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Governor General His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen has signed off on the regulations that will govern the current period of public emergency that was declared Sunday May 23. The Jamaican Constitution requires that once a state of emergency is imposed, regulations be published detailing the powers of the authorities and the restrictions that apply to citizens.

The regulations speak of a Competent Authority and identify that authority as the Governor General, the Minister of National Security, the Chief of Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force, the Commissioner of Police, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, or the Senior Office of Police in the parish of Kingston and St. Andrew.

Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman, along with a group of distinguished and accomplished women, has been named one of the "100 Outstanding Women of Broward County" by the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County and the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center.

The 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County fundraising dinner, held Thursday night at the Signature Grand, brought together more than 1,000 people to celebrate how far women have come in leadership roles in business, government and philanthropic fields.

With the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) - Earlington Heights Connector, scheduled for completion by the summer of 2012, Miami-Dade County will join the ranks of major metropolitan areas around the world with rapid transit connections to their airports.

Construction is well underway on the 2.4-mile elevated extension of Metrorail from the existing Earlington Heights Station to a station at the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC), the County’s future central transportation hub located right next to the airport. When completed, both residents and visitors will have direct Metrorail access to Miami International Airport and the surrounding area which is considered one of Miami’s largest employment districts.

On Sunday May 23rd, churches from all around Florida will come together to encourage those in their communities to be counted in the 2010 Census. As the backbone of most African-American and Caribbean-American communities in Florida, churches will have a major impact on outreach efforts and participation.

Members of the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators will lead the way, encouraging their pastors and other pastors in their districts to participate in this statewide event. Additionally, other local elected officials, local complete count committee members and grassroots organizations will be encouraged to attend church services and show support for the 2010 Census.

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