Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis and the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) in Jamaica has announced that a Jamaica Diaspora Outreach event will be held on March 20 from 4:30-8:00 pm at the Multi-Service Complex located at 6700 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023.

The RGD visit will facilitate applications for Agency services including Certificates for Birth, Death and Marriage; Genealogical Research (‘Family Tree’ service), Registry Wedding and Record Updating which includes Correction of Errors, Late Registration, Addition of Father’s Particulars and Late Entry of Name. Vital information on products and procedures will also be disseminated and all relevant concerns that persons may have will be addressed.

baynazaFor over 31 years, the Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day has brought our community together to keep our beaches and waterways clean and in ship-shape.

We invite you to celebrate with us our 32nd anniversary alongside thousands of other volunteers on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9am to noon at one of the 23 cleanup site locations. Volunteers can now register at or call 311 for further assistance (free t-shirts will be given to volunteers at their designated site).

Businesses, nonprofits and multifamily homes received $100 rebate per toilet, saving water and money

Dozens of local businesses are seeing substantial savings in their monthly water bills thanks to their participation in a program that rewards them for replacing water-wasting toilets with newer, water-saving models.

The program, called “Conservation Pays,” is sponsored by the Broward Water Partnership, which includes Broward County and 18 local governments and water utilities. The Partnership has a 20-year goal to save 30 million gallons of water a day.

hhhhhhjjklBroward County Libraries (BCL) will host a series of Community Vision Sessions with Broward County Libraries Director Skye Patrick. Join us as we look toward the future and discuss how library services will continue to evolve and meet the changing needs of the community. Library Director Skye Patrick will share exciting plans for the future and welcome your comments and questions.

The Community Vision Sessions will be conducted at five regional libraries as well as at Main Library and the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. The purpose of the meetings is to present the BCL’s "Vision for the Future and Community," and for library administration to meet the public and to hear the concerns of each region. Each session will include a PowerPoint presentation and Q&A session.