JamaicaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, left, receives a proclamation from Sophia Jones, special assistant to the Brooklyn Borough president during her visit to New York late last month. Simpson Miller attended several engagements in New York and Pennsylvania while in the United States.
The prime minister was the recipient of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential Persons Award at a reception at the Lincoln Center in New York. She also addressed Jamaicans at a town hall meeting held at the Lennox Road Baptist Church in Brooklyn and on April 28 attended the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before returning to Jamaica the following day.
For the 6th year, a group of Caribbean businesses and organizations, known as DÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ Limers, have teamed up for the Annual Komen Race for the Cure taking place on Saturday, October 16, at Bayfront Park, in Downtown Miami. In 2008, the Susan G. Komen Foundaiton celebrated its 25th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, with well over one million participants since 2005. The Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.