Former President George W. Bush ambled into a steamy, fragrant mango warehouse in Haiti on Tuesday and surveyed several long tables neatly packed with the luscious fruit.
He clapped Ralph Perry, the warehouse owner, on the shoulder. He shook hands with farmers, dressed in button-down shirts and ties for the occasion. Then Bush _ who is co-leading a fund to help Haiti since the Jan. 12 earthquake, along with former President Bill Clinton _ talked of rebuilding.
He confidently said that mangoes will help the country "grow into prosperity" and spoke of a half-million dollar grant to help 25,000 mango farmers.
City of Doral elected officials joined more than 100 city residents, visitors and businesses for the spectacular launch of Doral Social Fridays on August 6, 2010. The launch event took place at theDoral Park Country Club, and then the Doral Trolley took riders on a tour of restaurants, galleries and other entertainment venues in the City of Doral, showcasing the vibrant nightlife enjoyed in the city.
"The success of the Doral Social Fridays launch shows that our city is an exciting place to live, work, learn and play," said Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. "The Doral Social Fridays service is a great addition to our already popular Doral Trolley route during the day. I invite all Doral businesses, residents and visitors to ride the Doral Trolley for Social Fridays!"
Hundreds of Jamaican nationals and friends united in worship at the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale yesterday (Aug. 1) to celebrate Jamaicas anniversary of Emancipation and Independence at the Ecumenical service of thanksgiving. The Service was organized by the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami.
Guest preacher, Dr. Samuel Vassel, Pastor of the Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene in New York, told his congregation of more than 1,200 persons that prayer was not an option as Jamaicans and friends of the Diaspora gathered to celebrate the nations 48th anniversary of Independence.