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MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss is sponsoring an agreement that will go to the Board of County Commissioners at its July 8, 2020 meeting, that will sell land to Amazon in order for them to build a million square feet of warehouse space and provide 325 jobs in the Naranja area near Homestead Air Reserve Base. Amazon will make an investment of $80 million in its facilities, and the 325 permanent jobs created will provide salaries of at least $32,000. Moss has been working with the county administration on creating a logistics hub in the area for many years. Amazon will join FedEx, the Steel Mill and other projects that are being considered. Commissioner Moss stated that the South Dade area needs to stay tuned for other major announcements in the near future. The commissioner stated that he and the administration were close to finalizing a deal with Miami Wilds to build a water theme park at ZooMiami, and that the Larcenia Bullard Plaza in Richmond Heights is well under construction. Further, Moss said that there are other major projects that he is working on.

Piarco, Trinidad & Tobago,: Caribbean Airlines can report that the first quarter of 2020 was on course to be another successful period of performance, prior to the impact of COVID-19 in March.

Dr. Keith Nurse and Dr. Kim Marie Spence will lead Opening Plenary on the Value of the Creative Economy in the Caribbean in a conversation designed to lay the ground for advocacy and action aimed at promoting diaspora investment in the Caribbean cultural industries.  The free event which will take place online is set to engage over 30 speakers in over 30 hours of programming.  Pre-Registration is available for those interested in attending and actively participating at www.creativesmartcaribbean.eventbrite.com.  The event can also be be viewed on Facebook Live at National Caribbean American Heritage Month. 

MIAMI  —The cruise industry continues to experience the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In support for Miami-Dade County’s cruise line partners, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has extended the waiver of lay berth and harbor fees for an additional 30 days through July 12, 2020, subject to availability at PortMiami.

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