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OAS Celebrate Spain’s National Day

The Chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States, OAS, Ambassador Audrey Marks, today joined the Ambassadors of Spain to celebrate Spain’s National Day, with the laying of a wreath at the Statue of Queen Isabell of Castile, which is located in front of the main building at the OAS. Spain, which remains one of the OAS largest benefactors, each year commemorates the encounter of the two worlds which first took place on October 12 1492 with the Spanish expedition led by Christopher Columbus.

At a the wreath-laying ceremony were their Excellencies Audrey Marks ( second right), Spanish Ambassador to the United States ,Santiago Cabanas (right), Spain’s Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States, Carmen Monton Gimenez (to her left), Secretary General to the Organization of the American States Luis Almagro, (next left ) and Assistant Secretary General to the OAS Nestor Mendez    ( Photo Derrick Scott)

Nation's First Caribbean Heritage Museum Opens

Plantation, Florida The nation’s first Caribbean-American heritage museum welcomed members of the media, Caribbean-American leaders and the corporate community to a soft-launch opening on Monday, November 16, 2020. Now open at the Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation, Florida, Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, a new site of archives, events, resources and information, tells the comprehensive story of Caribbean and Caribbean-American societies, and facilitates small meetings, events and educational programs. 

Chairwoman Edmonson Helps Kick Off Lincoln Gardens Project

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, along with Mayor Carlos Gimenez and other County officials, held a kickoff ceremony on Sept. 8 for the much-anticipated Lincoln Gardens project, which will include 221 units of affordable family and elderly housing and $2 million in enhancements to Marva Bannerman Park.

Chairwoman Edmonson speaks at the Lincoln Gardens project kickoff ceremony.  (Photo by Godfrey Mead / Miami-Dade County)

City of Miramar Honors Veterans During COVID-19 With a Free Meal and Commemorative Gift for Veteran’s Day

MIRAMAR, FL  –The City of Miramar celebrated veterans in the community by gifting them with a token of appreciation in honor of Veteran’s Day. The gift package included a hot catered meal, a duffle bag with a patriotic cap, mask, pin and other goodies. Veterans were able to pre-register on Eventbrite to have the gift packages delivered to their doorsteps. They also had the option of picking up the packages in-person at Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar.

Miami Dolphins Announce $1 Million Dollar Commitment to Minority Owned Restaurants as Part of Foundation Food Relief Program

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – After a successful launch to the Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program on June 1, Owner Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins Foundation announced that at least $1 million will go directly to support minority owned restaurants. The year-long commitment has provided 1,000 meals each day prepared by Centerplate and local minority restaurants impacted by COVID-19 to assist those dealing with food insecurity in Miami Gardens and the surrounding communities.

Team Jamaica Bickle Hands out 5K Awards

New York/CMMInc… The Awards Ceremony to announce the winners of the recently held Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) Inaugural Virtual 5K Run/Walk, was held on Sunday October 25, 2020. The organization which had since 2011 held its annual 5K Run/Walk at Baisley Pond Park, Queens New York (NY) made the transition to the virtual space this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The ceremony was streamed live on Jamaicans.com, on TJB’s Facebook Page and its other Social Media Platforms and was hosted by Ms. Ann-Marie Grant, Director of The American Foundation of the University of the West Indies (AFUWI).  

Ms. Jetola Anderson-Blair

Caribbean Nationals Urged to Get Counted in the United States Census

WASHINGTON DC,  - Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks has made a call for Jamaican Americans, Jamaican Green card holders, as well as Caribbean Americans in the diaspora to participate in the 2020 Census as part the continued efforts to recognize the Caribbean diaspora as a productive and energized demographic within as the USA.

Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks
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