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Carnival in Jamaica Revelers Invited to Give Back Before Taking to the Road

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – Carnival in Jamaica counts as more than just a party for revelers staying at any Courtleigh Hospitality Group property this year. Kingston’s leading hotel collection is inviting guests visiting throughout the month of April 2019 for Carnival in Jamaica to donate needed supplies to local charities through its Pack For A Purpose program. The effort is being organized in conjunction with Pack For A Purpose, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization aimed at positively impacting communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to make meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit.

Photo credit: Courtleigh Hospitality Group

Honoring Heroes in El Salvador’s Peacemakers Community of Hope

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A 35-home community in San Miguelito, El Salvador is providing poor families in this mountainous region with the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. The homes were built by donors led by retired Maj. Gen. Bernard “Burn” Loeffke and his fellow alumni, the White House Fellows Class of 1970-71.

A 35-home community in San Miguelito, El Salvador, built by Food The Poor Donor retired Maj. Gen. Bernard “Burn” Loeffke, is providing poor families in this mountainous region with the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. (Photo/Food For The Poor)

Prayers, Songs and Meditation Food for the Poor Invites Local Religious Leaders to Pray for Haiti

COCONUT CREEK, Fla.  – Nearly two dozen members from the local clergy gathered to pray for Haiti at the Food For The Poor headquarters, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Fla., Thursday evening. The prayer service began with singing of the U.S.National Anthem by local gospel group Supremacy, and was followed by the playing of Haiti’s National Anthem by trumpeter Jonathan Laurince.

Nearly two dozen members from the local clergy gathered to pray for peace and continued blessings for humanitarian aid to Haiti at the Food For The Poor headquarters Thursday evening. The Caribbean nation had been dealing with weeks of unrest that erupted into violent protests on Feb. 7, and resulted in people not being able to get food, water or medicine. (Photo/Food For The Poor)

Florida Department of Transportation Releases Upgrade to FL511 Mobile App

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has released an upgrade to its traveler information system mobile app. The FL511 Mobile App – Connect. Know. Go. is now available for download to smartphones at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Current users will receive an automatic update on their phones.

Caribbean Today Marks 30 Years of Serving The Diaspora

The walls of the Palmetto Bay townhouse-style business condominium which houses the office of Caribbean Today, are decorated with trophies and plaques from a range of organizations thanking both the newspaper and its publisher Peter Webley, for services to the community.   

Sarasota’s Newtown Community Added to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail as Southernmost Attraction

(Black PR Wire) SARASOTA, Fla. –  Visit Sarasota County is pleased to announce the addition of ­The Newtown African American Heritage Trail as an official attraction on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which has more than 100 attractions across 15 states. The Newtown African American Heritage Trail is now the southernmost site. The announcement was made in Sarasota, Florida by Vickie Oldham, founder of Newtown Alive, an organization formed to promote the history and culture of Newtown, one of Sarasota’s oldest communities and Overtown, the neighborhood of the earliest African American settlers.

Will Self-Driving Cars Help or Harm Our Communities?

(Black PR Wire) - Washington, DC -- In cities like Washington, D.C., the arrival of self-driving vehicles has the potential to profoundly change how we get around. But whether those changes are for the better or the worse depends on the choices we make today, before these vehicles become widely available.

Giving Back to St. Mary

South Florida’s Jamaican-born residents are among the most active Diaspora community when it comes to giving back to the country of their birth. The growing number of Jamaican high school alumni associations and parish development groups in the state certainly underscores the importance of community building and support among Jamaicans. In fact, more than 50 such associations are listed on the Coalition of Jamaican Alumni Associations of Florida’s website. These groups are not just about meeting old friends at reunions, they host events to raise funds for educational and infrastructure development for the institutions and communities that helped shape them.

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