Miami-Dade School board renames school after civil rights leader

first_imgGeorgia Jones-Ayers  School name to be changed to Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle SchoolOn Saturday, August 29, a ceremony was held to rename Allapattah Middle School to Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School.The festivities kicked off at 10:00 a.m. with a parade starting at Charles Hadley Park, and concluded in front of Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School.The ceremony featured prominent community leaders, the unveiling of the new school sign, as well as a walk-through of the newly designated Georgia Jones-Ayers legacy room where students, teachers, and the community can learn about history of both Georgia Jones-Ayers and the Railroad Shop Colored Addition neighborhood.Jones-Ayers grew up in the Railroad Shop Colored Addition neighborhood, now Allapattah, originally built for black railroad employees. In 1947, families were evicted from their homes in order to erect a school and park to serve the surrounding white families. On June 17, 2015, the Miami-Dade School Board unanimously voted to rename Allapattah Middle School after civil rights leader and community activist, Georgia Jones-Ayers.last_img read more


Linton re-elected UWP leader

first_imgLocalNews Linton re-elected UWP leader by: Dominica Vibes News – March 1, 2015 Sharing is caring! Share Lennox Linton (file photo)Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton has been re-elected leader of the United Workers Party (UWP).Mr Linton was re-elected unopposed at the party’s 27th delegates conference at the Salisbury Primary School on Sunday 1 March 2015.He was first elected leader on 1 September 2013, after former prime minister Edison James resigned.Mr Linton advised the new executive to understand the commitment they have made and be prepared to serve the people who voted for them.Joshua Francis, member of parliament for the Roseau South Constituency, was elected deputy leader, replacing Claudius Sanford who resigned following the 2014 general election as he failed to win the Salybia Constituency seat for a fourth consecutive term.Mr Francis, who thanked God, his family and the Roseau South Constituency for voting him as deputy leader, said he accepted the position with “a deep sense of gratitude and humility”.He promised to serve “with distinction” and implement change.The other members of the executive are as follows;President – Ronald CharlesVice president – Hector JohnSecretary – Diane VictorAssistant secretary – Andrea KentishTreasurer – Alex BirminghamAssistant treasurer – Jefferson JamesInternational secretary – Dr Thomson FontainePublic relations officer – Nicholas GeorgeFormer prime minister Edison James, Norris Prevost and Ronald Green were also re-elected trustees of the party.Member of parliament for the Wesley Constituency Ezekiel Bazil, who served as president of the party from 2013, “stepped aside” to make way for change. Sharecenter_img Tweet Share 226 Views   no discussionslast_img read more