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WHEN IT COMES TO EDUCATION, FLORIDA LEGISLATORS ARE DUMB
 
President George W. Bush said in a commencement speech at Southern Methodist University in 2015: “To those of you who are graduating this afternoon with high honors, awards and distinctions, I say, ‘Well done.’ And as I like to tell the C students, ‘You too, can be president.’” There is no dishonor is being a C student. There is dishonor in having a C-level education system. But that is where the State of Florida has put itself proudly — well below the middle of the pack.Education Week magazine graded each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Florida scored a 72, a low C overall. The average student’s chance for success was rated at 75.5; our school finance system got a lackluster D+, and our K-12 achievement received only a 73.9.Mental capital has replaced industrial capability as the engine driving the economy. So to compete, we need... Read More »
 
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COMMISSIONER DIAZ PRESENTS PROCLAMATION TO COAST GUARD IN HONOR OF NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK
 
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, along with Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, presented a proclamation to the United States Coast Guard on May 15 in honor of National Safe Boating Week. The presentation took place outside the Stephen P. Clark building in downtown Miami, where there was a Coast Guard boat... Read More »
 
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HOSPITAL: NO REPRIMAND FOR MIAMI SURGEON FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES
 

Dr. Colin Knight, a pediatric surgeon at Miami’s Nicklaus Children’s Hospital charged with unlawful access of his ex-girlfriend’s security system can continue to work at the hospital during legal proceedings and is not facing immediate disciplinary action. Knight was arrested in December of 2017 and subsequently charged in February of 2018 with twenty counts of unlawfully accessing a computer device, twenty counts of the unlawful use of a two way communication device, and one count of video voyeurism-acts that were allegedly done from both his personal computer and the hospital network, according to the Miami Herald and Miami-Dade court records. “The private practice physician has clinical privileges at the hospital... Read More »

 
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HERNAN M. ORGANVIDEZ NAMED DORAL’S CHIEF OF POLICE
 

Doral’s City Manager recently named Hernan M. Organvidez as the new Chief of the Doral Police Department. Chief Organvidez joined the Doral team on March 31. Organvidez brings 32 years of comprehensive law enforcement experience working for Miami-Dade County. He also was instrumental with starting the City of Doral Police Department. He has held the ranks of Officer/Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain/Executive Officer, Major, and Chief of South Operations Division. Most recently, he was employed in the private sector by Ando Consulting, Inc., and continued to provide advisory services and security assessments for private and public businesses. Mr. Organvidez has a Bachelor’s in Criminal... Read More »

 
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DORAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: MANNY SARMIENTO OF THE DORAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
 

As a city, Doral continues to grow and expand in South Florida, one of the key movers and shakers is none other than Emmanuel “Manny” Sarmiento. As CEO and co-founder of the Doral Chamber of Commerce, he is also CEO of New Media, New Marketing, Inc., an Internet and Social Media Marketing consulting, outsourcing, and education company, since 2009. With over 500 social media... Read More »

 
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