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A skillful dancer and choreographer, a world acclaimed author, an international media strategist, and an innovative physicist. Those are among the individuals that will be honored by the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) at the 18th Annual Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Awards Gala on November 11, 2011. The elegant affair recognizes individuals of Caribbean descent of accomplished and emerging stature in their field of expertise or who have made outstanding contributions to the community.

The CARAH Awards celebrates excellence in literature, science and technology, community service and corporate leadership. Among the honorees are a renowned author, award-winning choreographer, internationally recognized media strategist, prominent scientist, and accomplished technology specialist.

Rich DavisCaribbean Radio personality Rich Davis - The Man Inside Your Radio - has been named Best FM Radio Personality - 2011 by the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.  Davis is host to Sounds of The Caribbean, on South Florida's NPR affiliate WLRN 91.3 FM on Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00 am to 5:00 am and Sundays, midnight to 6:00 am.  Davis has been hosting the show since April 2007.

The New Times credits Davis for "bringing together a family of late-night wanderers united by a love of Caribbean music and a subtropical nighttime bliss that stretches over silken airwaves from Homestead to Grand Bahama. 'The Man Inside Your Radio,' Davis lays down a backing track at the top of the hour (the toppa the arr, in his lullaby island brogue) and devotes his voice to shoutouts: Late-night wanderers, partygoers, newspaper deliverymen... cabdrivers... Good morning to ya. Listeners call in to request tracks, tell stories, or just say hello."



A New York federal judge is set to hear from both sides today in the case of accused Jamaican drug lord, Christopher Michael “Dudus” Coke.

Judge Robert P. Patterson yesterday scheduled a conference with both the defense and prosecution after one of Coke’s attorney Stephen H. Rosen of Coral Gables, Florida, filed a motion on June 15th to suppress wiretap evidence gathered in Jamaica against the Tivoli strongman.

Senator Malahoo Forte to meet Jamaican DiasporaMinister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon Marlene Malahoo Forte, will meet with the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada on Sunday June 5.

The meeting will take place at the Faith Open Door Ministries, Caledonia Road, Toronto, starting at 4.30 p.m. The Minister is expected to discuss plans for the upcoming three-day Jamaica Diaspora Convention, which gets underway on June 15 at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel in Ocho Rios. She will also discuss issues of importance to the community which will be addressed at the convention.

Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Seth George Ramocan, is appealing for as many persons as possible to attend the convention in June. “As we approach our Fourth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference under the theme, ‘One Nation: Jamaica and its Diaspora in Partnership’, there is an air of great expectation and anticipation among the delegates to explore critical agenda items,” Mr. Ramocan said.