State Representative Hazelle Rogers (D-Lauderhill) is to host the visiting Portmore Marching Band from Jamaica. As the cultural experience continues, the group who has been travelling from Jamaica for the past 10 years to participate in the annual Unifest celebration was hosted by Representative Rogers at Boyd Anderson High School. They will also present to the Mayor and Commissioners at the City of Lauderdale Lakes. Unifest, a Caribbean cultural experience, is now in its 19th year and is sponsored by the Greater Caribbean Cultural Coalition, the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Lauderdale Lakes, Broward Sheriff's Office and Money Gram. The event attracts more than 5,000 visitors each year and includes live performances, cultural displays, artifacts, and cultural educational activities for kids, games and other forms of entertainment from Caribbean.
Today, in commemoration of Haitian Heritage Month, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) announced new legislation to establish the month of May as Haitian Heritage Month. H. Res. 224declares May a time to recognize the history, culture, and achievements of the global Haitian community. Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement:
The Honorable Oliver Gilbert, Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens, delivered his first State of the City address Monday, May 13, 2013 to an audience of more than 300 including South Florida dignitaries, life-long City residents and television, radio and print media. Highlighting the success of the City of Miami Gardens, Mayor Gilbert outlined what he describes as a progressive and ambitious future as the community marks its 10th Anniversary.
Broward County is celebrating Haitian Heritage and Cultural Month in May with a variety of sponsored activities planned countywide. Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, Haitian community leaders and members of the Community Access Center (CAC) invite the public to participate in these cultural celebrations. “We want to make sure Haitian people know that they are very much an important part of our community and we want to celebrate that. We must embrace our diversity in this nation, which I feel is our greatest strength,” said Commissioner Holness.