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MIAMI (April 12, 2017) — Residents are invited to be part of the largest shoreline cleanup in South Florida, the Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon. This year marks Baynanza’s 35th year, and will bring together the community to help restore and clean Biscayne Bay’s shoreline at more than 20 locations. Volunteers at all the sites will receive a free commemorative T-shirt, and community service hours are available to all students that participate.
MIAMI (April 12, 2017) — This summer, girls ages 6-15 will have an opportunity to express their artistic and creative sides, while developing valuable life skills at the award-winning G.E.M. (Girls Empowerment and Mentoring) Summer Arts Camp. And while your child may already display talents like those of Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis, self-portrait maven Freda Kahlo or environmental writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas, no experience is required for this camp, just a love for all things ‘Art!’ 
Jamaican carnival excitement descended on South Florida last month with the staging of the Caribbean Airlines’ “Wanna Jam” promotion on Hollywood Beach. The promotion featured dance competitions and steel pan lessons.
Audrey Marks, left, Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, meets Grammy Award-winning artiste, actor, poet and film producer Common, center, at last month’s Howard University Charter Day dinner in Washington, D.C. Common was master of ceremonies. At right is Jamaican-born George Wile, senior partner at the accounting firm Bert, Smith & Co.
Juliet Holness, wife of Jamaica’s prime minister Andrew Holness, is expected to be among the guests at this month’s “Protect the Children Gala” in South Florida. According to organizers, the event, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. April 29 at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale, is being held in aid of child sexual abuse prevention.
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