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Jennifer MillerSome eight-year-old girls dream of dolls and fancy dresses, but Jennifer Miller always dreamed of one day becoming an attorney, a role she said she prepared for since high school by focusing on law-related classes.

Miller attended the University of Florida, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She also earned a doctorate at the school’s College of Law. Many people who know the attorney describe her as one with a strong work ethic, an essential quality that she uses to keep her law firm afloat. Her talents were recognized almost quickly. In 2002, just five years out of law school, Miller was made partner at the firm Houck, Hamilton and Anderson.

Local ex-offenders and deportees in need of a second chance will benefit from the opening of the refurbished Salvation Army William Chamberlain Adult Rehabilitation Centre (ARC), at Lyndhurst Road, Kingston.

The facility, renovated at a cost of some $13 million through a partnership between the governments of Jamaica, Canada and the United Kingdom (UK) and Scotia Bank Jamaica, will provide addiction recovery services and skills training in woodwork, to males in need of assistance.

Ask Caribbean people nowadays if they know of the Unity of the Brethren Church and few, except actual members, would answer positively. Change the name to the Moravians and the response would be very different.

The Moravian Church began in Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic, in 1457. The founder, Jan Hus, objected to some of the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church and wanted to return to the Eastern Orthodox with the liturgy in the language of the people, married priests, the elimination of indulgences and the idea of Purgatory. He also wanted the lay people to be able to receive communion under both kinds, the bread and the wine. In 1415 he was burned at the stake as a heretic.

natcommactionmonthMiami-Dade Community Action Agency (CAA) celebrates National Community Action month, Community Action Agencies makes the Promise of Community Action to help people and change lives come alive by hosting events that help put a on the families living in poverty and the dedicated Community Action Agency Staff and volunteers who are helping them achieve economic security, Community Action Partnership.

In commemoration of National Community Action month, volunteer staff members from CAA and local politicians converged on the home of Mr. George Bullens Jr. an 80 year old resident of Opa Locka, FL to beautify his home by painting the exterior, landscaping the front area of the house and installing new bathroom fixtures.

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