The Coalition for the Barbados Association of Central Florida (CBAOCF), otherwise known as the Central Florida Bajans (CFL Bajans), started in 1991, and currently has a membership affiliation of approximately 150 individuals. Over the past 27 years, we have made significant contributions to the local Central Florida community, and to charities, individuals, and schools in Barbados. This includes our adoption and support of the St. Lucy District Hospital in Barbados, and the offering of an annual scholarship to a worthy student of Bajan (Barbadian) heritage who resides in our local community.
Dr. Dale Husbands has been a member of the association since its inception in 1991. He migrated to the U.S.A. in 1975. In 1980, Dale joined the United States Air Force as a computer specialist. Currently, he is a tenured professor at Valencia Community College, in Information Technology.
Mr. Rodney Marshall has been a member of the association since its inception in 1991. He migrated to the U.S.A. in October 1973. In 1984, Rodney started the mortgage brokerage business "Marshall Mortgage" which continues to provide excellent service to the Central Florida community.
Mr. Dennis “Deputy” Morris is a retired Orange County Deputy Sheriff, having served twenty-three years both as a patrol deputy, and an elementary D.A.R.E. and middle school Resource Officer. After his retirement, he rekindled his love for real estate and is currently a realtor.
Ms. Charlene Humphrey was born and raised in the Bajan culture under the influence of her maternal grandmother and parents. Charlene joined the association in 2013. She has a BA in Psychology and Business from the College of New Rochelle, and has worked in the business industry since 1985.
Marquez spent his early years between the parishes of St. Joseph, St.George, and St. Philip, before emigrating in 1997. To escape cold weather, he first moved to Melbourne, FL, before relocating to Orlando, Tampa, then back to Orlando. Currently, he works in Airport Operations at Orlando International Airport.
I was born in my maternal grandmother's small, warm, cozy chattel house in Cave Hill. Upon joining my parents in the U.S., I dreamt of Barbados for many nights. In 2012, I joined the CBAOCF where I’ve found another family. I am a licensed mental health counselor and a deacon, ordained by the Anglican Mission in America.
Through encouraging networking and promoting kinship amongst Barbadians living in Central Florida, and the greater Florida area.
Through community service and charitable events in our local community. Our philanthropic efforts are facilitated through group volunteer activities.
Through the provision of scholarships for high school graduates pursuing a degree at recognized higher education institution.
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