Tuesday, October 3, 2023


What Is Known and Still UnKnown About a Man From the Bahamas Killed in Florida

A man was tragically killed in Miami, Florida on Sunday in a hit-and-run crash which has left loved ones grieving the ambition and selflessness he often displayed.

On Monday evening, family and friends gathered near the spot where Jeff Jean was killed, to remember the young father who became known for the loyalty he showed in his friendships.

“Jeff had your back,” his friend said. He was different. Someone you can call on.”

Friends gathered in Pembroke Pines near the site where Jena was struck and killed by a vehicle.

His cousin, still in disbelief, took to social media to pay tribute to him.

“Never in a million years, I thought I’d have to write ‘Rest in peace’…It’s hard to stop crying but I can’t stop. It’s emotions running through my body [as] it has never before.”

Another wrote, “You came from so far. You show everyone to never give up [and] chase your dreams.”

What is known

Jean, identified by family and friends, was killed around 2:15 in the early morning on Pembroke Road when he attempted to cross the street. A vehicle, traveling east, struck the young man and continued driving.

Miramar Fire and Rescue responded and found Jean’s body with his shoes strewn a few feet from his body.

A $5000 reward is offered for the suspect inJean’s death.

Jeff Jean and his three children are seen in a drawing.

What is unknown

  • Police do not know the make and model of the vehicle that struck Jean.
  • Authorities still do not know the person who is responsible for hitting Jean. Neither did they reveal his age.


5 Things to Know About Little Bahamas of Coconut Grove, Miami

Miami Commissioners have renamed a portion of Coconut Grove, Miami, calling it Little Bahamas, paying tribute to Bahamians who settled the area in the 19th century.

It joins Little Havana, which highlights the culture of Cuba, and Little Haiti which draws attention to the Haitian culture.

Here’s what to know about Little Bahamas of Coconut Grove

  • It is situated in West Grove of Coconut Grove, Miami which is presently undergoing redevelopment and has pushed long-time residents out of the area.
  • The boundaries for Little Bahamas of Coconut Grove are McDonald Street to the east, Bird Avenue and U.S. 1 to the north, Brooker Street and Armbrister Park to the west and Franklin Avenue to the south.
  • Many descendants of Bahamians who settled in the area have moved out of Coconut Grove into other areas of Florida. The area is now occupied by African Americans, moving in the area.
  • Bahamians helped build the area, living and working in the area before Miami became a city. Many arrived in the early 1880s and were the primary labor force throughout Miami for more than 50 years.
  • The commission hopes the name change will spur tourism in the area by highlighting its culture and history.