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Tim Strauss to Become CEO of Amerijet International, Inc.

Miami, FL ‐ Amerijet International, Inc. is excited to announce that Tim Strauss will join as its Chief Executive Officer effective August 17, 2020, based at the Company’s headquarters in Miami, FL. Tim is presently responsible for Air Canada’s cargo business and brings a deep air cargo background to the position, having also worked at Northwest/Delta Cargo, Hawaiian Airlines Cargo, and Emery Worldwide. He has considerable experience in both the commercial and operational areas of the air cargo business.

July 2020 Employment Report Miami-Dade County Jobs Data

Miami, FL - In June 2020, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 11.5 percent. The County had a reduction of 73,800 nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from June 2019 to June 2020 which was a 6.1 percentage point decrease. However, from May 2020 to June 2020, there was an increase of 36,300 nonagricultural payroll jobs.

Amazon Comes to South Dade

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss is sponsoring an agreement that will go to the Board of County Commissioners at its July 8, 2020 meeting, that will sell land to Amazon in order for them to build a million square feet of warehouse space and provide 325 jobs in the Naranja area near Homestead Air Reserve Base. Amazon will make an investment of $80 million in its facilities, and the 325 permanent jobs created will provide salaries of at least $32,000. Moss has been working with the county administration on creating a logistics hub in the area for many years. Amazon will join FedEx, the Steel Mill and other projects that are being considered. Commissioner Moss stated that the South Dade area needs to stay tuned for other major announcements in the near future. The commissioner stated that he and the administration were close to finalizing a deal with Miami Wilds to build a water theme park at ZooMiami, and that the Larcenia Bullard Plaza in Richmond Heights is well under construction. Further, Moss said that there are other major projects that he is working on.

Caribbean Airlines Performance Update

Piarco, Trinidad & Tobago,: Caribbean Airlines can report that the first quarter of 2020 was on course to be another successful period of performance, prior to the impact of COVID-19 in March.

Creative Smart Caribbean June 11-13th Set to Identify Potential Role for Resurgence of Caribbean Economy Using the Creative Industries

Dr. Keith Nurse and Dr. Kim Marie Spence will lead Opening Plenary on the Value of the Creative Economy in the Caribbean in a conversation designed to lay the ground for advocacy and action aimed at promoting diaspora investment in the Caribbean cultural industries.  The free event which will take place online is set to engage over 30 speakers in over 30 hours of programming.  Pre-Registration is available for those interested in attending and actively participating at www.creativesmartcaribbean.eventbrite.com.  The event can also be be viewed on Facebook Live at National Caribbean American Heritage Month. 

DR. KEITH NURSE

Jamaican Mangoes for New York and NE USA Markets

The Washington DC-based Jamaica Direct Distributing Company joined forces with Miami-based US importer Season Farm Fresh, Inc. and their Jamaican export partners to bring mangoes from Jamaica to the United States  --specifically,  over 4,500 pounds of St. Julian (Julie) and East Indian mangoestargeted for the New  York market.

The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw (Centre) Inspects the shipment of mangoes destine for the US along with member of his ministry at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday, June 08, 2020

County Selects Jonathan Daniels to Lead Port Everglades

BROWARD COUNTY, FL -  Following a national search, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry announced that seaport and economic development leader Jonathan Daniels will be the new Chief Executive & Port Director at Port Everglades. Broward’s diverse seaport is a global gateway for cargo, cruise and petroleum that is undergoing a $1.6 billion port expansion effort.  

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