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Ann Marie Sorrell Sworn in to Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District

Ann Marie Sorrell Sworn in to Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District

Ann Marie Sorrell, First Jamaican, Black Woman Elected to Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation District  [West Palm Beach] –  Ann Marie Sorrell took her oath of office for Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District, Seat 2 on Thursday, January 28 after winning the seat by a landslide. The Palm Beach County Supervisor of […]

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PM Mia Mottley and Cedella Marley Among AFUWI 2021 Awardees

PM Mia Mottley and Cedella Marley Among AFUWI 2021 Awardees

[New York, NY] – Barbadian Prime Minister Hon. Mia Mottley and Cedella Marley, OD, CEO of TUFF Gong International are among seven distinguished recipients to receive awards at the 24th annual “The Legacy Continues” Gala Awards of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI). The stellar virtual event scheduled for February 21, 2021, […]

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Ronnie Nasralla, Jamaican Marketer of Ska Music Dies In Atlanta

Ronnie Nasralla, Jamaican Marketer of Ska Music Dies In Atlanta

by Howard Campbell [ATLANTA] – Ronnie Nasralla, the Jamaican music business pioneer who helped market Ska in the United States, died January 20 in Atlanta, Georgia. Nasralla was 90 and had been ill for some time. In the 1960s, he managed high-profile acts like Toots and The Maytals, The Blues Busters and Byron Lee and […]

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North Miami Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin to Serve on Florida League of Cities Advocacy Committee

North Miami Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin to Serve on Florida League of Cities Advocacy Committee

[North Miami] – The Florida League of Cities has appointed the City of North Miami’s District 3 Councilwoman, Mary Estimé-Irvin to serve on its Advocacy Committee.  The Advocacy Committee is responsible for garnering support for the legislative priorities adopted by Florida League of Cities’ membership, with a focus on the League’s members and the Legislature. […]

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Health Foundation of South Florida Makes History With New Appointments

Health Foundation of South Florida Makes History With New Appointments

Health Foundation of South Florida Announces Loreen Chant as new President and CEO [MIAMI] – The Health Foundation of South Florida, the region’s largest philanthropic organization focused on achieving health equity in historically disadvantaged communities, today announced Loreen Chant as its new president and CEO, effective March 1st. Chant will replace Steven E. Marcus, who […]

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Haitian-American, Karen Andre Appointed as Special Assistant to the Biden-Harris Administration

Haitian-American, Karen Andre Appointed as Special Assistant to the Biden-Harris Administration

[ORLANDO] – National Haitian-American Elected Officials Network NHAEON would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Karen Andre as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel with the Biden-Harris Administration. This appointment is historical; Ms. Andre is the first person of Haitian descent to receive such an esteemed position. NHAEON would like to thank […]

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Marcus Garvey Jr Losses Battle with Alzheimer ’s Disease

Marcus Garvey Jr Losses Battle with Alzheimer ’s Disease

by Howard Campbell [WELLINGTON] – Being the first child of an icon, and one who bore his name, Marcus Garvey III had enormous shoes to fill. But that he did admirably, according to professor Rupert Lewis, his longtime friend. Garvey, whose father Marcus senior founded the Pan African movement, died in Wellington, Florida on December 8 […]

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Denise Jones, founder of the JAMBANA One World Festival Passes Away

Denise Jones, founder of the JAMBANA One World Festival Passes Away

[TORONTO, Canada] – Denise Jones, founder of the JAMBANA One World Festival in Toronto, Canada, died December 3 in that city. She was 64 years-old. Her brother, Gary Oates, said she had been ill for some time but did not disclose the cause of death. Jones and her husband Allan were pillars of the West Indian […]

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Frederick Morton Wins Trailblazer Award as Tempo Networks Celebrates 15 Years

Frederick Morton Wins Trailblazer Award as Tempo Networks Celebrates 15 Years

by Howard Campbell [WASHINGTON, DC] – Last week, the Institute of Caribbean Studies in Washington DC presented Frederick Morton with its Trailblazer Award. Their acknowledgement is timely considering Tempo Networks, for which he is CEO, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Morton was born in St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. Though he earned degrees […]

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Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel Welcomes a Partner & Associate

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel Welcomes a Partner & Associate

Nancy Saint Peirre welcomed as a Partner [MIAMI] – Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP welcomes Nancy Saint Pierre as a Partner. Nancy Saint Pierre is an experienced and seasoned trial lawyer who dedicated the first three years of her legal career to public service as an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s […]

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