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On February 24, 2011, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and Dominican Republic Consulate General Manuel F. Almanzar visited children who participate in the after-school program offered by Latinos United to the Allapattah community, located at 3321 NW 17 Avenue in Miami. The Vice Chairwoman and the Consul General read The Lion and the Mouse, in English and Spanish respectively, and joined the children in celebrating the 167th anniversary of the Dominican Republic's Independence.
Miami-Dade County Commissioners and law enforcement officials came together on Tuesday, February 15 to honor Mark Brown, a County employee, for his bravery in stopping a driver who was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident earlier this month. The commendation was given by Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan at the regularly-scheduled Commission meeting in Downtown Miami.


Buju BantonOn February,  22nd  the 12 member federal jury found reggae superstar, Buju Banton guilty on conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.

He was found not guilty for attempting to possess five kilograms or more of cocaine, aiding and abetting others in using a communication facility in the commission of a felony, and knowingly and intentionally possessing a firearm in furtherance of and during the course of a drug-trafficking crime.

The jury returned their guilty verdict after deliberating for only 11 hours over two days.

Mayor Carlos Alvarez Launches The Expansion Of Free Wireless Service On Maimi-Dade Transit Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez today announced the launch of free wireless service on all Metrorail and Metromover cars, and select Metrobus routes.

The countywide launch is an expansion of the Mayor’s Wireless Miami-Dade Initiative, which brought free wireless service to Goulds, Tamiami and Tropical parks.