in the Gardens is THIS WEEKEND! Got tickets?
Don't get left out....
Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, KEM, Ledisi, Doug E.
Fresh, Ramsey Lewis,
Nicole Henry & Kevin Eubanks>>
Tickets STILL available at
2nd Annual Miss Overtown USA and Teen Miss Overtown
USA Pageant to be held
March 24, 2012 at 5:00pm
at Booker T. Washington Senior High School
1200 Northwest 6th Ave Miami, FL
WEEKLY NEWS & INFORMATION
Florida Black Caucus of Local
Death of Trayvon MArtin
Lauderhill, FL USA (March
– As information surrounding last month’s shooting death in Sanford,
Florida, of 17 year old Trayvon Martin is slowly being released, the
Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (FBCLEO) anxiously
awaits justice -which has yet to begin its course.
media outlets are reporting the shooter and self appointed neighborhood
watchman, George Zimmerman, remains free at this time. It’s also being
reported that the FBI, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division,
and the U.S. Attorney's
Office for the Middle District of Florida
are currently investigating the murder of the unarmed youth who was
found carrying only a bag of Skittles candy and a can of iced tea.
Annual Miss Overtown USA and Teen Miss Overtown USA Pageant to
be held March 24, 2012 at Booker T. Washington Senior High
Miami, FL March 22, 2012 –
Young women from Overtown will once again have the opportunity
to compete for the title of Miss USA by participating in the 2nd
Annual Miss Overtown USA and Teen Miss Overtown USA pageant,
brought to the community by the Overtown Rhythm and Arts
Festival, the Miami Dade Public School Systerm, the City of
Miami Office of Commissioner Spence- Jones and the Community
Redevelopment Agency of Miami (“Miami CRA”).
Comes to Miramar
The Pacesetters Netball Club in collaboration with the Florida Netball
Association will host the Jim Fouche under-19 visiting netball team from
South Africa on Saturday March 31st at 5 PM at the Ansin
Sports Complex located at 10801 Miramar Blvd, Miramar, FL 33025.
Florida has become a hub for International netball teams around the
world. Netball by comparison is like basketball with soccer rules. It
has hoops like basketball but players are assigned roles like in soccer.
Calling All Artists
Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
are once again looking for talented performers to
at the upcoming 2012 Dade County Fair.
The dates are
Friday, March 16th, Saturday, March 17th, Friday,
March 23rd and Sunday, March 25th
GET ECO-ACTIVE AT CRANDON PARK: jANUARY – MARCH 2012
Programs & tours
Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures offers a variety of tours
and programs at Crandon Park such as the Sunset & Moonlight
Canoe Adventures, Bayside Canoe Adventures, Key Biscayne
Bike Adventures, and Kayak Adventures!
The Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center is your gateway
to the Bear Cut Preserve, a 264-acre natural barrier island
habitat located on the northern tip of Key Biscayne. Guided
tours and educational programs are offered year round for
all ages - from low tide marine beach and wading tours, to
bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling and bicycling.
Visit the center’s exhibit room and aquariums with different
recreated underwater habitats. Bear Cut Preserve Nature
Walks are available upon request and self-guided nature
trails are available with trail brochures at the Nature
DEPUTY MAYOR ALINA T. HUDAK RECEIVES
ASPA’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
(MIAMI, March 12, 2012)
– The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) presented
Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Alina T. Hudak with the 2012 National
Public Service Award during ASPA’s annual
conference in Las Vegas on March 5, 2012.The conference brought together more than 400 government and nonprofit
professionals, scholars, students and citizen groups to discuss various
areas of public administration and obtain skills that they can implement
in their communities.
RETURNING HOME TO
THE CITY OF OPA-LOCKA
NFL PLAYER CONDUCT FOOTBALL & CHEER CLINIC
- Cleveland Brown’s #9 Quarterback,
Thaddeus Lewis and Chicago Bears #25 Running Back, Armando Allen, Jr.,
will return HOME to partner with the City of Opa-locka Parks &
Recreation Department to conduct the Off-Season Training, Development
Skills and Enhancement FIRST ANNUAL FOOTBALL and CHEER CLINIC
from 10:00AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Sherbondy Park
Village, 390 Bahman Avenue in “The Great” City of Opa-locka.
Medal Day Ceremony Honors MDFR’s Bravest
Saturday, March 24th at 10 a.m.
(MIAMI, March 22, 2012)
– Medal Day is Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s (MDFR) way of
recognizing the meritorious efforts of the men and women who
perform above and beyond the call of duty in a job that requires
unparalleled bravery every day. On Saturday, March 24,
2012, at 10 a.m., MDFR will be honoring recipients of the
Employee Valor and Excellence Awards. The eleventh annual Medal
Day Ceremony will take place at MDFR’s Training Center, 9300 NW
41 Street, in Doral.
Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
MIAMI CENTRAL SENIOR HIGH
Barack Obama visited Miami Central Senior High School with U.S.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
this afternoon. Miami Central Senior High was chosen for the visit as a
result of its improved school performance grade. The school was
previously an "F" school and threatened with being taken over by the
state. However last school year, Miami Central High was classified as a
"D" school and this school year moved up to a "C".
The Women's International Film & Art
Festival Begins This Wednesday March 30th!
50 film in 5 Days -
Don't miss our fabulous line-up of films - Docs, features,
shorts, movies for children, elders,
gay/lesbian/transgender, Latino, Haitian, Jamaican, Cuban,
Arab and so much more.....
Something For Everyone. Screenings in Aventura (AMC
Theaters) and Hollywood (Central Perf. Arts Center)
Chairman Joe A. Martinez Announces that Miami International Airport is
Back to A Full Flight Schedule
MIAMI, Fl – Seven days after a massive fire destroyed the entire system
of pumps used to fuel aircraft at Miami International Airport, Chairman
Joe A. Martinez is pleased to announce that on March 31 the airport
returned to a full flight schedule with no delays or cancellations
expected because of the damage.
A new system of temporary fuel pumps was
successfully installed and activated on March 31 by the Miami-Dade
Aviation Department, with the assistance of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and
numerous contractors who have been working around the clock since the
March 23 incident. The temporary pump system has the capacity to fuel
MIA’s 800-plus flights per day until a permanent system is designed and
installed. After hundreds of canceled and delayed flights in the first
few days after the fire, there were no cancellations and only 11 flights
delayed because of fueling limitations on March 30.
“Our Aviation staff, along with the airlines, have
been working non-stop to address the situation and minimize the
inconvenience our travelers have had to experience,” said Chairman
Martinez. “I thank all the hard-working individuals involved in
overcoming this unforeseen event.”
For more information, please visit the Miami International Airport
Maq T20 International Night Cricket Tournament
Saturday, March 5th, 2011
Lauderhill Sports Park
W. Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderhill, Fl
Jamaica vs. Pakistan
vs. Sri Lanka
Admission - Free
IrieTimes.com and WAV 1170AM to
Broadcast the 7th Ziadie Cup Match Live
March 26th, 2011, Miramar, Florida
Members of the Irietimes.com team at a recent broadcast
on the web at Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica.
IrieTimes.com will be doing another FIRST in South Florida on Saturday
April 17th from 2-6pm when they will broadcast live from the 6th annual
Ziadie Cup between JC & St. Georges at the Silver Shores Park. The
broadcast will not only be live on the internet but on WAVS Radio 1170
with Ron Burke. It will be the first time that an internet broadcast
will be done on Caribbean Radio in South Florida.
Western Union/Grace Kennedy Remittance Services
To Sponsor The 2011 All Girls/Co-Ed Schools Alumni
Penalty Kick-off - March 26th, 2011, Miramar, Florida
Susan Hylton, the representative from the St. Hugh' s High School
Alumnae Association of South Florida kicking at the 2010 All Girls
Alumni Penalty Kick-off
Annual Dennis Ziadie Cup Match on March 26th, 2011 will feature the All
Girls Alumni Penalty Kick-off sponsored by Western Union/Grace Kennedy
Remittance Services. This is the fourth year Western Union/Grace Kennedy
Remittance Services has sponsored this popular event. Participating
schools will have the opportunity to win two cash prizes: A $100 cash
donation to the winning school and $50 cash donation to the second place
Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
Sunday, March 28th is Miami Gardens’ Census Day
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY'S CENSUS 2010 COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE,
MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS)
is joining Miami-Dade County’s Census 2010 Complete Count
Committee, the National Association of Latino Elected and
Appointed Officials (NALEO), the City of Hialeah and the
U.S. Census Bureau to host a “Hispanic Census Awareness Day”
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 27, at Hialeah
Senior High School. The school is located at 251 E. 47th
Street, Hialeah. A press conference will be held at 11 a.m.
to encourage residents to participate.
How Do YOU VIEW South Florida?
WPBT2 Launches Newly Redesigned uVu
Miami, Fl – WPBT2, Miami’s Public
Television, launched the newest version of uVu, their
exclusive community video site in March. uVu, which was
developed with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation along with support from the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting, is unique in the world of public media.
uVu is intended to create virtual and physical communities,
encourage citizen participation and foster a greater
appreciation of local arts and culture, while leveraging the
trusted brand of both WPBT2 and PBS. The redesigned site
features a brand new homepage, site layout, navigation and