The growth and development of Lauderdale Lakes were highlighted by the South Florida city’s Jamaican American Mayor Hazelle Rogers during her “State of the City” address last month.
Jamaica’s Consul General R. Oliver Mair (right) sharing a moment with Mr. Andrew Seaga (second right) and his family after accepting a Proclamation as a tribute to his late father, former Jamaican Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, ON. PC., by Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam at a recent presentation ceremony at the Miramar City Hall.
ATLANTA, GA – The Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta held its annual JamCham Awards Banquet in April at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. Each year the event acknowledges and celebrates notable members who serve the community with distinction. This year, the event was sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist Board along with Panton Equity Partners, The Best Dressed Chicken, St. Regis, Metals & Materials Engineers (MME), Vertical Capital Advisors, Bak Foods, Chef Rob’s Caribbean Café & Upscale Lounge, Merrill Lynch, Stone Oak Lounge (Mortgage) and Sandals Resorts.
The 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference (16-20 June 2019), with its mantra this year “Building Pathways for Sustainable Development”, attracted thousands of delegates seeking to reconnect with their homeland, invest in rebuilding the country, and seek answers to some of Jamaica’s ills. The 5-day conference saw packed sessions at the Jamaica Conference Centre downtown Kingston, a model of sustainable development as it sits in the middle of an area once defined by crime and poverty, but is now being redeveloped and reenergised for growth.
LAUDERDALE LAKES – Lauderdale Lakes was the place to be on the weekend of May 17th to May 19th as the annual UNIFEST Caribbean multi-cultural festival celebrated 25 years of bridging cultures! The City of Lauderdale Lakes in partnership with the Greater Caribbean-American Cultural Coalition and the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce hosted the 3-day Silver Anniversary celebration, a major milestone for this signature event. Prior to the anniversary celebration, UNIFEST was named “Best Multi-Cultural Program” for its contribution to Florida’s tourism industry by the 2019 Synergy Summit for Cultural Heritage and Tourism.
LAUDERDALE LAKES, Florida – The United States Department of Justice late last month said that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has entered a permanent injunction against Haitian nationals Guary Louima and Guy Telfort and their Tax Houses and Accounting Services, Inc., barring them from preparing U.S. federal tax returns for others and owning or operating a tax preparation business.
Consul General R. Oliver Mair has stated that the Diaspora of the Southern USA, join all Jamaicans across the globe in mourning the death of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, ON, who died today (May 28) on his 89th birthday, in South Florida. At the time of his passing, Mr. Seaga was surrounded by his family.