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Rasha Cameau Named Interim Executive Director of North Miami CRA

Rasha Cameau Named Interim Executive Director of North Miami CRA

Cameau is the First-Ever Haitian American Woman to be appointed as Executive Director in North Miami CRA History NORTH MIAMI – The North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency’s Chair and Commissioners voted  to appoint Rasha Cameau as Interim Executive Director of North Miami Redevelopment Agency (NMCRA) during the February 12th CRA Board meeting. Mrs. Cameau has served […]

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Senior Bahamas Tourism Executive Receives Recognition Award from Premier Faith-Based Trade Association

Senior Bahamas Tourism Executive Receives Recognition Award from Premier Faith-Based Trade Association

FORT LAUDERDALE – Linville Johnson, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s Director of Multi-Cultural and Religious Markets, was recently recognized by the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) at their Annual EMERGE Conference, for his dedication to promoting “faith-based meetings of excellence.” RCMA, which is a multifaith, international association that is exclusively for religious meeting planners, […]

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In Search of Inspiration: Sir Lynden Pindling

In Search of Inspiration: Sir Lynden Pindling

By Spence M. Finlayson NASSAU, Bahamas – I have a very fond memory of Sir Lynden Pindling, former Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. I can recall in 1967 when he led the Progressive Liberal Party to a huge victory at the polls in the General Election, becoming the first ever black Bahamian […]

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Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Welcomes Saltanat Biter as an Associate to the Miami Team

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Welcomes Saltanat Biter as an Associate to the Miami Team

MIAMI – Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP welcomes Saltanat Biter as an Associate in the firm’s Miami office. Biter will focus in the area of civil defense, including the handling of lawsuits involving first and third-party property defense, and insurance coverage disputes. Ms. Biter was born and raised in Kazakhstan. She attended International Relations and World […]

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Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Welcomes Tiya Rolle as an Associate to the Miami Team

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Welcomes Tiya Rolle as an Associate to the Miami Team

MIAMI – Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP welcomes Tiya Rolle as an Associate. Tiya Rolle is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. She focuses her civil litigation practice in the areas of premises liability, professional liability, personal injury, construction law, employment discrimination, and insurance defense. She handles a wide case load from inception to […]

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Legendary Reggae Singer Derrick Lara Dies of Lung Cancer

Legendary Reggae Singer Derrick Lara Dies of Lung Cancer

by Howard Campbell MIAMI – Reggae Singer Derrick Lara, a longtime member of The Tamlins, died in Miami on February 13. He lost a three-month fight with lung cancer. Lara, who was 61, joined the harmony trio in 1983 after being a member of the Seventh Extension Band in Jamaica for several years. With The Tamlins […]

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Making a Difference in South Florida: African-American Achievers 2020 Honorees

Making a Difference in South Florida: African-American Achievers 2020 Honorees

JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus Announce Honorees of the 2020 African-American Achievers Awards SOUTH FLORIDA –  In anticipation of the 28th annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony, JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus recently held a private reception to announce the 2020 African-American Achievers. The program was created 28 years ago by JM […]

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Jeff E. Rubin Installed as 82nd Orange Bowl Committee President and Chair

Jeff E. Rubin Installed as 82nd Orange Bowl Committee President and Chair

MIAMI LAKES – Jeff E. Rubin was installed as the Orange Bowl Committee’s 82nd President and Chair on January 23, 2020 at Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables. Rubin has been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee (OBC) since 2006 and succeeds Immediate Past President & Chair, José Romano. Rubin will oversee the Committee’s […]

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In Search of Inspiration: Norman W.Manley

In Search of Inspiration: Norman W.Manley

by Spence Finlayson NASSAU, Bahamas – Norman Washington Manley MM, QC, National Hero of Jamaica ( 4 July 1893- 2 September 1969), was a Jamaican statesman. A Rhodes Scholar, Manley became one of Jamaica’s leading lawyers in the 1920s. Manley was an advocate of universal suffrage, which was granted by the British colonial government to […]

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In Search of Inspiration: Dr Conville S. Brown

In Search of Inspiration: Dr Conville S. Brown

By Spence Finlayson  NASSAU, Bahamas – I interviewed Dr. Conville S. Brown for my magazine The Independent Thinker many years ago and he was so inspiring captivating, and motivational. He agreed to give me 10 minutes of his time for the interview and when we were finished, an hour had passed. He is national treasure […]

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