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Dispelling Health Insurance’s Biggest Myths

Health insurance is complicated. Not many people will disagree with that. And since it’s the time of year when individuals and families can enroll in a health insurance plan for 2023, it’s a perfect time to correct a few common myths about health insurance so you can make an informed decision about buying a health plan for you and your family.

Six Recent Changes to Health Insurance Marketplace

More than 14.5 million people in the United States get their health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (sometimes called Obamacare), and more than 2.7 million of them live here in Florida. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that created the Marketplace was passed more than 10 years ago, but there have been several recent changes that may surprise you.

Local Couple Gifts $5.5 Million to Broward Health Foundation

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – Broward Health Foundation received a gift of $5.5 million last month from Marvin H. Weiner and Jacqueline J. Bernstein, who made their home in Fort Lauderdale’s Harbor Beach neighborhood. Their philanthropic gift is one of the largest one-time donations the foundation has received in recent memory.

Seven Health Insurance Stats That May Surprise You

Many people find health insurance confusing, expensive and out of their reach. For those reasons, and others, they may not have any kind of health insurance to help keep them and their families healthy and protected from expensive medical bills.

Baha Mar Resort Foundation Hosts “Save A Grouper, Eat A Lionfish”

WHAT:  The Baha Mar Resort Foundation, the resort's charitable arm that works to advocate sustainable conservation efforts, is hosting a "Save a Grouper, Eat a Lionfish" themed dinner to raise awareness about an iconic Bahamian endangered species, Nassau Grouper. Taking place on Thursday, November 17, the event aims to encourage locals and guests to consider consuming invasive species like lionfish as an alternative to endangered species like the Nassau grouper. 

GraceKennedy Stalwarts to Deliver 34th Annual Lecture

Kingston, Jamaica – The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has announced that its 34th annual lecture titled A Century of Excellence. GraceKennedy’s Recipe for Success. will be presented on Thursday, October 20 at the Jamaica Conference Centre and will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the GraceKennedy Group.

Jamaican Actor Paul Campbell to Present Live Talk on Film and Art at Island SPACE

Plantation, Florida - Jamaica's most accomplished male actor of our time, Paul Campbell, will sit for a fireside-style chat to discuss his work in film and art at Island SPACE Caribbean Museum on Friday December 2nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The classically-trained actor and  surrealist painter, whose artwork is currently on display in the museum’s gallery for Art Week Comes to Plantation, will speak with host Juli-Ann Lee about subjects spanning his more than 30-year history on the silver screen and his lesser known career in fine art. Those interested can register to attend the in-person event at www.islandspacefl.org/paultalk.

Paul Campbell addresses an audience at his November 18 art show opening for Color and Time at Island SPACE Caribbean Museum. (Photo credit: Island SPACE Caribbean Museum)

Caribbean Folklore and Family Friendly Frights at Caribbean Museum "Mall-O-Ween" at Broward Mall

Plantation, Florida - Families across South Florida are invited to enjoy an evening of slightly spooky Caribbean cultural activities on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Following participation in Broward Mall’s “Mall-O-Ween” festivities from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Island SPACE Caribbean Museum will present Caribbean-themed storytelling, games and programming at its facility from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Comcast RISE to Award $1 Million in Grants to South Florida Small Businesses

Comcast today announced it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others, in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, bringing the Comcast RISE program’s total investment in South Florida to $2 million. Comcast RISE stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment.”

Authentic Caribbean Foundation Marks 10 Years Milestone

Boston, MA - The Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF), a  Boston-based not-for-profit organization, marks 10 years of service to the Caribbean-American Diaspora this November and has planned a calendar of events to celebrate this milestone. The year-long celebration whose theme is "10 Years Authentic!" will shine a spotlight on the Foundation’s record of sustained, high-engagement community activism and on the impressive results. ACF has fought for inclusion and resources through persistent and passionate advocacy for the Caribbean-American community, which is too often underserved;  interventions have been impactful and life-changing. The mandate to fully represent the large Caribbean-American population across the New England states is becoming a reality.

School Program Gets Underway for Sandals Resorts’ and AFC Ajax’s Award-Winning Future Goals Initiative

Willemstad, Curaçao - As schools across the island are abuzz with the excitement of students starting the new academic year, Sandals Resorts International, together with its philanthropic arm, the Sandals Foundation, members of Ajax Coaching Academy, and local organization, Favela Street, kicked off the Future Goals school program – a one-of-a-kind initiative that builds on youngsters’ love of the game of football while teaching life skills and empowering participants to take care of their environment.

Future Goals is one-of-a-kind initiative that builds on youngsters' love of the game of football while teaching life skills and empowering participants to take care of their environment.
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