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The first of six public workshops addressing the redistricting of Broward County Commission districts takes place tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, West Banquet Room, 1801 N.E. Sixth Street in Pompano Beach. Commissioner Chip LaMarca will attend tonight’s meeting.

The Broward County Commission is preparing a new Commission District map based upon 2010 Census data. Redistricting is required by the Broward County Charter to balance the populations of the nine single member districts and ensure residents have equal representation on the County Commission.

On an early morning in Miami, Florida, at the very spacious and elegant Jungle Island, The Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Consul General of Jamaica, Sandra A. Grant-Griffiths, presented the “Movers and Shakers Breakfast with Guest Speaker Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Industry, Investment, & Commerce of the Government of Jamaica.

Some Movers and Shakers of the Jamaican community in South Florida along with Movers and Shakers that work with them were present. The event started with the Jamaican and US National Anthems as is appropriate for these occasions.

An evening of rich Jamaican culture and heritage heralded the announcement of “Jamaica 50 the official launch of preparations for the islands golden jubilee Independence anniversary celebrations to take place across the South Florida communities, on Monday (Aug. 8) at the Miami City Hall.

The ceremonial event was launched by the Hon. Tomas Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami and Jamaicas Consul General Sandra Grant Griffiths among a packed auditorium of nationals and friends of the Jamaican Diaspora, public and civic officials and members of the Diplomatic Corp.

Hundreds of Jamaican nationals and friends filled the pews of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale on Sunday (Aug. 7) as they worshipped at the Ecumenical Service in thanksgiving and celebration of Jamaicas anniversary of Emancipation and 49th Independence.

The annual event was organized by the staff of the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami. Joining in the celebrations were members of the Diplomatic Corp as well as public and civic officials across South Florida.