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Port Miami reported containerized cargo movements were up 7 percent in FY 2010-2011 with a total of 906,607 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) moving through the Port during the 12 month period ending September 30, 2011. PortMiami continues to rank as the number one container port in the State of Florida. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are extremely pleased with our performance,” Port Director Bill Johnson told more than 1,200 business and civic leaders who participated in today’s annual State of the Ports Briefing at the Miami Airport Convention Center. “The seven percent increase in container volumes follows a five percent growth the previous year—solid performances in view of the ongoing uncertainties in the global economy.”
Basseterre, St Kitts - The Youth Desk at the CARICOM Secretariat is close to finalizing a manual that will be used to equip young people throughout the Region with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to successfully run a business. Much of the content and activities in the manual dubbed “Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunities (CEBO)” were fine tuned during a February 8 to 11 workshop that was held at the Ocean Terrace Inn in St. Kitts. Participants included Marcia Brandon of the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT), John Roach of the Dominica Youth Business Trust, Senior Youth Officer in St. Kitts  Pierre Liburd, CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Dwayne Gutzmer and Kerry Chen of Jamaica, Ian Richards of SKNIS, and CARICOM’s Deputy Programme Manager for Education Patricia McPherson.
Could your business or organization benefit from Microsoft training? A new public-private partnership between Workforce Florida Inc. and Microsoft can help. Through Microsoft® Elevate America, 40,000 vouchers for no-cost training and certifications are available to Floridians for a limited time only.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department and the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, in partnership with The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, are hosting the 24th Annual In the Company of Women Awards Celebration presented by Macy’s, on Wednesday, March 21, from 6-9 p.m., at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Thirteen local women will be recognized for contributions in their fields and to the Miami-Dade community. The event also provides lasting support to the Women’s Park and park programs throughout Miami-Dade County.   The honorees include: Mayor’s Pioneer Award—Scherley Busch  Noted commercial photographer, well known for her distinctive photographic vision and interpretations of Florida's people, places and landscapes. Founder, director and creative force behind the Florida Women of Achievement project.
"There are many opportunities for well capitalized, foreign investors entering into the emerging economies of the Caribbean." That's the word from one of the top 50 powerful Louisvillians and chairman and managing director of Blue Equity, LLC., Jonathan S. Blue, one of the speakers of this year's Invest Caribbean Now Power Forum in New York City. Invest Caribbean Now forum is the brainchild of Hard Beat Communications CEO, Felicia Persaud, and aims to showcase the Caribbean as a great investment option as well while connecting investors with entrepreneurs and ministers of governments.