The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the summer meals flexibility waiver, now allowing Broward County Public Schools to provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to all children 18 years and younger – regardless of meal eligibility status and even if they don’t attend a BCPS school.
Oliver Gilbert edged Sybrina Fulton, 50 percent to 49 percent of the votes, in the race for Miami-Dade commissioner, District 1 last month. Caribbean Today incorrectly reported last month that Gilbert, a former mayor of Miami Gardens, was again running for that office. We apologize for the error.
Kalia Dodd (9), a Girl Scout inMiramar, Fla.,speaks with representatives from NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE), Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) parent company,during NEE’s virtual Renewable Energy STEM Patch programheld Aug. 3-9, 2020. Guided by industry professionals, each of the 46 registered Girl Scouts had the opportunity to learn about renewable energy and the option to build a solar-powered car or a wind turbine. Upon completion, each girl received a NEE Renewable Energy Patch. FPL partnered with Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida to offer the annual workshop as a virtual learning experience amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The program aims to encourage girls to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career paths. Photo credit: Huchani Dodd
Social Security Administration (SSA) offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19.
Port-of-Spain. Caribbean Airlines advises that the borders of Trinidad & Tobago remain closed to regular scheduled passenger flights.As such, the airline is not operating commercial flights out of or intoTrinidad & Tobago at this time.
MIAMI —Security screening at Miami International Airport in the post-COVID-19 era just got easier, thanks to the installation of seven state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scanners at six Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints. Passengers traveling through a lane with a CT scanner will now be permitted to leave laptops and other electronic devices in their carry-on bags.
The 2020 Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York will now be held next year.
As the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) claims it needs at least $1.2 billion in taxpayer funding to avoid furloughing about 70 percent of its workforce, the agency chose the last day of July 2020 to announce an exorbitant increase in fees for some of the most common immigration procedures.
MIAMI — Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces in partnership with The Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) is excited to announce a new public engagement survey now giving residents the opportunity to participate in the development of a countywide “Waterfront Recreation Access Plan” (WRAP). The intent of the WRAP is to develop a community-informed strategic plan to improve public access to the county’s waterways, while protecting the marine environment and waterfront businesses, increasing recreational and eco-tourism opportunities, implementing adaptations for climate change, and expanding connectivity to the bay.