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In Search of Inspiration: Ray Kroc

In Search of Inspiration: Ray Kroc

By Spence Finlayson NASSAU, Bahamas  – Raymond Albert “Ray” Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American fast-food tycoon. He joined the California company McDonald’s in 1954, after the McDonald brothers had franchised 6 locations out from their original 1940 operation in San Bernardino. This set the stage for national expansion with the […]

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In Search of Inspiration: Sir Vere C. Bird

In Search of Inspiration: Sir Vere C. Bird

By Spence Finlayson Today, we go to Antigua and Barbuda for our inspiration in the person of Sir Vere C. Bird , former Prime Minster . I, unfortunately never met this great man but I had to privilege of meeting one of his sons, Sir Lester Bird, at his radio station in St. Johns, Antigua […]

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In Search of Inspiration: Sir David Gibbons

In Search of Inspiration: Sir David Gibbons

By Spence Finlayson NASSAU, Bahamas – Sir David Gibbons — a successful businessman who also served as Finance Minister and who led the country between 1977 and 1982 as United Bermuda Party Premier — died in the KEMH after a short illness. He was 85. “Sir David was a man of great accomplishment – a […]

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Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP welcomes Rose Y. Valentine as a Partner

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP welcomes Rose Y. Valentine as a Partner

MIAMI – Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP welcomes Rose Y. Valentine as a Partner in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Valentine primarily handles first and third party property defense litigation as well as insurance coverage and bad faith matters. She is an experienced trial lawyer representing insurance industry clients defending property damage claims involving windstorm, […]

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In Search of Inspiration: Gordon “Butch” Stewart

In Search of Inspiration: Gordon “Butch” Stewart

By Spence Finlayson NASSAU, Bahamas – I had the wonderful privilege of meeting the legendary Jamaican Hotelier Gordon Butch Stewart in Nassau on Bay Street a few years ago. I call it a chance meeting. I was walking back to my car which was parked off Bay Street downtown, and I saw two gentleman walking […]

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In Search of Inspiration: Tyler Perry

In Search of Inspiration: Tyler Perry

By Spence Finlayson NASSAU, Bahamas – I have always admired Tyler Perry and last year I bought his book “Higher is Waiting” and I literally could not put this book down. I like his writing style and the book is easy to read. I then tuned into Joel Osteen church and there he was preaching […]

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In Search of Inspiration: Marlon Brando

In Search of Inspiration: Marlon Brando

By Spence Finlayson NASSAU, Bahamas – Today, we find our inspiration from one of the greatest actors ever, Marlon Brando. Marlon Brando was an American actor whose approach to performing influenced multiple generations of actors. In films like A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and On the Waterfront (1954). Brando helped introduce a new style of […]

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In Search of Inspiration: Henry Ford

In Search of Inspiration: Henry Ford

By Spence M. Finlayson NASSAU, Bahamas – Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, was born in Springwells Township, Wayne County, Michigan, on July 30, 1863, to Mary (Litogot) and William Ford. He was the eldest of six children in a family of four boys and two girls. His father was a native of County […]

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In Search of Inspiration: Cathy Hughes

In Search of Inspiration: Cathy Hughes

By Spence Finlayson NASSAU, Bahamas – Radio maven Cathy Hughes was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1947. Beginning her career in radio in 1969, Hughes’ first position was with KOWH, a black radio station in Omaha. Her successes there prompted the Howard University School of Communications to offer her a position as a lecturer and […]

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American Friends of Jamaica Announces The Passing of Devoted Friend of Jamaica, Mrs. Gloria Holden

American Friends of Jamaica Announces The Passing of Devoted Friend of Jamaica, Mrs. Gloria Holden

New York – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our devoted friend of Jamaica Mrs. Gloria Holden, wife of Ambassador Glen Holden. Being one of the initial founders of the AFJ, Gloria was instrumental in providing AFJ support for the Jamaican people and especially the children that she loved. She exemplified […]

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