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cavanaugh-dr.-michaelPlaza Medical Center has been serving the needs of the South Miami community of Richmond Heights since 1980.Today, it has spread its wings across Miami-Dade County with offices in the cities of North Miami, Kendall, and Broward County’s Oakland Park and Plantation.

Lead physician Dr. Michael Cavanaugh and his partners recognized the need for a healthcare facility for the increasingly aging community and, in 2005, took over the small medical practice on 152nd Street in Miami with a mission to serve seniors, many from African American and Caribbean backgrounds.

nicki-minajTwo of the English-speaking Caribbean’s most popular female entertainers are among the nominees in several categories for the 39th annual American Music Awards.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Nicki Minaj and Barbadian Rihanna will find out if they have won during the live broadcast of the awards presentation on Nov. 20 on the United States television network ABC.

CliffLegendary Jamaican-born singer Jimmy Cliff, known for hits like “The Harder They Come” and “Many Rivers To Cross”, is set to release some new tracks – his first in seven years – this month.

The reggae/ska musician says his new EP, titled “Sacred Fire”, will be released on Nov. 25. The five-song EP will be a preview of sorts for his new full-length album, which is expected to be released in 2012.

Bonnie CaseyToronto, Canada: Talented Canadian reggae soul princess Bonnie Casey has been nominated for Canadian African Committee Unsung Heroes Award. She has earned the nod in the Arts and Entertainment category.

The Awards recognizes outstanding achievement by persons in the African Canadian community who go beyond their duties to develop and maintain the Caribbean/African heritage and culture. The awards ceremonies will be held at JCA, 995 Arrow Rd. Toronto.