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Deacon Toussaint’s unlikely success story

An unlikely success story – The CEO, Deacon, Cultural advocate and Revolutionary. That’s the title of the memoir by Deacon Lennox Toussaint which was launched on July 4 at the VIP room at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

Among those attending the launch were Speaker of the House of Representatives Bridgid Annisette-George, Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon, Rector of the Regional Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs, Msgr Cuthbert Alexander, and Fr Godfrey Stoute.

The book was written and edited by journalist Tony Rakhal-Fraser and chronicles the life of Deacon Toussaint who grew up in the East Dry River community.

Never attaining a secondary school education and becoming a father at the age of 18, he rose to become a regional executive at Nestlé, the CEO of Radiovision and Catholic Media Services Ltd, and Chairman of the Regional Carnival Committee.

The book also covers Rev Toussaint’s involvement in the Black Power Revolution, his more than 20 years as Stage Manager at Spektakula, and his call to service as a deacon.

Photos: Gerard-Paul Wanliss