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ImageJamaica Tourist Board's business development manager for Arizona, Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, Dian Holland (left) received an award "For Outstanding Work in Tourism and Culture in Los Angeles" from the director of the Celebrate Jamaica Los Angeles (CJLA) organization, Leo Gilling (right), on August 6, Jamaica's 48th Independence Day.
Cutting the ribbon for MIA’s new Regional Commuter Facility are: George Hazy, American Airlines Senior Vice President of Customer Service; Pedro Fabregas, President of Executive Air; Peter Dolara, American Airlines Senior Vice President, Miami; José Abreu, Miami-Dade Aviation Department Director; Ricky Deane, Managing Director of American Eagle, Miami; and Marilyn DeVoe, American Airlines Vice President of Airport Services, Miami. American Eagle passengers travel through the RCF on its first day of operation.
American Eagle passengers now have a newer, more spacious facility for regional flights at Miami International Airport. On August 19, Miami-Dade Aviation Department and American Airlines officials celebrated the grand opening of the North Terminal's Regional Commuter Facility (RCF), a 50,000-square-foot extension that includes two new terminal gates, a new passenger waiting area and future outdoor walkways to 12 loading areas for American Eagle’s operations.

Waste Management presents a check for $50,000 to the Marlins “Home for Haiti” project with Coconut Creek-based Food for the Poor to build the Inspiration village of new, permanent homes in Haiti. From left: Lil Billy; Angela Smith, Marlins Director of Community Outreach; Coconut Creek Mayor Lisa Aronson; Marlins Catcher John Baker; Dawn McCormick, Community Affairs Manager, Waste Management; Mark Khouri, Director of Goods in Kind, Food for the Poor; and Billy the Marlin.
Moved by the ongoing crisis in Haiti, Waste Management presented a $50,000 donation to the Florida Marlins “Homes for Haiti” program during the August 22nd Marlins vs. Astros game which was sponsored by Waste Management.

“Homes for Haiti” is a program by the Marlins and Coconut Creek-based Food For The Poor to build much-needed housing in Haiti.

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A relief program to support Haitian artists affected by the country’s devastating earthquake in January has resulted in Hands of Haiti, an exhibit featuring more than 60 major works by artists living in Haiti who have continued their craft despite their challenging circumstances.

The exhibit, which will be on display for the first time ever at Miami International Airport’s South Terminal Gallery from September 2, 2010 to March 2011, will feature works of cut metal, woven sequined flags, sculptures made from discarded urban materials, carnival masks, clay pottery and photography.