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It's no mystery that since the beginning of the recession the number one topic on voters’ minds has been job creation. But what happens when politicians fail miserably in reaching this goal? For North Carolina legislator Frank Iler, the answer is simple: create a smoke screen of anti-immigrant laws.

Iler was elected in 2010 to the State House of Representatives for District 17, Brunswick County. During his election campaign, Iler supported a plan called ‘100 Days That Will Change North Carolina.’ This document stated that if Republicans won the elections, within three months, they would eliminate burdensome restrictions on private enterprise, which would generate more jobs.

Over 80 children and staff of the SOS Children Village in Tamarac will be able to attend the 10th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, on Sunday, November 13 at Markham Park in Sunrise, for a day of fun, food and culture, compliments of The Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) Florida Representative Office.

The children will be admitted free to the event and hosted in the Kidz Zone by VMBS, where they will enjoy activities such as the bounce house, rock climbing wall and face painting. They will also be treated to a delightful puppet show and see magic happen right before their eyes by a magician with more than a few tricks up his sleeve.

carol-braunFormer U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Carol Moseley Braun, who is also a former U.S. Senator from Illinois, will be among presenters when the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) presents the 2011 NBPRS Conference & Career Fair, Oct. 27 – 30, at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel. Braun will keynote the Founders Business Luncheon and Awards on Friday, Oct. 28.

Braun, who is also founder and president of Ambassador Organics, a certified organic and biodynamic food products company, will speak with conferees about her personal experiences in leadership, public service, politics, community relations and business.

The Government of Jamaica, through the Office of its Consul General, will be recognising 50 Jamaicans in the state of Florida, in the United States of America (USA), for service to their country and community, as part of its celebration of the nation’s 50th Independence Anniversary in 2012.

In issuing the call for nominations for the Honour Roll of Jamaicans in Florida, Consul General in Miami, Mrs. Sandra Grant-Griffiths, said that: “The recognition would be integral to a programme of celebrations in the Florida community, which is currently being planned to commemorate this milestone."