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BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Kelvin Watson has been named the new Broward County Libraries Director, effective February 26, 2017. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President for Queens Library in New York City. The Queens Library serves 2.3 million people from 62 locations plus seven Adult Learning Centers and two Family Literacy Centers. It circulates among the highest numbers of books and other library materials in the country.
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 (www.global-bms.com) 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.
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