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Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz was one of several government officials on hand for the celebration of the initiated U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement at PortMiami on Friday, July 20, 2012. The commissioner joined Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, and members of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and PortMiami to commemorate both the trade agreement and Colombia’s Independence Day.
(Miami-Dade County, FL) – Beginning July 31, 2012, international passengers flying Miami International Airport hub carrier American Airlines and all other airlines in concourses D, E and F will be welcomed to the U.S. by a new three-level, 400,000-square-foot international arrivals facility twice the size of the existing Concourse E facility.  The dazzling new area is located in the middle of North Terminal and is adjacent to the Concourse D skytrain, for quick access from any of the 47 gates in North Terminal within four minutes.
The first meeting of the New Leaders Taskforce took place Wednesday, July 18, at The Beacon Council offices. More than 25 nominated individuals met with Alan Becker, Beacon Council Chairman; Frank R. Nero, Beacon Council President & CEO; and Joe Pallot, Beacon Council Incoming Chair; to discuss community-wide issues facing up-and-coming leaders. If you would like to nominate an individual from your company to participate in the new taskforce, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a short bio and contact information.
(MIAMI, July 31, 2012) –   The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), also known as Harriet, arrived at PortMiami this morning completing the first of what will be two tunnel tubes under Biscayne Bay linking the Port with the mainland.  This marks the half-way point in the boring process. “It is a milestone day for PortMiami,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez told a crowd of more than 500 onlookers who cheered Harriet’s festive arrival on Dodge Island.  “The tunnel is critical to PortMiami’s future growth because it will allow port traffic to move more
Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) has improved its operational efficiency and was successful in boosting its profitability during the 2011/12 financial period ended March 31, states Earl Jarrett, General Manager.As overall interest rates fell, there was a decline in interest income from its assets, which was counterbalanced by a reduction in interest expense, Mr. Jarrett stated. According to data from the recently released audited financial statements, JNBS, the country’s largest building society and its subsidiaries, effectively adjusted their operations to boost income and contain expenses. “We did well in the year just ended as the Building Society earned a surplus of $1,397 million, while the overall JN Group earned $2,071