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Marlon Accepting Award
Marlon Hill, Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board representative to the Southern USA, was recently awarded the inaugural Ruth Shack Community Leadership 2010 Award for his impact on community building in the areas of philanthropy and charitable support in the South Florida community.

Mr. Hill was the first recipient awarded under ‘Leave A Legacy,’ a community program of partnership for philanthropic planning of Miami-Dade. The award will be given annually to a resident of Miami Dade County, under 40 years of age, who embodies the qualities that Ruth Shack was best known – leadership, ethics, dedication and service to Miami Dade.

ImageU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card—commonly known as the “Green Card”—to incorporate several major new security features. The Green Card redesign is the latest advance in USCIS’s ongoing efforts to deter immigration fraud. State-of-the-art technology incorporated into the new card prevents counterfeiting, obstructs tampering, and facilitates quick and accurate authentication. Beginning today, USCIS will issue all Green Cards in the new, more secure format.

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The Honorable BJ Penn; Sam Tidwell; Capt. James Ware, USNS Comfort
The American Red Cross and members from all five branches of the United States armed forces invaded the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six for the First Annual Salute to the Armed Forces and Humanitarian of the Year Dinner.

Occurring on April 30, the event hosted local and visiting military leaders as the South Florida community saluted their valiant efforts and honored Mr. E. Roe Stamps IV, this year’s recipient of the Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award, the American Red Cross’s highest distinction.

A delegation from the New York based Jamaican charity, Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) inc. will arrive Jamaica on Monday, May 17 as part of its annual visit in observance of Child Month. COJO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New York, whose mission is to help improve the health, education and general well being of underprivileged children.
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