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The Acting Commissioner of Police in Jamaica, Mr. Owen Ellington, OD., will pay a two-day visit to the South Florida community as of next Monday (Mar. 8) where he will observe areas of law enforcement relevant in the Jamaican society.
The National Coalition's UDC hosted a press conference to kick off their 30-Day Countdown to Census Day. Dr. Dorothy I. Height is seated. Front row pictured (L-R): Richard Womack, AFLCIO; Melanie L. Campbell, The National Coalition; Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA); Congressman William Clay Jr. (D-MO); Kevin Parker, National Urban League. Back Row: Gary Flowers, Black Leadership Forum; Jackie Davis, UniverSoul Circus; Rev. Barbara Williams Skinner, Skinner Leadership Institute; Benjamin Afrifa, African Federation; Dr. Claire Nelson, Institute of Caribbean Studies; William Kellibrew, Black Youth Vote; and Marcia Johnson-Blanco, Caribbean People International Collective.
The urgent need for better schools, roads, and healthcare in disadvantaged neighborhoods are only a few of the reasons people of color should be eager to complete and return their census form, Melanie L. Campbell told several Black groups assembled at the US Capitol today for The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (The National Coalition) Unity Diaspora Coalition (UDC) 30-Day Countdown to National Census Day and launch of the UDC Poster & Social Media Competition.
The Ambassador of France, Pierre Vimont, receives key to the city presented by Miami Tomás P. Regalado and joined by Miami Commissioner Richard P. Dunn II during visit to the Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center. Photo Credit: Jorge R. Perez, City of Miami.
The French Heritage Language-Miami program consists of a series of creative and educational workshops in French language specially designed for 7 to 15-year-old children of the Haitian community and their parents. The Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, the Consulate General of France in Miami, the Alliance Francaise, and the City of Miami collaborated in organizing the workshops.
ImageThe Government has taken note of the US Narcotics Control Strategy Report of March 2010. The report, while acknowledging that cooperation between Jamaican and US law enforcement agencies remain strong, reflects negatively on the effectiveness of our efforts to combat organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption as well as the delays in enacting legislation to strengthen these efforts.