This event is in response to heightened media coverage of issues related to small businesses and analyzed the perceptions of minorities throughout the Miami Dade County government - African Americans and Latinos relationship. The chamber announces a forum to discuss five key priority issues affecting minority businesses with government leaders in Loans, Grants, Contracts, Permit and Licensees.
Two prominent Black Republican women on Sept. 20, 2010 strongly condemned Congressman Kendrick Meek and Black Democratic Caucus Leaders Dr. H. Bruce Miles and Ruth Lynch for their "disgraceful, false and shameful" comments on the selection of Jennifer Carroll to be Lt. Governor. The Statement of Retired Army Lt. Colonel and lawyer Dr. Frances Rice and Angie Boynton is set forth below.
"We are angered by the disgraceful, false, shameful, arrogant personal attacks on Jennifer Carroll by Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek and his two Democratic Caucus colleagues, Dr. Bruce Miles of Tampa and Ruth Lynch of Broward, which appear in the South Florida Times. We ask Mr. Meek: ' Have you and your colleagues no shame?'
Mr. Meek is quoted as saying that Jennifer 'never would have been selected if it weren't for me and Alex Sink being on the ...ballot'. We have a message for Mr. Meek. How dare you and your cohorts attack this great woman of Caribbean descent who is on the verge of becoming the second most powerful person in the fourth largest state in our nation? At least Jennifer got there the hard way, she earned it. An adopted child, she came to our country and worked her way up to retire as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy and rise to leadership in the Florida House of Representatives. You, on the other hand, were born with a silver spoon in your mouth and got where you are because of the road paved by your fantastic mother, a trailblazer for Black women, who made it easy for you to go to the Legislature and the Congress. It is a shame that you , Dr. Miles and especially Ruth Lynch, are now disrespecting a strong Black woman like Jennifer. Your mother should not only scold you , but should wash your mouth out with soap and water. You and your colleagues need to respect all Black women regardless of Party affiliation . Your mother can't help you now so don't flatter yourself.
Argentine entrepreneur Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster, President & CEO of Basic Energy Ltd., as well as numerous other diversified entities, along with Haiti-based WIN Group, one of the country's largest enterprises, today announced an agreement to develop a 240-room hotel with conference facilities directly adjacent to Port-Au-Prince's Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport.
The property, scheduled to break ground by the end of 2010, has an 18-month construction window and will be Haiti's first airport hotel. The hotel, which is yet to be named, will be independently operated.
The fully-enclosed, $33 million project will be developed on a 5.3 acre parcel (2.14 hectares), and will be completely self-contained, with on-site power plant, water treatment, sewage, and related facilities.