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JWOF accepting applications for “Powerful Women…Next Generation” Scholarship

JWOF accepting applications for “Powerful Women…Next Generation” Scholarship

SOUTH FLORIDA – Applications are now being accepted for the Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) “Powerful Women…Next Generation” scholarship. The scholarship, renewable annually, is awarded to a first or second generation, Jamaican-American female high school student attending college in Fall 2018.  Valued at $1,250 yearly, the scholarship will encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal […]

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FANM and Allies Condemn President’s #shithole Remarks

FANM and Allies Condemn President’s #shithole Remarks

MIAMI – President Trump’s disgusting remarks on Thursday and recently denigrating Haiti, Haitians, and black immigrants have been universally publicized and appropriately broadly condemned. They unfortunately fit into a pattern making clear that his anti-immigrant policies are motivated by racism and bias, not respect for the rule of law. The President’s words and November 20 […]

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Trump’s remarks heartbreaking and insensitive says Alberto Carvalho

Trump’s remarks heartbreaking and insensitive says Alberto Carvalho

MIAMI – Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho issued the following statement regarding alleged, disparaging comments concerning immigration from specific countries: “To disparage an entire nation of people, questioning their worth and strength of spirit, is beyond heartbreaking and insensitive. Regardless of where we come from, the language we speak, the religion we embrace, as […]

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Just When You Thought Trump Could Go No Lower…

Just When You Thought Trump Could Go No Lower…

By: Dahlia A. Walker-Huntington, Esq. SOUTH FLORIDA – In the past two and a half years we have said repeatedly that Trump cannot sink any lower with his rhetoric and policies; but day after day he sinks lower and lower and have we become immune to his crassness and racist behavior? In my lifetime we have […]

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Jamaican Women of Florida gets ready for annual Empowerment Conference

Jamaican Women of Florida gets ready for annual Empowerment Conference

MIAMI – The Hon Mrs. Justice Zaila Rowena McCalla, OJ, Chief Justice of Jamaica will be the keynote speaker for the fourth Annual Jamaican Women of Florida Women’s Empowerment Conference & Scholarship Luncheon to be held on Saturday March 17th, 2018, at Jungle Island in Miami. Chief Justice McCalla joins a notable list of empowering […]

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33311 Walk and Family Festival to Combat Human Trafficking

33311 Walk and Family Festival to Combat Human Trafficking

Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Mt. Bethel Human Services Corporation Host the 33311 Walk and Family Festival  LAUDERHILL – The Children’s Services Council (CSC) of Broward County, in partnership with Mt. Bethel Human Services Corporation and dozens of other organizations, is sponsoring the 33311 Walk and Family Festival on January 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at […]

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Florida’s Hospitality Industry Goes Blue in January to Combat Human Trafficking

Florida’s Hospitality Industry Goes Blue in January to Combat Human Trafficking

Tallahassee – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) announced today its proud support of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign to combat human trafficking. During the month of January, which is recognized by Presidential Proclamation as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, FRLA encourages its 10,000 members consisting of hotels, restaurants, […]

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Consulate General of Jamaica temporary closes Atlanta Honorary office

Consulate General of Jamaica temporary closes Atlanta Honorary office

ATLANTA – The Consulate General of Jamaica at Miami announces the closure of the Honorary Consulate of Jamaica in Atlanta, consequent on the resignation of Mrs. Jewel Scott, Esq. from the position of Honorary Consul of Jamaica, effective December 31, 2017. Mrs. Scott has held the position since 2014. In her letter of resignation, she […]

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Nominations open for South Florida Caribbean American Heritage Awards

Nominations open for South Florida Caribbean American Heritage Awards

SOUTH FLORIDA – The 4th Annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards Banquet & Gala, in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, will be held on June 9th 2018 at The DoubleTree by Hilton, Sunrise-Sawgrass. The Caribbean American Heritage Awards event recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their community and country, and who are nominated by […]

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day of Service with Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day of Service with Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel Celebrates Martin Luther King Day with Day of Service at Brownsville Middle School in Miami MIAMI – On Saturday, January 13, 2017, 9am to 1pm, in commemoration of our annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP will engage in beautification, landscaping, and street cleaning projects in collaboration […]

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