Jamaica's Honorary Consulate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has launcheda "Taste the Islands Philly" campaign to support and promote Caribbean restaurants in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The promotion runs from October 1 to 30, 2020.
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.
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.
Plantation, Florida: South Florida and the Caribbean diaspora are gearing up for the opening of the Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, the new site of archives, events, resources, and information that tells the comprehensive story of Caribbean and Caribbean-American societies. The venue is centrally located in the heart of Broward County at the Westfield Broward Mall, and is set to open during the fourth quarter of 2020. Visitors, partners, and students will enjoy interactive exhibits, informative tours, research facilities, and cultural events in the 1500 square foot museum of history, and the 800 square foot art gallery and event space.
MIAMI —One day before its 92nd birthday, Miami International Airport is celebrating early by announcing some news that is worthy of applause.
MIAMI-DADE – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is partnering with the South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) to oversee and administer a new $5.9 million CARES Act Business Revolving Loan Fund program that will alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Designated a U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development District in 1994, the SFRPC welcomes this new program into its lending portfolio as it continues to expand its economic development activities.
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.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia – St. Lucia has welcomed the decision by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to remove its coronavirus (COVID-19) travel warning for the island.
U.S. attorneys general fight push to exclude Caribbean immigrants from census