Rep Soto Honors Six Central Florida Leaders for Caribbean Heritage Month

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month 2019, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto held a ceremony recognizing six individuals in Central Florida for their accomplishments. The honorees’ biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they received official Congressional Certificates. See all names and links to video from the Congressional record below.

“Every June, we celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month while paying tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of Caribbean Americans. Our heritage is diverse, enriched by different nationalities, languages, cultures, and all beaming with pride,” stated Rep. Soto. “Central Florida is home to a vibrant Caribbean immigrant community. I was proud to present six of our local leaders with Congressional recognition for their important work strengthening our district. We thank all of the honorees for their continued commitment and contributions to our community!”

The honorees were recognized by Rep. Soto in a ceremony on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at the Kissimmee District office.

Dieuseul Berto A Haitian immigrant, pioneer, mentor, father, former kickboxer and founder of Tiger’s World Martial Arts and Boxing Fitness in Winter Haven. For full video, click here.


Casmore Shaw State Secretary for the Florida Democratic Party, State Committeeman for the Osceola Democrats and Vice Chair of the Osceola Democratic Executive Committee. Founding member of the Kissimmee and Kissimmee South Poinciana Rotary clubs. For full video, click here.


Wayne Golding Community leader and activist. Attorney practicing in the Florida State Courts and the U.S. Federal Courts and Immigration Court. President of the Caribbean Bar Association and Chairman of the Orange County School Board Bi-Racial Committee. For full video, click here.


John Perry US Air Force Veteran, Ohio State University, Park College and Rollins College graduate. Independent Insurance Councilor in the Employees Benefit arena, a Relocation Specialist, and a Legal shield Director. Commentator on WOTS 1220AM, Caribbean Rhythms Radio. For full video, click here.


Louis Witter An entrepreneur, a Caribbean restaurant owner, producer and host of Caribbean Rhythms Radio Network in the Hospitality Industry, current member of Caribbean and Floridian Association, Restore the Path for Christ Church and the Jamaica Diaspora group South Eastern division. For full video, click here.


Shelley Briggs Dean at Gateway High School. Member of the Caribbean and Floridian Association, and chairperson for the Service and Education Committee. For full video, click here.



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