On Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., the Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) will celebrate its 17th annual scholarship banquet at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132. The scholarship banquet is the CBA’s signature event which raises funds to sustain the organization’s diverse philanthropic missions and outreach programs, including scholarships for judicial internships which are awarded to law students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
This year’s banquet will honor the achievements of outstanding individuals and city governments, whose actions and contributions to Caribbean-American communities inspire leadership and community activism in others. This year’s honorees include past CBA president, Marlon Hill, Esq., Maria Rodriguez of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, former Honorary Consul of Belize, Stephanie Sylvestre, and the City of Miramar.
“The CBA’s goal this year has been to re-engage the local business and legal communities to support initiatives for the betterment of Caribbean Americans in South Florida. We have received tremendous support this year and look forward to celebrating with our sponsors and supporters at the Banquet. The CBA is also excited to present this year’s diverse honorees and hope that their selfless contributions to our community as advocates, leaders, and mentors will inspire others to support our mission,” remarked President Schuyler Smith.
The banquet will be hosted by radio personalities Keith “Papa Keith” Walcott of WEDR 99Jamz and attorney Natasha D. Mayne. Guests will be treated to Caribbean-themed cuisine, exciting musical and cultural performances, raffle prizes, dancing with DJ Dorenzo Olivier, and live entertainment throughout the night.