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NY City Hall Tribute To Long Time Caribbean American

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 21, 2009: A New York City Hall tribute is being planned for a long time political ally and Caribbean American supporter, who is battling a serious disease.

Councilmember Bill de Blasio and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will host a tribute to Dr. Marco Mason next Thursday in Council Chambers, City Hall. The event is set for 6-9 p.m. and will recognize Mason`s contributions to and support of the Caribbean American community, especially in Brooklyn.

Mason is reportedly battling a deadly disease. The Panama-born Mason is CEO of the Panamanian Council of New York, Inc. and was a founding member and executive director at Caribbean Women`s Health Association, Inc. He is well known in the Caribbean American circle in New York and has received numerous citations and awards. Mason also served on the faculty of a number of colleges and universities, including at the State University of New York at Stony Brook; School of Social Work, School of Medicine, and School of Health Management and Technology. He is currently on the Faculty with the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York.

Dr. Mason is also a technical expert in U.S. Immigration Policy and is duly accredited to practice Immigration Law before the Immigration and Naturalization Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals. He was cited by the US Department of Justice for his `Outstanding services in assisting immigrants with status adjustments.`