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Jamaican-born Winsome Sears sworn in as Lt. Governor of the State of Virginia

Jamaican-born Winsome Sears sworn in as Lt. Governor of the State of Virginia

by Derrick Scott [WASHINGTON, DC] – Winsome Earle-Sears was sworn in as the 42nd Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia on Saturday, January 15. The Jamaican-born Ms. Sears is the first woman to serve as a Lt. Governor and the first Black woman to hold a statewide office in the Commonwealth. The oath of […]

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Swearing-In Ceremonies Held for New Broward County Commissioners

Swearing-In Ceremonies Held for New Broward County Commissioners

[BROWARD COUNTY] – Broward will welcome two new County Commissioners at a swearing-in ceremony held on Wednesday, January 12th at 2:30pm at Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive in Parkland. Commissioner-designate Jared Moskowitz (District 8) was sworn in by his father, attorney Mike Moskowitz.  He replaces District 8 Broward County Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief, who, by law, […]

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How to Be Prepared for the Upcoming January 11, 2022 Special Election

How to Be Prepared for the Upcoming January 11, 2022 Special Election

[Broward County, FL] – On Tuesday, January 11th, polls will open for Broward County voters to elect a Representative in Congress, District 20, State House Representative, District 94 and Primary Candidate for State Senate, District 33. Voters registered to vote by December 13, 2021 will be able to participate in this election. Voting hours are […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Votes to Protect Full Faith & Credit of United States

Congresswoman Wilson Votes to Protect Full Faith & Credit of United States

[WASHINGTON, DC] – On December 14 Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson voted for must-pass legislation to prevent a first-ever default on the federal debt, which would result in economic catastrophe for nearly every American family and the entire global economy.  This legislation now goes to President Biden to be signed into law, ensuring the federal government […]

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Broward’s New District Maps Must Provide Fair Representation for African-Americans and Caribbean-Americans

Broward’s New District Maps Must Provide Fair Representation for African-Americans and Caribbean-Americans

[BROWARD COUNTY] – The rapid growth of South Florida’s African-American and Caribbean-American communities have impacted Broward County in a significant manner, shifting the demographic landscape of the second-most populous county in the state of Florida and the 17th-most populous county in the United States. Caribbean-Americans make up almost 15 percent of the county while Jamaicans […]

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FDP Chair Manny Diaz Congratulates Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

FDP Chair Manny Diaz Congratulates Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

[SOUTH FLORIDA] – Today (Nov. 16), the state officially certified the Nov.2 Congressional District 20 Special Primary Election naming Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick the winner of the Democratic primary. The special primary was set in motion with the passing of Rep. Alcee Hastings, who represented that district for 27 years. Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz issued […]

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Dr. Denzil Douglas to Fully Embrace Next St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party leader

Dr. Denzil Douglas to Fully Embrace Next St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party leader

  [BASSETERRE, St. Kitts]  – Outgoing Political Leader of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has denied endorsing any of the three persons nominated to succeed him at the upcoming Party Conference. Dr Douglas said all three candidates – Dr Geoffrey Hanley, Dr Terrance Drew and Mr Konris Maynard are […]

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Caribbean Countries Urged to Address Effects of Climate Change

Caribbean Countries Urged to Address Effects of Climate Change

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Strengthening government efficiency, empowering households and businesses, and reducing future risks by improving spatial planning and natural coastal protection are some of the key recommendations to boost the Caribbean’s ability to bounce back from shocks according to a new World Bank flagship report. The Report The report, 360° Resilience: A Guide to Prepare […]

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Recount Ordered for U.S. Congressional District 20 Special Primary Election

Recount Ordered for U.S. Congressional District 20 Special Primary Election

[TALLAHASSEE] – The Florida Secretary of State has ordered a manual recount for the U.S. Congressional District 20 Special Primary Election. The recount process begins today at 3:30pm and can be viewed via Zoom, Meeting ID: 513 025 7477 Passcode: 360758

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House Democrats Respond to Governor DeSantis’ OSHA Lawsuit

House Democrats Respond to Governor DeSantis’ OSHA Lawsuit

[Tallahassee] –  Governor Ron DeSantis continued his efforts to waste taxpayer money on lawsuits to further his political ambitions. Members of the House Democratic Caucus issued the following statements: “Unfortunately, this is another political distraction from Governor DeSantis, who seems more focused on fighting President Biden than in fighting COVID-19. Removing Florida from participating in […]

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