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Nominations are Now Open for the 2019 African-American Achievers Awards

Nominations are Now Open for the 2019 African-American Achievers Awards

Nominations accepted through Nov. 30, 2018 Deerfield Beach – JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus are now accepting applications for the 27th annual African-American Achievers awards. The ceremony will recognize four inspirational African-Americans who set an example through community involvement and leadership in one of four categories: Arts & Culture; Business & […]

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Arts and Humanities Spotlight on Filmmaker Elijah Wells and iGen Film Festival

Arts and Humanities Spotlight on Filmmaker Elijah Wells and iGen Film Festival

MIAMI – As we celebrate Arts and Humanities month, South Florida Caribbean News spotlights Filmmaker Elijah Wells, founder of iGen Film Festival. SFLCN: What is your backstory? Elijah Wells: I’m a 21-year-old Africa America male born in 1997, from Overtown Miami. FL, who has a passion for creating films that have taken me on a journey […]

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Marilyn Williams Named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year – Jamaica

Marilyn Williams Named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year – Jamaica

Marilyn Williams Makes a Difference in the Life of Cancer Patients in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – Marilyn Williams fought back the tears when she was told she was the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, an award that was bestowed recently on her by the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS). “I was so elated, I jumped […]

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Jamaican, Dr. Alwyn Leiba Installed as President of Florida Dental Hygienists’ Assoc.

Jamaican, Dr. Alwyn Leiba Installed as President of Florida Dental Hygienists’ Assoc.

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association (FDHA) installed Alwyn Leiba, CRDH, Ph.D., of Pembroke Pines, Florida, as the association’s 2018-19 president, along with FDHA’s new slate of officers for the upcoming year. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our association toward the next level of achievement,” said Dr. Leiba. “I want to […]

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Three Jamaican Clergy Honored at CAFBLC Awards in Washington DC

Three Jamaican Clergy Honored at CAFBLC Awards in Washington DC

by Derrick Scott Washington, DC – Three Jamaican clergymen were among fifteen ministers from denominations in the USA, Caribbean and parts of Africa who were recognized by the Caribbean and African-American Faith-Based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC) based in Washington, DC. The 5th annual Caribbean and African faith-based leadership award ceremony was held at the Renaissance hotel, in […]

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Bahamas Student, Hezrona Moxyz-Currie Selected as a National Society of High School Scholar

Bahamas Student, Hezrona Moxyz-Currie Selected as a National Society of High School Scholar

FORT LAUDERDALE – Gifted, determined and with an indomitable spirit to excel against all odds, is what Hezrona Moxyz-Currie is and does daily.  The future lawyer and passionate advocate, who despite health challenges, has consistently demonstrated a strong desire to succeed and make a positive difference in her community. The 13 year old, 10th grader […]

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Jamaican Nonprofit Founder Helps 100 Young Ugandans Become Entrepreneurs

Jamaican Nonprofit Founder Helps 100 Young Ugandans Become Entrepreneurs

SOUTH FLORIDA – “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This quote greatly parallels Son Shine Global Partners’ (SGP) goal to train 100 impoverished young people in Uganda to obtain entrepreneurial success in farming in 2019, making a […]

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West Indian American Day Carnival Association President Passes Away

West Indian American Day Carnival Association President Passes Away

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) expresses its sadness at the sudden passing of William ‘Bill’ Howard, the president of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA). Bill was a dedicated servant of the Caribbean American community and was committed to the continued development of the West Indian Day Carnival as an […]

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UWI Bestows Honorary Doctorate on Jamaican Jazz Maestro Monty Alexander

UWI Bestows Honorary Doctorate on Jamaican Jazz Maestro Monty Alexander

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Over five decades of performances and more than 70 CDs later, award-winning Jamaican-born jazz maestro, Monty Alexander, is being bestowed with an honorary doctorate degree from the University of West Indies, (UWI). Alexander, born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on D-Day in Kingston, Jamaica, will be presented with a Honorary Doctor of Letters from the […]

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Harry Belafonte, Grace Jones and Winston Barnes Among Jamaica’s 2018 Honour Recipients

Harry Belafonte, Grace Jones and Winston Barnes Among Jamaica’s 2018 Honour Recipients

By Howard Campbell KINGSTON, Jamaica – Harry Belafonte and Grace Jones, who expressed their Jamaican heritage in unique form to an international audience, have been recognised by the Jamaican government for their contribution to the country’s music. This was announced by the government August 6. Harry Belafonte To Receive Order of Merit Belafonte, 91, will […]

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