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The Jamaica International Independence Festival Song Competition (JIIFSC)

Reprinted from the KC Times Text Size – + reset A festival song competition for Jamaicans in the Diaspora was launched on December 18, 2020 by Atlanta KC Old Boy Garfield (Gary) McCook. It employs a five Judge Panel, and … Continue reading

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Former owner of the Starapple Grill in Atlanta ventures into Jamaican Transportation with ARYVVE Ridesharing Service

Ray Lee, the former owner of the Starapple Grill in Atlanta, has embarked on a new venture in Jamaica with the formation of his new company ARYVVE Technologies LLC. This is Jamaica’s first and only true rideshare company. ARYVVE has … Continue reading

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Everton Barrett former President of KCOBA Atlanta Passes on

We regret to announce the passing of former Atlantan, Everton Barrett. He was president of the Atlanta chapter of the Kingston College Old Boys Association for several years. Loved and admired by many, he will be sorely missed. Mabrouk, as … Continue reading

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Voting in the Time of Covid-19

Patricia Thompson-Reid Atlanta Jamaican Patricia Thompson-Reid recently wrote an article about voting in the time of covid-19 for the Atlanta Journal.  You can check it out at the link below: https://www.ajc.com/opinion/opinion-voting-in-the-time-of-covid-19/H5VAKIOAVVC6DBNWPYXC7FQHYM/

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Dr. Karen Russell-Randall – Morehouse School of Medicine Faculty Gala Honoree

Dr. Karen Russell-Randall Atlanta Jamaican Dr. Karen Russell-Randall is a Morehouse School of Medicine 2020 Faculty Gala Honoree.  Her award is for outstanding pharmacology Faculty member. The faculty Gala gives students the opportunity to celebrate faculty members who have profoundly … Continue reading

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The National Diabetes Prevention Program Received the 2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Award

Dr. Megon Saunders We are excited to acknowledge that the National DPP has received the prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Service to America. This award recognizes employees for their contributions to the health, safety, and well-being of the nation. Congratulations … Continue reading

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Former Atlantan Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett Publishes Memoir

Everton Barrett Noted KC old boy and former Atlanta chapter President, Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett,  has published his long awaited memoir which documents his life experiences in the USA. Mabrouk migrated to the USA in December 1971 and attended Brooklyn College … Continue reading

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Jewel Scott Elected Superior Court Judge of Clayton County

  Jewel Scott has won election to the Superior Court Judge seat to which Kathryn “Katie” Powers was appointed. The former Clayton County District Attorney took 60%  of the vote in the election held on June 9th, 2020. Jewel also … Continue reading

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Jamaican Author Pens an Imaginary Journey

Phoebe Douse  is written and illustrated by L. Samuels. Phoebe Douse is  the story of a young teen, born to Jamaican parents – and raised in Texas with the help of her maternal grandmother – Naan who is very close … Continue reading

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Dr. Glen Laman to be Honored by Brenau University

Dr. Glen Laman will receive Brenau University’s Community Service Award on April 25, 2020 during the university’s Alumnae Reunion Weekend. This prestigious award is being given in recognition of his exceptional professional path, service to Brenau, and passion for his community which make him … Continue reading

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