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Spanish Broadcasting System Inc., (“SBS”) (Nasdaq: SBSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Donny Hudson to Vice President of Sales for Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) -Radio/TV/Digital and Entertainment. Mr. Hudson will be responsible for growing and overseeing the revenue in all of the company’s divisions.

At the same time, he will continue to assume his responsibilities as Sales Manager for WXDJ-El Zol 95.7 FM and WRAZ-La Raza 106.3 FM, two of SBS’s radio stations in South Florida.

According to data being released today by the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County dropped for the first time since the start of the recession. While the decline was small, from 13.4% to 13.3%, this was the first time since 2007 that the County has experienced a significant drop in the number of unemployed. Miami-Dade employment grew by nearly 4,000 from December to January while the labor force grew by just over 3,000.

The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC) will host its 26th Annual Business Expo on March 18th at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The theme is Rethink. Rework. Revitalize. and the event brings minority-owned businesses, major corporations and government agencies together through a series of workshops, networking events and a trade show to identify business opportunities and discuss industry trends.

Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, is forecasting marginal growth in economic activity for the March quarter, which should spill over into fiscal year 2011/2012.

The growth, he said, will be driven by continued expansion in mining and quarrying, hotels and restaurants, and electricity and water supply, which should offset declines in other sectors.

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