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At a special dedication ceremony at the Kendall District Police Station, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson speaks about Officer Giovanni Gonzalez’s service to the community before his untimely death last June.
In honor of one of Miami-Dade’s fallen officers, Commissioner Katy Sorenson participated in a special dedication ceremony naming the Roll Call Room at the Kendall District Police Station after Officer Giovanni Gonzalez, who died last year in a car crash. The ceremony on April 13, 2010 also included a street co-designation, led by fellow Commissioner Javier D. Souto, of SW 76th Street near the station as “Officer Giovanni L. Gonzalez Street.”

Maria Noa Habchi addressing attendees of the Haiti fundraiser in Toronto.
More than CAD $350,000 was raised for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake from West Indian musicians, an Israeli entertainer, three Canadian companies and a Jewish philanthropy.

And, if that's not multinational enough - the fundraising drive was organized by a young lady from the South Pacific working with a Caribbean media organization.

ImageMiami Dade College President, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, received the Chairman’s Award on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the Eighth Annual Beacon Awards, at Jungle Island. Pictured here (from left to right), Beacon Council President Frank Nero, MDC Foundation Chair Penny Shaffer, MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, and Beacon Council Chair Alex Villoch.
ImageThe Air Jamaica divestment team has advised that, by mutual agreement, a decision has been taken to extend the deadline for a Transition Services Agreement between Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines from the previous target date of April 12. A new timeline of April 30 was agreed with Caribbean Airlines as the date by which the transition arrangement is to be fully in place.