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New York/CMM: Dahved Levy, New York’s number one Caribbean radio announcer was recently honored by the speaker of the New York City Council, Christine Quinn for unparalleled accomplishments in radio at the recently held Caribbean Night Awards Reception at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York. The award segment was designed by Dahved to honor those in our community who have excelled in their various fields; from medicine to music—scheduled to precede the Caribbean Fever Music Festival in the Arena later that evening.

“We wanted to showcase excellence wherever it exists,” said Dahved. A young deejay like Young Chow can look across the room and see a Dr. Scantlebury—a Caribbean national; the first African-American female transplantation surgeon. Both can be proud that the Caribbean is being represented across the Diaspora and worldwide at the highest levels. This represents the philosophy of our radio program as well, as we seek to entertain, educate and inform.”

WASHINGTON - Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, is slated to deliver the keynote address at an awards ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 19 which will culminate a series of year-long series activities staged in that city to mark Jamaica's 50th Independence Anniversary

The function, which is scheduled for the Atlanta City Hall Atrium, will see a number of Jamaicans residing in that city, being honoured for outstanding contributions to that community.  

Noted Jamaican singer, Karen Smith, and Atlanta-based artiste, Monty Montgomery, head the list of entertainers slated to perform at what is expected to be a grand affair.

National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, said that the security forces will need approximately 500 vehicles per year, over the next six years, to operate effectively.

He said the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will need some 400 vehicles, and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), 100 units per year, over the period.

The National Security Minister was a addressing the weekly meeting of Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains held yesterday (January 10), at the Eden Gardens Complex,
St. Andrew.

T.Riley 7646COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2013) – Award-winning reggae artist Tarrus Riley and saxophonist Dean Fraser have partnered with the South Florida-based nonprofit Food For The Poor to help build desperately needed homes for the destitute in Jamaica. Riley and Fraser will perform at Food For The Poor’s annual Building Hope Gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at The Polo Club of Boca Raton.

Proceeds from the gala will build safe and secure new homes with sanitation for 65 impoverished families in Canaan Heights in May Pen, Jamaica. Attendees will be invited to create a legacy by pledging to build critically-needed houses during the charity’s live house-rally.