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.
MIAMI —The cruise industry continues to experience the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In support for Miami-Dade County’s cruise line partners, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has extended the waiver of lay berth and harbor fees for an additional 30 days through July 12, 2020, subject to availability at PortMiami.
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.
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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.
MIAMI– Eclipsing the impact of traditional TV networks, UniVistaTV celebrates its 1-year anniversary by having 130 million views and a reach of nearly 500 million people, the company announced Wednesday.
Tallahassee, Fla. – Following today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide $16 billion in direct payments to support American farmers impacted by COVID-19, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is advising Florida farmers and ranchers to fill out forms in advance of applications being accepted starting May 26 through county Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices.
MIAMI —Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced today the implementation of Miami-Dade County's initial fiscal response to the impacts on small businesses brought on by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Approved by the Board of County Commissioners today, the $5 million Small Business Assistance Forgivable Loan Program (SBAFLP) utilizes United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds allocated through the Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
COVID-19 has changed, at least temporarily, the world of work for many people as employees hunkered down at home instead of commuting to an office.
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-10 on Thursday, May 14, 2020, providing for a phased reopening of business activity, beginning on Monday, May 18, with restrictions in accordance with a modified Phase 1 of Governor Ron DeSantis’ statewide reopening plan. Broward’s beaches will remain closed.
Many ex-pats are likely to face “unexpected tax complications” because of the lockdown restrictions, warns the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and services organizations.