Monday, 30 January 2017 18:28

Miami Cancer Institute Opens Its Doors

Comprehensive cancer center and research facility will be first in South Florida to offer proton therapy.  WHAT: The $430 million, 445,000-square-foot Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, has opened its doors. Led by renowned cancer surgeon and researcher Michael J. Zinner, M.D., the four-story facility located on the Baptist Hospital campus consolidates clinical services, cancer research, and technology platforms under one roof. Miami Cancer Institute provides patients from the community and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean access to some of the most sophisticated treatments in the world as well as clinical trials. It is among a handful of centers in the nation and the first in South Florida to offer proton therapy, which beams radiation directly to a tumor to destroy cancer cells while avoiding healthy tissue.
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Over 95 percent of the 23,000 items left at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) have already been returned to their rightful owners. Despite our best efforts, we could not return some items because they lacked identification.  The baggage consultant hired by the County has photographed and placed these unreturned items on a website. The website ( is now live for passengers to search and claim bags and personal items left at FLL.
Broward County, FL - Broward County Transit (BCT) recently named retired Bus Operator, Kenneth Ross as its 2016 Transit Hero for his efforts to rescue an abandoned child last June. Ross has worked for BCT for 31.5 years, starting as a Coach Service Attendant in 1985, and retiring from County service earlier this month.
Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks is urging members of the diaspora to take advantage of investment opportunities in Jamaica. “It is now time to formalize an investment pipeline with you, our own diaspora, especially as we seek to empower Jamaicans at home and abroad as a part of the commonwealth of Jamaica,” Marks said while delivering the keynote address at the Help Jamaica Medical Mission’s 6th Annual Black Tie affair last month in New Jersey.
Social Security in the United States said it is committed to treating all Americans fairly. This extends to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people covered by Social Security programs. The U.S. recognizes same-sex couples’ marriages in all states, and some non-marital legal relationships, for purposes of determining entitlement to Social Security benefits, Medicare entitlement, and eligibility and payment amount for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Monday, 23 January 2017 16:14

U.S. deports 20,000 Jamaicans in 10 years

Some 20,000 Jamaicans have been deported from the United States over the past 10 years, according to Jamaica’s Ambassador to the U.S. Audrey Marks.
Small businesses may be eligible to receive up to $5,000,  MIAMI – Small business owners in Miami-Dade's District 4 are invited to apply for Commissioner Sally Heyman's Annual Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to $5,000, depending on the number of applicants, which can be used for purchasing equipment, supplies, inventory, commercial liability insurance, security systems, advertising and marketing and making minor renovations. Applications will be accepted February 6 through February 24, 2017.
January 9, 2017 --- Miami, Florida – On Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9am to 1pm, in commemoration of annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP in collaboration with other external community partners in organizing beautification and landscaping projects at its adopted Brownsville Middle School in Liberty City, 4899 NW 24th Ave, Miami, FL 33142. This community event will bring together local citizens and their families to serve a local school in a community of need and advance Dr. King’s dream of social justice and economic opportunity for all.
A Discussion on the Representation and Influence of African Culture in South Florida.  Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 3, 2017) - The “Diversity in Design Arts” panel discussion, slated for Saturday, February 4, from 11:00AM - 3:00PM, will feature presentations on the cultural impact of Black Art, Architecture and Design on South Florida communities. This second installment of the annual event brings together four of South Florida’s most sought after names in architecture, fine art and design.
Join The City of Miramar at a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the 7th anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake and the recent Hurricane Matthew tragedy, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33027 from 6pm-9pm. The event will include a free concert featuring Harmonik, Born 2 Serve, Richie of the band Klass, and Inger Hanna.
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