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Miami Dade County, FL – Commissioner Lynda Bell officially opened the new 3-1-1 Service Center located within the South Miami-Dade Government Center complex (10710 S.W. 211 Street, Suite 204, Cutler Bay, Florida) on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:00 am. The 3-1-1 Service Center will be one of three similar facilities located throughout the county which are designed to provide residents with a convenient way to access County services and information at nearby locations. 
 
The 3-1-1 Service Centers came about as a result of Commissioner Lynda Bell’s work to restore government services to residents who, would otherwise, have to travel to downtown Miami at great inconvenience and significant expense to access these services.

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The leader of the Jamaica labour Party, Mr. Bruce Golding, will not be seeking re-election at the party's annual general conference in November and will step down as Prime Minister as soon as a new leader has been elected.

Mr. Golding conveyed this decision to the party's Central Executive at it's quarterly meeting held at Belmont Road today.Mr. Golding said he had planned to lead the party into a second term of government and demit office within two years thereafter. He said "the challenges of the last four years have taken their toll and it was appropriate now to make way for new leadership to continue the programmes of economic recovery and transformation while mobilizing the party for victory in the next general elections."

usvi-mockoThe US Virgin Islands took New York City by storm at the first Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar, which over the weekend of September 16 to 18, 2011 attracted hundreds of high-end consumers and potential travelers to the Territory.

The attractive USVI Department of Tourism booth - which featured the island of St. Croix throughout the three-day event - was a big hit with patrons as they thoroughly enjoyed the culinary and cultural expertise on display at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan.

Friday, September 30, is the last day to take advantage of the special adoption fee of two cats and kittens for one price of $74.95 at the Broward County Animal Care Adoption Centers and all Pet Supermarket stores located in Broward County.

The special pricing is in response to the high number of cats and kittens received at the Adoption Center during breeding season. “Felines usually breed during the spring and summer months. So it is not unusual for us to receive a high number of mother cats and kittens during this time of year,” said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator, Broward County Animal Care and Adoption.

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