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Coming up in the newscast, City of Miramar to host Island-Hopping experience for Caribbean-American Heritage Month, another Jamaican appointed to serve in President Biden’s administration and Guyana’s government to formally recognize prominent political activist, Dr Walter Rodney.
Now for the news in detail,
An Island-Hopping Experience will take place in the City of Miramar, at the Shirley Branca Park on Saturday, June 19. The event is part of the City’s month-long celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Guests will be able to make their way around the park, which will feature a Caribbean showcase from various islands. Miramar Commissioner Maxwell Chambers will host the event, which will also feature a free concert to benefit victims of the volcano eruption in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. St. Vincent’s Kevin Lyttle will headline the concert event, which will also feature performances by Haiti’s Mikaben and the Tennors from Jamaica. A donation drive will be held at the event to collect non-perishable and essential items for St Vincent residents.
Now for Caribbean News,
Another Jamaican has been appointed to serve in the White House in President Joe Biden’s administration. Professor Renee Bowen was recently appointed as the senior economist for trade with the Council of Economic Advisers. The Jamaican, who is also the pastor faculty fellow at the University of California San Diego, will hold the position for one year. Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness sent his congratulations to Bowen via social media, saying that she has Bowen, who is a daughter of the soil, has given back to Jamaica through various policy advisory commissions.
And in Guyana,
The government of Guyana has announced that it will honor prominent political activist, Dr. Walter Rodney, nearly 41 years after he was assassinated in the country. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, said there will be changes made to Rodney’s death certificate and the government will also make his gravesite a national monument. He said that although Dr Rodney was a well-respected historian, his death certificate lists him as unemployed. This detail will be corrected to say “professor” according to Nandlall.
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