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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Aug.1, 2017) – The City of Miramar will present Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor, with a Humanitarian Award on Aug. 3 for 35 years of dedicated service at its Jamaica 55 Emancipendence Celebration at the Miramar Cultural Center.
Queens, NY -  A massive 15,000 patrons from around New York, the tri-state area and beyond came out to Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY to enjoy the 7th staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on July 23. Guests were treated to a full day of the "jerk experience" from a variety of vendors, a delightful culinary pavilion, cultural and mainstage performances, a fun Kidz Zone and an array of giveaways from a variety of sponsors. Even the weather cooperated, adding to the good vibes of the day, despite a predicted storm, the weather was as pleasant as the crowd. 
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – July 24, 2017 – As celebrations throughout the Jamaican diaspora begin ramping up in observance of Jamaica’s 55th year of independence, the grand finale is set to take place in New York City. Grammy Award Winner, Estelle and actor and singer Leon will join the Jamaica Independence Foundation and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) under the distinguished patronage of Jamaica’s Consul General to New York Trudy Deans in hosting a prestigious Grand Independence Gala on Saturday, August 26th at Hilton Hotel’s Grand Ball Room in midtown Manhattan.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – Contestants from the Miss Jamaica Diaspora 2017 Beauty Pageant visited Food For The Poor today and learned about the destitute poor served by the charity. One of the contestants was very moved by the charity’s generosity to her country, because she considers those struggling as members of her family.
News Americas, New York, NY, Fri. July 28, 2017: As the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency continues to push the Donald Trump agenda of increased deportation, almost three dozen Caribbean immigrants were recently nabbed by ICE agents in New York City alone over just 11 days.
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