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Lisa Blue has an unbelievable showing on Monday, July 19th at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami. The Australian label closed the group show in the final night of Miami Fashion Week Swim. A fan favorite, Lisa Blue showed 15 looks ranging from Aboriginal to Renaissance Lace and viewers were overhead commenting that she was the highlight of this season’s fashion week festivities.
The PM of Jamaica, the Hon Portia Simpson-Miller Miller left the island earlier this week for a number of engagements in New York and Philadelphia in the United States.
Alison AustinThe sixth annual Restaurant Week Jamaica kicks off November 13, 2010 and runs through November 20. The seven-day culinary celebration is bigger than ever this year with a record 60 restaurants spanning Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. The event will offer some of Jamaica’s best meals at prices discounted by at least 30%. Patrons will feast on prix fixe menus from a full range of origins such as Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, Italian, Indian, French and Jamaican for prices from $17-45. Restaurant Week Jamaica is endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board and sponsored by the Gleaner newspaper.
Vice Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson was proud and honored to help cut the ribbon on the Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor, 1400 N. W. 54 Street, in Miami on April 24, 2012 alongside her mentor, Dr. Carey-Shuler, the first African-American woman to chair the Miami-Dade County Commission, former District 3 commissioner and tireless advocate for affordable housing.  Carey-Shuler Manor is a $30 million mixed-used community which includes 50 units designated for extremely low-income families and 50 units for formerly homeless families developed by Carrfour Supportive Housing.  Living at Carey-Shuler Manor, a public-private development, are dozens of American veterans who served our nation before falling into cycles of homelessness.
The Consulate recently bade farewell to the former Deputy consul General, Mr. Kirk Francois, who assumed new duties in Caracas, Venezuela. The consulate has received three new officers to its ranks.This is Mr. Garth Lamsee’s 3rd posting who replaces Mr. Francois as Deputy Consul General as he was recently transferred from Washington D.C. Accordingly, Mr. Lamsee brings a wealth of experience and ideas that we at the Consulate will rely on as we strive to implement the government’s agenda.