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NEW YORK – A Caribbean American academic here has paid tribute to trailblazing Caribbean American former New York Supreme Court justice and legislator William C. Thompson, Sr., who died on Dec. 24 at age 94.

Thousands of Caribbean nationals,forced into immigration limbo in the United States, were given a glimmer of hope late last month as a senior lawmaker hinted at possible shifts in American policy that could benefit them.

Beautiful tropical centerpieces with Red Ginger lilies, orchids and vibrant Heliconias welcomed 180 finely-dressed Honorees and guests to Caribbean Today Newsmagazine’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Miramar Cultural Center, Dec. 01, 2018, in South Florida.

It was an elegant and fun night of celebration, delicious food, awards and college scholarships, heart-felt appreciation, friendship and memories. Steel Drum music by Pan Man, and lively dancing to Caribbean Soca and 80’s Oldies by DJ Wayne energized the evening. South Florida and the Caribbean’s prominent leaders attended the event.

JN Money Services (USA) Inc. recognized Miramar Commissioner, Winston Barnes, who was described as a member of the company’s extended family, at a luncheon held in honor of him recently.

Mr. Barnes, who was conferred with the Order of Distinction Commander Class by the Jamaican Government at the National Heroes’ Day awards ceremony on October 15, was lauded for his achievements and service to Jamaica.  In addition to recognizing his investiture, he was thanked for the support he has given to the JN family over the years.

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