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In response to the ongoing need to provide Jamaican children with electronic devices such as tablets and laptops for distance learning, Consul General Oliver Mair will host a Christmas fundraising initiative.  The event titled “Mek di Pickney Dem Smile” will feature a Virtual Concert and Telethon, to be held on Sunday, December 20th, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This will be streamed on PBCJ-TV; irietimes.com; www.IrietimesTV.com and www.Jamaicans.com.  

​Consul General Mair is appealing to patrons, including charitable groups, business community and individuals across the Diaspora to support the ongoing education drive.  Personswishing to donate can visit the American Friends of Jamaica at www.smileja.org or www.smileja.com.  Also, checks can be made payable to the Consulate General of Jamaica and mailed to the Consulate General of Jamaica 44 West Flagler Street – 4thFloor, Miami, FL 3130.

He extended appreciation to the several alumni chapters in the Diaspora who have already responded to the cause through donations of equipment as well as financial to their individual alma mater.” Our goal is to raise US$20,000 to purchase the electronic devices in Jamaica, in order to acquire the specific equipment that works best for the Jamaican virtual learning experience,” said Consul General Mair. “

​Donations will continue through January end, next year.  

The three-hour entertainment package will feature live and recorded performances from both International and locally-based artistes including renowned reggae fame Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Junior “One Blood” Reid, Mikey Spice, and Kashief Lindo.   Viewers will also enjoy a Christmas musical specials from Jamaica’s musical giant, Michael Harris; dub poet, Malachi Smith; opera/classical singer, Rory Baugh; tenor Steve Higgins; and the Tallawah Mento Band.  

The support for the educational online learning process in Jamaica themed “A Device for Every Child – Bridging the Digital Divide” was launched in October, by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Fayval Williams. According to the Minister, this initiative is part of Government’s commitment to provide quality education to every student by ensuring that no child is left behind as a result of the unprecedented challenges related to the COVID pandemic.

This programme was to ensure that all our students have access to a laptop or tablet. 

The Consulate has partnered with several organizations including the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), the Bob Marley Foundation and the Kiwanis East Pines- Miramar to effectively manage the collection and dissemination of donations. So far, the education drive is being supported by Jamaica alumni associations, corporate entities and philanthropic organizations, and individuals.

For further information contact the Consulate General of Jamaica at 305-374-8431 or 954-559-3955; info@jamaicacgmiami.org or visit the website at www.jamaicacgmiami.org

Contact: 

Cheryl Wynter (954-559-3955)

Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami.

Kamala Harris becomes the 1st Black, Female, Jamaican🇯🇲 American, Indian American Vice President of the United States #history as Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the US Congratulations!

Miami-based investment firm Blue Mahoe Capital Partners Inc. has donated to support Jamaica Cancer Society’s Virtual Relay For Life

Miami, FL – September 18, 2020

Blue Mahoe Capital, a privately-held investment firm building a portfolio of public and private equities across the Caribbean and USA with a heavy focus on Jamaica joins the fight against Cancer by donating JMD$250,000 to support the work of the Jamaica Cancer Society and their Virtual Relay For Life which will be broadcast online on Sunday, October 18, 2020.

The COVID-19 global pandemic forced the non-profit to overhaul their approach to fundraising this year. David Mullings, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Blue Mahoe Capital, was approached to assist with planning the streaming event and online marketing, having previously started a technology company with his brother in 2002 that became the largest platform for Caribbean music videos on the web and now owns a small film and equipment rental company in Jamaica.

“My father, Dr. Anthony Mullings, served on the board of the Jamaica Cancer Society from 1984 to 2012 so I grew up attending Relay For Life and understanding the importance of Cancer awareness. I simply could not say no to supporting such an important cause because three of our team members have dealt with Cancer and we Jamaicans in the diaspora can play a role in supporting reputable NGOs like the Jamaica Cancer Society” – said David Mullings.

Mrs. Marie Powell, Chairman of Relay For Life  said,  “ The Jamaica Cancer Society will rely  heavily on the support of the  Diaspora in order to make Relay For life a success.” I also  invite  the public to visit www.JCS.Live,  and the Citizens For Citizens  Fund platform to donate.

Mr. Mullings also introduced the Jamaica Cancer Society to the Citizens For Citizens Fund, a non-profit founded by Melissa Powell and making funding projects in Jamaica easier and they are facilitating online donations.

The Virtual Relay For Life will stream on Sunday, October 18, 2020,  during the hours of  4:00p.m  to 6:00p.m EST at Facebook.com,  https://www.facebook.com/jamaicacancersociety/,  YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJCSociety/  and Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/jamaicacancersociety876/.

 

About Blue Mahoe Capital Partners

Blue Mahoe Capital Partners Inc. is a Miami-based privately-held investment firm focused on giving investors easy access to the emerging economies of the Caribbean and the quality companies overlooked by too many investors. It is a majority Black-owned business founded by David P.A. Mullings with plans to eventually go public on a major US stock exchange. The company invests in Caribbean companies and companies with the potential for heavy exposure to the Caribbean. It currently has a portfolio of public equities and owns a 5% stake in a Jamaican-based technology company. The company is in the growth phase and is now rolling out it’s US property fund and it’s Caribbean impact fund.

 

About Jamaica Cancer Society

The Jamaica Cancer Society is a non- profit, nongovernmental organization which was established in 1955. This year marks the Society’s 65th anniversary in service and dedication to the people of Jamaica in the fight against cancer.   The Society has its head office in Kingston and two branches, located in the parishes of St. Ann and St. Elizabeth. Through its cadre of volunteer doctors, screening partners, government agencies and nurses, the Society can execute its mobile screening programmes, which includes, screening for breast, prostate and cervical cancer across the island of Jamaica.      A total of 20,000 Jamaicans benefitted from the services of the Jamaica Cancer Society in 2019.  Through its major fundraiser, Relay For Life the Society has been able to assist newly diagnosed cancer  patients with small grants from its Patient Support Funds.    Annually a percentage of the funds raised from Relay For Life is donated to the America Cancer Society to assist with global efforts in  cancer research.

 

Press Contacts

 

Jason Walker

Blue Mahoe Capital Partners Inc.

1111 Brickell Ave. Floor 10

Miami, FL 33131

T: 1-844-342-6631 Ext. 5

E: press@bluemahoecapital.com

Shullian Brown (Miss)

Fundraising & Public Relations Officer

Jamaica Cancer Society

16 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5

Kingston, Jamaica

E:jacancer@cwjamaica.com/jcsinfo3@cwjamaica.com

Tele: (876)927-4265

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The Jamaica national ice hockey team created History yesterday. The Island of Jamaica from the warm, tropical Caribbean won an international ice hockey tournament, yes I said it (or typed it) , the Jamaican Ice Boyz are the champions of an Ice Hockey competition staged in the US. This team of Jamaican born and Jamaican descent players made the country proud.

Jamaican defeated Colombia in a nail biter of a game. The nail biter aspect of this was surprising since Jamaica had defeated Colombia earlier in the competition and had lost 5-0. Maybe the Colombian team had taken Jamaica lightly the first time out, maybe Colombia had adjusted brilliantly to the Jamaican team, or maybe the Jamaican team had finally gotten a little tired and banged up after a dominant run that led up to the final (5-0 against Colombia, 8-4 over Argentina, 7-0 over Brazil & 6-0 Over Mexico), a final that was in the 1st ever Ice Hockey competition that Jamaica has entered,

In the tight game Jamaica went up 2-0 early. The Jamaicans in the building were loud and in joyous spirits, grooving to hits from Sean Paul & Damian & Stephen Marley. However unlike the previous encounter Colombia was right there with the Boyz from the island of wood & water. The Colombians matched the Jamaicans in speed, which up to this point had not been done by any team, including the Colombians.

Although the Colombians were matching us in tactics, speed and execution, the 2-0 lead gave comfort, to what was both the largest crowd for the whole tournament and the largest number of Jamaicans and Jamaican supporters who came out during the competition.

Then, Jamaica had a major setback, one of their best players Carton Thorton had gotten hurt, had to be taken off and did not return. Players who had been injured earlier in the tournament now had to step up. Strong players like Jaden Lindo now had to dig deep.

Colombia’s best player Daniel Echeverri played the entire 48 minutes, their goalie became almost impassable after the 2 goals scored. Then it happened in the 3rd period, Colombia scored. The Colombia fans went wild. They scored again! 2-2.

That score would hold all the way until regulation time ended, albeit with many close calls for both sides. This set up the penalties, and after a tense period, Jamaica’s goalie saved enough and offense scored enough for Jamaica to win 3-2. History had been made.

The crowd went wild, the team went wild, everybody jumped on the ice. Coaches CJ Bollers & Darwin Murray (whose brilliant coaching led the way) beamed with pride. Then the national anthem played and everyone who was there from and for Jamaica stood at attention. The Ice Boyz showed unadulterated joy, along with classy humility to all, throughout the whole weekend they showed respect to teams, fans and organizers.

Jamaica’s Counsel General, Oliver Mair celebrated along with team and fans and said ” We are sooo proud of our Jamaican Hockey team and congratulate them on this historic victory! We are a people capable of doing anything we put our minds towards accomplishing.” AKA we little but we tallawah.”

This is a strong statement for Jamaica to be a viable participant of the Ice Hockey world. If Jamaica can raise the millions necessary to have an ice rink in Jamaica they could be eligible to compete in the Winter Olympics (Ice Runnings anyone?).

On the 8th of September Jamaica created history by hoisting the LATAM 2019 trophy in Ice Hockey at the Florida Panthers Ice Den in South Florida.

– Jason Walker

Jamaica’s Ice Boyz impressed again with a whopping 6-0 beat down of the Mexican national ice hockey team. Although the score is not as high as the 7-0 victory over Brazil the day before the game was completely dominated by the Boyz!

Playing Mexico, Jamaica was just faster, stronger, and more skilled than their opponent. Mexican players also said the Jamaican team played with much more cohesion. The Boyz would get into defensive and offensive sets much quicker than the Mexicans. Coach would put in and pull players at all the right times not giving Jamaica’s opponents any opportunity to get used to Jamaica’s tactics.

As first time competitors to the international Latam Hockey Cup, Jamaica is creating history by getting to the finals.

The finals are later today at 4:30 pm at the Panthers Iceden 3299 Sportsplex Drive Coral Springs FL 33065.

Jamaica’s Raheem Sterling has been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association, less than a day after his peers voted him the PFA young player of the year.

Sterling has scored 29 goals for Manchester City and England this season, including a hat-trick for England in the opening Euro 2020 qualifier against the Czech Republic, while also helping England’s squad reach this summer’s Nations League finals in Portugal.

The awards also reflect Raheem’s courage to challenge preconceptions and fight racism, which will leave a legacy not just for future generations in football but society as a whole. As a black immigrant in England, Raheem has been the subject of many racist and xenophobic attacks along with being exposed to many victims of such attacks.

He has faced these attacks and played Football with class, grace & bravery. The Jamaican footballer has become an inspiration while playing great football. The Jamaican who now lives in England plays for the English national team and Manchester City.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭NIV

Have a blessed and Merry CHRISTmas from the Amani-Walker family.