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North Miami Councilman Philippe Bien-Aime to Receive Community Champion Award

North Miami Councilman Philippe Bien-Aime to Receive Community Champion Award

NORTH MIAMI – North Miami’s District 3 Councilman Philippe Bien-Aime will receive the most prestigious award of the Community Health and Empowerment Network, Inc. on Saturday, December 1, at the 2nd Annual Red Dress Soiree and Fundraising Awards Gala. Bien-Aime will receive the organization’s “Community Champion Award” for his commitment to serving the community through several […]

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City of Miramar Announces new City Manager, Vernon E. Hargray

City of Miramar Announces new City Manager, Vernon E. Hargray

MIRAMAR – The City of Miramar announced the selection of Mr. Vernon E. Hargray as its next City Manager. Mr. Hargray’s 3-year contract was approved by a 3-2 vote during a regular Commission Meeting on Monday, November 5, 2018. He is an accomplished Public Administrator with over 35 years of municipal management experience. His extensive public […]

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Seven Jamaicans Receive New York’s Consul General’s Heritage Award

Seven Jamaicans Receive New York’s Consul General’s Heritage Award

NEW YORK – Seven members of the Jamaican Diaspora community in New York were on Wednesday (Oct 31) presented with the prestigious Consul General’s Heritage Award 2018 in recognition of their outstanding and dedicated services to the community. During a cultural ceremony held at the Consulate General of Jamaica offices in Manhattan, Consul General Trudy Deans […]

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Dr. Elaine Grant-Bryan Appointed Jamaica Honorary Consul to Atlanta

Dr. Elaine Grant-Bryan Appointed Jamaica Honorary Consul to Atlanta

ATLANTA – Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade announced the appointment of Dr. Elaine Grant-Bryan as Jamaica’s new Honorary Consul to Atlanta with effect from October 1, 2018. As Honorary Consul, Dr. Bryan will provide consular services to Jamaicans and persons wishing to visit Jamaica, and to promote the development […]

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Commissioner Jordan honors first African-American female president of DCMA

Commissioner Jordan honors first African-American female president of DCMA

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan recognized the first African-American female president of the Dade County Medical Association (DCMA), Dr. Barbara Montford, on October 23 at the Board of County Commissioners meeting. “Dr. Barbara Montford is truly an inspiration.” Commissioner Jordan said. “This is a historic achievement that will open doors for many women […]

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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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