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On Tuesday, May 25, Mayor Tomas Regalado participated in a conference telephone call with Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, and the Mayors of Tulsa Oklahoma, Birmingham, Alabama and Ann Arbor, Michigan to discuss the impact of the American Recovery Act monies in their cities.

ImageKingston - Jamaica’s Public Defender, Earl Witter, has assured that the security forces have established control in Tivoli Gardens.

“I think it is very clear that the police are entirely in control at Tivoli Gardens at this time and certainly have been for more than 24 hours,” he said in an interview with JIS News today (May 26).

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.

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