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Donna Parchment Brown, Jamaica's political ombudsman, was the guest speaker at the third annual Women Empowerment Conference staged by the Jamaican Women of Florida recently. The conference celebrated accomplishment, education and leadership. Brown lauded women for their contribution to society.
MIAMI (May 08, 2017) —  The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for innovative ideas and solutions to mitigate the effects of sea level rise and flooding in the Arch Creek Basin, an area with elevated groundwater. The Department’s Office of Resilience is seeking pilot project proposals that use novel approaches to address the challenges presented by rising seas levels in cost-effective and energy-efficient ways.
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved Tampa Electric Company’s (TECO) new energy education program, giving high school students a unique hands-on opportunity to use Electric Vehicles (EVs) while learning how to drive. TECO will partner with the driver’s education programs in five area high schools to teach high school students about energy efficiency and the operation, maintenance, and ownership considerations of EVs. Beginning in the 2017 fall semester, TECO will start the program in one school and expand it to a maximum of five schools through 2020. 
MIAMI (May 04, 2017) — On Wednesday afternoon, May 3rd, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a statewide public health emergency over the opioid epidemic. In January of this year, Miami-Dade County hosted its first Opioid Addiction Task Force meeting in order to reduce addiction in the community. The task force, along with Miami-Dade Police Department, has been working tirelessly to keep residents safe and out of this harmful drug’s destructive path.
"Ayisyen Mwen Ye" Art Exhibit Haitian Heritage Month events throughout the greater Miami area.  (Miami, FL May 3, 2017) - Every year during the month of May, the Haitian diaspora celebrates the culture and traditions of Haiti. The City of Miami's Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) is happy to be among the many organizations, museums and civic offices celebrating Haitian Heritage Month this year.
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