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Broward County Administrator Extends Curfew in New Emergency Order

Broward County Administrator Extends Curfew in New Emergency Order

BROWARD COUNTY – Broward County reported 1325 new COVID-19 cases today (July 29), an increase from 898 yesterday. Broward’s hospitals are nearing capacity. The numbers show it is still necessary to be vigilant. To further safeguard the community and slow the spread of COVID-19, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-23 today, which is […]

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US firm enlists Caribbean doctors in global COVID-19 response

US firm enlists Caribbean doctors in global COVID-19 response

US-based Portals Global Consulting Group is leading an initiative to strengthen the international pandemic response by gathering expert perspectives from medical practitioners around the world, including Africa, UK, the USA and the Caribbean, into a free online resource. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described the collaboration needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic as the “most […]

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Commemorating Jamaica’s 58th Independence in South Florida

Commemorating Jamaica’s 58th Independence in South Florida

Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami hosts Thanksgiving Service SOUTH FLORIDA –   In recognition of Jamaica’s 58th anniversary of Independence, the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami will hold the annual Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, August 2, at 3:00 p.m. Because of the constraints caused by the COVID pandemic, the Service will be streamed live […]

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GraceKennedy Foods USA Gives Back in Florida and New York

GraceKennedy Foods USA Gives Back in Florida and New York

GraceKennedy Foods USA Wraps Up “With Love From Grace” Food Truck Tour,  Supporting Essential Workers in New York and Florida  LAUDERDALE LAKES – GraceKennedy (GK) Foods USA is this week, winding down its eight week “With Love from Grace” Appreciation Food Truck Tour, which has seen the company delivering hot lunches to some 2,000 essential workers over some […]

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Reggae Singer Dobby Dobson Dies from Complications of COVID-19

Reggae Singer Dobby Dobson Dies from Complications of COVID-19

by Howard Campbell SOUTH FLORIDA – Singer Dobby Dobson, who died in a Fort Lauderdale hospital on July 21, had strong ties to South Florida where he lived for 30 years. Dobson turned 78 on July 5. His brother, Colin Morais, said he died from complications of COVID-19. Dobson moved to South Florida after living many […]

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The Biggest South Florida News Stories You Need To Know About

The Biggest South Florida News Stories You Need To Know About

From sandy beaches to seascape views that you won’t see anywhere else on this earth, South Florida really offers it all. Couple this with a Bahama-like atmosphere, great shopping, and friendly locals, and when you visit the area, it really is like you are on an entirely different planet. Of course, this is just how […]

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Miami-Dade County sets up ‘help line’ for residents who need temporary hotel rooms to isolate

Miami-Dade County sets up ‘help line’ for residents who need temporary hotel rooms to isolate

Program open to those who test positive — or risk getting exposed in their household — to COVID-19 MIAMI – Miami-Dade County residents who need temporary hotel rooms to isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic can call a new “help line” for assistance. The number to call is 305-614-1716 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. On Friday, […]

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URGENT, Inc. Receives TakingITGlobal Adobe Creativity Grant

URGENT, Inc. Receives TakingITGlobal Adobe Creativity Grant

Urgent, Inc. Continues To Deepen Creative Opportunities For Positive Youth Development and Social Impact MIAMI – URGENT, Inc. was selected by TakingITGlobal to receive the Adobe Creativity Grant. TakingITGlobal is one of the world’s leading networks of young people learning about, engaging with, and tackling global challenges. Urgent, Inc., is one of only two creative […]

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Saunders Pays Tribute to Civil Rights Legend Congressman John Lewis

Saunders Pays Tribute to Civil Rights Legend Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, DC – AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement on the death of Congressman John Lewis: “We have lost one of the greatest Americans of our time. “Congressman John Lewis was willing to lay down his life to make his country better and fairer. His unflinching courage in staring down oppression and injustice was […]

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Broward County Takes Further Action as Number of Virus Cases Spikes

Broward County Takes Further Action as Number of Virus Cases Spikes

New dashboard posts daily statistics; Order imposes new restrictions BROWARD COUNTY – The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, along with positivity rates. In the past week, Broward has experienced more than 1,300 new cases each day and positivity rates as high as 16.58%. Our hospitals are either at or are exceeding their bed […]

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