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The Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department, in collaboration with the Hialeah Police Department, conducted a joint investigation on May 20, 2010 to identify unlicensed movers, locksmiths and mobile mechanics in the interest of public safety and fair business practices.
An investigation by the Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department and the Hialeah Police Department on May 20, 2010 uncovered 14 unlicensed businesses operating as movers, locksmiths and mobile mechanics. Consumer Services Department enforcement officers issued 17 citations.
Fifteen-year-old Josie Ratley was nearly beaten to death by a 16-year-old boy now charged with attempted murder. Michael Brewer, 15, was set on fire by teenagers his age and younger. Violent and gruesome crimes involving young people have escalated in Broward County and across the country.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Hon. Ronald Robinson (right) speaking with the Chairman of the Jamaican Diaspora Convention 2010 Preparatory Committee, Earl Jarrett (centre), before the beginning of a media launch for the Convention, at the Ministry, New Kingston, Thursday (May 6). Also pictured is Executive Director of the Jamaican Diaspora Institute, Professor Neville Ying.
For the first time since its inception, the Jamaican Diaspora Convention 2010 will be held outside of Kingston.

According to Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Ronald Robinson, this will allow delegates a broader sense of Jamaica, by lessening the Kingston-centric nature of the policy making process.

Marlon Accepting Award
Marlon Hill, Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board representative to the Southern USA, was recently awarded the inaugural Ruth Shack Community Leadership 2010 Award for his impact on community building in the areas of philanthropy and charitable support in the South Florida community.

Mr. Hill was the first recipient awarded under ‘Leave A Legacy,’ a community program of partnership for philanthropic planning of Miami-Dade. The award will be given annually to a resident of Miami Dade County, under 40 years of age, who embodies the qualities that Ruth Shack was best known – leadership, ethics, dedication and service to Miami Dade.