It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of our esteemed Minister of Labour and Social Security, the Honorable Shahine Robinson.
Miami, FL – Congresswoman Wilson will host a forum titled “An Impending Crisis: COVID-19 in Haiti, Ongoing Instability, and the Dangers of Continued U.S. Deportations,” featuring House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel; Leonie Hermantin, Haitian community leader and director of Development, Communications, and Strategic Planning for the Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center; Clarel Cyriaque, a practicing attorney who represents immigrants facing deportation; Dan Erikson, senior fellow at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and former special advisor to Vice President Joe Biden; Cate Oswald, chief policy and partnership officer for Partners in Health; and Jake Johnston, senior research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Please see below photos and captions regarding the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) hosting of a Gathering in Memory of the Rt. Excellent Samuel Sharpe, National Hero, on Saturday, May 23 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.The somber event was held in commemoration of the 188th Anniversary of his death. Sam Sharpe led the 1831 Christmas Rebellion in Jamaica, which broke the back of chattel slavery in Jamaica and eventually led to the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of slaves in Jamaica and the wider Western Hemisphere.
New York, New York (CB) – Avril Bacchus, a retired teacher in Brooklyn, New York and Valerie Taylor who also lives in a nearby zip code have a lot in common beyond being lifelong educators – Both are Caribbean immigrants. Avril is from Bachelor’s Adventure on the East coast of Demerara, Guyana in South America and Valerie originates from St. Catherine, Jamaica.
City of Miramar, FL—City of Miramar Commissioner Yvette Colbourne has been providing 300 weekly hot meals to seniors in the City of Miramar during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic began, Miramar Senior Centers closed its doors and asked senior citizens to remain at home for their safety. Commissioner Colbourne became concerned that seniors may not have the hot lunches they were used to receiving at the senior centers.
Please see below photos and captions regarding the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) hosting of a Floral Tribute to commemorate the 97TH Anniversary of the birth of the Most Honourable Hugh Lawson Shearer ON, OJ, PC, Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, on Monday, May 18 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.