State Representative Daphne Campbell (D) Ranking Member of Local & Federal Affairs Committee, out of frustration over the number of complaints she has received from constituents concerning the red light cameras, filed House Bill 91 calling for the removal of the traffic infraction detectors.
Representative Campbell stated when our senior citizens receive a ticket in the mail, they have to decide whether to pay that ticket or pay for their medication(s) that they really need. If they do not pay for the ticket(s), their license may be suspended. Many of these senior citizens do not have anyone to take them to a doctor's appointment or to pick-up their medication(s). Having their license suspended would cause a bigger problem for them. However the cost of these tickets could be from $158 to over $200 and increase as long as the ticket is not paid.
Alumni of the Montserrat Secondary School on Thursday presented much-needed supplies to the school as part of their bi-annual get together during Montserrat's Festival 50 celebrations.
Dorrette Harris, president of the registered charity, which comprises of former students and supporters of the island's sole high school, said last year the association received a list of items needed by each department. "We asked them to prioritise the needs and went about acquiring the items at the top. In the year ahead we plan to tackle all of the items on the list until it is completed."
With its students, employees and the community's needs in mind, Miami Dade College (MDC) Medical Campus recently celebrated the opening of its new Wellness Clinic with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Wellness Clinic will provide services to Medical Campus students and Medical Campus part-time employees. It will provide physical exams, labs, drug screening, HIV Testing, bone density scans and EKGs. Services to the community-at-large are being planned for a later time.
The local branch of a United States-based conservation group has been angered by an American business news website's article that promotes the investment potential in the medicinal knowledge and plants in the Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community nation's rainforests, the English-language news website, DevSur, has reported.
DevSur said the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) Suriname has questioned the article published last month, in which a columnist for MarketWatch, which is owned by Dow Jones and Company, said uncontacted tribes roam over potential investments in plant medicines in the Surinamese hinterland, in an apparent pitch to would-be investors.