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Former Jamaica Prime Minister P. J. Patterson is adamant that history should not be repeated in Haiti in the post Jan. 12 earthquake era. Delivering the 12th annual Eric Williams Lecture on Haiti’s reconstruction last month, Patterson, the Caribbean community’s special representative on Haiti’s reconstruction, told the audience at Florida International University’s south campus that prescriptions for reconstruction should not be imposed on Haiti, but that the Haitian people should chart their own destiny.
MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – March 6, 2012 – WARM JAMAICAN GREETING FOR MAJOR HOTEL INVESTOR – Jamaica's Prime Minister, the Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, greets Abel Matutes, Chief Executive Officer of the Fiesta Hotel Group, one of nine Spanish hotel chains operating in Jamaica, during the Jamaica Investment Forum 2012 held last week, March 1 - 2, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce, the Hon. Anthony Hylton (left) and JAMPRO's President Sancia Bennett-Templer (background) were also on hand.
The Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), one of Jamaica's oldest financial institutions, has signed as a premier sponsor of the South Florida True Blue Weekend & 8th Annual Dennis Ziadie Cup Match. JNBS has a long history of supporting the Caribbean community in the South Florida area. "Jamaica National is intimately linked to the Alumni Associations because it's one of the means that the Jamaicans in the Diaspora connect with our beloved island, Jamaica", said Janice McIntosh, Chief Representative Officer, Jamaica National Building Society.
Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan (second from right) honors Louis Maxwell, Jr. for saving U.N. employees from a Taliban attack in Afghanistan.Louis Maxwell, Jr., a resident of the City of Miami Gardens, was honored on May 24 for his role in staving off a terrorist attack against United Nations employees in Afghanistan last year. Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, along with Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson, dedicated a portion of NW 37th Avenue from NW 199th Street to County Line Road as “Louis Maxwell, Jr. Street.”
A new study has found that Caribbean women are at a higher risk for elevated levels of mercury in the blood. The study, conducted by researchers at the School of Public Health at State University of New York (SUNY) and published in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, found the increased levels of mercury in pregnant women from dietary sources, such as large fish.