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Last week, five devastated members of the Brown family from Kingston, Jamaica waited anxiously at the remote Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A flight bringing in the remains of their brother, Sgt. Hughton Koopie Brown, 43, a US army soldier who died in Kuwait on Tuesday landed on time, at 1:37 PM, with military precision. The flight was accompanied by a US Army chaplain who shared more details with the family as to how the Jamaican-born sergeant who was supporting the US counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan lost his life.
THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - On Sunday afternoon Governor Kenneth E. Mapp led a delegation of representatives from the United States Congress on a tour of severely damaged areas throughout St. Thomas, including the Tutu High Rise housing projects and Roy L. Schneider Hospital.
Ten deserving nationals of the Jamaican Diaspora across the Southern United States were recipients of the Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami, Diaspora Honours at the Awards Ceremony and Reception held last Saturday (Oct. 28) at the Sunrise Civic Center, Sunrise, Florida. The event was continued celebration of Jamaica’s 55th Anniversary of Independence.
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Transportation Department Director Chris Walton recently led a delegation from Barbados’ Transit Authority on a tour of Broward County Transit’s (BCT) bus and maintenance operations, at the request of Barbados’ Consul General. The Barbadian government is in the process of restructuring its transit system and asked to observe BCT's daily operations.
Harry Belafonte, a legendary American entertainer and civil rights activist with strong Caribbean ties, last month used what he called his “last” public appearance to brand the election of Donald Trump as United States president “a mistake,” which could have dire consequences.
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