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Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Steven Cernak joined Florida Governor Rick Scott as the governor signed transportation bills SB 1998 and HB 599 in to law. Governor Scott said these bills will provide for Florida ports to become top in the world, creating economic development by encouraging foreign trade.
Balbour & Pino Realtors Ltd. officially launches operations as of May 1, 2012. Balbour & Pino Realtors Ltd., a closely held company specializing in brokerage, advisory, marketing, and relocation services, launched on the island of Jamaica. Mr. Richard Pino, Chief Financial Officer and Real Estate Broker in New York City, saw an opportunity to extend his international client base by forming Balbour & Pino Realtors, Ltd., and assuming the role of Managing Director. Mr. Pino's international client base emanates from Brazil, China, Croatia, Italy, New York, and Switzerland.
Colette Burnett, owner of Super Wings N.Y., recently accepted the "Entrepreneur of the Year Award" from Borough President Marty Markowitz at the 7th Annual Caribbean-American Heritage Month Economic Development Power Networking Brunch at Brooklyn Borough Hall. "It's an honor to accept the Entrepreneur of the Year Award; I built the business on a wing and a prayer and I am grateful for the overwhelming support," stated Colette Burnett.   Burnett continued, "I am even more thankful to Borough President Marty Markowitz, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City Business Solutions, Roy Hastick (President of the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce), my family, staff and most of all our customers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new book released here by the head of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has argued the 2010s will be the “decade of Latin America and the Caribbean”. In his book, “The decade of Latin America and the Caribbean: A real opportunity”, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno argued that in the coming years, the region’s recent gains will be “locked in and the average citizen will be more prosperous than ever before in the history of the hemisphere”.
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.