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Broward County Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief will open a new district office in the Miramar City Hall, with office hours beginning tomorrow and every Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Miramar City Hall is located in the Miramar Town Center, 2300 Civic Center Place in Miramar.
Collaboration, creating jobs, education and immigration reform were among the many priorities publicly discussed at the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of the Broward County Congressional delegation. Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs emceed the event introducing U.S. Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, Frederica Wilson and Lois Frankel. “Whether the issue before them is our nation’s debt ceiling, gun control, or the social safety net that so many South Floridians depend on, I am confident that these men and women can overcome them by working together to achieve real solutions,” said Mayor Jacobs. “Your constituents expect you to serve our community, our state and our nation with great distinction. I have no doubt that each of your will do just that.” Broward Commissioners Chip LaMarca, Dale Holness and Sue Gunzburger joined dozens of city and County leaders, elected officials and judges in attendance for the event.
My fellow Jamaicans: A year ago my administration assumed office, propelled by the hopes and aspirations of a nation that wanted a new type of governance characterized by humility, honesty, inclusiveness, respect and trust. We came to office at a difficult time on the platform of people power, and I have never allowed that to escape my mind.   Our record over the year has not been perfect, but it has been persistent. We have restored trust; brought back respect and decency to governance while making important progress in some key areas.
The Prime Minister announced the achievements in a national broadcast on Sunday, January 6. “We successfully reduced the rate of murders, shootings, robberies and sexual offences. There was an 18 per cent increase in the recovery of firearms and a 14 per cent increase in the recovery of ammunition,” she said. As it relates to job creation, Mrs. Simpson Miller informed that over 17,000 persons were employed under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) as at July last year, surpassing the Phase One target of 5,000 persons.
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