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Chairwoman Edmonson Helps Kick Off Lincoln Gardens Project

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, along with Mayor Carlos Gimenez and other County officials, held a kickoff ceremony on Sept. 8 for the much-anticipated Lincoln Gardens project, which will include 221 units of affordable family and elderly housing and $2 million in enhancements to Marva Bannerman Park.

Chairwoman Edmonson speaks at the Lincoln Gardens project kickoff ceremony.  (Photo by Godfrey Mead / Miami-Dade County)

Miami Dolphins Announce $1 Million Dollar Commitment to Minority Owned Restaurants as Part of Foundation Food Relief Program

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – After a successful launch to the Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program on June 1, Owner Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins Foundation announced that at least $1 million will go directly to support minority owned restaurants. The year-long commitment has provided 1,000 meals each day prepared by Centerplate and local minority restaurants impacted by COVID-19 to assist those dealing with food insecurity in Miami Gardens and the surrounding communities.

Ex-Barbados Gov’t Minister to Be Sentenced in U.S.

NEW YORK – Former Barbados government minister Donville Inniss will be sentenced on Nov. 11 in the United States after he lost an appeal against his conviction on a charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering and two counts of substantive money laundering.

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Caribbean Museum Set to Open at the Westfield Broward Mall

Plantation, Florida: South Florida and the Caribbean diaspora are gearing up for the opening of the Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, the new site of archives, events, resources, and information that tells the comprehensive story of Caribbean and Caribbean-American societies.  The venue is centrally located in the heart of Broward County at the Westfield Broward Mall, and is set to open during the fourth quarter of 2020. Visitors, partners, and students will enjoy interactive exhibits, informative tours, research facilities, and cultural events in the 1500 square foot museum of history, and the 800 square foot art gallery and event space. 

Artist rendering of Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, opening late 2020 at Westfield Broward Mall

South Florida Regional Planning Council Secures $5.9 Million to Capitalize South Florida’s COVID-Impacted Business Revolving Loan Fund

MIAMI-DADE – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is partnering with the South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) to oversee and administer a new $5.9 million CARES Act Business Revolving Loan Fund program that will alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.  Designated a U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development District in 1994, the SFRPC welcomes this new program into its lending portfolio as it continues to expand its economic development activities. 

SFRPC members representing Miami-Dade, Monroe and Broward counties from left to right: Quentin “Beam” Furr, (Secretary), Commissioner, Broward County; Samuel Kaufman, (Treasurer), Commissioner, Key West; Michelle Coldiron, Commissioner, Monroe County; Sandra Walters, Governor’s Appointee Monroe County; Steve Geller (First Vice Chair), Commissioner, Broward County; Daniella Levine Cava, (Chair), Commissioner, Miami-Dade County; Cary Goldberg, Governor’s Appointee, Broward County; Greg Ross (Immediate Past Chair), Mayor, Cooper City; Jason Andreotta, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (ex-officio); Isabel Cosio Carballo, Executive Director, SFRPC; Shereen Yee Fong, Florida Department of Transportation, District Six (ex-officio).
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