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“Kites of the Caribbean”, an exhibit representing the styles and traditions of kite flyers from countries such as Cuba, Haiti and Trinidad, will be in the spotlight at this year’s “Kite Day” presented by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Skyward Kites.

The event, from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 17, will be staged at Haulover Park.

Visitors will be able to see a returning display of colossal kites, including a 150-foot rainbow, a 100-foot squid, a 30-foot scuba man and a 30-foot “Nemo” fish.

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.