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Remembering Activist Panman Michael Leroy Joseph aka “Scobie” -- by Gerry Kangalee

He was a bit of hero, by then, to radical youth, like myself and to trade unionists in those exhilaratingly revolutionary times. And here he was, Michael Leroy Joseph, a big, tall red man with an intimidating aura and powerful personality. Our paths would crisscross and we would share experiences for the next forty-five years; the last twenty of those years we would become close colleagues in 

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Bro. Scobie was a GIANT in the Steelband fraternity, I particularly liked how tried to educate us about the Canbroulay and Mardi Gras. He warned about the Mardi Gras dominance but no one listened..


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