KINGSTON, Jamaica – Carnival in Jamaica counts as more than just a party for revelers staying at any Courtleigh Hospitality Group property this year. Kingston’s leading hotel collection is inviting guests visiting throughout the month of April 2019 for Carnival in Jamaica to donate needed supplies to local charities through its Pack For A Purpose program. The effort is being organized in conjunction with Pack For A Purpose, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization aimed at positively impacting communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to make meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has released an upgrade to its traveler information system mobile app. The FL511 Mobile App – Connect. Know. Go. is now available for download to smartphones at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Current users will receive an automatic update on their phones.
LONDON, England – The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee wants all British overseas territories (OT), including those in the Caribbean, to legitimize same sex marriages.
(Black PR Wire) SARASOTA, Fla. – Visit Sarasota County is pleased to announce the addition of The Newtown African American Heritage Trail as an official attraction on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which has more than 100 attractions across 15 states. The Newtown African American Heritage Trail is now the southernmost site. The announcement was made in Sarasota, Florida by Vickie Oldham, founder of Newtown Alive, an organization formed to promote the history and culture of Newtown, one of Sarasota’s oldest communities and Overtown, the neighborhood of the earliest African American settlers.
(Black PR Wire) - Washington, DC -- In cities like Washington, D.C., the arrival of self-driving vehicles has the potential to profoundly change how we get around. But whether those changes are for the better or the worse depends on the choices we make today, before these vehicles become widely available.
South Florida’s Jamaican-born residents are among the most active Diaspora community when it comes to giving back to the country of their birth. The growing number of Jamaican high school alumni associations and parish development groups in the state certainly underscores the importance of community building and support among Jamaicans. In fact, more than 50 such associations are listed on the Coalition of Jamaican Alumni Associations of Florida’s website. These groups are not just about meeting old friends at reunions, they host events to raise funds for educational and infrastructure development for the institutions and communities that helped shape them.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A 35-home community in San Miguelito, El Salvador is providing poor families in this mountainous region with the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. The homes were built by donors led by retired Maj. Gen. Bernard “Burn” Loeffke and his fellow alumni, the White House Fellows Class of 1970-71.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Nearly two dozen members from the local clergy gathered to pray for Haiti at the Food For The Poor headquarters, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Fla., Thursday evening. The prayer service began with singing of the U.S.National Anthem by local gospel group Supremacy, and was followed by the playing of Haiti’s National Anthem by trumpeter Jonathan Laurince.
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