South Florida boaters warned not to take part in flotilla to Cuba

Support of Protestors in Cuba – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Fernando Media MIAMI, Fla. – With several reports of South Florida boaters planning to set sail and travel to Cuba in an attempt to show support for the protests going on, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is warning sailors to think twice about

$44 million improvement grant to Florida’s lowest-performing schools

Education, Elementary School – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Syda Productions JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Wednesday that Florida’s Department of Education is granting $44 million to support 149 struggling Florida public schools. The money will be given as federal Unified School Improvement Grant funds. These funds will support initiatives for Florida’s

People take to streets of Miami and Cuba to demand freedom for struggling island nation

Caravan and Protest Cuba – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Domitille P MIAMI, Fla. – Major changes could be on their way in Cuba. On Sunday, hundreds of Cubans took to the streets in the struggling island nation to protest against Miguel Díaz-Canel’s brutal regime. The Cubans marched on Havana’s Malecon promenade and other parts

Florida’s Gov. DeSantis signs bill requiring all state schools to observe ‘moment of silence’ before start of class

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by smolaw Earlier this week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed and approved a new bill that will require all public schools in the state to observe a “moment of silence” in the classroom at the start of the day. The bill, which has received disapproval and praise from both aisles, will

Florida’s Board of Education bans ‘Critical Race Theory’ from school curriculum

Courtesy: Joe Raedle/Getty Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives away a pen after holding a bill signing ceremony at the Florida National Guard Robert A. Ballard Armory on June 7, 2021, in Miami, Florida. DeSantis moved on Thursday to ban critical race theory from being taught in Florida schools. Florida is the latest state to join

Florida’s Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville scheduled to resume rainbow lighting after FDOT reverses stance

Acosta Bridge over the St. Johns River at night – Courtesy: Shutterstock – ESB Professional The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will once again light up the Acosta Bridge Wednesday night after being told its rainbow color scheme was “out of compliance” by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Despite plans from the city to light

Florida “transitioning into next phase of COVID-19 response” will no longer report daily Coronavirus data

Reported Cases logging chart – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Cryptographer Florida will no longer publish daily COVID-19 case data moving forward and will transition to reporting weekly data as part of a “next phase.” According to a recent statement from the Florida Department of Health, “As vaccinations increase and new case positivity rate decreases,

Florida takes a staunch stance against Social Media Companies that ban political candidates with new bill

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Twin Design In an aggressive stance against social media user regulation, Florida became the first state to pass a bill that moderates how social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter control online speech. Moving forward, Florida’s idea with this bill is to protect political candidate’s right to freedom of

Florida announces withdrawal from federal pandemic unemployment benefits program effective June 26

Help Wanted sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andriy Blokhin After months of participation in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, Florida has officially announced it is withdrawing from the program effective June 26, 2021. Florida has been fortunate enough to rebound in a considerably quick fashion from the pandemic unemployment lows of

House Legislators approve Deal that grants Seminole tribe expanded gambling rights in Florida—includes roulette, craps, and sports

Sports Betting Viewing Room – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Nick_Nick In a special session Wednesday, representatives in the Florida House gave 97-17 approval to an arrangement that Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe laid out last month. The deal, which was approved yesterday by the Florida Senate with a 38-1 vote, is estimated