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The Victoria Mutual Building Society's (VMBS) Florida Representative Office, in partnership with the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting their 'Wine and Cheese Mixer', a corporate and small business networking event. Scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at the JERK MACHINE, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the event will welcome various business persons and corporate representatives from the Jamaican Diaspora. Guests will be able to exchange business cards, as well as benefit from talks aimed at providing insight about Victoria Mutual's Foreign Exchange Mortgage rate reductions, as well as the benefits of the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce, all in a relaxed atmosphere. Members of the Diaspora and other guests are invited to mix and mingle, following which they will enjoy a brief talk about the Company's new mortgage rates, presented by Manager for the VMBS Florida Representative Office, Miss Suzette D. Rochester. The institution recently announced a special rate of 6.85%p.a. for foreign exchange mortgages in USD, CAD and Sterling, and 9.39%p.a. for new Jamaican dollar mortgages. Another goal of the mixer is to encourage membership in the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce, allowing businesses to grow based on a wider network of support.   According to Miss Rochester,"We are pleased to have created a forum for VMBS, the Chamber and members of the business community to come together for a productive evening to not only meet new contacts and strengthen the linkages within the Diaspora, but to provide them with the opportunities which we have created for them. These factors make the event invaluable." Chamber President, Marie Gill, hails the event as "another great example of the strong partnerships that the Chamber has developed with corporate citizens such as Victoria Mutual, in order to present a diversity of benefits and networking opportunities to our members and to the Jamaican Diaspora."She added that the March 29th event is of particular importance as it also represents the Chamber's Salute to Jamaican Women in recognition of International Women's History Month in March.
To help celebrate April’s National Poetry Month, the Miami Dade Public Library System is inviting teens, ages 12-18, to pick up a pen and participate in its annual National Poetry Month Contest. The contest starts on April 1 and runs through April 30. Poems must be the original work of the participant, may be typed or written – double spaced and attached to an official entry form. Entry forms are available at any Miami-Dade Public Branch Library or download one at www.mdpls.org Poems will be judged on originality, artistic quality and emotional impact. First prize winner will receive a Kindle Touch 3G E-reader; second place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Nobles.
Beginning Sunday, October 31, 2010, Broward County Transit (BCT) will make the following bus service changes: • Route 1 Frequency increased on Saturday from 30 to 20 minutes • Route 2 Frequency reduced from 40 minutes to 60 minutes on Saturday • Route 3 Route eliminated • Route 4 Discontinue Saturday and weekday service after 9 p.m. • Route 5 Discontinue Saturday service after 9 p.m. • Route 6 Frequency reduced from 40 minutes to 60 minutes on Saturday • Route 7 Discontinue Saturday and weekday service after 11 p.m. • Route 9 Discontinue Saturday and weekday service after 10 p.m. • Route 10 Discontinue Saturday and weekday service after 11 p.m. • Route 11 Discontinue Saturday and weekday service after 11 p.m. and frequency reduced on Saturday from 30 minutes to 40 minutes.
The Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation will host the 9th Annual Reclaim the Dream Candlelight Memorial Service commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the 44th Anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination.
MAST Academy's PTSA is holding its annual Gala and Silent Auction onApril 13th at 7:00 P.M. at the fully renovated Rusty Pelican on Key Biscayne.It promises to be a fun filled event, but most importantly a great opportunity to support one of South Florida's "Crown Jewel"schools.MAST Academy was recognized as the Number 1 High School in the county, was rated among the top 10 Magnet Schools in the Nation in the Newsweek National Survey and was one of six national finalists in the 2010 White House "Commencement Challenge."Quality education is the key to the future of our city and of our county, and this is your opportunity to support it. Please go to www.believeinmast.com NOW and purchase tickets to join the Gala, or make a tax free donation. No amount is too small.100% of the proceeds will go to support college readiness programs, lab and technical equipment and other key initiatives.
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