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Lynrod DouglasIn a move which signals a promising future for the CARIBANAâ„¢ Arts Foundation, its newly-minted board of directors announced that Canadian ethnic directories pioneer and Black Pages co-founder, Lynrod Douglas has been elected president.

The CARIBANAâ„¢ Arts Group (CAG) recently regained control of the Foundation and took immediate steps to put a reputable board in place. Other members of the board are Leslie Forbes, Secretary, Henry Gomez, Treasurer, and Renae Roberts. There is one vacant position on the board.

This summer, Caribbean Airlines will be operating a special service to a third Florida destination. From Friday 15 April 2011, in addition to Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, customers can book flights for the months of July and August to Orlando, Florida. 

The Caribbean Airlines summer service to Orlando, Florida will operate twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) into Orlando’s MCO International Airport for the months of July and August. In addition to this direct service, passengers have the option of purchasing all-inclusive packages to customize their own Disney vacation on the Caribbean Airlines website (www.caribbean-airlines.com). “We are excited about presenting our customers with yet another option when they are planning for that very special family vacation,” stated Laura Asbjornsen, Caribbean Airlines Head of Corporate Communications.

Tony C. LesesneLesesne Media Group/IN FOCUS Magazine is pleased to announce that Chairman and Co-Founder Tony Lesesne was awarded the first-ever Legacy Award by the Cloisters Foundation of the Ancient Spanish Monastery. This honor recognizes Tony’s longstanding community leadership. This new award is presented to individuals whose distinguished achievements and contributions have provided a legacy for community involvement and exceptional leadership in South Florida. The award ceremony took place April 9, 2011 at The Ancient Spanish Monastery.

8th Annual Easter Festival MIAMI, Fl – Residents showed up in droves at Tamiami Lakes Park on Saturday, April 16, 2011 for Chairman Joe A. Martinez’ 8th Annual Easter Festival and Food Distribution. More than 2,000 families received free and nutritious groceries provided by Farm Share, totaling a distribution of approximately 82,000 pounds of food. Each grocery bag contained fresh produce – tomatoes, corn, broccoli, peppers, watermelon, and cantaloupe – as well as juice and canned goods.

Every year, Chairman Martinez partners with non-profit organization Farm Share to distribute food packages to residents in the community. Farm Share is dedicated to alleviating hunger and malnutrition in the U.S. by recovering fresh and nutritious foods and distributing it to those who need it most.