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City of Opa-locka Hosts Public Dedication and Codesignation Ceremony for Commissioner Barbara Jordan Way

OPA-LOCKA, Fl. —  Over one hundred public officials, community based organizations, and district one residents gathered to join Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert, III, City of Opa-locka Mayor Matthew Pigatt, Commissioner Joseph L. Kelley, Vice-Mayor Veronica Williams, and the City of Opa-locka City Commission for the Public Dedication and Codesignation Ceremony for Commissioner Barbara Jordan Way on March 24. 

Photo Credit: Greg Reed

Caribbean Museum Hosts Rare Meeting of Caribbean Consuls and International Dignitaries

Plantation, Fla. : On Monday, March 8, eight consuls general from across the Caribbean and India, as well as Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness and a number of business leaders, convened at Island SPACE Caribbean Museum. The gathering marked the first in-person meeting of the current Caribbean consular cohort, and was celebrated with a tour of the first Caribbean heritage museum in the western hemisphere, followed by talks and a meal.

Members of the Caribbean Consular corp, Broward Commissioner Dale Holness and guests at Island SPACE Caribbean Museum | Photo: David I. Muir

CHTA Launches “Forward Together” Initiative to Encourage Support of Association

MIAMI, Florida,  — As the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry continues to respond and adapt to challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the region’s leading association representing the interests of the private sector, has launched Forward Together, an initiative which encourages industry stakeholders to join their colleagues in supporting the trade association.

Vanessa Ledesma, CHTA’s Acting CEO and Director General

HUD Awards The U.S. Virgin Islands $13 Million in Grants to The U.S. Virgin Islands Housing Authority

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcement of $13 million in funding to the V.I.Housing Authority to provide affordable housing, community development and economic opportunity, and support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness:

Tributes Pour In For Bunny Wailer

The last living Wailer is no more. Minutes after news broke on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 of the passing of the legendary Bunny Wailer, born Neville O'Riley Livingston, the tributes began pouring in.

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