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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A 35-home community in San Miguelito, El Salvador is providing poor families in this mountainous region with the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. The homes were built by donors led by retired Maj. Gen. Bernard “Burn” Loeffke and his fellow alumni, the White House Fellows Class of 1970-71.

LONDON, England – The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee wants all British overseas territories (OT), including those in the Caribbean, to legitimize same sex marriages.

The Caribbean has become a potentialhotbed for dozens of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters fleeing their current overseas locations as the terrorist group facesmounting military pressure.

South Florida’s Jamaican-born residents are among the most active Diaspora community when it comes to giving back to the country of their birth. The growing number of Jamaican high school alumni associations and parish development groups in the state certainly underscores the importance of community building and support among Jamaicans. In fact, more than 50 such associations are listed on the Coalition of Jamaican Alumni Associations of Florida’s website. These groups are not just about meeting old friends at reunions, they host events to raise funds for educational and infrastructure development for the institutions and communities that helped shape them.

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