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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.

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.

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Caribbean Airlines Jamaica Based Operations Restart as Repatriation

Piarco, Trinidad & Tobago,: Caribbean Airlines has re-started commercial operations from its Jamaica hub into the USA and Canada. Daily flights to/from Kingston and New York resumed on July 6, with a further roll out of non-stop services to Toronto and Miami scheduled during the week.

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

Commissioner Monestime Urges Trump Administration to Extend Visas for International Students

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime will be sponsoring a resolution urging the Trump administration to reverse its recent decision requiring foreign students who are pursuing degrees in the United States to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also announced it won’t issue visas to foreign students whose classes are fully online. The announcement came as many colleges and universities have switched to online-only courses due to the coronavirus.

City of Opa-locka and Feeding South Florida Host Drive-Thru Food Distribution to Provide Food to Those in Need

OPA-LOCKA, Fl. — The City of Opa-locka and Feeding South Florida continue their active roles in providing support to the City of Opa-Locka community through drive-thru food distributions. The City of Opa-locka and Feeding South Florida hosted a drive-thru food distribution today, Tuesday, June 29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Sherbondy Park Pavilion, 777 Sharazard Boulevard, Opa-locka. 

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department Hosts Drive-Thru Pet Food Bank to Help Pet Owners Feed Their Furry Family Members

MIAMI —To help provide relief for Miami-Dade County’s pet owners and help them feed their furry family members during the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department will host its sixth Drive-Thru Pet Food Bank on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (or while supplies last), at Larry & Penny Thompson Park, located at 12451 SW 184th Street, Miami, FL, 33177. The dog and cat food distribution is made possible through a grant from the Petco Foundation as part of their Pledge to Save Pet Lives during the COVID-19 crisis.

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