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Commissioner Francis Suarez hosts the enrollment for the Golden Passport EASY Card, on March 17, 2010 at the Senior Center Smathers Plaza.(Photo Credit: Jorge Perez City of Miami)City of Miami District 4 Commissioner Francis Suarez and Miami-Dade Transit teamed up to help residents obtain their Golden Passport EASY Card. Seniors, age 65 and older, are eligible to ride public transit for free with their Golden Passport EASY Card. The card is valid for three years and must be reactivated every third year on the senior’s birth month.
Jamaica is set to host the first leg of the Kiteboard Pro World Tour 2010 (KPWT), from March 25 - April 3. The event will take place at Long Bay Beach in the island’s resort area of Port Antonio, a favorite spot of many visitors seeking a picturesque and tranquil Caribbean getaway.
Miami International Airport’s steady passenger traffic in 2009 despite a full-year of economic recession worldwide made it the busiest airport in Florida and the second-leading airport in the U.S. for international passengers. MIA was one of the few U.S. airports to maintain stable passenger traffic levels last year, serving 33.9 million passengers in 2009 - down only half a percentage point from 2008.
Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle (left) with Mike Hernandez of Fannie Mae. (Photo Credit: Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County)Miami-Dade homeowners facing mortgage woes now have a new lifeline at their disposal. On March 22, 2010, Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle attended the grand opening of a Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Center, located at 2671 NW 28 Street. The facility was created through a partnership among Fannie Mae, Miami-Dade County, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, and major mortgage servicers.
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson led the first World TB Day March in March on March 23, 2010 to bring awareness to the disease. The march, which began at Gwen Cherry Park at NW 71 Street and 22 Avenue and ended at the Joseph Caleb Center on NW 54 Street and NW 22 Avenue, was organized by the Miami-Dade Health Department to call attention to the high incidence of tuberculosis in this country. Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is a bacterial disease which usually attacks the lungs, but could also affect any part of the body. While it can be treated, people who are unaware that they have been infected could die from illness.