Marlon Richards

Marlon Richards

U.S. moves to prohibit Haiti, Belize worker visas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States has moved to prohibit Haitians from applying for the visas, which permits them to temporarily work in the U.S.

‘Wagga’ Hunt scholarships benefit Jamaican high school students

Almost two dozen students in Jamaica are set to benefit from scholarships donated by the Jamaica David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Organization in the United States.

HEALTH WISHES

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks greets U.S. Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise during the Christian Embassy Luncheon held in Washington D.C. late last month. Marks wished Scalise a speedy and full recovery. The congressman, along with three others, were wounded after gunmen opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice last June. David Bailey, who is of Jamaican heritage, was one of two police officers credited with helping to save the congressman and others.

‘March For Cancer’ Mar. 3 in Ft. Lauderdale

The fight against the deadly disease will continue in South Florida early next month.

Attorney David Rowe dies

Jamaican-born, Miami-based attorney David Rowe died last month in South Florida.

Immigrant issues the focus of Feb. 8 meeting in Miami

A meeting to discuss challenges faced by immigrants, including those from the Caribbean, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc.

Belafonte TACOLCY Center to feature its founder

This month, the historic Belafonte TACOLCY Center in South Florida will feature noted achievements in black history in the United States.

Coming Attractions

A visitor to the Jamaica Tourist Board’s booth, right, gets information about the Caribbean island from Kenton Senior, JTB's business development manager for northeast United States, during last month’s New York Times Travel Show in New York City.
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