When news broke that County Mayor Carlos Giminez was mulling a plan to give millions in subsidies to the oddly shaped SkyRise observation tower, his administration also noted it wanted to shepherd money to 20th Century Fox's plan to build a theme park on land near Zoo Miami. But details were scarce. ... More >>
Another holiday weekend. Another boating death on Biscayne Bay. In what is becoming a sick refrain in this city, a young woman was killed on Saturday when one boat struck another in Biscayne Bay. The Columbus Day weekend collision follows several other similar accidents, including a brutal July 4 c ... More >>
After a summer that has seen the area's deadliest spate of boating accidents in recent memory -- and just a few days ahead of the upcoming Labor Day weekend -- numerous county agencies announced at a press conference yesterday that they were forming a new task force aimed at cracking down on drunk b ... More >>
In last month's Dinner Key boating tragedy, when a 32' Contender powerboat slammed into the side of a 36' Carrera the night of the Fourth of July, ultimately killing four and leaving one in a coma, all five occupants of the Contender were either thrown overboard or knocked unconscious after the impa ... More >>
A Tennessee woman is suing Miami-based cruise line Royal Caribbean claiming the company was fatally slow in responding to a tragedy at sea.Vera Marion says that when her daughter A'riel fell overboard during a cruise on The Allure of the Seas on September 16, Royal Caribbean waited two hours before ... More >>
From Kodiak to the Caribbean, corporate sponsorships are taking Pitbull around the world. Just last month, Mr. Worldwide touched down in Alaska, posed with a stuffed bear, and attended an Alutiiq ceremony as a cross-promotional brand ambassador for Walmart and Sheets Energy Strips. He performed at ... More >>
See also "Internet Trolls Try to Exile Pitbull to a Walmart on 'the Frozen Alaskan Island of Kodiak'" and "#KeepPitbull305 Fails to Save Mr. Worldwide." Flying from Cleveland to Alaska and then back down to the lower 48 for a show in Atlanta, Pitbull has proven that he's tremendo world traveler. ... More >>
photo by Czine Zoltan via Wikimedia CommonsRescuers pulled the body of a white male out of Biscayne Bay around 8:30 this morning after he was spotted floating just south of the Julia Tuttle Causeway. The man was a jet skier, Gabriella Ferraro, a Florida Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman, tells Riptid ... More >>
Will somebody wake him up for his mugshot please?A 50-year-old Colombian drug kingpin was fined $1 million and sentenced to 22 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in Miami. And that was the plea deal.Edgar Vellejo-Guarin was indicted in 2001 after Coast Guard officers discovered 4,000 ki ... More >>
More than a week after a traumatic Jet Ski accident near the MacArthur Causeway that left Sean Kingston in the trauma center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, TMZ reports that the "Beautiful Girls" singer is expected to make a full recovery and is even able to walk again on his own.
via bishop-accountability.orgGeorge Neville RuckerA defrocked Los Angeles priest accused of sexually molesting 33 girls shipped off yesterday from the Bahamas for a three-month tour of South America on a South Florida based cruise line.Voyages of Discovery, a Fort Lauderdale-based cruise company, ... More >>
via DEAA 100-foot narco-sub packed with coke, anyone?Amidst all the fireworks, Budweiser and drunken yells of "America, fuck yeah!" this weekend, our Independence Day festivities turned out to be a busy couple days for the drug that built Miami.Not only did Colombian cops seize a full-size, gold ... More >>
Local David Woud, the president of the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce, shot his wife before shooting himself. His wife had recently suffered a debilitating stroke. [Herald] Two women and a man were found shot to death in a SW Miami-Dade home. Police suspect domestic violence. [SunSent] The Coast G ... More >>
Radio host Javier Ceriani (left) is trying to secure the release of Armando Pinero (center), an Cuban refugee being held in a Mexican immigration facility in Chetumal. It looks like another Che is having a big impact on the Cuban community – but not for his affiliation to Fidel Castro. Javier C ... More >>
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Tastier than it looks Ryan Sproulee sauntered into the New Times office Friday afternoon, yet another vendor in town for the boat show. The chipper, silver haired man produced three black milk-carton sized boxes containing the equivalent of 12 bottles of wine —the finest box wine, Spro ... More >>
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John de Leon
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For more than two decades Miami's Haitian Refugee Center was a beacon of hope and a force for justice. Today its director, Guy Victor, is struggling just to keep it afloat.
From an island in the sea to an island in the heart of Miami