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Traffic Collisions in San Diego: What to Do When Caught in One

Traffic Collisions in San Diego: What to Do When Caught in One

Not that we are waiting or hoping for it to happen because nobody wants to be involved in anything like it, but car accidents do happen, whether we like it or not. In San Diego, for example, it is not uncommon for traffic accidents to happen, in fact, the number of vehicular accidents continue to […]

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Miami Lawmakers Refile Bill to Modernize Florida’s HIV Laws

Miami Lawmakers Refile Bill to Modernize Florida’s HIV Laws

Tallahassee – Senator Jason Pizzo (D – Miami) and Representative Nicholas Duran (D–Miami) have filed SB 626 and HB 427, HIV Modernization, which would bring Florida’s HIV-specific criminal penalties into alignment with modern medical understanding regarding HIV transmission and put Florida on a path to ending the HIV epidemic. The current laws with respect to HIV are outdated and were […]

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Benefits of Obtaining a Concealed Weapons Permit

Benefits of Obtaining a Concealed Weapons Permit

With the proper training, licensing, and protocols, you too can have the right to bear arms and explore the benefits of obtaining a concealed weapons permit. Forty-one states in the United States have “shall-issue” laws when it comes to concealed gun permits. This means that permits can get issued as long as citizens meet certain […]

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Caribbean Bar Association Installs 2019-2020 Executive Board at Annual Gala

Caribbean Bar Association Installs 2019-2020 Executive Board at Annual Gala

Caribbean Bar Association Awards Gala Raises Funds for Scholarships, Hurricane Dorian Relief and Installs New Officers MIAMI – The Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) held its 23rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay, in Miami. The Gala is the primary fundraiser for the CBA’s Scholarship Program, […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Introduces Bill to Grant Temporary Protected Status to Bahamians

Congresswoman Wilson Introduces Bill to Grant Temporary Protected Status to Bahamians

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson introduced today (Sept. 12th) the Bahamas TPS Act of 2019 (H.R. 4303), which would designate Temporary Protected Status for the Bahamas for 18 months. More than 1,500 victims have sought refuge in the United States in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The 2017 U.S. Census American Community Survey found […]

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What You Need to Know About Dealing with a DUI

What You Need to Know About Dealing with a DUI

There is no denying that facing a DUI charge can be incredibly stressful and scary. After all, the consequences of such a crime are rather severe. However, you shouldn’t get carried away by fear of your situation. While things may seem dire, it is important to realize that there is still a lot of options […]

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USCIS Announces Plan to Improve the Naturalization Test

USCIS Announces Plan to Improve the Naturalization Test

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising the current naturalization test with improvements to ensure it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge and that it reflects best practices in adult education assessments. The goal is to create a meaningful, uniform, and efficient test that will […]

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Vaping is Banned in Indoor Workplaces in Florida

Vaping is Banned in Indoor Workplaces in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Effective July 1, a new voter-approved law takes effect under the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) that bans vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces. In November 2018, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 9 that was enacted by the legislative commission and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 26. The […]

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Caribbean American Attorney Alicia M. Phidd makes USL History

Caribbean American Attorney Alicia M. Phidd makes USL History

Alicia M. Phidd, Esq. becomes first female General Counsel of a Soccer Franchise in USL’s History Sarasota, Florida— Alicia M. Phidd, Esq. became the first female general counsel of a soccer franchise in USL’s history when she joined Sarasota Sports Management. LLC that owns Sarasota Metropolis FC. What Glass Ceiling? “My approach in executing my […]

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Are drug courts an effective alternative for non-violent offenders?

Are drug courts an effective alternative for non-violent offenders?

The first drug court was founded in 1989 in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Judge Stanley Goldstein decided to try a public health approach instead of imprisoning of addicted people. Many justice and treatment professionals were not satisfied with the system’s handling of addiction and mental illnesses. So, by 2013, there were about 2,400 drug courts all […]

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