Nine people from various walks of life were last month announced as Caribbean American Heritage Awards honorees.

Audrey Marks, center, Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, accepts a token from Jamaican hand-writing specialist Beverley East, right, during a reception held last month at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C. to celebrate  the 30th anniversary of East’s company Stroke and Slants. At left is Andrea Dubidad Dixon, deputy chief of mission at the embassy.

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – Ralph T. O’Neal, a former premier of the British Virgin islands (BVI), died last month. He was 85.

Legendary reggae band Steel Pulse will be among the headliners at the Inner Circle “Reggae Jam” from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Ronal L Book Athletic Stadium, North Miami Beach, Florida.

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