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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, will commemorate the third anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake by hosting a community forum on how Haiti has rebounded from the catastrophic event and the ongoing efforts to rebuild critical infrastructure in the country.

“A Community Discussion Reflecting on the January 12, 2010 Haiti Earthquake,” will take place on Friday, January 11, 2013 at MOCA Museum, 770 N.E. 125th Street in North Miami. The event will begin at 6 p.m. The forum will feature the Consul General of Haiti Francois Guillaume along with Jocelin David, a prominent engineer. Noted journalist Ed Lozama will serve as the moderator.

The Caribbean Bar Association (CBA) recently elected new officers for the 2012-2013 calendar year.

The new officers were officially installed at the 16th Annual Caribbean Bar Association Scholarship Banquet in South Florida.

The new slate of officers are:

The expectantly awaited year 2012 was an exceptional one for our country as we unabashedly “gave thanks” for Jamaica’s extraordinary journey on the domestic and international stage, thus far.  We felt doubly blessed by the privilege of celebrating half a century of political Independence and for the opportunity to showcase the brilliant achievements of the people of our beautiful Caribbean island as a, “Nation on a Mission”.

Our Government and people rose magnificently to the occasion at home and equally so abroad. Without a doubt, the Diaspora unified in all our communities in every geographic location to commemorate the historic milestone and mark longstanding collaborative relationships and friendships at the people to people, civil society and State levels.  That we also enjoyed superlative promotion of “Brand Jamaica” through the phenomenal performance of our Jamaican Olympians, building on the legacy of the forerunners in sports and athletics, was an additional golden gift.  

Under the Distinguished Patronage of, the Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency, Stephen C. Vasciannie, the David Hunt Fundraising Committee members in Washington DC will host a "Jamaican Inaugural Ball" honoring and celebrating President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's second inauguration.  This formal event will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Elegant Atrium of the National Education Association (NEA) building, located at 1201 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036, from 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM.

Only a limited amount of tickets will be made available and all tickets must be pre-sold prior to the event.