copies of the book for Grenada.  With the arrival of the next shipment, Depradine plans what he calls a “Parish Promotional Tour,’’ where he’ll make the book available to libraries and residents in communities across the nation, including Carriacou and Petite Martinique.


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