JIS News

The Broward County South Regional Library, in Pembroke Pines, will continue its salute to Jamaica’s 48th anniversary of Independence this Saturday (August 14), with a book launch and discussion, and signing by Chairman of the Asafa Powell Foundation, Delano Franklyn.
Mr. Franklyn will present excerpts from two of his recently authored publications – ‘Michael Manley: The Politics of Equality’ (2009) and ‘Sprinting Into History – Jamaica and the 2008 Olympic Games’ (2009).
Assistant Professor at Florida International University, Dr. Heather Russell, will be the guest speaker at the event, which will be under the patronage of Jamaica’s Consul General, Mrs. Sandra Grant Griffiths. The event forms part of the activities commemorating Jamaica’s Independence celebrations in South Florida.
With a keen interest in politics and sports, Mr. Franklyn has already authored several publications.
A former Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Mr. Franklyn had responsibility for the Jamaican Diaspora community.
A practising Attorney in Kingston, Mr. Franklyn is a graduate of the Norman Manley Law School, the University of the West Indies, Mico College, and Kingston College.

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