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Jamaican Women of Florida, Inc. (JWOF) brings a slice of Jamaican lifestyle and culture to Miramar, Florida on Saturday, November 21, 2015 with the second staging of “Ole Tyme Jamaican Gran Market” ™ at Christway Baptist Church Grounds 3800 S. Douglas Road, Miramar, FL 33023 from 11AM to 5PM.

JWOF is tapping into the nostalgia of Jamaican “Gran Market” and the Holiday Arts & Craft Fairs in Jamaica by bringing the concept to South Florida to coincide with the traditional kick off of the Christmas shopping season in the United States at Thanksgiving. Local artisans with a variety of unique items that cannot be found in stores along with a Farmer’s Market selling fresh produce will be presented. The event will also feature a Children’s Reading Corner, Storytelling and full day of entertainment.

This year JWOF has combined their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with Gran’ Market. Thirteen separate locations across Miami-Dade and Broward counties serve as drop off locations for non-perishable food items that will be given to Life Net 4 Families of Broward County.

      1. InOchi Pilates Marion Robinson
        12855 SW 132nd Street, Unit 101, Miami, FL 33186

      2. Robinson Law & Mediation Georgia Robinson
        3500 North State Road 7, Suite 437
        Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
        Tel: 954-535-0827

      3. Andover Academy Donna Fong
        8501 Cleary Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324

      4. Law Offices of Dahlia Walker, PA Dahlia Huntington
        3325 Hollywood Blvd., #206, Hollywood, FL 33021

      5. South Florida ENT Associates P.A. Petagaye Huntington
        8181 NW 154th Street, Suite#200
        Miami Lakes, FL 33016 Tel#: (305)-558-3724

      6. Jamaica National Building Society, Janice McIntosh
        5039 N. State Rd. 7, Tamarac, FL 33319
        954-485-3777 Ext 3826

      7. Goldson Spine – Marcelle Jones
        10796 Pines Blvd. #101, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

      8. Goldson Spine
        734 N. State Rd. 7
        Plantation, FL 33317

      9. Goldson Spine   
        1335 South State Road 7
        North Lauderdale, FL 33068

      10. Jamaica National Money Transfer      Mrs. Carmen Bartlett
        (a) 6905 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023 (954-983-6480)
        (b) 3895 NW 24 St, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
        (c) 4100 NW 12 St, Lauderhill, FL 33313

      11. Caribbean Today Peter Webly
        9020 SW 152 St. Miami, FL 33157

“Gran Market” is a shopping extravaganza so patrons are reminded to come prepared to shop for the holidays. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age and Adults are asked to donate $5 towards the JWOF Powerful Women…Next Generation Scholarship; food and drinks will be on sale. Entertainment for children and adults will be provided. 

The event is sponsored by: Reading Pays More, Digicel Top Up, Riddims Marketing, South Florida Caribbean News, Jamaicans.Com, Andover Academy and SFL Tax.


The Jamaican Women of Florida, Inc. (JWOF) hosts their third annual Health & Wellness forum at the Broward Regional Library, Broward College Campus in Pembroke Pines on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s theme, “To Your Sexual Health – Love & Sex” features discussions with invited experts about healthy relationships. Living in a fast-paced society it is easy to overlook a healthy personal relationship.

This discussion will take attendees through the science of what makes a relationship work.  JWOF invites men and women to join them to explore the secrets of a successful relationship; tips on choosing and keeping the right partner; and self-esteem and romantic love.

In keeping with JWOF’s mission of community outreach, the organization has collaborated with Jamaican psychologist and Florida Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, Dr. Karen Carpenter to conduct the Health and Wellness Forum. Dr. Carpenter is a University lecturer and runs the Sexology Clinic at the University of the West Indies; and is also the creator of the “Love & Sex” brand.  An expert on sexuality, Dr. Carpenter is a radio and television personality, and has worked in the education system in Jamaica and also internationally.

The other half of the Love & Sex team is Jamaican, Michael Anthony Cuffe, Sr., a renowned radio personality in Canada and Jamaica and also a motivational speaker and self-esteem coach.  Together they have taken the “Love & Sex” brand all across Jamaica and now bring their special scintillating magic to Florida.

“The JWOF Health & Wellness Conversations have been so well received that it has become an annual event”, says JWOF President, Dahlia Walker-Huntington. “We are constantly being given suggestions for future Health & Wellness forums but we think that love and sex is a prime topic for some open and frank discussion. We hope that everyone comes out for the event, couples and singles, who may be looking for some tips to meet and keep that special someone”, says Walker-Huntington.

As with all JWOF events, there will be a marketplace with the sponsors displaying their products and various items for sale.  These include the Love & Sex, book by Dr. Carpenter; organic products from River Nyle; Desert Sage candles; and genuine, hand-made leather handbags by Jacqui Sanguinetti.  The event will kick off with a Yoga exercise designed for couples lead by JWOF member and Yogi Judy Wyatt of Samadhi Spa in Kendal. 

Sponsors for the event are: The Broward County Board of County Commissioners – Broward County Library, South Regional; Robinson Law & Mediation – Georgia Robinson, Esq.; Goldson Spine& Rehabilitation; Western Union; Morrison’s RX; Benjamin-Wise & Creary; Apricot Office Supplies; Jamaica National Building Society; Law Offices of Dahlia A. Walker, PA; Riddims Marketing; Red Yabba All Natural Café; www.jamaicans.com; and www.southfloridacaribbeannews.com

Admission is free and refreshments will be served at Broward County Library, South Regional – Broward College Library 7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024.  Interested persons kindly RSVP on line at www.jamaicanwomenofflorida.com or call 561-320-1391.  Mature Subject Matter.


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