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Jamaican Educator Pens New Book on Parental Involvement in Schools

Jamaican Educator Pens New Book on Parental Involvement in Schools

by Howard Campbell ATLANTA – With technology’s impact on education increasing rapidly, many parents believe their influence on children’s progress in the classroom is threatened. In her latest book, Families As Partners: The Essential Link in Children’s Education, Andrea Nelson-Royes addresses these concerns. She makes a comprehensive case for a return to basics. The Jamaican […]

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New School Year, New Safety Enhancements for Marjory Stoneman Douglas

New School Year, New Safety Enhancements for Marjory Stoneman Douglas

PARKLAND – ​Students, faculty, and staff returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) next week will notice new security enhancements, all designed to ensure a safe and secure learning environment. Broward County Public Schools has implemented dozens of changes at the Parkland, Fla. campus, and says there are more to come during the 2018/19 […]

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North Miami Councilman Elected To Serve As Sister Cities International Board of Director

North Miami Councilman Elected To Serve As Sister Cities International Board of Director

North Miami – On Friday, August 3rd, members of Sister Cities International voted North Miami Councilman Alix Desulme to serve a three-year term on the 2018 Sister Cities International Board of Directors at the Annual Business Meeting during the Annual Conference in Aurora, Colorado. “It is a privilege and honor to serve in such a globally […]

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Victoria Mutual – Florida Office Receives Miramar’s Corporate Citizen Award

Victoria Mutual – Florida Office Receives Miramar’s Corporate Citizen Award

MIRAMAR – Suzette Rochester Lloyd, Chief Representative Officer, Victoria Mutual – Florida Representative Office was elated at having received the Corporate Citizen Award on behalf of Victoria Mutual from Mr. Wayne Messam, Mayor – City of Miramar at the recent celebrations marking Jamaica’s 56th Anniversary of Independence. As part of the proceedings, the Corporate Citizen […]

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JN Bank Florida Representative Officer Meets with Tampa Residents

JN Bank Florida Representative Officer Meets with Tampa Residents

TAMARAC– Janice McIntosh, Chief Representative Officer for the JN Bank Florida Representative Office, recently met with a small group of residents in Tampa and provided information on various options to use property as a means of long term financial growth opportunity in Jamaica. Mrs. McIntosh was delivering her presentation to a group of individuals who expressed […]

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Mayor Gillum Commemorates Emancipation & Jamaican Independence Day

Mayor Gillum Commemorates Emancipation & Jamaican Independence Day

Commemorative message from Mayor Andrew Gillum and Democratic Candidate for Florida Governor on the 56th Anniversary of Independence of Jamaica TALLAHASSEE — It is my distinct honor and privilege to extend the warmest wishes to all Floridians of Jamaican descent as you celebrate the 56th anniversary of independence of Jamaica. In recognizing your 2018 celebration […]

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Jamaica Independence Day Message: Deputy Consul General of Jamaica, Miami

Jamaica Independence Day Message: Deputy Consul General of Jamaica, Miami

Message from Deputy Consul General of Jamaica, Miami Ms. Cecile Christie On the Anniversary of Independence “Jamaica 56 – One Love One Family” SOUTH FLORIDA – On behalf of the Consulate General of Jamaica, it is my joy and honour to extend warm Independence greetings to fellow Jamaicans here in the Southern United States as we […]

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JN Bank Florida Representative Office Launches “Celebrate Your Heritage” Campaign

JN Bank Florida Representative Office Launches “Celebrate Your Heritage” Campaign

TAMARAC – The JN Bank Representative Office in Tamarac, Florida will begin a campaign starting August 1 until October 31, 2018 in celebration of its Jamaican heritage. The campaign, entitled, “Celebrate Your Jamaican Heritage” will incorporate the celebration of Jamaican holidays including: Emancipation Day, observed on August 1; Independence Day, August 6; and National Heroes Day, October 15. […]

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Broward Schools Armed Guardian Trainees Undergo BSO Firearms Training

Broward Schools Armed Guardian Trainees Undergo BSO Firearms Training

Guardian candidates undergo training at BSO’s gun range to qualify for new role FORT LAUDERDALE – Training for the Broward County Public Schools’ Armed Guardians program is well underway as students, parents, and District employees gear up for the start of classes on August 15. Comprehensive firearms training is being conducted by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, […]

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BSO Conducts Firearms Training for  Broward Schools’ Armed Guardians

BSO Conducts Firearms Training for Broward Schools’ Armed Guardians

SUNRISE – Broward County Public Schools’ newly-hired armed guardians are undergoing a comprehensive training program to ensure they are ready to protect school campuses when classes resume on August 15th. As part of the program, the Broward Sheriff’s Office is conducting firearms training for the guardians at BSO’s gun range at Markham Park in Sunrise on Monday, […]

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