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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.

Census Workforce Campaign Continues Through September

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR BROWARD – CENSUS WORKFORCE CAMPAIGN in August helped increase Broward County’s self-response rate from 58.7% to 60.4% – so the campaign has been extended into September, in hopes of increasing it further.

Food For the Soul

Members of the Jamaican Jerk Festival USA team last month showed their appreciation for the work being done by healthcare workers in the fight against the coronavirus by delivering 50 lunches the to the medical staff at Memorial Hospital in West Hollywood, Florida.

Fly Through Security at MIA With New Screening Technology

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.

PRICE HIKE: U.S. Immigration Services Fees Set to Increase Oct. 2

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-Dade County Parks Seeks Resident Input in Planning for a County-wide Waterfront Recreation Access Plan

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.

Jamaica’s Flag is Number One

Jamaica’s national flag was named the winner of the recent World Cup of Flags 2020, a global online competition on the social media platform Twitter.

Flying High

Amerijet Hires New CEO

Tim Strauss has been named the new chief executive officer for Amerijet International, Inc., an air transportation company headquartered in Miami, Florida which serves the Caribbean and elsewhere.


FPL - NEE - Girl Scouts

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

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