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Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group will be presented with the first Invest Caribbean Now Leadership Award for his services to entrepreneurship in the region on June 6th in New York City. The presentation will take place during New York's Caribbean Week at the second Invest Caribbean Now Power Forum at the Marriot Marquis Times Square on June 6th from 7:30 to 10 a.m. It is a partnership between the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the regional tourism arm and digital media company, Hard Beat Communications.
P. DellReprinted from the Palm Beach PostThe night her husband finally came for her, raging, jealous and armed with a pistol, Natasha Whyte-Dell was surrounded by her seven children in their house by the cemetery. Patrick Alexander Dell, 41 - whose growing anger and increasingly violent behavior has been chronicled in court records and police reports for the past three years - forced his way inside early Monday and started shooting. When he was finished, Whyte-Dell, 36, and four of her children were dead, according to city police, neighbors, relatives and friends. A fifth lay bleeding from a gunshot wound to the neck but would survive.
Teen Miss Overtown USA 2012 Brandi Johnson with City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, CRA Executive Director Pieter Bockweg, and Miss Overtown USA Marla Spence, after the crowning of the new queens. Photo Credit: Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival. Miami, FL March 28, 2012 – Two young women from Overtown were crownedMiss Overtown USA and Teen Miss Overtown USA, during the 2nd Annual Miss Overtown USA and Teen Miss Overtown USA Pageant on Saturday March 24, 2012, held at Booker T. Washington Senior School. Barry University graduate Marla Spence, 22, was crowned Miss Overtown USA while Booker T. Washington Senior High School student Brandi Johnson, 17, became Teen Miss Overtown USA.
Dr. Henry Lewis IIIThe Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees has selected Henry Lewis III, Pharm.D. to serve as Florida Memorial University’s new president. The announcement was made during an afternoon meeting attended by nearly 300 faculty, staff and students anticipating an introduction of the new president-elect by Charles W. George, chairman of the Board of Trustees.
MIAMI, Fl – Residents showed up in droves at Tamiami Lakes Park on Saturday, March 31, 2012, for Chairman Joe A. Martinez' 9th Annual Easter Festival and Food Distribution. More than 3,000 people received free and nutritious food provided by Farm Share, totaling a distribution of approximately 82,000 pounds of food. Each grocery bag contained fresh produce – tomatoes, onions, green beans, peppers, cantaloupe – as well as10 pound frozen chicken bags, juice and canned goods.