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Natural Disasters of the Caribbean on view at the Museum of HistoryMiami, 101C West Flagler Street in Downtown Miami.For thousands of years, the people of the Caribbean have endured earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes. The most powerful of these occurrences wreak havoc upon humans—damaging or destroying buildings and possessions, and injuring or killing as many as thousands of people.
New York based Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) will hold its annual Christmas Party at Nakasaki Restaurant in Hempstead New York. The party is a perfect celebratory close-out for TJB as it marks a banner year filled with many noteworthy accomplishments. The 2011 Christmas Party is also a fundraiser for the organization which relies totally on donors and fundraising events to finance its annual operations. Friends, supporters and well wishers are being asked to give generously to the cause.
WIADCA President Yolanda Lezama-ClarkThe President of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) has been named "West Indian of the Week" by Marketplace Excellence.Yolanda Lezama-Clark is the first to be recognized in the new series launched by Marketplace Excellence to recognize outstanding members of the Caribbean Diaspora for their leadership and inspiration.
The Caribbean-American community in Boston is celebrating increased air options for travel to the United States Virgin Islands this winter. Media practitioners, travel representatives and community personalities joined officials from the USVI Department of Tourism at industry events in Boston last week to celebrate the start of new JetBlue Airways non-stop service to St. Thomas, and the connecting service to both St. Thomas and St. Croix via San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department, in collaboration with the Hialeah Police Department, conducted a joint investigation on May 20, 2010 to identify unlicensed movers, locksmiths and mobile mechanics in the interest of public safety and fair business practices.An investigation by the Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department and the Hialeah Police Department on May 20, 2010 uncovered 14 unlicensed businesses operating as movers, locksmiths and mobile mechanics. Consumer Services Department enforcement officers issued 17 citations.