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Meet & Greet held for Jamaican-American Mayoral Candidate for Mount Vernon, Andre Wallace

Meet & Greet held for Jamaican-American Mayoral Candidate for Mount Vernon, Andre Wallace

Miss Dream Castle Pageant Director Co-Host Meet & Greet for Andre Wallace NEW YORK – Miss Dream Castle Founder and Pageant Director Gwen Nicks-James and Attorney-At-Law Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. recently co-hosted a meet & greet for Jamaican-American mayoral candidate for Mount Vernon Andre Wallace. Wallace, who currently serves as Mount Vernon City Council President […]

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Tipping for Miami International Airport waiters & bartenders approved

Tipping for Miami International Airport waiters & bartenders approved

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – The Miami-Dade County Commission on June 4 gave final approval to an ordinance sponsored by Jose “Pepe” Diaz’s to allow restaurants and bars at Miami International Airport to include a suggested tip on customers’ checks. The legislation amends the County code to allow a suggested tip of up to 18 percent, as long […]

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North Miami to Induct New Mayor and Council Members, May 28

North Miami to Induct New Mayor and Council Members, May 28

Mayor-elect Philippe Bien-Aime, Councilman Scott Galvin, Councilman Alix Desulme, Ed.D., and City Clerk-elect Vanessa Joseph, Esq., to take the Oath of Office NORTH MIAMI – The city of North Miami will host an induction ceremony on Tuesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. for the newly elected mayor and city clerk, along with two incumbents selected by […]

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Florida Democratic Party and Andrew Gillum Launch Joint Voter Registration Program

Florida Democratic Party and Andrew Gillum Launch Joint Voter Registration Program

TAMPA – The Florida Democratic Party and Florida Forward Action announced a joint voter registration effort ahead of the 2020 primary election, with the goal of turning Florida Blue in 2020 and, as Mayor Andrew Gillum stated, “build a progressive movement in this state that will last a generation.” During the event, Mayor Gillum announced […]

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Florida Democrats Stand Up Against Trump Administration Attacks on Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

Florida Democrats Stand Up Against Trump Administration Attacks on Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Florida Democratic congressional delegation voted for H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019, which blocks the Trump Administration’s efforts to give states the ability to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. U.S. Reps. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Alcee […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Votes for the Protecting Americans With Pre-Existing Protections Act

Congresswoman Wilson Votes for the Protecting Americans With Pre-Existing Protections Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Wilson voted to pass H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, to block the Trump administration’s dangerous October 2018 guidance that gives states the ability to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. “The Trump administration’s guidance represents a grave threat to the […]

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Florida State Rep. (D) Shevrin Jones Endorses Joe Biden for President

Florida State Rep. (D) Shevrin Jones Endorses Joe Biden for President

TALLAHASSEE – Today three-term Florida State Representative Shevrin Jones formally endorses former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic primary for president of the United States. Currently the Florida House Deputy Democratic Leader, Jones is a former educator and outspoken champion for the people of Florida. Jones represents House District 101 and is running for […]

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams President Trump’s Backwards Policy towards Cuba

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams President Trump’s Backwards Policy towards Cuba

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, April 18th, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s new policies further restricting U.S. relations with Cuba: “The Trump Administration’s announcement today on the implementation of Title III or Helms-Burton flies in the face of decades of bipartisan consensus and will only serve to further isolate […]

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Letter to the Editor: Florida Senate Passes Bill SB7030 to Arm Teachers

Letter to the Editor: Florida Senate Passes Bill SB7030 to Arm Teachers

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the March 26, 2019 article on South Florida Caribbean News entitled “Florida Senate Passes Bill SB7030 to Arm Teachers”. Really? Strongly opposed by Floridians? “This bill is dangerous, it’s unnecessary, and it’s unpopular.” I think the media does lie, you are lying to your readers. Endangering […]

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Rep. Shalala Announces Launch of the Black Maternal Health Caucus

Rep. Shalala Announces Launch of the Black Maternal Health Caucus

WASHINGTON, DC – As a founding member of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, Representative Donna Shalala (FL-27) announced the launch of the new caucus to primarily serve the Black community and call greater attention to the national crisis of worsening maternal health outcomes for Black women. The Caucus launched under the leadership of Reps. Alma […]

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