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Caribbean American Renatha Francis Appointed to Miami Dade Circuit Court Bench

Caribbean American Renatha Francis Appointed to Miami Dade Circuit Court Bench

Gov. Scott Appoints Three to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court including Caribbean-American, Judge Renatha Francis who is of Jamaican descent. Judge Dawn V. Denaro, 51, of Miami, is a county judge for Miami-Dade County, and previously served as an Assistant State […]

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NAACP Critical of NFL Gag Order on Protesting Police Brutality

NAACP Critical of NFL Gag Order on Protesting Police Brutality

BALTIMORE — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued the following statement regarding the National Football League (NFL) owners decision to ban kneeling on the field by players as symbolic protests against the unfair treatment of African-Americans. “Protest is an American tradition; by protesting we work to hold our country accountable […]

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Major Win: Court Rules U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications

Major Win: Court Rules U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications

A judge from the Federal District Court said the Trump’s administration’s decision to terminate DACA was based on “virtually unexplained grounds” FLORIDA – Unlawful. That’s what the judge from the District of Columbia labeled the Trump administration’s senseless and racist decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that shielded young people […]

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Caribbean Bar Association and FIU College of Law Host Bar Associations from the Caribbean

Caribbean Bar Association and FIU College of Law Host Bar Associations from the Caribbean

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Bar Association and Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations hold strategic meetings in Miami MIAMI – This past weekend, the Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) and Florida International University College of Law (“FIU Law”) hosted the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (“OECS”) Bar Association and Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations […]

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Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Announces New Attorney

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Announces New Attorney

MIAMI – Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP is pleased to announce that Chivonne A.S. Thomas has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Ms. Thomas will practice defending commercial liability, personal injury, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice and labor and employment claims in the firm’s U.S. Virgin Islands office based out of St. Croix. […]

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Miami-Dade County Commission cracks down on human trafficking

Miami-Dade County Commission cracks down on human trafficking

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – The Miami-Dade County Commission on February 6 approved an ordinance co-prime sponsored by Commissioners Jose “Pepe” Diaz and Sally A. Heyman to crack down on human trafficking by enforcing a $500 fine on businesses that fail to post human trafficking public awareness signs at adult entertainment and certain massage or bodywork services establishments. The legislation […]

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Local Organizations Support Lawmakers in Push Against Human Trafficking Epidemic in Florida

Local Organizations Support Lawmakers in Push Against Human Trafficking Epidemic in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – Human Trafficking is on the rise in America. The number of reported cases is over 35% higher between 2016 and 2017 nationally and over 50% higher here in the State Florida; according to The Florida Department of Children and Families. “Human Trafficking is happening right here in our backyard and an increased awareness […]

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Getting your ESTA visa – What do you need to do?

Getting your ESTA visa – What do you need to do?

WASHINGTON, DC – Currently, you can’t travel to the United States without the e visa usa traveling requires. In order to acquire this visa, you must submit an application online and wait their response. Here, you can learn more about the ESTA visa and what it implies. If you’re not sure about how you must […]

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Broward County Commissioners Expand Human Rights Act

Broward County Commissioners Expand Human Rights Act

Commissioners Dale Holness and Nan Rich sponsor Broward County Human Rights Act Broward County – At the December 5 Broward County Commission meeting, Commissioners Holness and Rich sponsored an ordinance to expand the Broward County Human Rights Act. The Broward County Human Rights Act secures all individuals within Broward County freedom from discrimination because of […]

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Caribbean Bar Association installs new Officers for 2017-2018

Caribbean Bar Association installs new Officers for 2017-2018

Caribbean Bar Association Annual Gala Raises Funds for Scholarships and Hurricane Relief MIAMI – The Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) held its 21st Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Conrad Hotel in Miami. The theme for this year’s Gala was “Servant Leadership: We Rise By Lifting Others.” The Gala is the […]

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