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Mia Mottley, Cedella Marley Among Seven AFUWI 2021 Awardees

New York, NY - Barbadian Prime Minister Hon. Mia Mottley and Cedella Marley, OD, CEO of TUFF Gong International, are among seven distinguished recipients to receive awards at the 24th annual “ The Legacy Continues” Gala Awards of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI). 

Barbados Prime Minister Mottley will receive “The Legacy Award”

New US Management Coming, But …

The US elections, a truly historic event, were certainly high drama having many of us on the edge of our seats over several days. It certainly, in my view, was another epic struggle in the project called the USA, with conservatives versus liberals, rural versus urban, white versus black, capitalism versus socialism, rich versus poor, religious versus secular, and so on.

Leading National Organizations Call for Immediate Resignation of Census Bureau Director Dillingham

Washington, D.C.  – The co-chairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Census Task Force – Arturo Vargas, CEO of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund;  John C. Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC; and Wade Henderson, Interim President and CEO of The Leadership Conference – issued the following statement calling for the immediate resignation of United States Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham:

Caribbean Celebration of The US’ First Caribbean American Vice President Scheduled Ahead of The 59th Presidential Inauguration

Caribbean American voters turned out in huge numbers to select the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris ticket on November 3, 2020. On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend, January 17, 2021, they will be an impressive gathering in cyberspace with some of the Caribbean’s most notable artistes, dignitaries, and organizations globally to mark another dynamic moment in history - the pending swearing in of Harris as the first black and female, Caribbean-American US vice-president at the 59th Presidential inauguration.

Kamala Harris

Consul General Mair to Host Christmas Concert and Telethon for Jamaican Children’s Education Drive

In response to the ongoing need to provide Jamaican children with electronic devices such as tablets and laptops for distance learning, Consul General Oliver Mair will host a Christmas fundraising initiative.  The event titled Mek di Pickney Dem Smile” will feature a Virtual Concert and Telethon, to be held on Sunday, December 20th, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  This will be streamed on PBCJ-TV; www.irietimes.com ;www.IrietimesTV.com;  and www.Jamaicans.com.

Consul General Oliver Mair (center right) accepting gift of a tablet from Little Joshua Dixon (center left) as contribution to the tablet and laptop educational drive to support Jamaican students. Looking on are committee members of the upcoming Virtual Christmas Concert/Telethon on Sunday, Dec. 20.

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. 

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins & Miami Dolphins Provide Hundreds of Meals to South Dade Families

MIAMI-DADE – Today (Dec. 23), Jamaican root, Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins proudly hosted her first meal distribution event, in partnership with the Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program. Commissioner Cohen Higgins was joined by Senior Vice President of the Miami Dolphins Nat Moore, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Consul General from Jamaica R. Oliver Mair, Miami Dolphins Alumnus Shawn Wooden, Miami-Dade School Board Member Luisa Santos, several members of the Cutler Bay Town Council, volunteers from the Neighbors and Neighbors Association (N.A.N.A.), and Mothers Fighting for Justice, and other local leaders. The drive-through meal distribution provided 500 meals to hundreds of families in need.

Commissioner Cohen Higgins talks with a South Dade resident

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.

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