The first Jamaican-American elected to Miami-Dade’s Board of County Commission, Danielle Cohen Higgins, who won an uncontested seat for District 8 in December 2020, is seeking a full term in the 2022 contest. In the meantime, Cohen Higgins is working hard to create balance and equity for her constituents.
March 8 was commemorated as International Women’s Day (IWD) with the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”. At the multilateral level, the three international trade organizations, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Trade Centre (ITC); and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) are currently headed by women, one from the CARICOM region.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) will be encouraged to rethink their approach to innovation in order to build more resilient economies when world renowned Professor of Economics and Innovation, Mariana Mazzucato delivers the 2021 William G. Demas Lecture on June 15, to start the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) 51st Annual Meeting.
Boston/CMMInc…The Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF) will this weekend honor several Caribbean Diaspora Community members as part of Black History Month Celebrations. The Afro Caribbean Gala and Award will recognize Diaspora achievers who, through their work and community involvement, have demonstrated leadership and excellence. The star-studded virtual event will take place Saturday February 20, 2021 at 6pm and will be streamed live on various platforms, including the Authen Caribe Facebook Page as well as on its Instagram Page, Authentic Foundation.
In one of his first initiatives as Sandals Resorts International’s Executive Chairman, Adam Stewart has announced the creation of The Gordon "Butch" Stewart Tourism & Hospitality Scholarship, fostering the power of education to develop the next generation of Caribbean tourism leaders in honor of the Honorable Gordon "Butch" Stewart O.J, C.D, Hon. LLD.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – It’s been 11 years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at 4:53 p.m., the earth opened, and a reported 250,000 people perished, including four students and two faculty advisors from Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Fla., who were on a Journey of Hope mission trip with Food For The Poor.
MIAMI, Fla. – The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Black “Herstory” Month by hosting a conversation with some of the local icons who blazed the trail fighting to level the playing field. The virtual event, hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live, will take place on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4 PM. The event is presented in part by Baptist Health South Florida.
On January 20, 2021 Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the Vice President of the United States of America, marking a momentous event in the country’s history as the highest ranking female in US politics. As a Black American, Caribbean, and Asian woman, Harris represents the hopes and aspirations of all minority and ethnic women across the world. Although most welcome Harris’ meteoric rise, many are guarded in how they see her ability to make lasting change in a racially and politically divided nation. Three ‘voices’ representing Caribbean, Indian, and Latino heritage speak volumes about the impact the former California Senator has already had and will continue to have on women of colour.