Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Philadelphia, Christopher Chaplin, is the new President of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia. Mr. Chaplin was elected to lead the Association at its meeting on December 14, 2022, in Philadelphia. The new CCAP President takes up office on January 1, 2023.
Washington, D.C. — On September 11, 2022, Denise Robinson Simms was appointed as Associate Director of External Affairs of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). In this role, Simms will direct and coordinate all aspects of the Office of Public Affairs, Office of Public Programming, Office of Special Events, and the Office of Visitor and Guest Services. She will also serve as the Museum’s liaison to the Smithsonian’s Office of Government Relations. As a member of the Museum Director’s senior management team, Simms will work closely with senior staff in setting priorities and devising strategies for advancing the Museum’s objectives.
This Ivy League graduate came from humble beginnings. Holding a first degree from Princeton University then attending Boston University School of Medicine, South Miami-based Pediatrician Dr. Tina Carroll-Scott, credits her altruistic values and indeed her success to her traditional Caribbean upbringing instilling discipline, focus, and generosity. She was born in upstate New York to a Jamaican mother and American father, noting that she was much more influenced by her mother’s side of the family. She spoke passionately about her recent trip to the island.
Starting a cleaning service is not an unusual choice for Jamaicans who have migrated to the US, but entrepreneur Ingrid Murray has broken through many glass ceilings and surpassed the scope of possibilities for minorities in the industry. In August, she landed on the coveted Inc 5000 list for her New York-based business, Prospect Cleaning Service - a multi-million dollar building and maintenance services company that serves New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
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