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Modernizing Jamaican Heroes

Many Jamaicans may know the names of the country’s 7 national heroes. But, do they know why they are so celebrated? When they look at the dull grey pictures of the heroes, are they inspired to learn more? Probably not.

Renowned Professor of Economics to Deliver CDB’s 2021 William G. Demas Lecture

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.

Professor Mariana Mazzucato

Lukkee Chong Proudly Jamaican

Those of us who used to fly on Air Jamaica, the island’s national airline, one of the highlights of the journey was watching Island Stylee, the in-flight travel magazine show that welcomed us onboard. The visions of Caribbean destinations, cultural events, fashion and lifestyle was truly the beginning of our holiday. The man behind those welcoming scenes was video and television producer, Lukkee Chong. But, one could say Chong ‘buck up’ on the industry.

Partners For Youth on a Mission!

FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA:  - “Growing up in today’s environment, our youth face so many complex challenges in life, unlike the days of innocence when the older generation grew up!” So said newly installed Chairman of the Partners For Youth Foundation (PFY) Steve Higgins, as he delivered his address at the induction ceremony of the new PFY board at the picturesque Plantation Preserve Golf & Country Club on Saturday August 14th 2021.

L-R Incoming Chairman Steve Higgins, Board Member Rosemarie Lewis, Honorable Jacqueline Powell - Judge of the 17th Judicial District of Florida and Vice chair Eddy Edwards. Photo credit: Uriah Bennett

First Jamaican-American Miami-Dade Commissioner

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.

First Jamaican-American Miami-Dade Commissioner

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.

Bahamian to Receive CARICOM Triennial Award for Women

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Dame Janet Bostwick, the first woman to act as Prime Minister and served as deputy to the Governor General of the Bahamas on two occasions, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Triennial Award for Women.

Dame Janet Bostwik (File Photo)

Caribbean-Women-CARICOM’s Women Trade Ministers

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.

CARICOM’s female Trade Ministers: Senator Kamina Johnson Smith (top left), Senator Paula Gopee-Scoon (top right), Sarah Flood Beaubrun (center), Cheryl Sandra V. Husbands (bottom left), and Senator Wendy Colleen Phipps (bottom right).
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