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ImageMiami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez asked community leaders today to send a message to Washington about one of South Florida's most critical infrastructure improvement projects, the Port of Miami Deep Dredge project, which would deepen Miami Harbor to -50 feet to accommodate the world's largest cargo container vessels.
ImageThe Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has reintroduced the popular Experience Jamaica program to encourage Jamaicans to taste, see, feel and enjoy the country's tourism product. The program was reintroduced with a simultaneous radio broadcast from the JTB's Kingston offices. During the launch broadcasts, both passersby and call-in listeners were able to win prizes offered by participating tourism companies.
Florida Memorial University (FMU) Board of Trustees and administrators pose with $28 million check, shovels and hard-hats at the site of the campus groundbreaking. From left to right: Julian M. Coakley, Jr., president, FMU Student Government Association; E. Ray Smith, member, FMU Board of Trustees; Dr. William Perry, member, FMU Board of Trustees; Dr. Sandra T. Thompson, interim president, FMU; Charles W. George, chairman, FMU Board of Trustees; Calvin Stamps, financial advisor, HBCU Capital Finance Program; Lynn Fenster, member, FMU Board of Trustees, John Ruffin, vice-chairman, FMU Board of Trustees; and, Kareem Coney, member, FMU Board of Trustees.
Calvin Stamps, a financial advisor from the HBCU Capital Finance Program, presented Florida Memorial University administrators with a $28 million check to finance the upcoming Living and Learning Residence Halls construction project. Nearly 150 guests witnessed the presentation during a campus groundbreaking ceremony attended by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, Miami Gardens Vice-Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr., City of Miami Gardens Councilwoman Barbara Watson, and Miami-Dade County School Board Member Dr. Wilbert T. Holloway.
Natural Disasters of the Caribbean on view at the Museum of HistoryMiami, 101C West Flagler Street in Downtown Miami.
For thousands of years, the people of the Caribbean have endured earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes. The most powerful of these occurrences wreak havoc upon humans—damaging or destroying buildings and possessions, and injuring or killing as many as thousands of people.