The Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA) out of New York have sent yet another shipment of lap-top and tablet devices to their schools in Jamaica, valued at J$3-million, to complement the J$ 11-million worth of equipment sent last week, putting the total donation so far to J$-14 million.
Kingston, Jamaica: – The Urban Development Corporation is pleased to announce that Harmony Beach Park is the new name for its flagship project in Montego Bay. Harmony Beach Park emerged as the winning submission for the Corporation’s ‘Name the Park’ competition, which ran for three weeks in August 2020. Over 250 entries were received via the competition website, social media platforms, and through drop-off boxes. The Corporation congratulates Mr Kevon McIntosh who has copped the top prize courtesy the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). Harmony Beach Park, a free access, public beach facility will be opened to the public within the next few weeks.
Miami, Fla. – Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. significantly bolstered its Miami office with the addition of Marlon A. Hill as Of Counsel. Hill is an experienced and highly skilled government and corporate lawyer and has been deeply involved in community leadership roles with South Florida’s multicultural communities.
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.
Washington DC – As students worldwide continue to navigate the online learning environment occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, some 300 students from various Jamaican schools, are to benefit from a donation of laptops and tablets valued at $JA11-million courtesy of the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA) out of New York.
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).
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.
MIAMI —Today, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced new relief to support residential landlords and tenants impacted by the pandemic. During a press conference with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, business owners including United Property Management, and tenants and landlords’ rights groups including Miami Homes for All and Haitian Neighborhood Association, the Mayor proposed a program to distribute $60 million in new federal relief dollars to struggling landlords and tenants – beginning with landlords who have writs of eviction filed and tenants facing eviction.
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 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.