Many living in developed countries do not give much thought to their daily water use for cooking, cleaning or even drinking. They simply head to the nearest sink and turn on the faucet. As World Water Day celebrates its 19th year on March 22, Food For The Poor will launch its third annual Water Week fundraising campaign, March 18 through March 25. During this weeklong donation drive, the ministry will partner with local participating restaurants and businesses to raise money for water filtration units, water wells and pumps.
Due to the severe inclement weather system that has recently affected Jamaica and with another system forecast to hit the island next week the decision was taken to postpone next weekend's events, scheduled to take place at Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay. "We are mindful of the acute impact these rains have had on many lives on the island and wish the people of Jamaica a safe, healthy and speedy recovery." Douglas Gordon, Editor in Chief, Ocean Style.
The Broward County Commission has adopted the legal descriptions for a new Commission District map, which is now available online. The new map is based on the 2010 Census and balances the population within each of the nine Commission districts. In the event that a resident does not know their district, the commission district locator may be used to identify the district and County Commissioner. Steven Cernak is New Chief Executive/Port Director at Port Everglades Port Everglades welcomed new Chief Executive/Port Director Steven Cernak to the South Florida seaport. Cernak replaces Phillip C. Allen, who recently retired after leading Port Everglades since 2006. Cernak previously served as the port director and chief executive officer for the Port of Galveston, Texas, since 1999.
History Miami Board of Trustees announced today that Robert McCammon is leaving his position as President/CEO, effective September 30, 2012. During his tenure, McCammon has overseen the rebranding of HistoryMiami, the public opening of the archaeological site known as the Miami Circle®, the Certification as a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, fundraising for an offsite collections facility, and secured the Miami Art Museum facility for future expansion.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez is pleased to announce the launch of the Miami-Dade Commercial Rebate Program. With $1,000,000 in federal funds available through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, rebates are available to Miami-Dade businesses for the purchase of certain ENERGY STAR® appliances and equipment. Rebates are available to Miami-Dade County businesses, on a first-come, first-served basis, by applying to become certified through the Green Business Certification Program. The rebate amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and is not to exceed $10,000 per application. Detailed information on the rebate program and its application process is available at, by clicking on the Green Business Rebates tab.