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Florida Memorial University (FMU) Board of Trustees and administrators pose with $28 million check, shovels and hard-hats at the site of the campus groundbreaking. From left to right: Julian M. Coakley, Jr., president, FMU Student Government Association; E. Ray Smith, member, FMU Board of Trustees; Dr. William Perry, member, FMU Board of Trustees; Dr. Sandra T. Thompson, interim president, FMU; Charles W. George, chairman, FMU Board of Trustees; Calvin Stamps, financial advisor, HBCU Capital Finance Program; Lynn Fenster, member, FMU Board of Trustees, John Ruffin, vice-chairman, FMU Board of Trustees; and, Kareem Coney, member, FMU Board of Trustees.Calvin Stamps, a financial advisor from the HBCU Capital Finance Program, presented Florida Memorial University administrators with a $28 million check to finance the upcoming Living and Learning Residence Halls construction project. Nearly 150 guests witnessed the presentation during a campus groundbreaking ceremony attended by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, Miami Gardens Vice-Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr., City of Miami Gardens Councilwoman Barbara Watson, and Miami-Dade County School Board Member Dr. Wilbert T. Holloway.
ICABA Media Holdings, LLC. On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness joined Jamaican Consul General, The Honorable Sandra Grant-Griffiths, Haiti Consul General, The Honorable Francois Guillaume and Bahamas Consul General, The Honorable Rhoda Jackson in support of ICABA's Salute to South Florida's 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean Americans. Over 100 business and civic leaders attended a kick off press conference and reception to announce ICABA's plans. The Salute will be comprised of an ICABA signature full-color, coffee-table quality publication profiling selected honorees along with several events including a Recognition Reception at the Broward Center for the Arts on June 29, 2012.
“Jennifer and I are eager to start bringing people together to solve our problems” – Florida’s Governor-elect Rick Scott on running mate, T&T-born Jennifer CarrollTwo women with Caribbean backgrounds made strong bids for high profile political office during the recent mid-term elections in the United States.Vote counts were still to be confirmed up to Caribbean Today’s press time, but indications were that at least one can be declared successful, while the other must wait for the official outcome of a close race.
The Greater Miami Service Corps (GMSC) Crime Mitigation Project is the proud recipient of The Corps Network’s 2012 Project of the Year Award which recognizes outstanding programs throughout the United States and the District of Columbia for innovative projects that enhance the experience of young people while at the same time demonstrating a substantial impact on the community.  The award was presented on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 on Capitol Hill. Accepting the award was Representatives Frederica Wilson and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, both strong advocates for youth and young people.  Also accepting the award was Executive Director, Deborah Dorsett; Youth Development Specialist, Towanda Tharpe and Post-Secondary Coordinator, Kimberly McNaught.
For those who may be undecided about whether to open the door for the census enumerator and fill out their 2010 census form, Phyllis C. Hope, School Board of Broward County Board member representing District 6, encourages residents to consider how census data helps fund public school education.