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Vin Martin Receives Order of Distinction (OD)


Governor General, His Excellency the Most Honorable, Sir Patrick Allen congratulates former Jamaican HonoraryConsul  to Atlanta and chairman of the Atlanta Sister Cities Committee Mr. Vin Martin  for receiving the Order of Distinction (OD) in the rank of officer for his invaluable contribution to Jamaicans in the Diaspora.  The presentation was made at a special investiture service held in the drawing room of Kings House on October 21, 2013.  (Photo by Derrick Scott).


New Miami Consul General to Visit Atlanta

Franz N. Hall, Consul General Miami

Jamaica's new Consul General in Miami, Mr. Franz N. Hall, will be visiting Atlanta the week of November 11th, 2013.  There will be a Town Hall meeting on Friday, November 15th in which he will meet the Jamaican population here in Atlanta.  Details will be provided at a later date.


AJA Announces new Board for 2014

Alan Stewart, AJA President-Elect

The Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc., announces the 2014 Executive Board Members:

President - Mr. Alan Stewart
Vice President - Mr. William "Tony" Gray
Secretary - Ms. Aj Stone
Assistant Secretary - Ms. Pamela Marciunas
Parliamentarian - Ms. Christine Marzouca


Kool Runnings Restaurant at New Location

The popular Jamaican eatery, Kool Runnings, has reopened in Peachtree Corners. After closing the iconic restaurant on Memorial Drive several months ago, the new location is open for business. The traditional favorites are still on the menu and the all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch is still available.

Kool Runnings Restaurant
 5450 Peachtree Parkway
 Peachtree Corners, GA


Tessanne Chin is "Stronger" on the Voice


Tessanne Chin, the "bread and Butta" eating singer from Kingston, Jamaica continues to wow the audience on the voice.


Jamaican Embassy Newsletter


The Jamaican Embassy in Washington, DC has published the summer edition of their newsletter, JADIPLO.

Click to read Jamaican Embassy Newsletter



Do you need a B12 supplement if you eat meat?

by Dr. Jennifer Rooke, MD, MPH

Dr. Jennifer Rooke, MD, MPH

People who defend eating animal products as necessary for health have two swords, protein and Vitamin B12. We are getting smarter about protein and many people now accept that plant foods are a healthier source of protein, but most people including health care professionals are confused about B12. It is true that animal products contain B12, and strict vegetarians/vegans are at risk for B12 deficiency, but absorbing B12 from animal products is a very complex process and people who eat meat may be at equal or greater risk for B12 deficiency.

The Framingham Offspring study found that 39% of the general population may be in the low normal and deficient B12 blood level range, and it was not just vegetarians or older people. This study showed no difference in the B12 blood levels of younger and older adults.  Most interestingly there was no difference between those ate meat, poultry, or fish and those who did not eat those foods. The people with the highest B12 blood levels were those who were taking B12 supplements and eating B12 fortified cereals.

Read more at http://advancedlifestylemedicine.com/?p=1168#eGBFTYoXeh2Z4Pok.99





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